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Old Man River Restaurant and Brewery

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123 A Street, McGregor, IA 52157
563-873-1999
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Hours:
Wed 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thu - Sun 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 52
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 29
    Poor
  • 24
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good, if you can figure out when they're open

Have eaten here 3 times, out of 5 tries. The food was quite good, both burgers and salads. My companion told me the beer was excellent. Clean, nice decor. However it can be quite difficult to determine when they are open. The web site is a mess, stating that on some days they are open from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Dana B
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Madison, WI
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

We visited the restaurant twice and BOTH time service was AWFUL! Just drive by it a few weeks ago and there is a for sale sign in the window. It didn’t surprise us!

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Thank Mario C
Des Moines, Iowa
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

The Food items selected were G.R.E.A.T! The other items on the menu sounded wonderful. What was seen coming out of the kitchen also looked quite good. There were plenty of tables and the decor was very nice & quite surprising for a small town. The service was, however quite slow, but the place was crowded.

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Thank ktbarton3
New Berlin, Wisconsin
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Upscale Brewery and Restaurant in downtown historic McGregor. Has large windows to view the Main Street. Tables are spread out so it's not claustrapobic. Wait staff was friendly. Service was not terribly slow considering how busy they were on a holiday weekend.

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Thank dkuhrt
Madison, WI
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Have eaten here 3 times, out of 5 tries. The food was quite good, both burgers and salads. My companion told me the beer was excellent. Clean, nice decor. However it can be quite difficult to determine when they are open. The web site is a mess, stating that on some days they are open from 11am until they close,... More 

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Thank Dana B
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

My brother, sister in law and I were heading to meet or other brother and sister in Cedar Rapids. We had a trip scheduled to hit 3 different breweries on our way. This was stop one. They did not have any of their beers on tap so we got another breweries beers. The food was OK and the staff was... More 

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Thank Trish H
Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

we have been here several times over the last couple of years and for the most part service and food was good but our most recent visit at this establishment will be our last.Service was slow and after taking our order it took an hour for food to come to the table and was over cooked. When we asked to... More 

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Thank jackhammer50
Cedar Falls, Iowa
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81 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

Don't do the fish fry- they don't know what that means. One piece of heavily breaded fish, coleslaw was terrible, sweet potato fries were ok.

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Thank scargo1969
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

The beer selection was very good and the menu has something for everyone. The atmosphere was really nice; it has tall ceilings and is very open.

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Thank Marge A
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Stopped in to grab some lunch. There were two couples.Service was very slow. Not that busy just very slow. Would have had a beer but they didn't have any local brew. Ordered some ice tea's and lemonade and it took so long to get them we decided not to order food. Asked for the bill and again waited. Then came... More 

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Thank Charles G
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 via mobile

Service was okay. We had one server come over and tell us about the specials and showed us the beer list, and another server brought us water and served us the rest of the night. Food was good, but a little too salty. The cheesy potato soup could have been better, it was not creamy, but rather watery. Our nacho... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 123 A Street, McGregor, IA 52157
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  McGregor
  • Phone Number: 563-873-1999

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm

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