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16 S Commercial Aly, Mason City, IA 50401
+1 641-423-0121
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09:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 15:00
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Baraboo
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42 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stumbled across this place after looking on Trip Advisor. Not much to look at on the outside , great atmosphere on the inside. We had sandwiches wifh chips and pickle. Nice little surprise of a tootsie roll on our plates. Bigger on the inside this it looks. You order your food at the counter and they delivery to your table... More 

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Thank Gardengirl33
Beatrice, Nebraska
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We went to the Hungry Mind for lunch while touring the art and history of Mason City. It is a smallish sandwich shoppe; one orders at the counter and the food is brought to table. While the sandwiches were good, it was not a place to tell friends about.

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Thank Jimmy S
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

I was really excited to try this place, as they have been around forever and have had some famous guests. My sandwich was good, but just nothing special. I was expecting more, especially for the price. However, the people working there were extremely nice and hardworking!

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Thank yelyah12
Verona, Wisconsin
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320 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

A cute place for lunch but not gluten friendly so why 4 stars? Well the other 3 people I was with with enjoyed there food. I had a lovely Chardonnay and they let me eat my yogurt and apple with a smile. I had looked at the menu ahead and knew it would not have anything for me but thought... More 

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Maplewood, Minnesota, United States
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123 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Good food, dark decor and friendly staff. Love the decor of antique tables and chairs. Great place to read a book or chat with family and friends. Food is good and fresh.

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Thank 788Pamela_O_12
Plymouth, Minnesota
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

We had lunch here. Lots of options and just around the corner from the Historic Park Inn. It was recommended by the hotel.

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Thank Gretchen B
Williamsville
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302 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

We had lunch here recently with a local couple. You order and pay at the counter, then your selections are delivered to your table. The food and service were good.

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Thank pasbuffalo
Garner, Iowa
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

Awesome sandwiches with a loft for a private party. The service is pretty quick so if time is limited this is the place to go!

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Thank leejean158
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

I have been to Hungry Mind a few times for lunch. Always fun sandwich selections - just like you'd like to make for yourself i you had all the yummy ingredients. The atmosphere is so relaxed, casual and old fashioned eclectic with variety of interesting wall decor. Great value!!

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Thank Dawn P
Freeport, Illinois
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261 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

This was our first trip to Mason City. We stopped here for lunch. Very cozy. I was a little confused on how to order and you could tell we were new. You need to order just as you enter then find a place to sit. The waiter was very helpful and wonderful. Prices are up there a little for lunch... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
09:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 15:00
Thursday
09:00 - 15:00
Friday
09:00 - 15:00
Saturday
09:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 S Commercial Aly, Mason City, IA 50401
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Mason City
  • Phone Number: +1 641-423-0121

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