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Morgs diner

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American, Diner
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520 Mulberry St, Waterloo, IA 50703-3527
+1 319-234-2416
06:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Fri 06:00 - 14:00
Sat - Sun 06:00 - 13:00
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Seattle, Washington
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88 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We'd heard about Morgs Diner and thought we'd stop in for breakfast while visiting the area. The place was packed but everyone seemed to be happy and willing to wait. The food was great! Pancakes the size of a manhole cover! Hash browns were out of this world! All for a very reasonable price. Expect to wait for a table... More 

Thank Lori M
Liberty, Missouri
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221 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

This local diner is clean, neat and friendly. It's a less expensive choice than other downtown eateries for breakfast, and the food is really good. If you like pancakes, try ONE walnut pancake (or you can have pecans). This is over-the-edge-of-the-plate sized. Actually two people could share one of these cakes. Everything is cooked to order right there on a... More 

Thank Baldy47
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Best coffee and breakfast. If you leave hungry something is wrong. Biggest pancakes ever but I really love the omelets. Only thing is it's small and prepare for a wait if you go on the weekend. But it's worth the wait.

Thank Michele B
Waterloo, Iowa
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

On a Saturday morning I went to Morg's with a couple friends after working out at the Sports Plex. We had to wait for several minutes to be sitted as every table in the restaurant was full. The servings are huge! The three of us ordered an omelet, hash browns, and one pancake to share. We took home leftovers!

Thank Deb B
Waterloo, Iowa
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

The term "greasy spoon" may not be appropriate or complimentary to describe Morg's. I mean it as a term of endearment, because I personally think of great breakfast when I use that term. You won't find a better breakfast in a more eclectic atmosphere than here. Many different types of people all mixed together with a common mission--attacking the HUGE... More 

Thank vikebadgers
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Absolutely the best place in the Cedar Valley for breakfast! I had lunch there one time as well and it was excellent. I could go on and on with accolades of all their various menu items, but suffice it to say, you can not go wrong here. I try to make it here at least once a month for breakfast.

Thank CouplesDateNights
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61 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

My son introduced us to Morgs recently. As others have noted, it is a throwback diner in the best possible way. We were there on a Sunday at midday and waited for a few minutes to be seated - chose the counter to avoid a longer wait. We ordered breakfast. Took a little while to get the food but as... More 

Thank midwestmel
Cedar Falls, Iowa
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171 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Morgs is your classic diner. It's a small restaurant with good food. Ordered the Chicken Fried Steak which came with 2 eggs, hashbrowns and toast. It was huge. My son ordered a single pancake which had to have been at least 12" in diameter. The food was very good, we had friendly service and prices are reasonable. Things to note:... More 

Thank redbird71
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Morg's is straight out of the 50's, including the decor with characters included. Meals portions are geared for those who like to eat & Delicious. If you order pancakes, better share- they are the largest ever. Downside - they only take CASH - So make sure you stop at the bank first.

Thank WorkingTravler
Carolina, Puerto Rico
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597 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Just a short time for lunch today in Waterloo and this place hit the spot..... great service and great food...it was recommended by the teachers I was working with... a great indigenous place with great service and good food!!!!!! very, very ecletic but I would eat there again!!!!..... lots of food, I couldn't eat it all!!!

Thank gary c

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 13:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 13:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 520 Mulberry St, Waterloo, IA 50703-3527
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Waterloo
  • Phone Number: +1 319-234-2416

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?