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Rudy's Restaurant

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419 S 1st St, Winterset, IA 50273-2120
6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Tue 6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wed 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thu 6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food, hot, fresh. Straight ahead menu, but that is exactly what we wanted. Good portion size without being ridiculous. Servers attentive and friendly, very good value for price. Obviously popular with the local crowd.

Thank GremlinLover
Missouri, United States
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Wednesday hours are different..closed early but the breakfast was great and the dinner with pie was good home cooking!

Thank Steve R
Dobbs Ferry, New York
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Plain restaurant with good food at reasonable prices with warm, friendly wait staff. We eat here whenever we are in the Winterset area.

Thank Jo B
Des Moines
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Grilled tenderloin sandwich was very good. When we are traveling or visiting a different town, we try new places, and we're not disappointed.

Thank Alvin A
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

Great eating small town diner. It's blocks away from the famous John Wayne Birthplace. Great for burgers, tenderloins, and the hot beef sandwich.

Thank James R
Winterset, Iowa, United States
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

Monday through Friday lunch specials and Friday and Saturday night specials. Good food, reasonably priced, good portions and friendly service.

Thank Beverly W
Des Moines
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

great staff, small menu, and food was just ok. I didn't find anything special about it, of course only had a cheeseburger. Some that had fried chicken thought that was wonderful

Thank Donna M
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

After a visit to the John Wayne Museum we stopped by Rudy's for lunch. Very traditional menu with burgers and salads. We ordered hamburgers, fries and salad. The burgers were tasty with a nicely grilled bun, served with your choice of toppings. One complaint we had was the service was extremely slow. We were there around 12:30 and took several... More 

Thank Ma. P
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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105 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

The locals like this restaurant and we know why--waitress knows what's good and was prompt, courteous and very attentive and the food is very good. Priced right and clean restrooms. We loved having the townspeople stop at our table and offer us advice on how to get where.

Thank Mike_Dorothy
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Good home cooking with a great small town atmosphere! Pies were delicious! Definitely stopping again if in the area!

Thank Tammy6S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 am - 8:30 pm
6:00 am - 8:30 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:30 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 419 S 1st St, Winterset, IA 50273-2120
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Winterset
  • Phone Number: 515-462-3160

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