Decorah IA recs?
- lizzy69 Jul 7, 2008 08:06 PM
We're going to be up in Decorah for our 10th wedding anniversary and only have time for one lunch and one dinner. What places would you recommend?
Thanks in advance!
Wow, what a coincidence. I'm a Luther College graduate and lived in Decorah for 4 years. I would move back there in a heartbeat if I could. Dinner is easy: Mabe's Pizza, some of the best pizza in the midwest. The Stonehearth Inn on Hwy 9 could be an alternate choice. T-Bocks is a great lunch choice if you enjoy burgers. Try the locally famous Erma Burger or the peanut butter burger if you're adventurous... the slippery chicken is also a longtime favorite. Cafe Deluxe used to be a wonderful lunch choice but not sure if that is open any more. Marty's on the Luther campus also has some good lunch menu choices. You can eat and take a short walk around the beautiful Luther campus with a gorgeous view of the Oneonta Valley. Marty's is in the Union on campus. Hope this helps and hope you enjoy my home-away-from home in Decorah.
We recently had two very nice dinners in Decorah. Dayton House really does nice fish. I had one of then tastiest versions of Opah that I've had in years. The place is BYOB so its pretty cheap for the overall dinner.
The next evening we had a nice meal again at Rubaiyat. Both have online menus from links at: http://www.decorahnewspaper.com/main....
If you do wish to tour some farmland I'll second Gunder or as it''s real name is The Irish Shanti. We had the best prime rib french dip sandwich as a special one day. Great find. If you like Mexican there is a very good one in Postville and Decorah Sabor Latino.
I'm not sure where you are from, but there is a nice loop I can think of through some pretty farms and a couple of very noncommercial Amish stores with nice candies, jams and handcrafts. Then through some limestone hollows with some nice forests. A nice 65-75 mile loop I suppose. Another Amish area has veggies and eggs.
We have a place that is so reasonable we just get giggles Grilled cheese sandwich, fries and cup of soup $3.25. The Old Rossville Store. The Irish Shanti would also work really well on this loop.