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Rubaiyat Restaurant

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117 West Water Street, Decorah, IA 52101
+1 563-382-9463
17:00 - 20:30
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Sun 09:00 - 13:00
Wed - Thu 17:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Seriously the best restaurant in all of NE Iowa. Everything is top notch, the food 10/10, service 15/10, decor and vibe 10/10!! By far my favorite restaurant, Kim and Andy know how to run a business.

Thank Seth V
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Delicious! Appetizers, soup, salad & entrees were fantastic. I definitely recommend the cheese plate & mussels for apps. We'll be back.

Thank rsl1966
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A place on the main strip downtown that we enjoyed our evening meal. An un believable wine list and over thirty beers on tap and many others in bottle. Was able to get in on a Saturday night but may want to make reservations. Food was very good.

Fitchburg, Wisconsin
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner here. The bread served with the meal was delicious, as was the salmon and house salad. The owner visited our table, and we took her advice, leaving with a piece of carrot cake to enjoy later. We'll be back!

Thank ckfoss
Des Moines, Iowa
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Great spot for dinner, great service, good options, extensive wine list. We ordered the calamari and it is not fried.. our mistake not reading the menu but that was so strange.. everything else was wonderful!

Thank rocknreconstruct
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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104 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

On yet another business trip to Decorah, our group decided to visit the Rubaiyat at the suggestion of one of the group. That turned out to be a great decision. Not being a drinker, I didn't partake in the first rounds of what looked to be a fantastic selection of craft beers, but the group was floored by the choices.... More 

1 Thank Jim and Delmy G
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Rubaiyat was recommended to us for brunch. Definitely a great choice. Great chicken and waffles, but the salmon Benedict was phenomenal! Very tasty pecan roll too! Nice, clean, upscale place without an upscale price tag. Would definitely come back for a nice dinner. Great local beer selection too!

Thank JamaalAllan
Waterloo, Iowa
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3 reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Andy and Kim have a Gem of an establishment in Decorah. Awesome menu choices! Outstanding selection of microbrew beers and wine! Great people, great food, great Restaurant!

Thank Scott S
Decorah, Iowa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Opening with a warm welcome, followed by exc. service, the food and drink choices are many, and all are delicious.

Thank Harley R
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3 reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Awesome food - beautiful atmosphere. We have had great meals - brunches, dinners, drinks and appetizers. They really cover it all - family, couples or friends getting together.

Thank Fred And Suzann... B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 20
American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 13:00
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 117 West Water Street, Decorah, IA 52101
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Decorah
  • Phone Number: +1 563-382-9463
At Rubaiyat, we feature a seasonal American menu, emphasizing straight - forward, approachable cuisine that both looks and tastes clean and composed. This means simply but skillfully prepared ingredient - driven dishes that reveal our commitment to using the highest quality products, in season, and local when available. The inspiration behind Rubaiyat's menu reflect Chef Andy's classic and diverse culinary influences. Yet he's consistently led back to creating food that is distinctly contemporary, and as our name would have it, dishes that are "food for thought". As a result, Rubaiyat's refined seasonal American dishes combine four of the qualities that we value most: integrity, style, restraint, and playfulness. That is found in our personal mission to shape the dining experience around culinary delights from beginning to end. We insist on honoring the smallest details underlying the very rhythm of the restaurant, including our service. Come find out for yourself just why our staff is second to none. Cheers!! Andy & Kim Bonnet, Proprietors

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