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Tyler & Downing's Eatery

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American, Bar
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122 E Main St, Anamosa, IA 52205-1958
11:00 - 02:00
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West Branch, Iowa, United States
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188 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a lovely building this is...exposed brick walls, original tin ceiling. There are pictures of it as a grocery way back when. We just happened upon Tyler & Downing as we passed through Anamosa...so glad we did. We ordered the special, hot beef sandwich with real mashed potatoes and delicious gravy on homemade bread. The beef was prime rib, the... More 

Thank Glenda1947
Stone City, Iowa, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is definitely a place you want to hit up when you are in this quaint little town..Delicious food and drink.Chicago bistro atmosphere and wonderful staff. what more could a person ask for...

Thank Kathy B
Iowa City, Iowa
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Tried this place after visiting motorcycle museum. Was a great find. Cool vintage interior. Lunch special was prime rib sandwich. $10 included fries! Great tasting sandwich--prime rib plus caramelized onions and banana peppers on buttery bun.

Thank dgeyer
Ely, Iowa
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

We have family living in rural Anamosa and have driven through thousands of times. Our son suggested we go here for lunch and assumed it was a normal bar type place with a lot of the typical fried food iterms. When we walked in I was pleasantly surprised with the unique decor. Very clean and very pleasant people working there.... More 

Thank Karen T
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Great little place! Food was really good and fair priced...service was fast and waitress was friendly. After we finished, the owner came out to visit. It was fun to learn about his great grandfather owning the building and business there...the building itself is so cool! Will definitely stop again if we are traveling through!

Thank Julie D
Salt Lake City, Utah
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Food was very good. Bar offered many different alcoholic beverages, including, wine. Staff was very friendly. Would definitely go back!!

Thank Tonya M
Lowell, Arkansas
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62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

This is in an old store and butcher shop redone to be a nice restaurant. The chef came out to talk and you can tell he is very proud of his cooking. We have to agree. My wife had the chicken parma and I had the prime rib. Both excellent choices. The only thing I did not like was being... More 

Thank Echo10mp
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Just happened across Tyler and Downing's at lunch time and couldn't have been more impressed. The simple store front hides the historic insides. Great sandwiches and service. We will be back!

Thank Mike M
Fort Dodge, Iowa
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We were recommended this establishment by the front desk person at our hotel. We are not disappointed! We both had the prime rib special and it was delicious! Our waitress Ashely was awesome! Very sweet and took great care of us while we were there. Our three year old daughter loved it too. We definitely want to visit again when... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016

We were told about this Eatery by our motel host when we toured the National Motorcycle Museum in April, 2016. We loved this place! The bartender/server guy was really friendly and knowledgeable about all the food options. My steak was fantastic. This place is really historic in that it used to be a grocery store/butcher shop so there are blown... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 122 E Main St, Anamosa, IA 52205-1958
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Anamosa
  • Phone Number: 3194625533

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