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Jake & Walt's The Fort Diner

801 Avenue H, Fort Madison, IA 52627-4516
+1 319-372-1949
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good48%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“pancakes” (2 reviews)
“beef” (2 reviews)
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American, Diner
801 Avenue H, Fort Madison, IA 52627-4516
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Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

I had a early morning meeting in fort Madison. So I wanted some good breakfast food. This place is definitely a hole in the wall. Only take cash. The pancakes were amazing. The corned has was wonderful. I would highly recommend this place. It doesn’t...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank kuhleb
Reviewed July 18, 2018

You may not want to come here if you are big on hygiene, but otherwise I recommend it for their great hamburgers and fair prices. We stopped in here on our way through town. They make everything fresh as you order. However, the cook dug...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank TexasTraveler2014
Reviewed January 4, 2018

We love to drop in for a meal there. Small seating diner charm with a few tables and bar stools. Daily specials are homemade and delicious. You can't beat their homemade tenderloin sandwiches!

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank sumthuns
Reviewed December 20, 2017

My teenage son has declared the Fort Diner as having the best biscuits and gravy on the planet, so there's that. I liked it too. It is a classic greasy spoon, with the waitress/cook/busboy doing everything. Friendly service, home-cooked food, not especially cheap or expensive....More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank AZwanderlust
Reviewed October 8, 2017

I love small Ma & Pa diners. They usually have the best food at the most reasonably prices. I've heard that The Fort Diner had good burgers. I may stop and give it a try one day. The day that I had gone in there,...More

Date of visit: September 2017
3  Thank Derrick A
Reviewed September 25, 2017

My nephew came for a week's visit, so each morning of our stay breakfast at The Fort was first in our daily routine. It meant good fresh food to kick us into high gear. Great tenderloins and hamburgers are also available. Sick of the run...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Rick B
Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

The place was not clean... They dont wear gloves... I saw the cook touch raw meat then dig in the cheese and the fries... I was really shocked when i saw him eat a piece of ham off the grill and it wasn't for him....More

Date of visit: August 2017
4  Thank DebbieL52803
Reviewed July 10, 2017

Great food. Small place. Not the cleanest place, but the food and prices are great! Also, a great review of the Mississippi!

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank Ken B
Reviewed March 8, 2017 via mobile

Best Steak and eggs breakfast in a very long time! My husband and I also had lunch at The Fort and I had the Tenderloin sandwich and my husband had the 🍔. It was delicious.

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank Bonnie H
Reviewed February 25, 2017

Agree with all reviews here about The Fort Diner. Husband had Wally Jr burger & fried, I had breaded tenderloin with onion rings, both recommended by the friendliest waitress and both excellent. The tenderloin was handmade and breaded. Perfect thickness with the perfect, crunchy crust..not...More

Date of visit: February 2017
1  Thank r0ads0ng
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 801 Avenue H, Fort Madison, IA 52627-4516
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Fort Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 319-372-1949
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