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River Rock Cafe

1529 253rd St, Mount Pleasant, IA 52641-8263
+1 319-986-6865
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Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good41%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“tenderloin” (30 reviews)
“zombie burger” (4 reviews)
“fries” (6 reviews)
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1529 253rd St, Mount Pleasant, IA 52641-8263
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1 - 10 of 78 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting, out-of-the-way, location near a river. Dining options inside and out with quirky decor. The main drawback is the sloooooooow service. According to our friendly waitress, the kitchen is tiny with only one cook. And, the place was quite busy during our visit so we...More

Thank Diane B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for a local favorite and the idea of eating a huge meal in a peaceful outdoor setting overlooking the Skunk River appeals to you - then visit Butch’s River Rock café. It’s a great place to go after Church on Sunday...More

Thank Cst161
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Second visit. I now live in Arizona and try to make it to have tenderloin. This visit the fries were cold and old, or is it old and cold. Not terribly edible for sure. The tenderloin as usual was great!

Thank Beevo1
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I have ate there several times including breakfast. Never have I had a bad meal. Of course Butch s homemade award winning tenderloin is GREAT. One thing I like is you can order it with out the bun you don't need it because it is...More

1  Thank tcbest1404
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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

We were really excited to give this place a try, but our excitement ended after waiting over an hour for our appetizer alone. The restaurant wasn't overly busy either. Our waitress seemed to really dislike her job as she huffed and grumbled when we asked...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Zombie burger was so good!! Can't wait to go back and try everything else!! Great place to go and relax and have some good food!!

Thank Lori S
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Love their sandwiches! Many different ways to have your hamburger. Huge portions when ordered with sides.Great steaks as well! If you want the best tenderloin in SE Iowa, this is the place to go. Only down side is it's pretty small, so you need to...More

Thank RogerB1
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Very isolated, remote diner with totally unexpected delightful food. Great location on the Skunk River. At driveup, we saw "bikers" filling the outside seating area of a really small restaurant. Realizing this could mean "good food", we gave it a try. Huge breaded tenderloin was...More

Thank ndo38
Reviewed 30 June 2017

We were coming home from vacation and found this little place. Off the beaten road, but what a find. They had awesome tenderloin and onion rings! We sat by the kitchen and watched the food come out and it all looked fantastic. We will be...More

1  Thank AmanaSH
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on our way to Indianapolis. The atmosphere is awesome, quaint and takes you back to simpler times. This place is along the river and very nice to sit and look at river. Now for the downside. Server was inattentive, in her defense...More

Thank Barbara T
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John E
18 February 2017|
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Response from Alicia W | Reviewed this property |
They do not serve alcohol and it's gravel, but a short drive from the main road, not bad.
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16 October 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1529 253rd St, Mount Pleasant, IA 52641-8263
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Mount Pleasant
  • Phone Number: +1 319-986-6865
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