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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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Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Mesa, Arizona
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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68 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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 16 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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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Five of us enjoyed a tasty dinner here. We all different entries from Prime Rib, Sirloin steak, Oscar and all dinners with, delicious homemade soup and nice and fresh salad bar. Drinks were served quickly and the server was attentive and prompt, a supper club atmosphere.

Thank Mary P
Emmetsburg, Iowa
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95 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

From start to finish our meal was fabulous! Full bar got us started. Bread, salad and on to the potato and the star of the night: Prime Rib! Definitely our favorite restaurant in the area when you're going out for a big evening meal!

Thank Cecilia M
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

Food here is great. A bit on the pricey side but portions are large. Wait times can get to be a bit long especially at peak times. They have a salad bar that has some nice options. All in all this is a great place to eat but definitely not a daily eat or budget restaurant by any means.

Thank Jøshua Q

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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, Reservations, 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?