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Whistle Stop Cafe

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1102 Story St, Boone, IA 50036-2222
+1 515-432-9422
05:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Fri 05:00 - 14:00
Sat 05:00 - 13:00
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

We had breakfast here a couple times. Staff was very nice and friendly. Very busy when we were there but still had great service and food.

Thank Jeanine P
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Had lunch and was pleasantly surprised at the quality and menu options. Great home town deco as well.

Thank Cindy L
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79 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

A good hand pattied hamburger w, toasted bun for $3.79. Breakfast seems to be very popular.Opens at 5:00 am. Nearby the Boone Scenic Railroad, so good to get a quick bite before getting on the train.

Thank CordeliaMinnesota
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180 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

We had a coupon so stopped on our way through Boone. Very quaint, old style with mostly bar stools, and a few tables. Breakfast was fine and I am sure a meeting place for locals. Nothing to make me stop again.

Thank Marlys V
Boone, Iowa
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

I found it hard to believe that eggs could be cooked badly but they were. I don't know if it was a bad day or our luck, but we never went back.

Thank carolkeithley
Ames, Iowa
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Whatever that phrase means to you, there is a time when this place will match it. Old style diner with round stools at the counter. Go for the nostalgia, or go for comfort food. Just temper your expectations.

Thank Jim R
San Francisco
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154 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2015

Place might have been a Maid-Rite back in the day judging from the size and counter. Had to try the loose-meat sandwich since the Maid-Rite in Ogden no longer extant. Jeesh that wasn't any good. Bleh. Very disappointing.

Thank Cubecritter
Boone, Iowa
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

Good hometown diner. Great breakfast and very friendly hometown type service. Only draw back is small and not enough seating, but if it was bigger it would probably lose that every body knows everybody feel.

1 Thank hitman1881
Boone, Iowa, United States
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015

This is the only place in town to get a good breakfast to order. For a good old fashioned breakfast it cant be beat. I have only eaten the breakfast here but the lunch menu looks good too. I will be back to try it.

Thank Richard T
Crewe, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2015

We wanted a quick meal before going on the train trip so found this place close by. Rhonda took our order for a late breakfast and poured coffee non stop. The food was great and we would certainly recommend it.

1 Thank AvisM31

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Open Hours
05:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 13:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1102 Story St, Boone, IA 50036-2222
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Boone
  • Phone Number: +1 515-432-9422

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?