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Papa's American Cafe

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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2960 4th St SW, Mason City, IA 50401-1531
+1 641-424-1593
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Willmar, Minnesota
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Have been coming to Mason City numerous times a year for work for 6 years. Always find the food to be good as well as the service. There is a bar side & dining side with many TVs. It is bar food, freshly cooked so be patient. Variety is decent. They have room for large groups. Dated interior, but that's... More 

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Thank sherry m
dougbrown7466, Owner at Papa's American Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting when you are in town. We appreciate the review. Doug Brown More 

indianola, United States
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Was good food and excellant service but is dated decor and audio/visual Pricing was fair bar menu is average

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Thank V3861SErandyt
dougbrown7466, Owner at Papa's American Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Doug More 

Weston, Florida
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98 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

My husband ate the walleye fried and it was incredible with the fries that they were outstanding.i ate the ribeye phyllo sandwich, very tasty but a little fat in the meet and the onions as the pepper could be more cooked to the caralimize point and will be a 10 like the walleye

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Thank Mariana G
dougbrown7466, Owner at Papa's American Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, We always are looking for input. Doug Brown More 

Green Bay, Wisconsin
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

We have visited this restaurant each time we visit Clear Lake and find it great for late night dining after the DixieFest. They did not disappoint us again. The waiter was exceptional and the food outstanding. We have enjoyed their grilled cheese sandwich. It's a must!

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Thank Carol J
dougbrown7466, Owner at Papa's American Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We greatly appreciate your business. Doug Brown More 

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61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

I had the Papa Buger and fries. Good food, great service. But what is the deal with rationing the ketchup? You order a burger and fries and the bring this little tiny cup of ketchup on the side. If I am going to spend $13 on a burger, fries, and a drink, please don't ration the ketchup!!!!!!

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Thank Michael G
Charles City, Iowa
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

The menu could use some beefing up. The food is GREAT, but I'm repeating my food orders and I'd like to try something different. Last time we were there, the server was very inexperienced and brought our appetizer, salad, & dinner, all at the same time. We go for the Rum Punch! It's the best drink EVER! We'll keep going... More 

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Thank iowagirl1962
Forest City, Iowa
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

I've been here many times with my family. My children love to play the original, old-school, still-takes-quarters Ms. Pac-Man game after we eat. The menu offers a variety of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, pizza and entrees.

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Thank Becky G
Mason City, Iowa, United States
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

The food is good, nice selection. Lots of TV's, it's set up for a sports bar. The prices aren't bad, a bit on the higher scale, but not prohibitive. Staff is friendly. Weekends are very busy, not as bad during the week.

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Thank Tip P
dougbrown7466, Owner at Papa's American Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. More 

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115 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

Went to Papa's for lunch on Vetetans day when I was in Mason City, Iowa. I had noticed that the had a sign in the window that was lit "immediate Seating", so my wife and I stopped. Asked about the Veterans offer that had been shown on the sign out front and was told that since I was a veteran... More 

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Thank Jim S
MASON CITY
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

This is one of those places you go when you can't decide where you want to eat. They have a varied and medium priced menu and they have an "Italian Club" sandwich I probably get 2 out of 3 times when I go here, which is at least 2 or 3 times a month, to me, it is far and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2960 4th St SW, Mason City, IA 50401-1531
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Mason City
  • Phone Number: +1 641-424-1593

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