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The Prime Rib

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1205 S Grand Ave, Spencer, IA 51301-5913
17:00 - 22:00
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Minneapolis, MN
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52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The "Prime Rib" was recommended by business colleagues as one of the better restaurants in Spencer and it lived up to its billing. I tried the Chicken Oscar and it was fantastic! The salad bar was really good too. My only criticism is that the seating was terribly uncomfortable with old fashioned lounge chairs that are too low to the... More 

Thank vikesfan1
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good fast services not to many people for a Friday night the ribs were good for a Friday night to sald bar was great

Thank Gary M
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

I was here during Dec 2016. The place was not crowded, very nice and fast service. They have a good choice of beverages and dishes. Not all dishes shown in the menu such as soups and deserts. I had a very tasty soup (very unordinary) and desert. I would highly recommend this place.

Thank Brailovsky G
Mesa, Arizona
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Good food, quiet atmosphere. Corn-fed beef need I say more. We stop in every time we visit the family.

Thank Teresa F
Cincinnati, Ohio
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73 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Nothing wrong with this place; good portions at an affordable price. If you like a bare-bones, iceberg lettuce salad bar, big slabs of beef in a dated setting, this is the place. Food was good, service quick and efficient - pretty easy and affordable. Décor reminded me of restaurants that back in the day had a 'disco', lots of laminated... More 

Thank RoseBowlTraveler
Glasford, Illinois
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Best restaurant in Spencer. I have been there many times and have never had anything but excellent food. I recommend the prime rib, the Oscar's Oscar is excellent as well, great salad bar.

Thank sjr1974
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127 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Four of us re-visited The Prime Rib for another dinner celebration. The bottled beers were served without glasses; we had to ask for them. Instead of beer glasses, the server brought double old-fashioned ones-a cracked glass among them!! The salad bar has a very nice selection, including chilled salad shrimp(a rarity!) and pickled herring(almost unheard of on a salad bar!).... More 

Thank Sarasota_Gal
Durant, Oklahoma
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

I went to The Prime Rib with my husband and two other co-workers. The atmosphere is impressive, the bar is also. That is the most positive thing I can say about this restaurant. The service was slow, and our waitress kept forgetting our items and acted like she didn't want to be there. The food wasn't as good as I... More 

Thank ibeNuggetfan
Spencer, Iowa
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

I absolutely love going to this restaurant. The salad bar has many varieties and the prime rib is most excellent. I would totally recommend this restaurant any day of the week. I used to work at a hotel in Spencer and I would always send my guests there, or at least suggest it whenever they would ask about any great... More 

Thank kimberly m
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94 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

But known for it's prime rib... however, I've never had it because there are so many other great things on the menu. And I could graze at the salad bar all day long! Every time I'm in town I want to go here!

Thank tjoia

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Steakhouse
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1205 S Grand Ave, Spencer, IA 51301-5913
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Spencer
712-262-4625 Has been in business for many years.

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