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“Back in time”
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Montross Coffee Shop
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Winterset, Iowa
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Back in time”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

Old fashioned drug store fountain! With great food and delightful service. Wonderful Oldies music to fit the theme. Good place to get to know the locals. :}

Visited October 2013
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1 Thank Holly B
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Fountain Hills, Arizona
Level 6 Contributor
187 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
“Drugstore lunch counter - don't miss it”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

Remember when the drugstore had a lunch counter and a soda fountain? Montross Pharmacy still does, and it is a delight. The food is typical Midwest cafe, but it is well cooked and reasonably priced. The counter is only 3 feet from the grill, so you get it hot! Today I had the beef burger and fries. The sandwich was loaded with beef, so much that I had to finish it off with a fork. The fries (frozen crinkle cut) were piping hot and tasty. The guy next to me had the blue plate special, beef and noodles on mash potatoes (This is a Midwest thing for those of you reading this who think noodles on mashed potatoes is just weird. Well, it is, but that's the way they like it 'round here.) Anyway, it looked and smelled great. There is also a steam table buffet available. Even if you aren't hungry stop by for a cup of coffee and listen to the locals. You won't be sorry.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Donna B
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Alamogordo, New Mexico
Level 6 Contributor
234 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
“BLUE PLATE SPECIAL”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

have a good lunch at a reasonable price. I hadn't been in since I used to work in winterset in the 80s. the prices a bit higher, but still great place for lunch.

Visited August 2013
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Thank llittle
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Adelaide, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
1,330 reviews
753 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,046 helpful votes
“A traditional drugstore coffee shop and soda fountain- a MUST”
Reviewed January 17, 2010

Winterset is the home of John Wayne's birthplace and the Bridges of Madison County.

This coffee shop is the town square of Winterset, which is a delightful and well preserved heritage town.

They serve wholesome food and drink with country style hospitality in a well preserved drug store environment.

Highly recommended as a great place to stop for refreshments on a visit to Winterset.

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4 Thank adelaidiantraveller
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