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Family Diner

1604 Hill Ave, Spirit Lake, IA 51360-1640
+1 712-336-5422
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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06:00 - 14:00All hours
American, Diner
1604 Hill Ave, Spirit Lake, IA 51360-1640
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food,especially breakfast. Large portions at a reasonable price. It can get crowded-get there early.

Thank Drfisch1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Portions-galore in this quaint family diner! Fresh-baked breads, cinnamon rolls, muffins, and pies every day. All food is home-cooked and very tasty. It's what one thinks about when wanting to eat at a diner. The servers are friendly and polite, even when some guests are...More

Thank Tom L
Reviewed 18 May 2017

My husband had the Hot Beef open sandwich with mashed potatoes and gravy. He liked it. I had the Pork Tenderloin Fried with mashed potato and gravy. It was a large tenderloin, but if there again would probably order the Biscuits with Sausage Gravy and...More

Thank Margo D
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Great place to eat! Delicious food and lots of it! Very friendly staff. I would go back! So if you are in Spirit Lake stop in.

Thank beachgrandma7
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

I had the Sausage Gravy and Biscuits. The biscuits are different than I am used to. They are the texture of a fluffy cake. My friend loved her Diner breakfast. She commented on how large and good the old fashioned ham was.

Thank Deb T
Reviewed 1 November 2016

This little Diner on the east side of Main street in Spirit Lake is not a real fancy place that you would think. Its what it says it I a "FAMILY DINER".. Come in as you are and eat your fill. You come in and...More

Thank Virgil H
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Very good food and lots of it. Home style fixens.If you go away hungry it's your own fault. The cinnamon rolls are huge and deciduous.

Thank Patti E
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

The food and service were great. We went 2 days in a row and had everything from lunch to breakfast and weren't disappointed with the meals. You will not go away hungry. You must get the homemade bread.

Thank Steelerfaned
Reviewed 3 October 2016

The food is always good and more than you can eat. They are always busy so leave a little extra time. Best food in town.

Thank cwmcnab
Reviewed 9 September 2016

People were waiting outside to get in!, not the best seating procedure. As people can come in both front and back. The servings were huge!! Delicious!! Cinnamon rolls are to die for!! Hash browns were perfect!!

Thank hurleyhermie
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Linda R
19 July 2015|
Response from Tamara D | Reviewed this property |
I googled...Hours are 6:00-4:00 Mon-Fri. 6:00-2:00 on Sat. and closed on Sun.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1604 Hill Ave, Spirit Lake, IA 51360-1640
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Spirit Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 712-336-5422
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