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Jerry’s Main Lunch

American, Diner
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501 S Main St, Burlington, IA 52601-5543
+1 319-752-3750
05:00 - 19:00
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Sun 05:00 - 14:00
Mon - Fri 05:00 - 19:00
Sat 05:00 - 16:00
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This is a great place to eat basic home style food, carry out or dine in. This has been in operation I believe since the fifties. Seating is on bar stools at the counter only, so it can be kind of "cozy" Food and service is superb, and reflects that the help really are into what they are doing(GREAT attitudes).... More 

Thank lthompson94ram
Burlington, Iowa, United States
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Great food, family atmosphere,small place, but worth waiting for a seat. Burgers on the grill, soups, breakfast etc...Also has carry out!

Thank Tina H
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Suck amazing food from such a tiny diner. There is only a dozen seats in the place, but man is it worth the wait. The portions are actually pretty huge in my opinion and the food is stellar. The breakfast is out of this world and I have never tried a lunch special there that I didn't love.

Thank Jessica F
London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

No better breakfast anywhere and you can't beat the price. Try the pancakes for sure and the eggs and bacon are delicious. An old diner look and feel. No need to dress up either!

Thank jmpaule
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Known for their mess scrambled eggs with hash browns and cheese. Good breakfast stop limited seating good price a lot of people vista daily.

Thank Marek P
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88 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Jerry's Main is one of the last places on earth to get great food prepared without fuss, right in front of you. Nothing wasted on presentation or decorative nonsense, just great food, at good prices. The conversation ain't bad either. Definitely the best breakfast around this area.

Thank kcps1150
Hobart, Indiana
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Awesome food!! Can't wait to go back on our next trip. 12 seat little joint might have to wait for a seat but worth it. The girls are awsome cooks and very friendly. Great local hideaway spot!!

Thank Tami S
Burlington, Iowa
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83 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

This place has not disappointed! We've been there on numerous occasions for breakfast. We are always satisfied. The staff is friendly and very helpful. Be prepared to wait. There is limited seating, be patient you will not be disappointed. Everything we've ordered has been delicious. Definitely a must.

Thank Smorcs
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

This is definitely a no frills place. But the food is cheap and good and quick! It's very small and not much elbow room at the counter so I order take out. Staff is pleasant.

Thank Itsa B
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 January 2016

When you pull up to Jerry's your first thought is oh no, but when you leave you will think oh ya. This diner is right from the 1930's. Only counter space here. You get to visit with everyone around you.They cook the food right in front of you so if you don't want something on it , just let them... More 

Thank saucydeb

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Good for
Open Hours
05:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 19:00
05:00 - 19:00
05:00 - 19:00
05:00 - 19:00
05:00 - 19:00
05:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 S Main St, Burlington, IA 52601-5543
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: +1 319-752-3750

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