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Reviewed April 19, 2022

Road tripped up to Montour with a large group from a business meeting. Loved cooking my own steak, they had charcoal and gas pits to choose from. Steaks were excellent as well as all of the sides. Nothing like drinking cold beer and cooking your...own steak when you are away from home on a business trip. Very much worth the drive.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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LovesIowa, Owner at Rube's Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2022

Beachinfool, thanks for making the trip and for the excellent review. I'm glad you enjoyed your evening with us!

Reviewed March 27, 2021 via mobile

Cooking our own steak did not seem as much a big deal to us as it obviously was to previous reviewers- we just wanted a good dinner. There are other places where you cook your own meat. All in all we had a nice meal-...fully priced steaks were as advertised and of excellent quality. Sides ok- nothing special tho. Some Iowa microbrews on tap- wine list what you would expect in rural Iowa. No less expensive entrees- expect to pay up for dinner.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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LovesIowa, Owner at Rube's Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2022

jfadds, thank you for the review! I had previously responded and it appears it has disappeared, which is highly unusual, so I'm replying again. We are the original grill your own in Iowa, and possibly the USA, as we will turn 50 next year! Many...More

Reviewed January 29, 2020

We haven't been to Rube's in some time and decided it would be nice this past weekend. It used to be just stop in, but word is out on how great it is, so now it is best to make a reservation in advance (at...least a week for weekends). Glad we did as it was very busy, but we got in soon and got a nice quiet table. As always the steaks were very good. (you grill your own). Rube's always has a cozy atmosphere. We like standing by the warm grills in the winter too.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed November 2, 2019 via mobile

First timers - one word - AMAZING! Hubby had the ribeye and I had the filet. Hands down one of the best steaks we’ve had. Fantastic atmosphere. Would recommend in a heartbeat!

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed August 9, 2019 via mobile

I rarely give a restaurant five stars. Rube’s has the best steak I’ve eaten in any restaurant in 41 states. I had the bone in ribeye. You cook your own steak so I must say I cooked it perfectly. My husband had the bacon wrapped...ribeye. Excellent flavor. The skillet potatoes are seasoned well and delicious. Jerrod was wonderful explaining everything to us. Five stars for service. The little bacon sundae for dessert... 😍 I would return again, and again, and again. 👩🏼‍🍳👩🏼‍🍳👩🏼‍🍳👩🏼‍🍳👩🏼‍🍳More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed June 9, 2019 via mobile

This was our first trip to Rube's. Read several reviews and they were talking about the large steaks. We took a cooler with us because we live a ways away and it was hot. Salad bar was good, baked beans were great, baked and fried...potatoes. Cook your own Texas toast.. Picked our you steak and grilled it. Great time!!More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed May 27, 2019

We visited on a Sunday night with a group of friends. After taking our orders and a trip to the salad bar, our waiter took us to the meat counter where we picked our steak out. Our waiter talked through the choices and we could...pick the exact steak that we wanted. My wife and I elected to share a bacon wrapped ribeye. We proceeded to the grill where there was unlimited Texas toast to grill while grilled your own steak. When the steak was finished we grabbed some potatoes with onions and peppers from the grill and returned to our table. All the food was delicious and it was a great experience! I would recommend this for a fun group or family outing.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 18, 2019

First Time at Rube's with a party of 10, wouldn't miss it ! The filet Steak was awsome, doing in a group, Standing around the bis grill was a great experience. You can choose your steak and the sides you like and prepare it at...the grill by yourself.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed April 17, 2019 via mobile

We just visited this place and I had the cowboy steak which was really really good, but the girl who served our table made it even better, she was so nice and the man who worked there pointed out out tire was a bit flat...and showed us to the nearest gas station which was a big help! One of the nicest restaurants we visited in Canada. Had a table next to a fireplace as well ;)More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed March 23, 2019 via mobile

Love this place! If you are looking for the best steak in Iowa this is it. Pick it out, grill it up, snack on buttered Texas toast while you chat grill side. Salad bar is simple but fresh and delicious!More

Date of visit: March 2019
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LovesIowa, Owner at Rube's Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2019

Thank you for the review, Apeknitty! We are honored that you find us to have the best steak in Iowa. We take pride in serving only the best corn-fed, locally raised beef at our steakhouse. Thanks for coming in, and we look forward to serving...More

Reviewed February 25, 2019 via mobile

Salad bar is good and also we pick which steak and cook on our own on the grill. Roast Potatoes is sooooo good.. we made our own garlic toast. We loved it! Something different and never see customers cook their own food. Neat!! Encourage you...to go to this place...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed January 9, 2019 via mobile

The service is spectacular, the cuts of meat were fantastic. Fun process cooking your own steak (no one to blame...). Great sides available. I'll certainly return

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

I was visiting on business and we went to Rube’s with a large group. This was my second time ever visiting here and first time in over 10 years. Rube’s is a special place. It has been here for a long time and has not...changed much. Come for the steak and the experience! The bar has a nice selection of national and local brews available.we spent an hour or so socializing before coming to the butcher case to pick our meats. Most of the steaks are huge and you pick from bacon wrapped filet- 8 oz or 16 oz, 20 oz giant steak or 11 oz ny strip or ribeye, as well as some enticing sirloin options. You can get many different side orders including asparagus spears, mushrooms in cast iron pans, jalapeño corn, Mac & cheese, shrimp skewers and other options. I had the 8oz bacon wrapped filet butterflies to make for easier cooking with a jumbo shrimp skewer. Then the fun begins as you get to cook your own meal and sides. I understand for some this can be intimidating but I felt more confident this time with the butterflied steak making it easier to cook. While cooking you can butter up some Texas toast and grill it for a great appetizer or side. They also have a huge skillet of roasted potatoes with onion and peppers and a pot of baked potatoes. You can add rubs, salt, pepper garlic salt or powder etc as you wish. The salad bar is kind of plain but featured homemade dressings and a nice pot of baked beans. That salad bar took me back to the salad bars of my childhood in the 60’s and 70’s and probably hasn’t changed much since those days! Top it off with a rich dessert tray and this has the makings of a memorable meal! My steak was perfect and the entire experience was great watching and helping each other do our cooking on huge charcoal grills!More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

Great concept and an amazing atmosphere. You cook for yourself. All meet options are top and side options great. Try the crab stuffed mushroom.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

This place is great local Beef, grill it your self over a great bbq. This place is old but it’s what you want in old good drinks and very good sides you cook in the bbq. I have ate a lot of steaks in great...places but this experience is one not to missMore

Date of visit: October 2018
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
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  • Atmosphere: 3.5