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“Rare???”

Iowa River Power Co. Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 126 Restaurants in Coralville
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed October 26, 2012

Three of us ordered rare prime rib and it came back just slightly pink in the very middle. They told us it was "actually" rare but the lighting did not allow us to see it!!! They told us we could come to the kitchen to see it in another light. They attempted to convince us we didn't know what rare was supposed to be even though it was written in the menu. We attempted to contact the manager later and did not receive a response. The poor quality and rudeness of the manager is pointed out to everyone we meet who is thinking of going there.

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Reviewed October 16, 2012

Visited IRP due to the TA review. Alone, so I dined at the bar and found the service, spirits and food to be above average. I had a few special requests that were met without resisitance but that does not effect my rating.

Great food and service!

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Thank BeenThere410
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Reviewed October 11, 2012 via mobile

Made reservations for a family anniversary. Asked for and got a table overlooking the river. Our waiter was great, attentive but didn't hover. Everyone got a different entree and we all really enjoyed our meal. Steaks were done perfectly and food was hot. We were able to linger after our meal and didn't feel like we had to leave. Thanks for a great memory, IRP!

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Thank Yooperfan
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

Restaurant has had better times. Service is not great, food is overpriced and below average quality. Only thing great about this restaurant is the scenery and view right about the iowa river.

Thank Andrew B
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

This restaurant offers an exceptional brunch at a surprisingly reasonable price. The buffet includes a number of breakfast options, some of which are not the "usual" staples. In addition, you'll find prime rib, smoked salmon, and a delicious ham. The salad bar includes a nice array of choices, again some outside the typical choices. I especially enjoyed the artichoke timbale. Don't get me started on the desserts! Here the quality really shines! Many buffets offer rather mediocre desserts, but not here! Usually a variety of fancy, pretty, and tasty cakes, dipped strawberries, some pies, maybe cream puffs! Another nice thing is that there are several beverages which are complimentary, including a mimosa (orange juice with champagne). The four year old grandchild picked this restaurant for his extended family birthday gathering. There is enough choice that even our dairy allergic family members find plenty to enjoy.

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Thank 1939MidwestLady
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