We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ratings and reviews

$6 - $20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Steakhouse, American, Bar, Diner
Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Television, Free Wifi
Reviews (156)
Filter reviews
156 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Traveler rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews salad steak cheese curds pie pizza menu options good eats small town bremer homemade advisor season tomato college date daughter wartburg
Selected filters
Updating list...
Reviewed September 14, 2021

The Class of 1961 held our 60th Class reunion Friday night. September 10th at the East Bremer Diner. Our group of 25 held force upstairs. Fun, stories, fist-bumps, pictures and then excellent food. One class-mate covered the meals for all. What a great treat in...and of itself. The food was outstanding and the servers met the challenge with precision and a smile. What a great spot in Waverly, Iowa.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed July 21, 2021 via mobile

How is this place #1 in Waverly? #2 must be really bad! How do you burn corn dogs and say meh these look edible? Hot Roast Beef was COLD! Salad is literally shredded lettuce and some dressing!

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 8, 2021 via mobile

My friend and I were greeted and seated promptly. The wait staff member was really friendly and visited with us some. The menu was creative and my "local favorite" sandwich was really good. The salad dressing is homemade and delicious. I need to go more...often.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed May 22, 2021

A recommendation to wait staff: Please ensure that customers cannot hear you when arguing amongst yourselves about seating arrangements of patrons. Further, simply because I am “Just one person” does not make me any more or less valuable than anyone else who walks in your...door.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed May 8, 2021

We were disappointed with our family meal here tonight. It took forever to have our orders taken. Then a hot beef sandwich was served barely warm. Two of us had broasted chicken, and the drumsticks were raw in the middle. The waitress did replace my...granddaughter’s drumstick, but the replacement wasn’t much better, and she did bring her a free piece of cake. But I don’t think we’ll eat here again.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed April 4, 2021 via mobile

Welcome surprise with a great menu and excellent value and was hoping to have breakfast as well but opened late on Easter weekend. Can’t wait to visit again. We had great wait staff too.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed March 22, 2021

Beings we have always been happy eating lunch there, we brought 6 people there for Breakfast last Sun. We were very disappointed in the food. Hash browns were overdone, biscuits could have been Hockey Puks, gravy was tasteless toast not buttered(and none brought to table),...Burittos were tasteless and dry and no cheese. . The sausage was greasy and overcooked. I asked for salsa and you didn't have any. Coffee had been on the warmer too long. At this time we will not recommend eating breakfast there. Waverly really needs a breakfast restaurant at this time. I hope you can make the improvements.More

Date of visit: March 2021
mattlamos, General Manager at East Bremer Diner, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2021

Thank you for your review and for allowing us the opportunity to check into these items. As you mentioned, you've always been happy having lunch here, and one of the reasons you have continued to come back is because we take this information to continually...More

Reviewed March 14, 2021 via mobile

This restaurant has been in business for 20 years. The staff is excellent and they have prime rib specials on Friday and Saturday nights. Be sure to ask about Yeti's pies!

Date of visit: January 2021
mattlamos, General Manager at East Bremer Diner, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2021

Thank you for the review!

Reviewed February 28, 2021

Our daughter is a sophomore at Wartburg college in Waverly. During the volleyball season, we stay at the hotel across the street five or more times during the season, plus a couple of other times when we visit her. We have looked out our hotel...window several times the past couple of years at this restaurant but never bothered to visit thinking it was just a small-town cafe with a limited small town menu. Last night (Feb 27th) we decided to try it after reading some reviews. We took our daughter there for her belated birthday meal. We were very impressed. Our waitress was prompt. Our appetizers arrived within 5 minutes of ordering. We all brought half our meal or more home ( big size portions). They also had a nice beer menu. Our bill for the three of us would have been about $40 had I not had to try a couple of craft beers from their taps. We commented numerous times the rest of the night that we would definitely go back. About the only negative, I can come up with, is they do not have TVs if you are hoping to catch a game. It didn't bother me because there were no games on that I cared to watch. My wife thought this was a plus as the family had my undivided attention with no TV to watch.More

Date of visit: February 2021
mattlamos, General Manager at East Bremer Diner, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2021

We love this review! First, thank you for the kind comments. Next time you are in and have a game you would like to watch, we do have a TV in our bar area. We would be happy to put your game on unless, it...More

Reviewed January 22, 2021

Was hoping for a good meal tonight since the wait was minimal. Disappointed tonight. Steak was much undercooked considering I order med-well. Steak was also cold. Server asked how it was and commented that it looked under-cooked. She said she'd take it off the bill....The bill arrived and I was charged for steak. Wasn't worth arguing about. Wife had salmon and sweet potato casserole, commented that they were lukewarm also. Really like the menu options and atmosphere at EBD, but tonight was such a disappointment. Service was slow.More

Date of visit: January 2021
mattlamos, General Manager at East Bremer Diner, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2021

We're sorry for the inconvenience. We emphasize the importance of allowing our staff to take care of anything that is subpar at the table. Please let us know of the situation next time you are in. We wouldn't take it as "arguing". We want you...More

View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Cobblestone Inn & Suites - Waverly, IA
58 reviews
.05 miles away
Super 8 by Wyndham Waverly
265 reviews
1.10 miles away
Red Fox Renaissance Inn- Waverly
74 reviews
1.50 miles away
Quality Inn
132 reviews
1.79 miles away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Wild Carrot
50 reviews
.06 miles away
Waterstreet Grill
59 reviews
.41 miles away
Other Place
50 reviews
.67 miles away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
The Pour House
9 reviews
.01 miles away
The Wooden Foot Saloon
5 reviews
.07 miles away
Big Woods Lake Recreation Area
50 reviews
11.90 miles away
Prairie Links Golf Club
11 reviews
1.58 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from East Bremer Diner staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about East Bremer Diner

Yes, East Bremer Diner offers takeout services.

East Bremer Diner is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5