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Gravy's Diner

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4129 University Ave, Cedar Falls, IA 50613-6214
+1 319-266-2117
Today
06:00 - 14:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 06:00 - 14:00
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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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199 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

my wife and i had Sunday breakfast here with son and his girlfriend - neat old fashioned diner/cafe just as pictured - we seated ourselves - waitress took drink orders and uon her return we order - I had ham & cheese omelet w/hash browns and toast and coffee - son had a couple of eggs between two chocolate chip... More 

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Hudson, Iowa
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76 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

My parents and I have to go to a meeting near here every couple months and always end up here to eat. Have never had a bad breakfast. Service is always terrific! Should try lunch some time.

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Thank Luv2FishAlways
Cedar Falls, Iowa
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91 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Good food, excellent wait staff fast service. Plesent atmosphere. Food was good been there a few times when in the area and would definitely go back again. Good prices also.

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Thank Theresa S
Cedar Falls, Iowa
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

There are few choices on the menu. The breakfast was unappetizing and insufficiently warm. You can do better in Waterloo.

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Thank MRA1917
Waterloo, Iowa
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015 via mobile

This place is different. If you are a regular you seem to get good service. Food most of the time is ok. I like fresh hash brown potatoes, these come from a bag. They are a little greasy and not like the fresh cut ones they used to have. Omelets are excellent and good coffee.

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Thank tjschell
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164 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

Friendliest people run this restaurant and serve very good food. Eggs always done perfectly, great hash browns although a little greasy and an always full coffee cup. Cute interior and lots of locals here.

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Thank Marlys V
Waterloo, Iowa
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27 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2015

The service is very good, can not complain about the wait staff. The outside of the building could use a coat of paint, but not bad. The inside is setup to look like an old school dinner with booths and, bar stools up front then the back area with tables. The back area is a little dark, but that not... More 

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Thank electech2015
Cedar Falls, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2015

Awesome food! Super friendly, family, staff. Chicken fried steak and gravy from Gravy's Diner is a meal everyone should put on their bucket list.

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Thank Slim-eats
Iowa
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2014

Amazing breakfast and served up very quickly! Old diner feel, and can watch the chef cook right at the grill.

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Thank LongIslandIowa
Iowa
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

Well it might not be the best meal I've EVER had, but it is the BEST breakfast in CF or Waterloo. Cute diner, chef cooks right there, meal arrives HOT and great. All the breakfast items were great. The pancakes have a wonderful flavor, maybe a little vanilla in there, I don't know what they do but they are great.... More 

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Thank Iamom D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Diner
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 14:00
Monday
06:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 14:00
Thursday
06:00 - 14:00
Friday
06:00 - 14:00
Saturday
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4129 University Ave, Cedar Falls, IA 50613-6214
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Cedar Falls
  • Phone Number: +1 319-266-2117

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