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river road in iowa restaurants

snider Sep 16, 2010 06:35 AM

will be driving up river road in iowa towards rochester,mn
lookink for restaurant thoughts

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    dijon Sep 20, 2010 02:17 PM

    Breitbachs in Balltown, IA was visited on Alton Browns Good eats, basic supper club fare has a strong local following, the view from the road to the river is fabulous there. Place burned down twice, so the atmosphere of the oldest restaurant in Ia has changed but still worth a stop. Kalmes in St Donatus was also picked and has a similar following of fans for basic good diner cooking. I can give you a few picks in Dubuque if you want.

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      snider Sep 20, 2010 06:11 PM

      thanks for the rec
      will be staying in dubuque tuesday
      appreciat any rec

      1. re: snider
        dijon Sep 28, 2010 01:39 PM

        Sorry, have been away from chowhound for a while. If still passing through Dubuque, I like Bierstube for German cooking. Marios is still filling with its panzerotti and "pizza bread" appetizer. Cafe Manna Java, wood fired pizza. Hot and Spicy Grill, Indian food.

      2. re: dijon
        IowaBoy Sep 20, 2010 10:15 PM

        Well, it was Alton Brown, but it was his travels up the river on his show "Feasting on Asphalt." Great stuff.

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          dijon Sep 28, 2010 01:41 PM

          You are right on the Alton Brown series, its a bitch trying to rely on my memory anymore.

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        trza Sep 16, 2010 12:31 PM

        Scheras in Elkader

        Scheras in Elkader

        Scheras in Elkader

        107 South Main St
        Elkader, IA 52043
        (563) 245-1992


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          wekick Sep 16, 2010 01:34 PM

          Thanks for this rec. We will be up that way this weekend and it looks great.

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            snider Sep 20, 2010 06:11 PM

            looks great

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