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Herb 'n' Lou's

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107 N Downey St, West Branch, IA 52358-8667
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Iowa City, Iowa
1 review
Reviewed 13 April 2017

I just had the pizza. Their taco pizza is pretty good. The employees kept going outside smoking and were very busy chatting each other up. Won't be back to eat at the restaurant, however, I will try take-out.

Thank jstevie500
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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248 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Our friends stopped here for pizza and drinks before going to the Brick Arch Winery. The pizza was not in my top five, but for the price it was very good. We had some side salads and they were fresh and like I said the pizza was good. The entire bill came to less than $20. We also went to... More 

Thank kmbrown021393
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

We visited the Hoover Museum before eating here. It worked out pretty well. Everyone found something to eat. It was hot and tasty. Wouldn't go too far out of the way to eat there.

Thank Velohog
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Just 5 miles East of Iowa City in the birth city of the First US President born West of the Mississippi River, West Branch Iowa. Stands a bar with great pizza at a very reasonable price. Herb and Lous. We had 3 XLarge pizzas and pitchers of beer which was outstanding, tasty, and extremely reasonable. A great find, with a... More 

Thank Hawaiilover_9
Tucson, Arizona
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3 reviews
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We were unexpectedly in West Branch due to a screw up in hotel reservations in Coralville. We were looking for another place "Down Under" that we found on Yelp ,but had trouble locating it despite being in a very small town. Turns out it was a half a block away and actually was "down under" ground level with no signage... More 

Thank 915stanleyj
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 June 2016

By far the best Canadian bacon/sauerkraut pizza around. Has been freshened up and service is always friendly. Favorite pizza place!

Thank Amy E
West Branch, Iowa
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Small town atmosphere, reasonably priced beer and really good pizza! The popcorn is a nice addition and is tasty too.

Thank lovetotravellady21
2 reviews
Reviewed 7 June 2016

I ordered a meat lovers pizza from here and it was delicious. The restaurant was easy to find. Pizza was great.

Thank Robert M
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 June 2016

I chose Herb 'n' Lou's because there was a shady place to park on a hot evening. I was impressed by the friendliness of the employees, who were hit by a rush just before I arrived. They wanted to take good care of all their customers, most of whom were obviously regulars. When my pizza arrived, I was so hungry... More 

Thank WanderingMuse
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016

Herb 'n' Lou's, named after the town's most famous son, Herbert Hoover and his wife, Lou Henry Hoover, is the place to go for italian food, especially pizza. Herb's Heaper is piled up with everything and is a favorite of many, especially after a day touring the Hoover Presidential Library-Museum and Hoover National Historic Site - or friday night football... More 

Thank IowaReino

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Pizza, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 107 N Downey St, West Branch, IA 52358-8667
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  West Branch
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?