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“Maid rites made right!”

10th Street Station
Ranked #10 of 38 Restaurants in Fort Madison
Price range: $1 - $8
Description: Est. 1929, American small diner, that serves the iconic state favorite sandwich, the Maidrite otherwise known as the loosemeat. 100% pure ground beef sandwich. The tenderloins are hand breaded inhouse and all soups and desserts are home-made. Breakfast includes scrambled eggs, belgian waffles, and homemade biscuits and gravy. The generational diner has been a local favorite hangout for all age groups in a 21 seat cafe at the foot of the business district a few blocks from the Mississippi River and the worlds largest swingspan bridge.
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Description: Est. 1929, American small diner, that serves the iconic state favorite sandwich, the Maidrite otherwise known as the loosemeat. 100% pure ground beef sandwich. The tenderloins are hand breaded inhouse and all soups and desserts are home-made. Breakfast includes scrambled eggs, belgian waffles, and homemade biscuits and gravy. The generational diner has been a local favorite hangout for all age groups in a 21 seat cafe at the foot of the business district a few blocks from the Mississippi River and the worlds largest swingspan bridge.
Reviewed February 22, 2017 via mobile


Being a Southerner, loose meat sandwiches were foreign to me when I married an Iowan. But I've come to love 'em and look forward to coming to 10th Street Station. And the pies are yummy. Banana creme or coconut creme are my fave. A neat, friendly place to eat!

Date of visit: February 2017
2  Thank Martha E
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Reviewed December 22, 2016 via mobile

Small, family run Made Rite shop! The best made rites, the best pork tenderloins, the best chilli and the best pie in the whole area! And it's all home made. Also on Thursdays during the winter months - the best home made hot beef sandwiches! Great prices and great people!!!!

Date of visit: December 2016
1  Thank Vicki L
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Reviewed September 14, 2016

It will sit 20-25 people a horseshoe shape counter every seat was full and turned quickly . The staff works not fast but very efficient , they seam to know about 99 % of the people who come in. The maidrite sandwhich was fabulous (they give you a spoon ) for all the meat that falls out for rookies ! Also split a pork breadedtenderloin My favorite sandwhich in the world !! They rocked it !! There is also homemade pies looked good but I am fat enough already ! A must !

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank Dale B
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Reviewed January 13, 2016

Maid rites are loose beef sandwiches. These are seasoned and condiments of your choice are added when you ordered. If you are able to get a piece of homemade pie, you are lucky. They sell out quickly.

Date of visit: March 2015
1  Thank Julie M
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Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

This place used to be called "Tim's". In the last 50 years they have added restrooms and removed the pie cases from the counters but otherwise it is as I remember it. Great food, tenderloins and homemade rhubarb pie. I hope to return. Oh, also good value

Date of visit: October 2015
Thank John G
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