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Northside Cafe

) #1 of 15 Restaurants in Winterset ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Cafe
61 E Jefferson St, Winterset, IA 50273-1540
+1 515-462-1523
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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61 E Jefferson St, Winterset, IA 50273-1540
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My wife and I make it a point to stop here when traveling between KC and Des Moines. It never disappoints. Hot beef sandwich is the best you will find anywhere. Staff is always friendly and service if quick and efficient. Nice menu with great...More

Thank Gregory G
Bubba D, Owner at Northside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Gregory, We appreciate your family making the Northside Cafe a stop on your drive. We strive to offer midwestern comfort food with quality ingredients and service. We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I came to this restaurant without any knowledge of its association with the movie "The Bridges of Madison County." So that did not mean much. But the food, the service and the ambience were extra extraordinary. The freshly baked bread upon which...More

Thank 2Tryhard
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting Winterset to see John Wayne's birthplace and museum. We stopped in just before closing. I had half a Reuben sandwich and a salad and a milkshake. The sandwich was flavorful. The salad was good. The shake was rich and filling. My wife...More

Thank patrickbT6640BF
Bubba D, Owner at Northside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Patrick, I hope you enjoyed your tour of the John Wayne Birthplace museum, the people there are fantastic. We are very happy you had the opportunity to stop in the Northside Cafe, and glad you enjoyed your food. Tell your wife we make those pies...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food, good drinks, good variety of beer, and great services. They're always trying to up their games with different dishes on the daily special .

Thank timh8u
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Authentic small town America, so it has its charm. I wish I had maybe ordered a soda or malted, but I was hungry for lunch and ordered the mac n cheese. Wouldn't order that again. The other dishes I saw served around me looked like...More

Thank DKSeaWA
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Nice, clean spot! Owner met us at the door and shows us to the table. Service was great. Food was excellent and served to order. Great lunch spot!! The "Dude" was huge! Split it!!

Thank michael m
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Our group of 40 senior citizens made arrangements for lunch through the Madison County Visitors Center. They did not disappoint! The service was quick and friendly the food was way to much, but no-one complained! It was wonderful! The owner came out and gave a...More

Thank royaltycoach
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

We were touring the Bridges of Madison County and stopped at this darling renovated cafe on the city square in Winterset, Ia. My husband said his breaded porktenderloin sandwich was the best he ever had and we loved the strawberry/rhubarb crisp. Fresh squeezed lemonade topped...More

Thank Tricia M
Reviewed 14 June 2017

This was the restaurant that was in the Movie, Bridges of Madison County. The decor was very old town cafe, no frills but great ambiance. They serve real home cooking, we had the 1/2 portion of the hot roast beef sandwich and it was great....More

Thank douglindak
michelejahncke, Owner at Northside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2017

We are so glad that you enjoyed the Historic Northside Cafe! It is our privilege to do our best and serve our best. The staff will be thrilled to hear. Hope you can come again.

Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

After a recommendation from a local, we decided to go for lunch. It was worth the stop! Delicious food and great prices!

Thank Mattnbrea
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Nearby Attractions
John Wayne Birthplace & Museum
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.27 km away
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.76 km away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:30 - 14:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
08:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61 E Jefferson St, Winterset, IA 50273-1540
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Winterset
  • Phone Number: +1 515-462-1523
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