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The General Store Pub

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12612 Stone City Road, Anamosa, IA 52205
+1 319-462-4101
16:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Thu 16:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food and prices. Waitresses were friendly. My husband had the Bandit Burger and I had the prime Rib burger.

Thank Aimee R
Anamosa, Iowa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The General Store is frankly not a stop...its a destination!! I have been fortunate enough to spend time with the staff and bartenders, and wether its Miggs,Katy, Dawn, Heather, or all the way up to the owner Ted,the service is spectaculair,and the food is unique and the menu reflecting daily the specials is outstanding. If your looking for great food,... More 

Thank Kevin H
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in on Saturday night with a group of 8 for a birthday party. Place was busy so we headed downstairs to the bar, it was full but people made room so we could get drinks. They had a table for us upstairs but we asked to be seated downstairs it had the atmosphere we were looking for. Soon a... More 

Thank cbed1
Management response:

Thanks for stopping by The General Store Pub, glad to hear that you were able to get seats for your party downstairs. We are also happy that you had a great time and service! We look forward to having you back this Summer on the deck. Make sure to ask for fish food! More 

Fort Myers, Florida
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61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Had heard really good things about the prime rib on Saturday nights, but hadn't been there until last week. Bonus was that Deep Dish Divas was performing, so we made it a point to go. Prime rib was amazing. Served with waffle fries, no frills, but delish. Also had fresh, homemade pecan pie. Also delish. We'll be back!

Thank nancsw
Management response:

Prime rib and Deep Dish Divas? Sounds like a great night. Thanks for making the trip in and we are happy that you enjoyed yourselves! See you next time! More 

Lincoln, Nebraska
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Go here and get the best food and surroundings you can imagine. Ancient stone building literally at the edge of the river. Good burgers and great ambience.

Thank phillipdc
Management response:

We are so glad you made it out on the balcony before the snow and ice showed up! If you come in the winter though, we will have a spot by the fireplace for you:) More 

Des Moines, Iowa
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We have a group of six that we call "Uncorked". We drove from Des Moines, IA to eat at the General Store. The food was very good, the service was outstanding but the thing that put our time over the top was spending time with the owner, Tad, who was very generous with his time and knowledge. It is a... More 

Thank Stephen S
Management response:

Uncorked, Thank you for coming all the way from Des Moines! We are so glad that you had a good time and that you had a chance to have a nice visit with Tad. We look forward to seeing you next time! More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

The beer was nice and cold and was a nice stop before the wedding we were attending. Beautiful view of River. Will be back!

Thank Madison L
Management response:

What a great weekend for the trees on the river! Thanks for stopping in and I hope you had a good time at your wedding! More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere is great. The food is standard but good bar food until they let the cooks make their specials. Wow they should let those guys make the whole menu! They are creative and fun dishes i have yet to try anything that I dislike! The rivers gorgeous if your out on the balcony and the decor is really fun.... More 

Thank Amber T
Management response:

We love to see what they come up with in the kitchen too! So glad you enjoyed the specials for the night that you were in. More 

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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

With tons of outdoor seating and a breathtaking view of the river the destination itself is quite the treat. The chili is particularly fantastic and a must try especially as fall weather settles in.

Thank Briana R
Management response:

The chili will be here all winter, glad you liked it! More 

Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

The atmosphere was nice but thats where everything ended. It was crowded, loud, and hard to hear. The food was poor. Both my husband and son said it was the worst prime rib they had every had. It had no flavor, one was raw and the other was over cooked. At $24.95 we expected more. My pork sandwich was decent,... More 

Thank DCLauri
Management response:

Thank you for recently choosing us for your date night. We do have a lot of customers that come back for our prime rib every week, so I am sorry that you did not enjoy yours. We are always willing to fix something that doesn't seem right, so hopefully you told your server about the temperature of your prime rib... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$14
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12612 Stone City Road, Anamosa, IA 52205
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Anamosa
  • Phone Number: +1 319-462-4101
The Stone City General Store Pub is located right along the banks of the Wapsipinicon River. With 2 levels of indoor and outdoor seating, there is something for everyone. Stop by for one of our award winning burgers or a refreshing Wapsirita.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?