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Jerry’s Main Lunch

501 S Main St, Near the Main Train Department, Located Downtown, Off Street Parking, Burlington, IA 52601
+1 319-752-3750
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“hash browns” (3 reviews)
“burgers” (3 reviews)
“greasy spoon” (3 reviews)
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5:00 AM - 7:00 PMAll hours
American, Diner
501 S Main St, Near the Main Train Department, Located Downtown, Off Street Parking, Burlington, IA 52601
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Turn back the hands of time with a trip to Jerry's Main Lunch. Home made and grilled right before your eyes! A great experience that tastes like you remembered way back when. All though its small and intimate it serves up a great meal complete...More

Thank MrWedge10
Reviewed 2 October 2017

I always get my food to go as there is very limited seating. Daily specials but you can't beat their breakfast menu.

Thank Jill F
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Filling meals of comfort foods. Bar stools only. Great place if you are tired of fast food. Their food is quick and not expensive.

Thank Bev F
Reviewed 8 August 2017

This original diner is complete with boomerang counter seating and a retro vibe. You can watch the Mississippi River and the expert cooks prepare your meal on the huge flat top grill-just the way you like it. If you like your real hash browns or...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 20 April 2017

This is a great place to eat basic home style food, carry out or dine in. This has been in operation I believe since the fifties. Seating is on bar stools at the counter only, so it can be kind of "cozy" Food and service...More

Thank lthompson94ram
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Great food, family atmosphere,small place, but worth waiting for a seat. Burgers on the grill, soups, breakfast etc...Also has carry out!

Thank Tina H
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Suck amazing food from such a tiny diner. There is only a dozen seats in the place, but man is it worth the wait. The portions are actually pretty huge in my opinion and the food is stellar. The breakfast is out of this world...More

Thank Jessica F
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

No better breakfast anywhere and you can't beat the price. Try the pancakes for sure and the eggs and bacon are delicious. An old diner look and feel. No need to dress up either!

Thank jmpaule
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Known for their mess scrambled eggs with hash browns and cheese. Good breakfast stop limited seating good price a lot of people vista daily.

Thank Marek P
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Jerry's Main is one of the last places on earth to get great food prepared without fuss, right in front of you. Nothing wasted on presentation or decorative nonsense, just great food, at good prices. The conversation ain't bad either. Definitely the best breakfast around...More

Thank kcps1150
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Restaurant Details

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American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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Open Hours
5:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 AM - 7:00 PM
5:00 AM - 7:00 PM
5:00 AM - 7:00 PM
5:00 AM - 7:00 PM
5:00 AM - 7:00 PM
5:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 S Main St, Near the Main Train Department, Located Downtown, Off Street Parking, Burlington, IA 52601
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: +1 319-752-3750
Jerry's Main Lunch, in Burlington, IA, is a leading restaurant serving Burlington and surrounding areas since 1946. We offer dine-in and carry out service, breakfast, and homemade food. T-Shirts on sale now! For all your restaurant needs, visit Jerry's Main Lunch, in Burlington.
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