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The Hungry Mind

16 S Commercial Aly, Mason City, IA 50401-3922
+1 641-423-0121
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good60%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (17 reviews)
“quiche” (6 reviews)
“french dip” (3 reviews)
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9:00 am - 3:00 pmAll hours
16 S Commercial Aly, Mason City, IA 50401-3922
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

This local joint has a great menu and friendly service. Nothing fancy, just good food. The decor is very dated and needs redecorating, new furniture and some prep area upgrades. But it is a good shop for the money. I suggest the French dip. Good...More

Thank mark236cpa
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I am a local. This is one of the most fantastic hole in the wall little restaurants. Fabulous sandwiches! I particularly enjoy their chicken salad!

1  Thank Brian A
Reviewed 21 July 2017

If you don't know where it is it can be hard to find! Next to the North entrance (old movie theater parking lot) of Southbridge Mall you will find it. You enter a small doorway and come right to the deli counter and order your...More

Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 27 April 2017

I have had a very good club from this restaurant. Also, their quiche is quite good! However, I was talked town to and treated like an idiot by the man who served me.

Thank Keriann H
Reviewed 15 February 2017

If you are looking for a local one of a kind restaurant this is the place. Great food and unique venue.

Thank Paula Z
Reviewed 14 February 2017

When I worked in Southbridge Mall I really enjoyed a weekly lunch at the Hungry Mind. They always have a homemade soup of the day, which I LOVED. They have a wide variety of creative sandwiches, even for vegetarians. They have great burgers, and offer...More

Thank Carol_Merriweather
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Very busy go early, staff very good! Mason city iowa best kept secret, good food and good service, the building very clean,

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 12 January 2017

First time here, very unique & interesting decor, well worth coming here just for that. But, the menu is also very interesting. Fantastic staff, prices are very reasonable, I would eat here again. The food was great.

Thank Jeff B
Reviewed 6 November 2016

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...More

1  Thank Gardengirl33
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...More

Thank Jimmy S
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Ann A
27 May 2017|
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Response from Paula Z | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant has closed :(
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 S Commercial Aly, Mason City, IA 50401-3922
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Mason City
  • Phone Number: +1 641-423-0121
  • E-mail
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