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Mabe's Pizza

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$$ - $$$
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110 E Water St, Decorah, IA 52101-1802
+1 563-382-4297
11:00 - 23:59
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:59
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Many people in this area love Mabe's. For me a flavorful, distinctive crust with good texture is a very important part of a pizza. Mabe's crust is what I would call a "cardboard crust". They also cut the pizzas into squares which also minimizes the characteristiics of the crust. The other ingredients are fine but not spectacular. Don't get me... More 

Caledonia, Minnesota
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love Mabes pizza. It is always excellent. The beer is good and cold. Service is good. What's not to like?

1 Thank CCM196
Ames, Iowa
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We can never go to Decorah without either eating in/delivery of Mabe's or bringing home the 1/2 baked pies!! It Never disappoints!! So Yummy!!

1 Thank Jenifermae
Moline, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Mabe's pizza made the way it is supposed to be. Great thin crispy pizza great selection of ingredients.

Thank 356jamiem
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

99 percent of the time it's great but every once in a while u get a burnt pizza that's not so good , but when you get a good one nobody can beat it!

Thank Aaron S
Sturgeon Bay, United States
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Once a year visit return to my ol college town. Service was ok, but was disappointed in the qualityof the pizza on this visit. Didn't taste as good as other visits.

Thank Dave C
Davenport, Iowa
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60 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Ordered 4 meat 6" pizza very good the crust was thin but to greasey nice decor and friendly staff. They specialize in pizza but have a very good menu. The prices are in line with other pizza joints.

Thank BobandLydia
Rochester, Minnesota
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

I'm a long time patron of Mabe's. I understand things happen and every visit may not be great. I am writing this second review after two bad experiences in a row. Both times the wait time for food was over an hour, and when pizza finally arrived, it was barely warm and unappetizing, as if it had been sitting under... More 

Thank Cate N
Steve W, Owner at Mabe's Pizza, responded to this review

Thank you for letting me know about your bad experience at Mabes. Can you please contact me so I can get some information from you. Date, time of day, if you know who the server was etc... And, thanks for being a long time patron of Mabes. Steve 563-382-4297 More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We read many great reviews about Mabes so decided to try it out. They were extremely behind with carryout orders but we were told about it up front. The pizza didn't dissapoint us. It was worth the wait and our server was very friendly and attentive.

Thank susan b
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82 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This is THE long-time pizza spot for Decorah. Expect long waits on the weekends. The pizza is the very best in eastern Iowa, and the environment is spot-on "small town pizza diner". Thin crust, with chopped ingredients, cut into squares. Having "just one more piece" can't be helped. Try "Around the Garden" for the equivalent of a supreme, and the... More 

Thank Christian F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:59
11:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 E Water St, Decorah, IA 52101-1802
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Decorah
  • Phone Number: +1 563-382-4297

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