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809 So.Grand Ave., Charles City, IA 50616
+1 641-228-7162
06:30 - 15:00
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Sun 08:00 - 14:00
Mon - Thu 06:30 - 15:00
Fri 06:30 - 21:00
Sat 06:30 - 14:00
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95 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thanks to the guys down at the local gas station that recommended Dave's. Stopped in for a late lunch. Tried the coconut shrimp, hot beef and gravy, both were good. Waitress was friendly and attentive. Enjoyed the meal and staff enough to come back the next morning for breakfast. Breakfast croissant, pancakes, and sausage gravy all very good. Tried the... More 

Thank John316Wisconsin
1 review
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Poor quality buffet,and slow service. I opted for the buffet because I was in a hurry, but most things were dry and overcooked.

Thank Kyl A
Level Contributor
79 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Limited daily buffet based on daily special, but very good. They also have a full menu of very good items.

Thank CharlesCity_IASuzyQ
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Great family restaurant. Great food at reasonable prices. Buffet is good-especially on Monday and Friday's! One of the few family friendly sit down restaurants left in Charles City.

Thank Liz H
crossville, United States
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

I saw many good reviews and was so disappointed when we ate lunch there. We got the lunch buffet and honestly it was not fit to eat! Ham balls really! Sloppy joes were not seasoned! Green beans under cooked! Not impressed!!!

Thank Karen R
Davenport, Iowa
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167 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We looked at the buffet for Saturday and didn't see much there we would want. On the other hand, we ordered from the menu and we had very good food. I had the rib-eye and it was seasoned and cooked to perfection. I was somewhat disappointed with the size of the baked potato, but my wife didn't want all of... More 

Thank Jay H
Charles City, Iowa
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Waitress Lynn very speedy, attentive and accurate. Food was good and fresh. Homestyle cooking. Good deal for lunch buffet.

Thank Georgena V
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642 reviews
391 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Dave's is a true piece of the American heartland. The omelettes there are inexpensive, tasty and quite satisfying. This is a must try in Charles City.

Thank AngusDad
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Daves restraunt in Charles city great food wonderful buffet. This is where we go every time we are in this town. My husbands aunts live here so all the family always gets together at Daves.

1 Thank Dawn K
Charles City, Iowa
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Love this resturant on a sunday morning great buffet and variety of food and very cheap for what u get they also have a waffle maker that is out of this world too bad charles city couldn't have more great places like this to choose from...

Thank lantz72

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Buffet, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 809 So.Grand Ave., Charles City, IA 50616
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Charles City
  • Phone Number: +1 641-228-7162

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