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Grand Central Coffee Station

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400 W 5th St, Storm Lake, IA 50588-1748
06:00 - 20:00
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Sun 08:00 - 17:00
Mon - Fri 06:00 - 20:00
Sat 07:00 - 17:00
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Storm Lake
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is known for its grilled sandwiches and specialty coffees. It has "Train Station" atmosphere which it is right next to the train track in town. They also have another location west of town across from the water park. I prefer the Engineer sandwich or the Caboose with sauerkraut option. The sandwiches always come with great chips and a... More 

Thank Russ C
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

They offer a variety of both breakfast and lunch items along with specialty coffees,metas and other drinks. Hot or cold weather they have something for everyone. I love the almond Rocha mocha coffee.

Thank T1256PGmichelles
Storm Lake, Iowa
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Stopped here on a cold winter day for lunch. Great atmosphere, wonder soup and sandwich. Real food, not fast food. Make sure you don't miss this one.

Thank patty f
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140 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

I ordered sandwiches through the drive through one day. They did take a bit to make but they were very good! Came with chips and a pickle too.

Thank DanaCox
fort worth
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

my friend and I each got a Steam engine, her a wrap and me the sandwich, both very good! Staff and atmosphere is very friendly and welcoming

Thank Vicki W
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66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped while in Storm Lake for Parents Weekend at the nearby university, Buena Vista. There are two locations a drive through which we visited and a shop that also includes soup, sandwiches, salads as well as a variety of drinks, hot and cold. I ordered a chai tea and my son ordered one of their special hot coffee drinks.... More 

Thank Anne E
Urbana, Iowa
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Service was good but I paid a fair amount of money for a really terrible cup of coffee. It had a weird, almost black licorice flavor. Unfortunately, there weren't a lot of other options in this town.

Thank Regina B
Canfield, Ohio, United States
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177 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

I stayed across the street at Kings Point. I went through the drive-thru a little before 6 a.m. This place opens very early they make their own Bagels and service and great brewed coffee. Very friendly and very fast.

Thank memki
Waite Park
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Good service, low key, and good coffee, and good caramel rolls. It is easy to get to. It was a nice find in the town

Thank Charles M
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

There is a wide variety of beverages available and they can be customized for you if you have certain preferences.

Thank IaKat

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 W 5th St, Storm Lake, IA 50588-1748
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Storm Lake

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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