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Papa's American Cafe

€€ - €€€American, ,
2960 4th St SW, Mason City, IA 50401-1531
+1 641-424-1593
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Overview
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good53%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“fries” (7 reviews)
“walleye” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
2960 4th St SW, Mason City, IA 50401-1531
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1 - 10 of 31 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed this stop. It is a family friendly sports atmosphere restaurant with a huge menu. Prices are good, and service was great.

Thank librarylady06
dougbrown7466, Owner at Papa's American Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you, We always like to hear good things. Doug

Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Had lunch and watched the Iowa state vs Iowa. They were kinda busy, but the service was great. The place was pretty clean, but bathroom needed some updating. I had a chicken sandwich, which was good and my wife had a salad. Both were good....More

1  Thank John W
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Chose the Philly steak sandwich with a side of kettle chips. Waitress did her job, not the most outgoing/personable person, but we never had to wait for refills and she stopped back about 5 minutes after we got our food. Unlike some waitress that come...More

1  Thank iowaway
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We were trying to find a place to eat in Mason City on a Sunday evening and this was one of the few places open and casual/not too expensive so we thought we'd give it a try. It was a great experience: excellent service, good...More

2  Thank TommyPhant07
dougbrown7466, Owner at Papa's American Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Thank you for the great review. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. Doug

Reviewed 23 May 2017

We stopped about 6:30 on a busy week night. Service was very good. We both had the broiled walleye, baked potato and salad. For the money we were very satisfied. I also enjoyed their special Tuesday special margarita. This was the first time we had...More

1  Thank Kornkurt
dougbrown7466, Owner at Papa's American Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Thank you for trying Papa's on your visit to Mason City. We always appreciate feed back. Doug Brown

Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

In the mood for a burger and fries. Service was very good. Burger and fries.....tenderloin and chips.....nachos. All very good. Will go with the chips next time.....very tasty. Burger and fries....yummy!

Thank IAJOAN
dougbrown7466, Owner at Papa's American Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2017

Thank you for the review. We always like to have feed back. Doug Brown

Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a quick lunch & the service was spot on, food was excellent. Ordered BLT & fries and the amount of bacon was more than enough; fries were seasoned & very tasty too!

Thank Debbie R
dougbrown7466, Owner at Papa's American Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Thank you for stopping in and writing a review. We greatly appreciate it. Doug Brown

Reviewed 3 May 2017

We ordered an appetizer and the nachos were great and very filling. The taco salad was ok, but could have used some beef and a bit more extras. The waiter came and told us they forgot to make my food and had forgot to tell...More

Thank maggiemae58
dougbrown7466, Owner at Papa's American Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2017

I am very sorry about the delay the other night. Thank you for writing a review. Hopefully next time we do a better job. Doug Brown

Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Good marginal. Took over an hour for six of to get lunch on a Saturday. Won't be back. Chicken was over cooked.

Thank KimBerns
dougbrown7466, Owner at Papa's American Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2017

I am sorry about your experience. I was bartending Saturday lunch and will try to find out what happened. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Doug Brown

Reviewed 17 January 2017

Have been coming to Mason City numerous times a year for work for 6 years. Always find the food to be good as well as the service. There is a bar side & dining side with many TVs. It is bar food, freshly cooked so...More

Thank sherry m
dougbrown7466, Owner at Papa's American Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2017

Thank you for visiting when you are in town. We appreciate the review. Doug Brown

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Television, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2960 4th St SW, Mason City, IA 50401-1531
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Mason City
  • Phone Number: +1 641-424-1593
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