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River Rock Cafe

1529 253rd St, Mount Pleasant, IA 52641-8263
+1 319-986-6865
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“tenderloin” (40 reviews)
“fries” (10 reviews)
“burger” (14 reviews)
Closes in 3 min
8:00 am - 3:00 pm Hours
American, Cafe
1529 253rd St, Mount Pleasant, IA 52641-8263
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a unique and fun place, plus the food is terrific. It's just a little place, full of collectibles, signs, right beside the Skunk River, perhaps space for a couple dozen people. The menu is gigantic, prices are very reasonable. Butch is the cook,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Glenda1947
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this restaurant one cold rainy night while in Mount Pleasant. What a pleasant surprise. The fireplace was glowing and the food was crazy good. Most of the people here were local regulars. It’s on the river bank. Don’t trust Google to get...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank juliegW6997NL
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Found this place on Tripadvisor, out ot the way, but that's what GPS is for. 2013 Iowa's Best Tenderloin, so that's what we had. One is enough for two people, so we took some home. The onion rings are also delicious, but make sure you...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 573dk9999
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Their Sunday brunch is probably by far the best in lowa. It is a little drive from Mt. Pleasant down along the Skunk River. But worth it.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank R C
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

If you love Pork Tenderloin sandwiches this is the place to be!!! Have been in town for 5 days so far and I have not missed a day dining here!! I recommend everything on the menu, I promise you you will not leave hungry and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank W6251KMjeffw
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

My husband and I are in A big truck and love out of the way mom and pops places that really show off the local fare. We love this a place !!!! And out breakfast was really really good! The sausage links were exceptional and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank itsmelibby01
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

After reading the reviews we had to try the tenderloin. We did the split and it was enough for 2. Very good! Mushrooms were good also. Gonna try the pie next time. Saw it when paying. Looked good!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank ae7924
Reviewed 13 August 2018

I had heard rave reviews of this hidden gem from friends in the area. The specialty is breaded pork tenderloins. My wife and I finally got a chance to stop her for dinner. I had their signature breaded deep fried tenderloin and my wife had...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Dacotah K
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

I would never have found this place if it wasn't for TripAdvisor! Wasn't sure we were headed in the right direction with the GPS because there are no other businesses around. I almost thought it was a bait shop because it's right by the river...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Cyfans
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Loved the atmosphere and friendliness of everyone there - including the customers! Breakfast was delish!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank saberaray
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15 July 2018|
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Response from Tterrific2014 | Reviewed this property |
Yes till 3:pm according to their webpage
John E
18 February 2017|
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Response from Jim S | Reviewed this property |
This totally depends on which way your GPS brings you to the Cafe. The way we came was down a 1 lane dirt road. If you get on that one just continue down the road until you get to the river and then continue on that gravel... More
16 October 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1529 253rd St, Mount Pleasant, IA 52641-8263
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Mount Pleasant
  • Phone Number: +1 319-986-6865
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