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Ritz Restaurant

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232 1st Ave E, Dyersville, IA 52040-1201
+1 563-875-2268
16:00 - 21:30
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Tue - Thu 16:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 21:30
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162 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 5 February 2017

This place was recommended by a fellow traveler. We tried it and were definitely pleased. The name may be upscale but the atmosphere is down to earth. The wait staff is very solicitous but overly so. I had fried shrimp and have not had as large a quantity or the size of the pieces anywhere else for the price. My... More 

Thank TravelBoy8491
Dyersville, Iowa
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Always great food and service. You can have anything from burger and fries to a meal with soup, salad, main course including prime rib, shrimp, salmon.....You won't go away hungry!!!

Thank iowatrav69
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

My baseball team returned here as we were in town playing a tournament at the Field of Dreams. Carol is delightful to work with and is very accommodating as are the waitstaff. The food was great and reasonably priced. Everyone on our team and their wives, enjoyed the Ritz. We will definitely return - and have our tournament dinners here.

Delhi, Iowa
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Atmosphere is super Friendly, and We have always had a Great meal there! You never go away Hungary ! I would recommend the Ritz to everyone! We had our first date there, and have been married 35 Yrs, if we can we go back on Halloween night to remember, and enjoy a Fantastic meal, if we can't it is on... More 

Thank 56connie
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Hubby had prime rib special- I had the shrimp special....with awesome warm bread...soup...salad and main course.. You don't leave hungry -we have always enjoyed off the menu or the specials...great local restaurant!

Thank Gayle S
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016

My wife and myself had dinner at the Ritz and were very pleasantly surprised. The meal was excellent and the staff very friendly. The atmosphere in the restaurant was definitely small town America.

Missouri City, Missouri
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2015

This is a cozy little diner downtown. Good food and friendly service. It's like a throwback to the 40s or 50s-great fun.

Thank cswalker1515
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2015

Excellent food. Nice folks. Very nice steaks, fish, and shrimp meals. Full bar. Just a very nice place to have a meal.

Thank Kevin S
Saint Louis, Missouri
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119 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2015

Service was terrible- we waited 15 min. for someone to even stop by to see if wanted anything to drink. The food was ok- nothing special. I would not rush back here. Cheap wine and only one brand.

Thank Reeny104
cruisinforty, Owner at Ritz Restaurant, responded to this review

Sorry for your wait. We work hard to make sure our customers receive the best service. We regret we did not met your expectation. Thank you for your business. More 

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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015

We had two baseball teams with some spouses in town for a baseball game. Both teams met at the Ritz for dinner the night before. We had about 35 people and the owners could not have been more friendly or accommodating. They sat us all close together as requested and the wait staff was helpful, attentive and knowledgeable. The prime... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$25
American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Restaurant features
Reservations, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:00 - 20:30
16:00 - 20:30
16:00 - 20:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 232 1st Ave E, Dyersville, IA 52040-1201
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Dyersville
  • Phone Number: +1 563-875-2268
The Ritz has been a Dyersville favorite starting back in 1948. Dan & Carol Sawyer are the owners. Dan worked in the automotive field for over 25 years. Dan's father, Orval Sawyer, owned and ran a popular little restaurant in a nearby town of Earlville named The Town Talk. Interest in his fathers business and a love of cooking lead Dan & Carl to purchase the Ritz in 2003. His wife Carol, a Dyersville native, works along side Dan as hostess and bartender. We offer that personal touch that can comes from a privately owned restaurant. The Ritz has a full menu including our popular Homemade Soups, Prime Rib, Steaks & Seafood, Pork, Chicken, and Sandwiches. We also have a full service bar. Have Carol make you one of her Southern Comfort Old Fashions or one of your own drink favorites. Please stop in, We look forward to serving you. Thank you, Dan & Carol Sawyer

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