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David's Milwaukee Diner

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1112 Willis Ave, Perry, IA 50220
+1 515-465-3511
07:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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17:00 - 21:00
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Council Bluffs, IA
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73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We were staying at the Hotel Pattee for our anniversary and decided to have dinner right at the hotel. So glad we did! Wonderful service, unique setting and great food! Highly recommended!

Thank LoveBNMommy
Perry, Iowa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

I am a regular here...have come to expect high quality food and service. No disappointments here. Highly recommend.

Thank wclark0627
Indianola, Iowa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

We stayed at the hotel and had dinner here. Staff was very nice. The owner came around to greet customers and ask how things were going. Drinks we ordered from the bar were perfect.

Thank Cath186572
Omaha, Nebraska
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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Whether you're staying at the Hotel Pattee or just visiting (and you should be staying!!), David's Milwaukee Diner is fabulous! Service is friendly, menu is creative, and food is well prepared. During a gal's group getaway in August we dined here for both dinner and breakfast, and each was delicious. Everyone in our group of 7 was happy with their... More 

Thank Cory P
Perry, Iowa
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Their food is pre-prepared, not fresh. The first experience was with friends from out of town. We all ordered steaks but they substituted different cuts and substituted different vegetables than what was on the menu.They simply ran out of rib eye steaks and gave us flat iron cuts of meat. The second bad experience was with my brother visiting. We... More 

Thank p0kermark
JayHartz, Owner at David's Milwaukee Diner, responded to this review

I am sorry. Thanks for the feedback and thanks for giving us the chance to be of service. More 

Dallas, TX
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Ordinary hotel food at hotel prices, with an extra markup because this is the only non-fast-food place in Perry.

Thank TurkeyTrotFinisher
JayHartz, Owner at David's Milwaukee Diner, responded to this review

As I have written on your Hotel Review, thank you again for your feedback. We are not, btw, the only "Non-Fast Food" place in Perry IA. There are several other dining options. Thank you for your feedback regarding our prices. With being in a small community, we actually keep our prices very reasonable. Sorry that you disagree. Thank you again. More 

Perry, Iowa
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Dinner at David's Milwaukee Diner is more than the food, it is an experience. The ambiance is wonderful, and the service is excellent. The steaks are succulent. Prime rib, on Friday nights...yum! If you can only make it for lunch, the 4 cheese macaroni and cheese is delicious. You will not be disappointed.

Thank peggyrae49
JayHartz, Owner at David's Milwaukee Diner, responded to this review

Thanks Peggy! How kind of you to write such a great message. We couldn't agree more: Why drive to the City! Thanks again! More 

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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Exceptional staff!! Atmosphere is great. It is in an old well cared for and meticulously restored hotel. Food is good a little more pricey than anything else in the area but you get what you pay for!! Good place highly recommend and if there are vacant rooms you can tour the themed rooms.also recommend staying here. Next to raccoon river... More 

Thank iowarefugees
JayHartz, Owner at David's Milwaukee Diner, responded to this review

Thanks so much for choosing us and thanks for taking the time to write us a review!!! We hope to see you again soon! More 

Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

The food was OK, but the railroad murals and framed memorabilia really made the visit worthwhile. Service was fair, the hamburgers were excellent! Prices were reasonable. We plan to travel to this area again in the future and will put this on our list of must-do's!

JayHartz, Owner at David's Milwaukee Diner, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing us and thanks for the review!!! More 

Washington, Missouri
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

While staying at the Hotel Pattee for my birthday, my wife and I decided to eat at the hotel's restaurant, David's Milwaukee Diner. There were treated to one of the most Delicious meals I have had. The Prime Rib was down to perfection. It melted in my mouth. The deserts were excellent as well..

Thank shuttletrain
JayHartz, Owner at David's Milwaukee Diner, responded to this review

Thank you!!! We think our Prime Rib is awesome, but to hear you tell us that means the world to us!!! Thank you again! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant 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
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1112 Willis Ave, Perry, IA 50220
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Perry
  • Phone Number: +1 515-465-3511
We are a full service restaurant and lounge. Great menu's with reasonable prices!

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