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The Hungry Mind

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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Thank Paula Z
Mason City, Iowa
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 alternatives to beef with a turkey burger and veggie burger patties as well. This is... More 

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Thank Carol_Merriweather
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4 of 5 bubbles 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,

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Thank Mike D
Albert Lea, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Jeff B
Baraboo
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42 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 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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6 restaurant reviews
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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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15 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 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?