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Maid-Rite Shop

116 E 4th St, Cedar Falls, IA 50613-2826
+1 319-277-9748
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good35%
  • Average22%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“sloppy joe” (3 reviews)
“pies” (3 reviews)
“sandwich” (5 reviews)
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American, Diner, Cafe
116 E 4th St, Cedar Falls, IA 50613-2826
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The title says it all!! Fun place to eat...........the loose meat sandwiches are huge and the fries are more than generous. Friendly fun loving waitresses! Add old time stools in a small restaurant and it is a "must do" place to visit while in Cedar...More

Thank choicegirl
Reviewed 9 April 2017

this place was across the street from the "escape adventure" - I had not been to one in years - the basic premise here is a loose meat hamburger on a bun - similar to a sloppy joe but without the sloppy - nice change...More

Thank Grover74
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The fun starts when you walk in the door to the old retro interior. Grab a stool up to the counter and order a made-rite, maybe two. Order nothing else they offer, the loose meat sandwich is King here.

Thank J D
Reviewed 20 February 2017

I remember growing up in Waterloo and loving the Maid-Rite sandwich but seriously after years of being away from here I don't get it. Perhaps is the nostalgia because it can't be sandwiches. I guess I just stopped drinking the cool aid.

Thank Sissyandbrodda
Reviewed 14 February 2017

If you want to eat here, get in early... with limited seating, there are usually a few folks waiting.

Thank Celia S
Reviewed 6 October 2016

My husband and I ate lunch at the Maid-Rite after taking the John Deere factory tour in Waterloo. We had plans for a larger supper later in the day, so we opted to share the original Maid-Rite basket. The "loose meat" sandwich was delicious as...More

Thank BeachGrandmax4
Reviewed 5 October 2016

This is a local historical treasure. An actual diner that has been there for 70+ (?) years. It is the same as it was in the 1950's when I went there with my Grandpa. Loose meat sandwiches AKA Maid Rites that come wrapped in waxed...More

Thank Linda F
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Don't go here if you don't like talking to the stranger sitting next to you. Don't go here if you don't like sitting on old fashioned soda shop stools. Don't go here if you prefer aioli over mayo. This is the real deal. Come for...More

Thank J0anieBal0ney
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Charming little building where they make use of every inch of space. The stools give this a neat feel. The service was friendly and quick. The breakfast tasted like eating at home. Very well cooked eggs, hash browns and toast. I would most certainly return.

1  Thank arizonaac
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Had breakfast at this original Maid Rite property. Absolutely spotless kitchen (and you can see it from every seat in the house) Friendly and efficient staff (of two, and whose combined age might have been near 140 years--but who cares). Fantastic American Fries ("Can I...More

Thank L1364UPpatrickc
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Diner, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 E 4th St, Cedar Falls, IA 50613-2826
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Cedar Falls
  • Phone Number: +1 319-277-9748
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