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River Rock Cafe

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1529 253rd St, Mount Pleasant, IA 52641-8263
+1 319-986-6865
08:00 - 20:00
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Leighton, Iowa
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very rustic, not sure of the attraction by other reviewers. Stopped by after a very long drive and not impressed much by the place. Didn't seem too clean, but others claim food was excellent. Not sure it was worth the drive.

Thank tjrempe
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quaint, great tenderloin, nice staff. Would be a fun place to go in the summer. Outdoor seating with a nice view of the river.

Thank Laurie R
Mount Pleasant, Iowa
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has such a fun and unique atmosphere, plus delicious food!! Their menu is filled with creative combinations that taste amazing! Definitely check this place out- you won't regret it!!

Thank Alicia W
Iowa City, Iowa
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

Quaint restaurant in the middle of nowhere, next to the Skunk River. Not much seating so beware of that. And can be tricky to find if you've never been there. When we were there they'd been slammed with customers all day long, and two of the staff had called in sick. It's basically just a mom and pop kind of... More 

Thank ponyexpress11
Mount Pleasant, Iowa
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Diamond in the rough. Food is amazing and it's atmosphere is quaint. Just go....trust me. The staff is super friendly too!

Thank Alicia W
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

This place was amazing! It took us forever to find as it is in the middle of a trailer park and off the beaten path. At first we were not sure if this was the place for us to eat and almost left but thought we would try it! It was amazing! It is small and only fits about 30... More 

Thank the5webbys
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59 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Love this little 35 seater on the banks of the Sunk River run by Butch Bittle. Small, quaint and eclectic sum up what you see when you walk in, but don't let it fool you. The food at this place rocks!. Besides the best tenderloins in SE Iowa in my opinion, they have some really unique sandwiches like the zombie... More 

Thank Steve D
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

You won't regret your trip to the River Rock Cafe on the banks of the Skunk River at Oakland Mills. The pork tenderloins are among the best you will find anywhere! Soak in the non-chain charm and friendly staff - just don't sit in the back corner of the front room next to the fireplace unless you are a really... More 

Thank Wendy T
Mount Pleasant, Iowa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

The food is always so good here. I just wish that they would go back to real silverware. Plastic just doesn't cut it, literally!

Thank Lisa J
Waterloo, Iowa
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122 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Off the beaten path. Local, one of a kind places. Anything, but another chain. If you're not a local, you'd best rely on your GPS, because yeah. Middle of nowhere. Charming former townsite of Oakland Mills. Old iron pedestrian bridge. Outdoor seating. Kitschy decor. A few old black and white photos of the former storefront, turned burger dive. Up a... More 

Thank TeeSue

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1529 253rd St, Mount Pleasant, IA 52641-8263
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Mount Pleasant
  • Phone Number: +1 319-986-6865

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Oskaloosa, Iowa, United States
Washington , Iowa
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?