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Robin's Nest Cafe And Bakery

112 E Washington St, Clarinda, IA 51632-1611
+1 712-542-3323
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good56%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Cafe, Diner
112 E Washington St, Clarinda, IA 51632-1611
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An extensive breakfast menu provided great options for our small group. From oatmeal with fruit to omelets with perfectly fried hash browns to biscuits and gravy, it was all tasty and served with a smile by the matriarch of this family-run diner. Home baked treats...More

Thank diane560
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

clean and good food...The omelets were great and the pancakes were large and good...great service and friendly

Thank Kathy K
Reviewed August 16, 2018

We stopped here for lunch on a Sunday as we were passing through town and found out that this must be THE place to go. The place was packed! Our girls were happy to have the breakfast buffet, but parents ordered off the menu. Everything...More

Thank pitterpat000
Reviewed July 30, 2018

I stopped in for lunch on a Saturday and didn't know what to expect. You approach Robin's Nest thinking it is a tiny space and once inside the door it really opens up. I ordered the Tenderloin with fries. Since I live in Iowa I...More

Thank Brad B
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

I loooove being able to order a burger and have it be great tasting. Not just good but GREAT! The hard part is deciding between a burger and chicken fried steak, which is also GREAT! Whenever I have visitors, we’ll end up there for lunch...More

Thank Jana M
Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

We went here based on the suggestion of a local. We had the small appetite burger and chicken fingers. The chicken fingers were homemade with a crunchy coating. These meals were just right lunch portions which still packed a delicious bite.

Thank AngieDO
Reviewed April 8, 2018

I went to Robin's Nest on a mission to try their burger, as it's several times been a finalist for Iowa's Best Burger. The Frankenburger did not disappoint. The staff was very helpful and made sure I was able to get in & out on...More

Thank IowaGirlJess
Reviewed March 19, 2018

We stumbled upon Clarinda and the Robin's Nest by chance and are glad we did. What a great cafe. We stopped on a Saturday, get there early since they close at 2 PM. We were late for the breakfast buffet but it looked good. Looks...More

Thank overdaroad
Reviewed October 14, 2017

My husband loves breakfast..it was his birthday and some locals recommended the Robins Nest....Terrible food!!! Server has no idea what homemade means...corned beef hash was from a can...poached eggs were hard boiled...Will never eat there again. Obviously the locals haven't ate good homemade food before.

Thank nursieamy
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

I've been here several times before, and when I'm in Clarinda I always try to arrange breakfast here. For my most recent trip, I arrived midmorning so I decided to have a bacon cheeseburger and homemade beef barley soup. I included a picture so you...More

Thank TheTimMan
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 112 E Washington St, Clarinda, IA 51632-1611 (Formerly Vaughn's Cafe)
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Clarinda
  • Phone Number: +1 712-542-3323
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