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The Brown Bottle

1111 Center St, Cedar Falls, IA 50613-1410
+1 319-266-2616
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“lasagna” (31 reviews)
“prime rib” (15 reviews)
“salad” (14 reviews)
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1111 Center St, Cedar Falls, IA 50613-1410
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Agree it used to be great- has become average at best. Salads are a handful of prepackaged bagged lettuce with some dressing slopped on- not what any 2 star establishment would consider an acceptable house salad. Hate saying it- but you'll get a superior side...More

Thank jCJansen-Taten
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Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Ate here on a Saturday night my family and in laws. They have the best chicken marsala along with their own special way of cooking it. We also had lasagna and fettuccini Alfredo. In addition to the meals, their salads with ranch dressing are great...More

Thank Randy W
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

We never get tired of eating at the Brown Bottle - am icon in this community for decades!!! It is higher end price wise but well worth the quality!! The signature dish the Lasagna is to die for but they have slot of good selections...More

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Reviewed 6 November 2017

Delicious Italian meals and wonderful martinis in a classy environment. Outstanding service and politeness from our server, Erin.

Thank lindsayneff33
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

The brown bottle is indeed a hidden gem in the rough. Food was excellent and service was fast and polite. Portions were of proper size and their drink menu was vast.

Thank Mike N
Reviewed 5 October 2017

The food here was amazing and rivals the other locations in Cedar Falls that offer this cuisine. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful since we were first-timers, and the atmosphere was warm and welcoming. The area was clean and neat and up-keep was obviously...More

Thank Kelly N
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Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Food and service were great. Very enjoyable experience. Atmosphere was also very pleasant. Highly recommend.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

My daughter and I very much enjoyed our dinner at The Brown Bottle this past weekend. The staff was incredibly friendly and efficient, and our server Kara was the best we could have ever dreamed of meeting! The wait for our food was barely noticeable,...More

Thank Esther W
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Awful we have been coming here from for 43 years. Food was cold my husband's was just a little warm. Had to send lasagne back it was cold and tasted old. It was my birthday no interaction with waitress at ALL will not go back

Thank linda1930
melissammb, Public Relations Manager at The Brown Bottle, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

We're very sorry to hear that our service wasn't up to our usual standard for your special night. We sincerely value our long-time customers, and hope that you'll give us another chance to earn your business back.

Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Italian,updated.... Well prepared, delightful food in a nice, quiet and understated restaurant. Excellent wait staff. This was my first visit, so I asked what they recommended. Three recommendations, all different. The first was the seafood lasagna and it was superb. Shrimp, scallops and white fish...More

Thank Julian D
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Response from linda1930 | Reviewed this property |
17 January 2015|
Response from melissammb | Property representative |
Hi there - Looks like you may have accidentally posted your question on the wrong site. The Brown Bottle is located in Cedar Falls, IA and is not associated with any resorts. But your trip sounds lovely - good luck and have... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 20
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1111 Center St, Cedar Falls, IA 50613-1410
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Cedar Falls
  • Phone Number: +1 319-266-2616
  • E-mail
A Cedar Falls tradition for more than 40 years, this family-owned restaurant offers a wonderful blend of classic Italian dishes like lasagna, chicken parmesan and manicotti, along with crowd favorites like chili pepper penne and garlic chicken pasta to tempt your taste buds. Come, relax and enjoy the delicious Italian scents and tastes of juicy tomatoes, melting mozzarella, sweet basil, crushed garlic and sauces made from scratch.
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