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David's Milwaukee Diner

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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Come aboard David's Milwaukee Diner for a dining experience that will be a memorable occasion. Our chefs have created a delicious menu with a variety of American Cuisine that will be sure to fancy your taste buds. Named for David Jackson Pattee, the man in whose honor the hotel was built, and for the Milwaukee Railroad, for more than 100 years the main employer in Perry, the Diner aims to take you back to the era when the train was king. The Arrow Room, named for a Milwaukee passenger train, is a recreation of an early 20th Century railroad dining car, complete with coffered ceiling, wood paneling, and murals showing the countryside near Perry by Bouton artist Dennis Adams. The Challenger and Hiawatha Rooms, also named for Milwaukee trains are designed in the Arts and Crafts style frequently found in depot restaurants and railroad hotel dining rooms.
PRICE RANGE
US$8-US$30
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
CUISINES
American
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

Great addition to Perry I am glad that it is reopened! Was there for a drink and appetizer in the bar! Both were good!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Ray S
Market505, Director of Sales at David's Milwaukee Diner, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

Thank you for your 4 Star TripAdvisor Review of David's Milwaukee Diner and your comments

Reviewed August 9, 2018

The dining area features wonderful carvings and paintings of trains in a bygone time. Booths and tables/chairs are luxurious and comfortable. But just wait for the food! It is scrumptious! It is in the Hotel Patee and the restaurant perfectly complements the hotel. You will...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Phyllis453
Market505, Director of Sales at David's Milwaukee Diner, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2018

So good to hear about your dining experience at our David's Milwaukee Diner located inside the Hotel Pattee. Thanks for the 5 Star TripAdvisor Review.

Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

I have ate here several time when I work nearby, everytime except for this occasion has been fine. I have heard they changed owners or management. I order Tuna they proclaim would be rare,it came out well done. I sent it back and 30 minutes...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank James S
Market505, Director of Sales at David's Milwaukee Diner, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2018

Your comments are being taken very seriously and we will be addressed. Thank you for taking the time to make your comments and please revisit us in the very near future.

Reviewed August 3, 2018

We had a good breakfast there and the setting is lovely. But the waiter made a mistake in my order. And to order only healthy options off the a la carte menu resulted in a much higher bill than we would have paid with one...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Robert K
Market505, Director of Sales at David's Milwaukee Diner, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2018

Thank you for your TripAdvisor Review. It is always a pleasure to have you join us at David's Milwaukee Diner located in the Hotel Pattee.

Reviewed July 31, 2018

My wife and I decided to go here this past Saturday evening. We left much more impressed than the last time. Our server was wonderful, but we have truly come to expect that from the place. She was friendly, attentive, and very helpful. My wife...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Robert M
Reviewed July 18, 2018

We had an omelette and biscuits & gravy. Yummy! This hotel serves Seattle's Best coffee. Very good meal.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Diane C
Market505, Director of Sales at David's Milwaukee Diner, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2018

Love that coffee aroma every morning at David's Milwaukee Diner and so glad you agree. Thank you for joining us for breakfast and writing a 5 Star TripAdvisor review.

Reviewed July 16, 2018

Good place for our lunch. The historic ambience and detail of the Pattee Hotel carries over into the dinner. Varied menu with solid heartland food. Service was warm and efficient. Seems to be one of the better places to eat in Perry, Iowa. Reasonable prices....More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank AZ1912
Reviewed July 10, 2018

We were very disappointed in our dinner we had here. The mashed potatoes had some spice in them that really upset my stomach. The roasted chicken was not good at all.More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank thebandteacher
Market505, Director of Sales at David's Milwaukee Diner, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2018

We are sorry that your dining experience was not what we work towards providing. You did not indicate if you let the staff know while you were dining that you were not satisfied with the quality of the food. The menu has been an area...More

Reviewed July 10, 2018

You really don't expect good and sophisticated food in a small town but we were pleasantly surprised. My husband had the apple salad and it was delicious with just the right amount of dressing. The deviled eggs with shishito peppers were great and unusual. My...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank sandylq
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Drove over 60 miles to eat supper here as the food and service in the past has been worth the trip. Unfortunately we were extremely disappointed this time and don't think we will be back as we passed alot of great restaurants on our way...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Robert B
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Danielle B
December 10, 2016|
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Yes! We offer a children's menu. The kids love our Christmas Decorations and the train we have located inside our main dining room. Thank you
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Sunday Breakfast - 7AM - 2 PM Lunch- 11 AM to 2 PM Dinner - 5PM - 8PM
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