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Cheri Top Drive-In

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1701 Grandview Ave, Muscatine, IA 52761-1559
+1 563-263-1344
11:00 - 21:00
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place brings many memories flooding back from childhood. My family and I would go there for thier top notch onion rings and thick malts. Throughout the years the place has changed owners once that I am aware of, but the food never changed. My husband and our daughter have gone here many times and will continue to do so.... More 

Thank Mary R
Muscatine, Iowa
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Cheri Top is open seasonally. It is very popular and the last of it's kind with carhops and window trays. Good food and great ice cream. Fun place

Thank Lauri W
Buffalo Prairie, Il
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47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016

After a filling meal, what better way to top it off than with a ice cream cone from the Cherry Top Drive In.

Thank rtjjeda7
Muscatine, United States
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016

The Cheri Top has been here many decades and is the last remaining to offer original car hop service. Most folks no longer eat in there cars but either order ahead,to go or there is a screened in picnic table area. The Midwest is known for breaded tenderloins and they offer one of the best. The other specialty are their... More 

Thank Mark B
Muscatine, Iowa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2015 via mobile

This place takes FOREVER! Not worth the wait. When we finally got it, it was cold and tastes horrible. Will not go back.

Thank L M
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

Stopped in for dinner on a Tuesday. Everyone was so sweet and friendly. We ordered the waitresses recommendations, pork tenderloin sandwich and onion rings. Everything was really good! We also had a banana split which was fantastic. We hope to be able to return while still in town.

Thank Robyn G
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

Cheritop offers car hop style service or you can now choose to sit in the enclosed patio area. Food is good but especially the onion rings, they are definitely worth trying. Pricing is mid range. Service is decent but can get slow on the busy times.

Thank Kim M
Muscatine, Iowa
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75 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2014 via mobile

all-time favorites! If you want great food served in the 50-60's traditional car-hop style, this is the place for you! No, it isn't diet food but it is great to splurge once in awhile, isn't it? Their pork tenderloins are real tenders pounded out and breaded fresh each day. The onion rings are the best I have had anywhere-hands down!... More 

1 Thank Beavercowboy
Muscatine, Iowa
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2014

I had heard a lot about Cheri Top since moving to Muscatine but never gone myself until last summer. It did not let me down. The drive-in looks like a 60s diner and has the prices to match. We all ordered burgers, tenderloins, and fries and everything was delightful! I will definitely be going here again next summer.

Thank Kelly D
High Point, North Carolina
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2013

I grew up loving these and have been gone for many years. We were having a family reunion and all of us wanted to have the tenderloin sandwiches for lunch. I was happy to taste that they were the same as I remembered!

Thank lisasherryinterieurs

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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1701 Grandview Ave, Muscatine, IA 52761-1559
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Muscatine
  • Phone Number: +1 563-263-1344
This restaurant has been open since 1956, it has exchanged owners, but still puts out quality food inspired by 50's and 60's diners. It is a drive in that is open from March-October with outdoor seating.

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