We are from Iowa so we thought it would be fun to go to the Iowa cafe. It was charming with the Iowa souvenirs. Wait staff very friendly. I ordered the Iowa tenderloin and upgraded to jumbo. We received it in a reasonable amount of time, started eating then was told we got the wrong order and someone else got our jumbo. Waitress told us we would get a piece of pie to compensate for the mistake. Ok, that was fine. But when we got the bill we still had to pay for jumbo. I was disappointed. I thought I would only pay for regular since that is what I received and pie was comped for the mistake. Anyway the tenderloin was good. I would go back again but would send back any mistake they made. The price was more than expected but fair.
A very decor and our waitress was excellent! Only 3 stars, because the lettuce in my Factory Chopped Salad was kind of limp and the edges looked a little brown. I thought maybe it was just the dressing and dim lighting that made it look discolored. It tasted ok, (but I've had better) so I took home what I didn't finish. When I opened it up later, at home, I realized I was right. It looked very unappetizing. My husband's $12 hamburger was just a basic hamburger and certainly not worth the price. I will go back, but only to try the cheesecake, because I've heard it's great.
This place serves up a very creative menu for breakfast and lunch of out of the ordinary combinations and quality. It was fun just reading their menu but when we got the food, it was obvious these folks have been around a long time and have finessed everything including serving a piping hot caraf of coffee to the table and fresh squeezed orange juice!