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J Bruner's

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1100 E Washington St, Clarinda, IA 51632
+1 712-542-3364
16:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 14:00
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere, the food is always delicious! Steak,seafood, porkchops, its all good! Onion rings are a must!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Had a chance to meet some business associates there after work and they did not disappoint. If we only stopped at the onion rings that could have been a meal but be sure to check out all the delicious entrees. Nancy was our waitress and man....talk about professionalism and concern for the customer. Great job.

Thank Mace H
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

My fiance was born and raised in Clarinda, and I grew up in Chicago. When I visited his hometown for the first time, I wasn't sure what to expect. I can say for sure I wasn't expecting a restaurant as great as J. Bruner's! I visited their old location once, but now that they are in their new location, I... More 

Thank Carybear21
Maryville, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Might be a little out of the way, but worth the drive. J Bruners is 40 minute drive for us, but we make the drive about every two weeks. Love the onion rings for an appetizer, enjoy the fried portobello as well. Steak is always tender and cooked to perfection. I would highly recommend the Prime Rib, grilled, it's awesome.... More 

Thank GolfingBearcat
Boise, Idaho
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21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

We were referred here by our hotel staff, and also a local County Commissioner who stopped us on the street for a friendly chat. It was great! The KC Strip was very tender, but ask for less seasoning if you don't like a lot of salt. If you are just 1 or 2 people, order 1/4 order of their signature... More 

Thank IrishEwes
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

Everything on the menu is excellent, but you have to try the onion rings and the steak tips on the appetizer menu. These are meals in themselves.

Thank Mike J
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31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

People have been telling me for years how great J Bruner's is and they did not exaggerate. Yes, the onion rings are the best ever, just as reported. The French onion soup was also very good as were the steaks. We enjoyed the ambiance, very romantic. I look forward to going back again.

Thank Dorothy B
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

Expensive place but they have the best onion rings in the country! Smallish menu. But the onion rings make a visit worth it

Thank LiveLoveTravel21
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

Have been there several times in the past two years with both small groups and just two couples. The food is always very good to excellent. The last couple of times however I have been somewhat disappointed with the service. To be fair, we were there with a group of 12 a couple of weeks before Christmas and on a... More 

Thank carmack_kid
Clarinda, Iowa
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

They know how to do it right. Appetizer.....salad....meal. Just right spacing to enjoy each course. Always good onion rings. Yum yum. Excellent steaks prepared to perfection and green beans so good!!!!!

Thank SandyFsept302015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1100 E Washington St, Clarinda, IA 51632
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Clarinda
  • Phone Number: +1 712-542-3364

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