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River Rock Cafe

1529 253rd St, Mount Pleasant, IA 52641-8263
+1 319-986-6865
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good36%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“tenderloin” (34 reviews)
“fries” (9 reviews)
“zombie burger” (4 reviews)
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1529 253rd St, Mount Pleasant, IA 52641-8263
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They have a wide variety of tenderloins and burgers. The tenderloins are big enough for 2. You definitely won’t go away hungry and the food is good. It’s a win win for sure

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 1 May 2018

Didnt like the the fact that you had to order everything ala carte. Nothing came with the meal, just the sandwich. It would be nice if they included at least french fries. I can see adding an extra cost if you wanted onion rings instead...More

Thank GmaCrazy67
Reviewed 10 April 2018

The Pork Tenderloin sandwich, which all four of us had, was the best I have had, even compared to those in Indiana. We ordered a basket of onion rings and fries and still took home some portions. Great food at a reasonable price and service...More

Thank Tterrific2014
Reviewed 13 January 2018

We had an evening meal that was plenty good....husband got the big T-loin...I got just an order of Orings......they were good....I would recommend they use sweet yellow onions or sweet Spanish, for even more flavor. My heart went out to the poor beautiful felines that...More

Thank Renita H
Reviewed 6 December 2017

We were in Mount Pleasant a day and a half and ate River Rock twice! The food was out of this world. We each tried a different form of the tenderloin. The breading is lite, not greasy, cut with a fork, and taste delicious. The...More

Thank vargasgirl29
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

Cute little place on the banks of the Skunk River. The have one of the best tenderloins in Iowa. Huge portions with low prices. Menu has many different tenderloins and burgers with home fries. No alcohol is sold here but I been told you may...More

Thank Stacy S
Reviewed 31 October 2017

It is not a 5 stair restaurant by far! It is a small diner of sorts on the bank of the Skunk River, It is very quaint and rustic! It is owned by the person that it named after Butch!! but you will not find...More

Thank Jeff W
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Interesting, out-of-the-way, location near a river. Dining options inside and out with quirky decor. The main drawback is the sloooooooow service. According to our friendly waitress, the kitchen is tiny with only one cook. And, the place was quite busy during our visit so we...More

Thank Diane B
Reviewed 3 October 2017

If you are looking for a local favorite and the idea of eating a huge meal in a peaceful outdoor setting overlooking the Skunk River appeals to you - then visit Butch’s River Rock café. It’s a great place to go after Church on Sunday...More

Thank Cst161
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Second visit. I now live in Arizona and try to make it to have tenderloin. This visit the fries were cold and old, or is it old and cold. Not terribly edible for sure. The tenderloin as usual was great!

Thank Beevo1
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John E
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.
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, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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
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