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Reviewed July 12, 2021 via mobile

Way too expensive! Almost $40 for two. Food is “okay”. Corn tasted old. Mash potatoes were under seasoned. Salad bar was minimal and lettuce was wilted.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Heart of America Group, Other at Grammas Kitchen & Checkered Flag, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2021

I'm sorry to hear that your experience wasn't up to expectations; however, please know that I will be forwarding along your comments to our management team for review. Thank you for your feedback.

Reviewed June 20, 2021

Made reservations for Father's Day Brunch. Asked the lady on the phone is they had a Brunch she said yes. We asked to make a reservation for the Brunch. She asked what time would we like 9am. She said ok. When we arrived on Sunday...for the Brunch were told by the manager and Server that it didn't start until 10. I asked why we weren't told that? The server was very disrespectful and said it has always been 10am and implied that we should have known that.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Heart of America Group, Other at Grammas Kitchen & Checkered Flag, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2021

Hello, we are very sorry for the confusion on Father's Day and for how we handled it when you arrived. Please know we have followed up with the manager about this situation to make sure it gets addressed better going forwarded. Thank you for bringing...More

Reviewed March 29, 2021 via mobile

No mask-no social distancing-wide open buffet. My husband and I thought we might have breakfast there. We waited at least 10 minutes to be acknowledged and seated. We were seated for another 10-15 minutes without any acknowledgement. None of the staff and very few customers...wore masks. It was really scary to watch all the unmasked people getting food from the buffet. Not one was seeing using hand sanitizer. We masked up and left.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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LVTersch, Other at Grammas Kitchen & Checkered Flag, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2021

Hello, thank you for providing us with your comments. Your feedback has been shared with our team so they can look into this.

Reviewed September 20, 2020

My friend and I stopped here on our way home back to Kansas. I thoroughly enjoyed the cinnamon pancakes which had cinnamon, brown sugar and butter icing on the top. I also had a cup of coffee. The pancakes were huge. I enjoyed every bite....I definitely will stop here again if in the area. I highly recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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MKSparkman, Other at Grammas Kitchen & Checkered Flag, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2020

Janis, we are so thrilled you enjoyed your visit with us! We hope you made it home safely and look forward to seeing you the next time you are in the area!

Reviewed September 7, 2020

The food was delicious. The wait staff very friendly. But not a single member of the staff, at least of what I observed, was wearing a mask. Have you not heard of COVID-19?

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 5, 2020 via mobile

I had the tenderloin breakfast with hash browns and biscuits and gravy. Excellent breakfast. LINDA was my waitress. Great job . Not sure why the bad reviews on here my food and service is always good.

Date of visit: August 2020
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MKSparkman, Marketing at Grammas Kitchen & Checkered Flag, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2020

Hi Linda, thank you for dining with use and sharing your great review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your tenderloin breakfast with hash browns!

Reviewed August 2, 2020

I have been to this restaurant and have recommended it over the World's Largest Truck stop. However, I was so disappointed Sunday, August 2, 2020 when we walked in and no one was wearing masks include waitress. They had a salad buffet open to diners....I will not be returning to this restaurant because I do love my grandmother, grandfather and several others to be respectful and wear a mask as asked of health workers. If you choose to continue to patronize this restaurant please make sure you tell your loved ones that you love them but its about YOUR comfort.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed June 16, 2020 via mobile

I had pork tenderloin dinner . The homemade mashed potatoes are excellent. The pork tenderloin was great . Kelsi was my waitress. Great job !

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed June 14, 2020

The food was terrible if u are new to Iowa and u are black go to Iowa’s kitchen NOT GRAMMAS KITCHEN the food was terrible they don’t believe in seasoning and we left them $10 cause my dad was being nice I suggested we leave...them a $1 tip cause we that’s what our food tasted like a $1 tip and we had to get it to go cause they took to long.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed May 21, 2020 via mobile

While traveling home from MN, I always enjoy stopping at Grandmas restaurant. We had a carry out order with all this coronavirus crap going on and the food was just as good as if I ate in the restaurant. Maybe a little cooler, but not...their fault. They accommodated me by cutting my tenderloin into strips so I could eat it easier while driving. Tenderloins have thick, white meat and great coating without all the batter. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: May 2020
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lauriw263
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Response from Thresa56 | Reviewed this property |
I would try to make reservations. It is a large place
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judy1947
February 24, 2016|
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Response from Mary M | Reviewed this property |
Hi! We visited in the winter so, I don't know either. Perhaps you could call them.
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November 24, 2015|
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Response from GizmoPup | Reviewed this property |
I just pulled up their website and they show that they will be open on Thanksgiving Day from 6am to 10pm. However, it also says, "Times May Differ." All in all, they look to be open for Turkey Day.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Grammas Kitchen & Checkered Flag

Yes, Grammas Kitchen & Checkered Flag offers takeout services.

Grammas Kitchen & Checkered Flag is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5