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The Bear

24 W Park St, Spencer, IA 51301-4227
+1 712-580-2327
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Overview
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good51%
  • Average0%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“turkey chili” (4 reviews)
“quiche” (3 reviews)
“kettle chips” (2 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 am - 6:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Value
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LOCATION
24 W Park St, Spencer, IA 51301-4227
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1 - 10 of 24 reviews

Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Good food in just the right portions for two ladies. Excellent cold brew coffee, ice tea, and turkey chili. We had two chicken sandwiches. One hot and one cold. A curry and a pesto. One hot and one cold. Excellent. The view is very nice...More

Thank Jean S
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Fantastic coffee! They also have a great lunch menu with sandwiches, soup, salads and quiche. I highly recommend the turkey chili with spinach salad or the quiche of the day - their crust is fabulous! Also don't leave without enjoying a monster cookie, they are...More

Thank Janessa M
Reviewed 27 April 2017

The Bear is located in the lower level of a former church that is by the river. What a beautiful view and so relaxing eating breakfast and looking out at the peaceful river! The decor is eclectic with an antique stove, leather sofa and chairs,...More

Thank minnesotans4
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Good service, friendly atmosphere, and excellent coffee and sandwich for lunch. One of the better spots I've found when visiting Spencer.

Thank Marc B
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The menu is a little different compared to most places in Spencer. The Cuban sandwich is very good. My favorite is the Spinach and Chicken salad with dried cherries. I like their lemongrass iced tea.

Thank mom3659
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We are at The Bear back-to-back once for lunch and once for breakfast while on a business trip to Spencer. We probably would have not given it a second chance but we're not locals and needed some coffee drinks, so we did. We experienced all...More

1  Thank RoadPickles
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

My go to place for lunch when in town for business. I ordered the Asian Chicken salad that took over 20 minutes. The salad came with a bunch of spinach leaves on one side and basically half a bag of cabbage salad. The very disappoint...More

2  Thank Bianca M
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

I've been to The Bear a few times, and I have not been impressed. I find that the service is always bad and the employees have no real motivation to serve anyone that walks through the door. On my most recent trip, which was lunch...More

1  Thank Emily J
Reviewed 4 June 2016

The Bear is a cozy and fun place to hang out with a friend enjoying lunch or a glass of wine along with a view of the river. I recently had the white bean and avocado sandwich and would definitely have it again. The bean...More

Thank Anjou_Lindgren
Reviewed 17 May 2016

The Bear offers healthy options. Great salads, sandwiches, and soup. Sides include fruit, veggies, or kettle chips. First Blue-Zone restaurant in Spencer.

Thank Jill T
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BenandSylinIowa
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Response from daveofspencer | Reviewed this property |
Probably. I like the place so ignore the one star
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 W Park St, Spencer, IA 51301-4227
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Spencer
  • Phone Number: +1 712-580-2327
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