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“Good food, reasonable price ”

Papa's American Cafe
Ranked #14 of 86 Restaurants in Mason City
Price range: US$7 - US$20
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

This restaurant has quite a varied menu - everything from salads to burgers to pasta to Mexican. Tasty food around the table - seafood Caesar, chicken Philly, bakes cod, and taco salad. Quiet place to visit after the lunch rush. Lots of TVs if you want to watch a game. Full bar.

Thank Kathie H
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dougbrown7466, Owner at Papa's American Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Doug

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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed this stop. It is a family friendly sports atmosphere restaurant with a huge menu. Prices are good, and service was great.

Thank librarylady06
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dougbrown7466, Owner at Papa's American Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2017

Thank you, We always like to hear good things. Doug

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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Had lunch and watched the Iowa state vs Iowa. They were kinda busy, but the service was great. The place was pretty clean, but bathroom needed some updating. I had a chicken sandwich, which was good and my wife had a salad. Both were good. Bar is good and drinks were reasonably priced.

1  Thank John W
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

Chose the Philly steak sandwich with a side of kettle chips.

Waitress did her job, not the most outgoing/personable person, but we never had to wait for refills and she stopped back about 5 minutes after we got our food. Unlike some waitress that come back in a minute and you haven't even tried your food yet. A good impression was made when twice another waitress walked by our table and seen empty plates and offered to take them.

2 minor issues. The steak in the sandwich had a strip of fat along one side, should have been trimmed off in the kitchen, not trying to do it on my plate while in the bun. Kettle chips where room temperature like regular potato chips. Most places serve these hot like fries but maybe this is just they way they serve them.

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1  Thank iowaway
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

We were trying to find a place to eat in Mason City on a Sunday evening and this was one of the few places open and casual/not too expensive so we thought we'd give it a try. It was a great experience: excellent service, good food, fun sports bar atmosphere with many tables having their own TV and remote. The menu is huge with a large variety of choices so everyone will find something they like. The walleye was great and a big portion, served with delicious french fries and an Olive Garden like breadstick. Others in our group ordered the seafood pasta, bean quesadilla, and grilled chicken wrap, and everyone enjoyed their food. It was a perfect experience and I'd definitely recommend.

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2  Thank TommyPhant07
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dougbrown7466, Owner at Papa's American Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Thank you for the great review. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit.

Doug

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