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Whistle Stop Cafe

1102 Story St, Boone, IA 50036-2222
+1 515-432-9422
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  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible10%
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1102 Story St, Boone, IA 50036-2222
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is THE BEST pumpkin pancake I've ever had! They are only open 5am til 2 pm, but you have to try these! See pics. Small, community place, overflowing with personality. Very friendly staff. Family friendly. Clean. Ok prices. Marcydiner tantrum scale of 5/5-no screaming...More

Thank init4keeps
Reviewed 12 June 2017

This seems like a place that locals have breakfast at. Many people at stools and counter were obviously repeat customers. We asked what their best choices are and the waitress told us breakfasts. I'm guessing that is true as we saw several of them. We...More

Thank RonJmn
Reviewed 23 March 2017

We had breakfast here a couple times. Staff was very nice and friendly. Very busy when we were there but still had great service and food.

Thank Jeanine P
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Had lunch and was pleasantly surprised at the quality and menu options. Great home town deco as well.

Thank Cindy L
Reviewed 7 October 2016

A good hand pattied hamburger w, toasted bun for $3.79. Breakfast seems to be very popular.Opens at 5:00 am. Nearby the Boone Scenic Railroad, so good to get a quick bite before getting on the train.

Thank CordeliaMinnesota
Reviewed 28 July 2016

We had a coupon so stopped on our way through Boone. Very quaint, old style with mostly bar stools, and a few tables. Breakfast was fine and I am sure a meeting place for locals. Nothing to make me stop again.

Thank Marlys V
Reviewed 6 July 2016

I found it hard to believe that eggs could be cooked badly but they were. I don't know if it was a bad day or our luck, but we never went back.

Thank carolkeithley
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Whatever that phrase means to you, there is a time when this place will match it. Old style diner with round stools at the counter. Go for the nostalgia, or go for comfort food. Just temper your expectations.

Thank Jim R
Reviewed 19 October 2015

Place might have been a Maid-Rite back in the day judging from the size and counter. Had to try the loose-meat sandwich since the Maid-Rite in Ogden no longer extant. Jeesh that wasn't any good. Bleh. Very disappointing.

Thank Cubecritter
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

Good hometown diner. Great breakfast and very friendly hometown type service. Only draw back is small and not enough seating, but if it was bigger it would probably lose that every body knows everybody feel.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Diner, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Open Hours
5:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1102 Story St, Boone, IA 50036-2222
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Boone
  • Phone Number: +1 515-432-9422
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