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O J's Diner

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1102 Iowa Ave W, Marshalltown, IA 50158-8876
(641) 754-4707
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is my favorite restaurant in town. Always good food and always good service. We usually go for breakfast.

Thank Sheri M
Des Moines, Iowa
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14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Ate breakfast hear with a coworker. Sever was very friendly. We each ordered the steak and eggs medium rare. Food was served quickly. Flavor was good but nothing special. Good place for a cheap basic breakfast.

Thank Matt B
Ankeny, Iowa
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493 reviews
319 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

Sunday is busy so we sat at the bar and ordered our food. Cheap and large portions. Biscuits and gravy were good but nothing fantastic. Basic flavor. Staff was friendly and moving well. Patrons were friendly and lots of locals like this place. We won't be back as there is better to have in the area (within 10 miles of... More 

Thank Suzan H
Des Moines, Iowa
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

Came into town for a soccer match, wanted to eat some place local. Decided to try out this family diner. Very nice experience. Not overly greasy food which was surprising. My kids didn't complain about anything they ordered. I had biscuits and gravy with a side of hash browns. Very good! It's a small restaurant with plenty of staff to... More 

Thank Beth C
Marshalltown, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2016

The breakfest is great there the service is fast and the prices are very inexpensive. If you are looking for a reasonable restaurant and family friendly visit ojs You will not be disappointed expecially if you have a whole Brady bunch to feed you will not spend alot its all worth it!!

Thank mreynolds78
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202 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2015

Was happy to try this diner out when in Marshalltown for my annual visit....friendly attentive wait staff, and a good breadth of choices for breakfast....the burrito was excellent, ample, with spicy salsa. The veggie omelet was good but the mushrooms were canned...they could be skipped as the rest of the veggies were fresh. Lots of locals and regulars seem to... More 

1 Thank NHethel
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2015

I had heard that this was the place for breakfast, but decided to try it for lunch. Just the typical food that you would expect in a roadside diner. Nothing great.

Thank Qwest22
Lincoln, Nebraska
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2014

Went there for a Friday lunch, and the place was packed with a mix of locals that all seemed to know one another. I seated myself and was presented right away with a menu and ordered some coffee, which arrived quickly. There was a broad menu with typical diner fare plus some interesting daily specials, such as liver and onions... More 

Thank jjsmooth11
Des Moines, Iowa
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126 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

I was more than pleased to take my mother there to dine. She lives about a mile away from the diner. I had the Denver Omlet, hash browns, toast and milk. My mother had two eggs over medium, Bacon, toaster and coffee. We both had plenty to eat. We both couldn't finish what we ordered, it was delicious. The price... More 

Thank Scuba132
Wickenburg, AZ
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36 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2012

Ok, maybe just because we had just landed in Iowa and were looking for the road-trip, Americana experience, but we enjoyed this little joint right off the highway. Hubby and I hot beef and hot turkey sandwiches, respectively. Smothered in gravy and loaded with mashed potatoes, it was like a fond childhood memory. We can't seem to get this in... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1102 Iowa Ave W, Marshalltown, IA 50158-8876
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Marshalltown
  • Phone Number: (641) 754-4707

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