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Village Inn

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1024 E 1st St, Ankeny, IA 50021-2027
+1 515-963-0630
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Urbandale, Iowa
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to this Village inn after a bad experience prior to this. I was seated within seconds, the server was at my table right after, her service was great and my breakfast was wonderful. Full carafe of coffee brought to my table as well

Thank Mlg2
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We stopped for a late breakfast on a Sunday around 11:30. We waited for about 15 minutes to be seated while there were plenty of empty tables which stayed empty the whole almost 2 hrs we were in there. People waited the whole time we were there while those tables stayed empty. We didn't get it. The food was ok.... More 

Thank Ocheri H
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This place is hit or miss when it comes to service and food but always five stars on pie. In the last couple years they have remodeled. I feel partly because a similar chain moved to town. If you come when service isn't great they will usually make it up to you. The prices are decent and if anything isn't... More 

Thank Amy C
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138 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Went here for breakfast like the "V I B" I think that's what it's called where you can pick what you want. I love their breakfast potatoes sooooo good. Their French toast was pretty tasty. I did ask for my bacon to be extra crispy it didn't come out that way but didn't want to wait to have my bacon... More 

Thank gizmo625
West Des Moines, Iowa
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309 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Sure it is not the cleanest place in the area, but the food is always good and the service is average. I just have always loved their breakfast and haven't had a bad one yet, so will probably stop again someday.

Thank David W
Liberty, Missouri
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Bussboy went from table to table with used-dish tub and the same rag on several tables. No spray disinfectant. Our table was not clean. I used wet napkin to clean; only moved the grease around.

Thank john c
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57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

The restaurant was slow and so was the service. The food was good, as it usually is for a chain restaurant. Not great food, but large portions that are consistent with what I have received at other Village Inns. The wait staff where just there. Nothing real good and nothing real bad. But they could have at least smiled a... More 

Thank Michael G
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82 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

My first visit to this restaurant. I went as they have a sign in the window for free kids meals on Monday and Tuesday. I had my grandson and my niece has her son so we have it a shot. Walked in and noticed the great pies on display. We have picked up pies in the past and they were... More 

Thank Terry A
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

The village Inn has a large and diverse menu,lare dining area,good for large groups or single diners.You always receive more than enough to eat no matter how big of an appetite.

Thank jerrynjolly
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Had early appointment so stopped. We had good service and good food. It was very clean! Would go again.

Thank Penny W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1024 E 1st St, Ankeny, IA 50021-2027
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ankeny
  • Phone Number: +1 515-963-0630

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