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Family Table

817 S Mechanic St, Decorah, IA 52101-2145
+1 563-382-2964
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good49%
  • Average16%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“homemade pies” (2 reviews)
“hash browns” (2 reviews)
“chicken” (2 reviews)
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06:00 - 20:00All hours
American, Diner
817 S Mechanic St, Decorah, IA 52101-2145
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is well prepared and wait staff very attentive. Coffee is terrible. You will get a meal just like your mom used to cook. Nothing fancy as they way. But if you are a coffee snob. DONOT order a cup of their coffee. It is...More

Thank Robert_theDude
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Yes it is warm friendly service in a very full place with lots of locals. I had a huge breakfast served by a friendly young waitress named Heidi. The food came out quick and hot and was a solid breakfast spot exactly what I needed...More

Thank ld10643
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Located on the south side of town this family friendly and very busy restaurant serves great breakfasts at reasonable prices. My wife had the chicken fajita omelette where the chicken was tender and moist, served with lots of veggies and salsa or you could have...More

Thank JHAllen
Reviewed 16 September 2017

A basic dinner with standard dinner fair set in a normal small town atmosphere. the food was solid, the service was ok and the prices were reasonable.Nothing outstanding, however everything was solid. Wouldn't be my top choice if i return to the area however you...More

Thank tmyankee15
Management response:Responded 18 September 2017

Thank you for joining us for dinner. While I'm happy you enjoyed your meal, I'm sorry we didn't exceed your expectations. I hope you'll come back to join us again soon so we can show you a truly five-star experience. -Scott, Owner

Reviewed 4 August 2017

Here is the good local restaurant for the locals. After a fine breakfast everyone in our group was "tempted" by the good selection on pies that had fresh and ready!

Thank Jeff D
Management response:Responded 7 August 2017

Jeff, thanks for joining us! I'm happy you enjoyed our breakfast so much. It was wonderful having your entire party here. Hope to see you all again soon! -Scott, Owner

Reviewed 23 April 2017

Friendly service, good food. We had sandwiches which were very good. A typical family diner. Server gave us ideas of what to see in the area.

Thank Norma Z
Management response:Responded 28 July 2017

Thanks for stopping by, Norma! I'm happy you enjoyed your meal and received some great ideas about what to do around town. Hope to see you again the next time you're in the area. -Scott, Owner

Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Great food and excellent service from Annie our waitress. Had the 2 piece cod special for $7.29 and was very good. Very clean and we'll kept.

Thank Roy P
Management response:Responded 28 July 2017

Thanks for joining us, Roy! I'm happy to hear you enjoyed our food and service. I appreciate your kind words about Annie -- I'll pass them along. Hope to see you again soon! -Scott, Owner

Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Nice little diner. Clean. Good food. I had blueberry French toast & waffles for $4 and the portion was generous and delicious. Definitely a nice spot for a quick breakfast.

Thank JamaalAllan
Management response:Responded 31 July 2017

Thanks for joining us for breakfast! I'm happy you enjoyed our French toast and waffles so much. Hope to see you back the next time you're in the area. -Scott, Owner

Reviewed 14 February 2017

Like their sign says "Nothing fancy just good food", reasonably priced, friendly staff, and breakfast anytime! Works for me-

Thank cruiserinc
Management response:Responded 31 July 2017

I'm glad you enjoyed our sign and your meal with us! Come back to see us again soon! -Scott, Owner

Reviewed 4 November 2016

On a recent trip to the Mayo Clinic my wife and I stopped and ate at the Family Table. We both enjoyed our meals. We had the pot roast and grilled tilapia. We enjoyed the homemade pies very much. The service was good and friendly....More

Thank Dale C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$10
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 817 S Mechanic St, Decorah, IA 52101-2145
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Decorah
  • Phone Number: +1 563-382-2964
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At Family Table, we’ve been serving up simply delicious comfort food for over three decades. Originally an A&W root beer stand as far back as the ‘50s, today the Family Table is a local landmark that was fully renovated in 2003. We’re a favorite here in Decorah, the kind of place you bring the family for a casual, feel-good meal. Dining with us feels like eating breakfast in grandma’s kitchen, except we serve it all day long: 6 AM to 8 PM, seven days a week! We also serve sandwiches, burgers, dinner entrees, and much more.
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