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Whistlin Donkey

111 N Main St, Woodward, IA 50276-2022
+1 515-438-2669
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  • Excellent8%
  • Very good50%
  • Average13%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible13%
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“cold beer” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
111 N Main St, Woodward, IA 50276-2022
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Reviewed October 17, 2018

I have been to the Whistlin Donkey, multiple times before, all while visiting and enjoying the High Trestle Bridge. This bar and restaurant are very nicely located just off the High Trestle Trail and about 2.5 miles from the Bridge. The food here is quite...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank JeffKansas
Reviewed September 23, 2018

We had a reservation for meeting a group of friends there. The service and food were very good. It gets noisy sometimes when the locals are watching sports on TV, plus it is noisier in the evening than at lunchtime.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank smalone1942
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

The drinks were served watered and weak. More ice in the glass then anything else. Haven't ate there but, everything appears to be deep fried.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Daltonditto
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

This place was great for dinner, outside seating was comfortable. I had a mushroom Swiss burger and a side salad, the food and service were very good.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank caroldf1
Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

Took the wive for a lunch outing to The Whistling Donkey. Burger and onion rings we're great, fresh made. The rings we're lightly battered tasty. Had a root beer from PeaceTree the brewery in Centerville. Service was great and you need to remember that this...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Robert B
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

Visited on an evening when it was comfortable to sit outside. Very enjoyable outdoor eating area with friendly service. Everything we tried was served promptly and at the correct temperature. Well worth stopping here!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 906donaldj
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

The food was okay, typical bar food. The nats were terrible outside so we ate inside. We had a friendly waitress. Prices were reasonable. Not a bad a bad experience, but nothing special.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank joni t
Reviewed May 14, 2018

We went to the Whistlin' Donkey, thinking we would be having the prime rib they advertised on their web site....nope (this is the 2nd time in a month this has happened, the other time was with What's Smokin' in Luther) so what they did have...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Azona50036
Reviewed April 15, 2018

It's local, we love to support local businesses. The food and service is okay (it's burgers etc.) we were however a bit surprised that when our bill came, we were charged a fee for using our debit/credit card. Yep, check your bill people, for most...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank PMGknowa
Reviewed March 31, 2018

We visited 3/31/2018. The first night of their 1st Full Moon Ride. Just to be clear, this restaurant caters to the bicyclers that come through the town as it is in a great spot. The band Rescue Dogs played. Excellent! The band plays once a...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Chris F
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 N Main St, Woodward, IA 50276-2022
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Woodward
  • Phone Number: +1 515-438-2669
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