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Papa's American Cafe

) #15 of 62 Restaurants in Mason City $$ - $$$ American, ,
2960 4th St SW, Mason City, IA 50401-1531
+1 641-424-1593
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Overview
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good49%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“fries” (6 reviews)
“sandwich” (4 reviews)
“walleye” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
2960 4th St SW, Mason City, IA 50401-1531
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1 - 10 of 27 reviews

Reviewed May 23, 2017

We stopped about 6:30 on a busy week night. Service was very good. We both had the broiled walleye, baked potato and salad. For the money we were very satisfied. I also enjoyed their special Tuesday special margarita. This was the first time we had...More

Thank Kornkurt
dougbrown7466, Owner at Papa's American Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2017

Thank you for trying Papa's on your visit to Mason City. We always appreciate feed back. Doug Brown

Reviewed May 18, 2017 via mobile

In the mood for a burger and fries. Service was very good. Burger and fries.....tenderloin and chips.....nachos. All very good. Will go with the chips next time.....very tasty. Burger and fries....yummy!

Thank IAJOAN
dougbrown7466, Owner at Papa's American Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2017

Thank you for the review. We always like to have feed back. Doug Brown

Reviewed May 16, 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a quick lunch & the service was spot on, food was excellent. Ordered BLT & fries and the amount of bacon was more than enough; fries were seasoned & very tasty too!

Thank Debbie R
dougbrown7466, Owner at Papa's American Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2017

Thank you for stopping in and writing a review. We greatly appreciate it. Doug Brown

Reviewed May 3, 2017

We ordered an appetizer and the nachos were great and very filling. The taco salad was ok, but could have used some beef and a bit more extras. The waiter came and told us they forgot to make my food and had forgot to tell...More

Thank maggiemae58
dougbrown7466, Owner at Papa's American Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded May 6, 2017

I am very sorry about the delay the other night. Thank you for writing a review. Hopefully next time we do a better job. Doug Brown

Reviewed March 11, 2017 via mobile

Good marginal. Took over an hour for six of to get lunch on a Saturday. Won't be back. Chicken was over cooked.

Thank KimBerns
dougbrown7466, Owner at Papa's American Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2017

I am sorry about your experience. I was bartending Saturday lunch and will try to find out what happened. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Doug Brown

Reviewed January 17, 2017

Have been coming to Mason City numerous times a year for work for 6 years. Always find the food to be good as well as the service. There is a bar side & dining side with many TVs. It is bar food, freshly cooked so...More

Thank sherry m
dougbrown7466, Owner at Papa's American Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2017

Thank you for visiting when you are in town. We appreciate the review. Doug Brown

Reviewed January 11, 2017

Was good food and excellant service but is dated decor and audio/visual Pricing was fair bar menu is average

Thank V3861SErandyt
dougbrown7466, Owner at Papa's American Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2017

Thank you for your review. Doug

Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

My husband ate the walleye fried and it was incredible with the fries that they were outstanding.i ate the ribeye phyllo sandwich, very tasty but a little fat in the meet and the onions as the pepper could be more cooked to the caralimize point...More

Thank Mariana G
dougbrown7466, Owner at Papa's American Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2016

Thank you for the review, We always are looking for input. Doug Brown

Reviewed August 28, 2016

We have visited this restaurant each time we visit Clear Lake and find it great for late night dining after the DixieFest. They did not disappoint us again. The waiter was exceptional and the food outstanding. We have enjoyed their grilled cheese sandwich. It's a...More

Thank Carol J
dougbrown7466, Owner at Papa's American Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2016

Thank you for the review. We greatly appreciate your business. Doug Brown

Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

I had the Papa Buger and fries. Good food, great service. But what is the deal with rationing the ketchup? You order a burger and fries and the bring this little tiny cup of ketchup on the side. If I am going to spend $13...More

Thank Michael G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$7 - $20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Television, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2960 4th St SW, Mason City, IA 50401-1531
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Mason City
  • Phone Number: +1 641-424-1593
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