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Lincoln Cafe - CLOSED

117 1st St NW, Mount Vernon, IA 52314-1602
+1 319-895-4041
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good15%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
25 Oct 2014
“Not worth the wait”
9 Aug 2014
“Lincoln Cafe is now Palisades Cafe”
Restaurant Hours Closed
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117 1st St NW, Mount Vernon, IA 52314-1602
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Reviewed 26 October 2014

While this place is different for Mt. Vernon, it is not a place we will be retuning to. We figured we would have a wait on a Saturday night going in around 6:30.We were told 20 minutes and had to wait over 45 minutes. There...More

Thank Elaine L
Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

Sadly, Lincoln Cafe is no more. Fortunately, Palisades Cafe has taken its place. Palisades is a less fancy option than Lincoln was with a fairly limited menu--appetizers, sandwiches and burgers and a few entree specials that change often (nightly?), desserts and a few kids options....More

Thank LadyProfessorMama
Reviewed 6 April 2014

We've eaten here twice and have been happy each time. The dinner choices are limited but show truly excellent culinary imagination and skills. I'm looking forward to going back the first chance I get.

1  Thank ColetteSouth
Reviewed 6 December 2013

The small (but still good) menu offers burgers, sandwiches, and salads for less than $10. I enjoyed a cheeseburger with bleu cheese and fries. Buuuut the restaurant offers dinner specials on the pricier side ($35), such as rainbow trout lightly drizzled with something and served...More

1  Thank jennelliott14
Reviewed 31 October 2013

We had lunch twice at Lincoln Cafe and in both occasions we loved. Their BLT is served in a delicious bread, with home made mayo and the trout salad is great! Real lemonade is a treat. It is a small, but very busy cafe with...More

Thank Ilovetotravel211
Reviewed 14 September 2013

We stopped here after seeing the chef on TV. The food is innovative and locally grown. We had the grilled vegetarian sandwith with pesto walnut spread. One word....fabulous! If you are close to Mt. Vernon, you have to stop here. They do have call ahead...More

Thank auntie4isu80
Reviewed 13 September 2013

It was with some trepidation--after a few less than glowing recent tripadvisor reviews--that I went back to Lincoln Cafe after a few years. But there was really nothing to fear: it was the same place I remembered so fondly. Lincoln Cafe is built on surprise...More

2  Thank TravelingScholar60
Reviewed 13 September 2013 via mobile

We love Lincoln Cafe but given the relative small portion sizes and the relatively large size of my fiancé's appetite, I seldom get him in the door. Went last wknd with 3 couples for the September family dinner (monthly family style Sunday evening dinners with...More

Thank Coby S
Reviewed 4 September 2013

We were back in Iowa and wanted to try/support a quality restaurant. The food/ambience/service were good, but the prices really are not appropriate for what you get. I'd read reviews of the small portions previously and just thought people were comparing it to crazy Iowa...More

Thank Troy G
Reviewed 22 August 2013

As Lincoln Cafe's dinner entrees are unique and delicious, yet pricey; we go on rare occasion. Knowing it is often busy I called ahead for 7pm reservation. It was a completely full house with tables turning as soon as they emptied. We were seated less...More

Thank Lloyd W
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$5 - US$35
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 117 1st St NW, Mount Vernon, IA 52314-1602
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Mount Vernon
  • Phone Number: +1 319-895-4041
  • E-mail
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