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Archie's Waeside

) #1 of 24 Restaurants in Le Mars ₹₹ - ₹₹₹, American, Steakhouse
224 4th Ave NE, Le Mars, IA 51031-3302
+1 712-546-7011
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
1 week ago
“Tomahawk rules!”
15 Apr 2017
“Best steak I ever ate”
All hours
American, Steakhouse
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
224 4th Ave NE, Le Mars, IA 51031-3302
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Reviews (91)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nebraska's steaks are awesome and the best of the world... until I tried this one in Iowa OMG, that tomahawk, huge and tender, ... No wonder they made 4th in America's best stake places And then you taste the great Hunnicut wine from napa valley...More

Thank Gorongoro
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Having heard about Archie's Waeside from friends, I drove from Sioux City with my wife to find out if the steaks were really that good. It was even better than I expected. I ordered a T-Bone and it came cooked just as ordered (med rare...More

Thank Scott A
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

The Ginger Salmon is fantastic. Would strongly recommend this to anyone in the area. The help friendly and accommodating.

Thank Andy M
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Stepping back in time would describe Archie's Wayside! Just get a giant steak. Our steaks were cooked to perfection. The wait is quite long on a weekend but that just goes to show you that this is well worth the wait. Everyone is waiting and...More

Thank Sandy H
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

It is a nice restaurant . The food is good . It has a look of the 1970's. People are really friendly and the meat is delicious

Thank GHarycki
Reviewed 3 January 2017

As others have referred to, this is not a restaurant you go to for the decor. Archie's is all about the food and the food is terrific. The New York Strip I had is the best steak I've had in a while. In my opinion...More

Thank Salesguy3308
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

This was the best steakhouse I've been too in Northwest Iowa. We brought over 25 people and everyone loved their meal. The service was great. It isn't a fancy place but they know how to cook great food! Try the Mexican pepper balls!

Thank jlutt87
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

This is a well established restaurant that has been single family owned for decades. They age their own steaks, still offer vegetable trays with your meal and have their own salad dressing. Reservations highly recommended on weekends.

Thank msgkots
Reviewed 22 September 2016

If you want a steak - and are in Northwest Iowa - you should go here to experience a steak. Atmosphere is not what you are going to find in a big city restaurant - but since I was here for steak, didn't care if...More

Thank hotelguychris
Reviewed 17 September 2016

I ran across Archie's on one of those "Best Of" lists. It was supposed to be one of the top ten steak houses in the country. It is within driving distance of home, so we decided to make a road trip out of date night....More

Thank Michael S
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Katelyn C
Hi! My name is Katelyn Cheek and I am writing a story for the Des Moines Register called "You Should Drive To These Towns Just For The Food." We would love to feature your restaurant and the town of Le Mars in this story. Are you able to provide us a high-resolution image of your restaurant to be used in print? Is there an email we can reach you at?
5 April 2017|
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Response from GHarycki | Reviewed this property |
Hi I wrote about the restaurant. It is not my restaurant . Sorry . If I can help you in any other way, I'll be have to do so. Gretell
Samantha J
Is this considered or are there kid friendly options?
2 February 2017|
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Response from Michael S | Reviewed this property |
They do have burgers and chicken strips, but you won't find a happy meal. It is an old fashioned steak house. It is all about the steaks.
Do you have gluten free options?
28 December 2016|
Response from Michael S | Reviewed this property |
The short answer is: STEAK! I don't remember noticing any special gluten-free menu items, but this place is all about steak! Just don't eat the bread or crackers.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:45
17:00 - 20:45
17:00 - 20:45
17:00 - 21:45
16:30 - 21:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 224 4th Ave NE, Le Mars, IA 51031-3302
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Le Mars
  • Phone Number: +1 712-546-7011
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