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Gingham Inn & Colonial Lounge - CLOSED

100 Hill Ave, Spirit Lake, IA 51360
+1 712-336-2347
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Restaurant Hours Closed
$$ - $$$
100 Hill Ave, Spirit Lake, IA 51360
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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

It's a family tradition with great home cooked food, unfortunately they are tearing down the building and putting condos in

Thank splash4175
Reviewed 11 August 2017

This place is very nice. Despite them being swamped on a Saturday night, we got prompt friendly service and super good food. I had the Iowa ham plate which I highly recommend.

Thank lizSiouxFalls_SD
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

This is a long standing favorite for many locals and best known for their fried chicken! This is the chicken Gramma used to make with mashed potatoes and gravy. Yes, my mouth is watering just thinking of it! The service is always prompt, courteous and...More

Thank simonsays85
Reviewed 4 August 2017

The restaurant at Gingham is run by Crazy Bob which is the name of it. We (party of 4) arrived approximately 8:15AM July 30, 2017 for breakfast. We sat there about 10 minutes before we were even approached by anyone. She asked what we would...More

1  Thank jejjr
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We had a wonderful meal here on Easter! Large servings (had to take half of it home to eat another meal), great service (friendly, fast, efficient, courteous folks), pleasant home style atmosphere, and great prices!

Thank Brian F
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Prior owners always had salad bar which was excellent. Well new owners have eliminated the salad bar. Our waitress was very slow at bringing out our drinks, she never brought out our salads which we asked that they be brought out before the meal. Meal...More

1  Thank Dutch1
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

It has been operating in the same place for many many years. We had fast service and a friendly waitress.

Thank Deb T
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Like stepping back in time. The interior is definitely circa 1960-70s. The fried chicken is excellent. Portions are large, most will find plenty on the plate.

Thank jennifer l
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Years ago when I was but a young man, we would drive to the north edge of Spirit Lake, Iowa to a café that was famous for pan fried chicken. the best in the whole area in the Lakes area bar none. .And now the...More

Thank Virgil H
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

What a find in spirit lake. The food is so good. It reminds me of the food my grandma used to make. The Fresh bread with your meal is to die for. Service is great and people are very friendly. The world needs more restaurants...More

Thank Eitzy820
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  • Address: 100 Hill Ave, Spirit Lake, IA 51360
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Spirit Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 712-336-2347
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