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Northside Cafe

61 E Jefferson St, Winterset, IA 50273-1540
+1 515-462-1523
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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11:00 - 20:00All hours
American, Cafe
$$ - $$$
61 E Jefferson St, Winterset, IA 50273-1540
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Authentic small town America, so it has its charm. I wish I had maybe ordered a soda or malted, but I was hungry for lunch and ordered the mac n cheese. Wouldn't order that again. The other dishes I saw served around me looked like...More

Thank DKSeaWA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice, clean spot! Owner met us at the door and shows us to the table. Service was great. Food was excellent and served to order. Great lunch spot!! The "Dude" was huge! Split it!!

Thank michael m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our group of 40 senior citizens made arrangements for lunch through the Madison County Visitors Center. They did not disappoint! The service was quick and friendly the food was way to much, but no-one complained! It was wonderful! The owner came out and gave a...More

Thank royaltycoach
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

We were touring the Bridges of Madison County and stopped at this darling renovated cafe on the city square in Winterset, Ia. My husband said his breaded porktenderloin sandwich was the best he ever had and we loved the strawberry/rhubarb crisp. Fresh squeezed lemonade topped...More

Thank Tricia M
Reviewed 13 June 2017

This was the restaurant that was in the Movie, Bridges of Madison County. The decor was very old town cafe, no frills but great ambiance. They serve real home cooking, we had the 1/2 portion of the hot roast beef sandwich and it was great....More

Thank douglindak
michelejahncke, Owner at Northside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2017

We are so glad that you enjoyed the Historic Northside Cafe! It is our privilege to do our best and serve our best. The staff will be thrilled to hear. Hope you can come again.

Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

After a recommendation from a local, we decided to go for lunch. It was worth the stop! Delicious food and great prices!

Thank Mattnbrea
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

After 20 years this Café has certainly remodeled itself although it kept the original just as that such. It was established in 1876 right on Town Square. The food was delicious even though we all just had dessert. Our waitress Haley was wonderful and very...More

Thank 40plusandtraveling
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Couldn't leave Winterset without dining here. (This cafe was shown in the film -The bridges of Madison County) We dined here on Saturday around 4.00pm. On entry we received a very warm welcome. I mentioned that we had seen the film, and the hostess made...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Nice place with interesting things on the walls. Service a bit slow. Sunday lunch was OK. The prices were reasonable.

Thank sergio324
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

I stopped in for a late lunch (3 pm). I was one of the few people there and was seated immediately and ordered and received my food quickly. I ordered one of their specialties- the open face roast beef. I was starving but I think...More

Thank DanaAU
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 14:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
08:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61 E Jefferson St, Winterset, IA 50273-1540
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Winterset
  • Phone Number: +1 515-462-1523
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