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“An old brothel that still gives good service”
Review of Lula Belles - CLOSED

Lula Belles
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Mondamin, Iowa
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“An old brothel that still gives good service”
Reviewed June 16, 2012

Unique atmoshere - old brothel - I had prime rib off the special sheet - 1/2 $ - smaller portions of excellant food - appetizer, meal, & drink for less than $16 - the kind of place you remember for next time.

Visited June 2012
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Thank John H
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68 reviews from our community

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English first
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent Dinner”
Reviewed June 6, 2012

There were eleven of us for dinner. Good food and great atmosphere however their music continued to cut in and out.

Visited June 2012
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Menlo Park, California
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent Food”
Reviewed May 26, 2012

We had no idea that having dinner in a bordello would be such a delicious treat! However, it was fabulous!!!

Visited May 2012
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Thank Jeanette M
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San Mateo, California
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Mark Twain, Huck Finn & Lula Belles”
Reviewed May 25, 2012

This former bordello is now a restaurant and B&B. It oozes history, has that unmistakable Midwestern welcome and... if you want a memorable dish, choose the Twin Catfish. You'll never forget the sight of two golden, deep-fried fish swimming in the yin-yang position on your plate. Once you crack that crispy shell, the whole fish are tender and moist.

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank Meryana
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Southwest
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“good food”
Reviewed May 15, 2012

We ordered the Early Bird Specials.....pork medallion and 1/4 spare rib. Both were very good. Salad and potato were good. Wait staff pleasant.

  • Visited May 2012
    • Value
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Helpful?
Thank swdesertrat
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