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50 South 2nd Street, 50 South 2nd Street, 52556, Fairfield, Iowa, Fairfield, IA 52556
16412091458
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8:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Iowa
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127 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An interesting twist on Turkish American diner food. I have no complaints it is simply the title of the review. It's not 4 or 5 star restaurant it's a small restaurant and I left feeling satisfied. My Gyro was good, not as good as in the Greek Islands but being land locked in Iowa it made me smile and tasted... More 

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Fairfield, Iowa
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Real Turkish food prepared by authentic Turkish cook and served by his wife. Really good kabobs, hummous, falafel, jasmine rice, and lentil soup. No waiting for a table and prompt service with a smile. Even the Italian stromboli and pizza is good.

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Thank randyed
Sydney, Australia
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40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

I live in Australia and every time (typically annually) I visit Fairfield I have to eat at least one meal here. The food is superb and you can either choose a middle eastern cuisine or typical American - or a combination of both. Very clean and friendly. I will be back.

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Thank Mover1954
Fairfield, Iowa
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

Istanbul Grill's food seems to be authentic. I would prefer larger portions, but the food is delicious and is attractively served. Service is friendly and adequate.

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Thank tekodda
Fairfield, Iowa
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

the food is good and refined for Middle Eastern food. The service is pleasant. The atmosphere is plain but the food is what it is about here.

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Thank Jim D
Columbia, South Carolina
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393 reviews
343 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016 via mobile

I had two kabobs, the lamb and chicken. Both were spiced just right and enhanced by the grilled vegetables and hummus. The servings weren't huge, but the food was first class.

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Thank Lbouknight
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016 via mobile

Don't be fooled by the external appearance... The food is amazing and as authentic as you can get outside Turkey! The kebabs are highly recommended! Will definitely be back if I am lucky enough to visit Fairfield again!

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Thank Dawn W
Fairfield, Iowa
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I love their vegetarian combo plate featuring falafel, humus, baba ganoush, tabuli and warm pita. And the owners are adorable.

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Thank Tim B
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Lovely couple that own and run Istanbul Grill greeted me warmly, served hot, fresh, delicious, and nutritious food and we chatted for a little bit after a wonderful dinner. I highly recommend this place. I will be back, again.

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Thank Donna B
Emporia, Kansas
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The food is fantastic! The owners--apparently husband and wife from Istanbul--appear to be the only employees. The wife serves the customers. The husband is the chef. They know they are providing wonderful food, and they are deservedly proud of it. Everything I have eaten there has been wonderful! Because the atmosphere is not fancy, I think some customers judge the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Greek
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 South 2nd Street, 50 South 2nd Street, 52556, Fairfield, Iowa, Fairfield, IA 52556
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Fairfield
  • Phone Number: 16412091458

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?