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Family Diner

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American, Diner
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1604 Hill Ave, Spirit Lake, IA 51360-1640
+1 712-336-5422
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 14:00
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Eastherville, Iowa 51334
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

This little Diner on the east side of Main street in Spirit Lake is not a real fancy place that you would think. Its what it says it I a "FAMILY DINER".. Come in as you are and eat your fill. You come in and set down and look at the pies and rolls and wonder-- the pies stand at... More 

Thank Virgil H
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3 reviews
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Very good food and lots of it. Home style fixens.If you go away hungry it's your own fault. The cinnamon rolls are huge and deciduous.

Thank Patti E
New York City, New York
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110 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

The food and service were great. We went 2 days in a row and had everything from lunch to breakfast and weren't disappointed with the meals. You will not go away hungry. You must get the homemade bread.

Thank Steelerfaned
Tucson, Arizona
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 October 2016

The food is always good and more than you can eat. They are always busy so leave a little extra time. Best food in town.

Thank cwmcnab
newton, iowa
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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

People were waiting outside to get in!, not the best seating procedure. As people can come in both front and back. The servings were huge!! Delicious!! Cinnamon rolls are to die for!! Hash browns were perfect!!

Thank hurleyhermie
Okoboji, Iowa
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Always great. They remember my order. The only way you won't be waiting in the summer (especially on a Saturday) is to be there early. If I go on a Saturday, I'm there by 6:15.

Thank April B
1 review
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

The portions were huge priced more than reasonably and food was amazing. We were all pleased and had leftovers for supper. Thank you so much.

Thank slimwar16
Littleton, Colorado
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Everything is delicious! The cinnamon rolls are the best! Hugh. Every serving is more than you can eat!! This is our second time to eat here! We will be back. It's worth the wait!!!

Thank Mary L
Vancouver, Washington
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Huge portions. Wonderful diner food served quickly. Long lines. Didn't give them five stars because of the seating situation. You seat yourself, first come, first served.... But from two different doors. People race each other for a table, with one group obviously losing each time. Very awkward. Never seen anything like it. If they can fix that, definite five star... More 

Thank 747sjohnson
Mesa, Arizona
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69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

I have eaten here twice and the breakfasts are superb! Large portions cooked just right. From 6am to 2pm you are likely to wait awhile as this is the most popular breakfast place in the entire Okoboji area. The huge cinnamon rolls are an absolute must. The biscuits and gravy is exceptional and the standard 2 eggs, hash browns, etc.... More 

Thank MARK W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1604 Hill Ave, Spirit Lake, IA 51360-1640
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Spirit Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 712-336-5422

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