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Sugar Shack

100 8th St SE Ste E, Altoona, IA 50009-1968
+1 515-967-2527
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good35%
  • Average29%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (5 reviews)
“ice cream” (4 reviews)
“tenderloin” (7 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
American, Diner
100 8th St SE Ste E, Altoona, IA 50009-1968
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

My burger was too salty to eat, and there was pepper all over the fries. I wound up only eating a few bites. My husband had the open faces sandwich. The gravy was runny and salty.

Thank Fran A
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Good food and friendly service. Gave 4 stars because the outside could use a little tlc and the flies.

Thank Kayla E
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Not a candy shop but a nice little diner/ice cream parlor. Always trying to find good non chain restaurant and we succeeded with the Sugar Shack. Burgers were flavorful. BLT was fresh. Tenderloin was big and juicy. Onion rings were shoestring and seasoned just right....More

Thank klyeandcharlie
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch with my dad . Had an awesome ham and swiss sandwich and fries. Fun place, would definitely go back again.

Thank green202flower
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Food is average but shakes are very good! The place could use an update and the wait staff is young and attentive.

Thank busy_traveler
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The help is typically friendly, the food is nothing out of this world any longer. The beautiful black and white floors need a good cleaning.

Thank Lori R
Reviewed 6 February 2017

This place was recommended by the hotel and turned out to be a great place to take our grandkids. Among all of us we had chicken strips, mini corn dogs, hamburgers, and a tenderloin. All tasted good but was a little expensive.

Thank Lemon60
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Good food and service. Nostalgic atmosphere with Soda fountain and kid friendly. Inexpensive, good food and friendly staff.

Thank Cheryl E
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This place gave a friendly 50's kind of feel. We were just there for the ice cream and it was delicious.

Thank jamesmD8728ZS
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Dropped in to the Sugar Shack during our Rte 6 River to River Retro Road trip. Was late for breakfast and early for lunch but we're starving, so hubby and I split a chicken salad sandwich and onion rings and a malt and strawberry shake....More

Thank 813wendy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 8th St SE Ste E, Altoona, IA 50009-1968
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Altoona
  • Phone Number: +1 515-967-2527
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