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Marquette Bar & Cafe

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87 First Steet, Marquette, IA 52158
+1 563-873-9663
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Iowa
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were traveling through Marquette around the lunch hour, so I checked Trip Advisor for a place to eat. With all the rave reviews for the chicken & dumpling soup, we thought we found a winner. Huge disappointment! Left with an empty feeling and stopped to eat again further down the road.

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Thank Farmerswife658
Loveland, CO and Mt. Vernon, IA
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130 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's friendly, accommodating, local character, fair price, abundant servings, efficient and friendly server, a hidden treasure at the foot of the Mississippi River bridge. I have brought my photo students here for 20 years. A gem, truly.

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Thank Bob C
Brillion, Wisconsin
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43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Although Marquette, IA doesn't offer much variety for food. The Bar & Cafe is certainly a great place to eat! I ate here a few times while in town for work, and enjoyed socializing with the locals and loved the combination of cafe and bar. I enjoyed the famous burger and also the cheese curd offered. The establishment itself is... More 

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Thank Nicole C
Soldiers Grove, Wisconsin
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

We love going here for a fresh burger and chicken and dumpling soup!!! Simply amaaaaaazing !!!! Friday fish is awesome along with the fresh salad bar ! The staff is very helpful and friendly too !

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Thank Lori58655
Iowa
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220 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

On this cold breezy Saturday it was a great location to stop and grab a quick bite to eat. Simple cozy inside. Friendly staff, quick service and loved my burger and fries!! The blueberry/rassberry pie was very good too. They had other homemade pies as well. Even several soups too.

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Thank JGluvsMexico
Saint Charles, Illinois
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

We were disappointed in the lack of cleanliness but we were looking for a fish fry and were just in town for the night so we settled. The salad bar and fish were fantastic and dishes appeared clean but the tables hadn't been wiped down from the last patron and no offer was made to do so by our server.... More 

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Thank Connie D
Lincoln, Nebraska
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I am here for a week on business so I was hoping there would be at least a few places to eat. It's either this place or the gas station so I gave it a try. Food was pretty good and the prices/service was fair. But it's 2016 might be time to start accepting credit cards.

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Thank Ross P
Decorah, Iowa
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74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Each year I take some continuing education in Marquette and always eat at the Marquette Café & Bar. The chicken and dumpling soup is out of this world and the hamburgers are real old style burgers. This year my lunch was great as usual so I went back the next day for more soup and a sandwich.

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Thank IADVC
Mankato, Minnesota
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5 reviews
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Sometimes you just want a place with simple good food. It's an old style cafe with basic food and cheery staff. Go! Bring cash as they don't take credit cards, but no worries, you don't need much cash, it's reasonable.

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Thank Briggs120
Kingsport, Tennessee
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

At least the bison burger was. Asked for tomato quarters instead of fries and I'm sorry for the sacrifice of the tomato for those tiny pie shaped pieces. Also, credit cards not taken and lots of bar flies.

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Thank TCA7076

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 87 First Steet, Marquette, IA 52158
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Marquette
  • Phone Number: +1 563-873-9663

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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?