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The Peppertree

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1014 3rd Ave, The Depot Crossing, Grinnell, IA 50112-2112
(641) 236-6886
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sat 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Columbia, South Carolina
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102 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

This place is built in an old railroad depot but you wouldn't know it by the décor. The outside has a crossing light and some rail road tracks and other cool items of interest but the interior is completely modern and roomy. The parking was a bit tight during my visit but that was related to city construction on the... More 

Thank 459leec
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

We went with a group of 15. The place is beautiful, our waitress was delightful, and the food worth every bite. It was my daughter's fourteenth birthday, and instantly when we mentioned it, they asked "Vanilla or chocolate?" We didn't say anything more about it, and after dinner the waitress asked if it was ok to bring her cupcake! A... More 

Thank Katherine C
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

We love to visit here for happy hour where drinks and appetizers are half off and the meals are wonderful.

Thank Sandra S
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

Only went once...we went during family week at the college when it was very busy. The food ended up being ok...but it took us a very long fine to get food as the seemed to have forgotten about our order. The were good about it and gave us a discount, but it still wasn't the best time, and I probably... More 

Thank Samuel R
Redwood Falls, Minnesota
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

Definitely a unique location at the corner of two sets of train tracks. Nice open layout and great hospitality. Our group of 5 ordered a few appetizer baskets and then ordered steaks. No complaints from any of us and the service was great!!! Prices were moderate, not out of line at all given how great the food and service was.... More 

Thank SWMN_33
Marshalltown, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

Wonderful atmosphere with great food, service with excellent prices! Something for everyone on the menu. Full bar with flat screen TV's away from the main dining room. If you lucky a train will pass by while you are dining for a little added touch.

Thank Den672016
Boston, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2016

They easily accommodated a party of 19 (with reservation ). The service was friendly. Plenty of room and a nice bar area. Food was okay (is a rib-eye steak in Iowa different - smaller and thinner - than east coast? ) Large menu with lots of choices should suit everyone's needs.

1 Thank karen b
Sully, Iowa
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2016

We started off slow, we waited about 15 minutes before they took our order. The hostess noticed this and made it right with a sincere apology and a free appetizer. The waitress was genuine and sorry for the wait. After we ordered, everything arrived in a timely fashion. my wife had Salmon and I had chicken fried steak. The salmon... More 

Thank Halenfan33
Grinnell, Iowa, United States
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

18 of us met to do a Friday night dinner here. We requested the bar side, and got a great waiter. He was attentive, and knew the menu. Small kids' orders brought with our salads; great idea. Food was good, hot, and plates eye appealing. Prices reasonable- would recommend.

Thank RetiredTravelors
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2016

We haven't had any meal that wasn't awesome! The reason I couldn't give it an excellent rating was because it seems to be a pretty noisy place if you are wanting some place to go that is quiet.

Thank Sandra S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1014 3rd Ave, The Depot Crossing, Grinnell, IA 50112-2112
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Grinnell
  • Phone Number: (641) 236-6886

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?