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Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
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Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed August 4, 2022 via mobile

Good food, even better prices. Nice people. Ate here while traveling on business between Omaha and Des Moines IA. Wanted a place just like this with sit down atmosphere and actual people serving you. Enjoyed a generous portion of fried shrimp, baked potato, salad and...cup of homemade minestrone soup. All for $16 none the less. Servers were very friendly and the food was well prepared, fresh, and hit the spot. This won't appeal to snot- nose millennials who complain about everything. The decor was dated but comforting. If you're over 40 and used to great restaurants and real food back in the day you'll love this place.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed June 17, 2022

They sends each waitress all over the building waiting on guests instead of limiting them to a specific area. Plus all tables were waiting on the waitresses. Management made the waitresses do the math on the tickets. That held up what tables they could take...care of. Let the checkout lady handle adding up tickets. Food was good - French fries were SOFT and not crispy.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 6, 2022 via mobile

Real food in a classic Cafe. Food was good and very fairly priced. Service was friendly, efficient and served quickly (especially impressive since the hostess, waitress, dishwasher, and cashier was the same person)

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed September 2, 2021

Dirty, greasy, pit. Don't bother stopping. Never seen a place so filthy. Salad bar, is not a salad bar. I can say no more.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed May 14, 2021 via mobile

Please continue around the road and eat at the Avoca Country Club. Avoca CC is clean, handicapped friendly& GREAT View

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed August 13, 2020 via mobile

Very nice place to eat the food was delicious the baked chicken was delicious it was juicy and had great taste the cheese burger was delicious and full of flavor and not dried out the fries were good and crispy the staff was nice and...friendly it’s clean I would eat here again and tell people to stop inMore

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed July 27, 2020

We ate lunch here and there was a special for the day. The food was good as well as the service. They were quite busy but didn't slow them down a bit.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed September 6, 2019

We had the pleasure of having breakfast here on Sunday Sept 1st. They had a great assortment of selections on their menu. service was prompt,and was food super

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 18, 2019

What passes for upscale dining in Cheyenne was pretty good. I had a short rack of baby back ribs that were fall-off-the-bone delicious. Sure wish the server had mentioned that when he asked if I "wanted everything" on my salad that he meant upgrading at...an extra cost for avocado and fixin's, and the same with the baked potato. "With everything," he asked. "Sure," I said, unaware of the extra charge. So, OK. Decent meal otherwise.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 3, 2019 via mobile

What a great little place! We dined with our 2 teenage boys and parents. My father is visually impaired and our waitresses went above and beyond to make his dining experience pleasant. She even asked if he used the clock method with his plate. I...said that we did and that is exactly how she presented his plate to him. That is the first time we have ever had a waitress do that for him. Most of our party had the fried chicken, which was so good. My husband was very happy to be served real mashed potatoes too. I highly recommend stopping my this little hidden gem. You won't be sorry.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 17, 2019

Have you ever had a waitress run across the room to offer to cut your fried chicken?? My husband has! He had a broken arm wrapped up in a sling (having had surgery a few days earlier) and realized he couldn't cut his chicken. Before...I could even react, she flew over to help. That was so kind, no to mention outstanding service. And by the way, the fried chicken was probably the best I ever had. And it was the least expensive meal on our whole trip! Will definitely stop by here again if we are ever in the area again.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed February 12, 2019

When traveling this is a great place stop for some home cooked food away from home. The staff was nice and pleasant.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed August 21, 2018

Two wait staff were on duty when I arrived. Both glanced at me from across the room and then ignored me. I seated myself and waited. After a few minutes one of them brought me a menu and a glass of water. I don't think...this was rudeness; I think these young ladies are just completely untrained. And unsupervised. After the start, service was tolerable. The menu was basic fried food American. Nothing very interesting. I ordered a burger and onion rings. It took quite awhile, but it eventually arrived. It tasted ok. Not great, but ok. The whole place just looked tired and used. The wait staff looked depressed and unhurried and not understanding the concept of service. If I would return, and that is unlikely, I might well just drink beers at the bar for dinner.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed July 6, 2018

It has a lounge where I had hoped to get a drink, but there was no bartender. All you could get was a beer. The meal was chopped sirloin that was tough and flavorless. There was no music. All you heard was the sound of...flatware hitting plates. It had all the charm of a soup kitchen.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Passing through on a trip from Des Moines to Denver. Wanted to grab breakfast so checked TripAdvisor and pulled into the parking lot. One other vehicle on the lot, a hand made sign, “Closed, sitting on a chair to the right of the door, but...we decided to try the door anyway. Walked in, on the right was a bar area, on the left a cafe. Ic the place was a horse you would state that “it had been rode hard and put away wet”. Service was prompt. Companion ordered blueberry pancakes and crisp bacon, the bacon was not crisp, the pancakes were bland but did have a lit of fresh blueberries on them. I ordered the mexican omelet, nothing “mexican” about the omelet, although it did share the plate with a huge amount of way past its prime iceberg lettuce, with lots of tomato chunks tossed on top.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Yes, The Embers offers takeout services.

The Embers is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 2