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River Rock Cafe

1529 253rd St, Mount Pleasant, IA 52641-8263
+1 319-986-6865
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good39%
  • Average15%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
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“tenderloin” (25 reviews)
“burger” (10 reviews)
“fries” (6 reviews)
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Reviews (69)
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stopped here on our way to Indianapolis. The atmosphere is awesome, quaint and takes you back to simpler times. This place is along the river and very nice to sit and look at river. Now for the downside. Server was inattentive, in her defense...More

Thank Barbara T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were on our way home from Missouri, and decided to find this cafe. We had read great reviews about the food here on Trip Advisor. We found a table on the outside patio and relaxed. Food was ok.

Thank maryjnsteve
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very small restaurant and cozy such Hometown Flair going on here like back in the days. Everyone here is so kind and polite and the food is very very good. it's up against a beautiful River and nestled into a country setting.

Thank DLLH
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place. It is one of the most unique spots in our small community. It is tiny but has so many options to pick from. Their breaded tenderloins are amazing!

Thank Verynicedealfinder
Reviewed 17 May 2017

I saw this little place on face book and my wife and I decided to take a road trip. It was pretty easy to find ,4 miles south of Mt Pleasant. We were seated right away we decided to sit outside as the weather was...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 8 May 2017

My husband and I stopped for an early dinner this past weekend and really enjoyed this unique cafe. The staff was friendly. The place is not fancy; but, the food is very good. We shared a tenderloin and a combo appetizer and really enjoyed it.

Thank kmbrown021393
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

This was our first time at the River Rock Cafe. I had heard the good was good and we only live 20 min away, but had never been before. We arrived to find it VERY small, maybe 9 tables inside and some extras outside. It...More

Thank praise_5
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Read the reviews and decided to try this interesting restaurant. It is rustic, quaint and charming. Sitting near an iron bridge that one can explore it has a very unique menu to match its location. We enjoyed our meal.. our waitress/cook was delightful. It is...More

Thank cbpeanuts
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Very rustic, not sure of the attraction by other reviewers. Stopped by after a very long drive and not impressed much by the place. Didn't seem too clean, but others claim food was excellent. Not sure it was worth the drive.

Thank tjrempe
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Quaint, great tenderloin, nice staff. Would be a fun place to go in the summer. Outdoor seating with a nice view of the river.

Thank Laurie R
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John E
Do they serve beer? Is it a paved road to the restaurant?
18 February 2017|
Response from Alicia W | Reviewed this property |
They do not serve alcohol and it's gravel, but a short drive from the main road, not bad.
Do they have a bar for liquor?
15 October 2016|
Response from Owen49 | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1529 253rd St, Mount Pleasant, IA 52641-8263
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Mount Pleasant
  • Phone Number: +1 319-986-6865
  • E-mail
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