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Willie Woodburn's Restaurant

Diner, American
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232--16th Avenue SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404-2820
+1 319-365-6768
06:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Mon 06:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 06:00 - 20:00
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Great part of our neighbourhood. Consistently good food, fair prices, many specials. Good atmosphere.

Thank danjohnsongs
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

I had breakfast at Willie Woodburn's with my husband. It was a last minute decision, and it will definitely happen again. The place is clean, has great service and good food. My hashbrowns were a little crispier than I'm used to at most other places, but they were still great. The iced tea is fresh and strong. They have a... More 

Thank Jamie G
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

I bring my mom here every Sunday after church. It's always busy and a little noisy because it's a neighborhood favorite. The food's good, they bring a carafe of coffee to your table, and the wait staff is attentive. My favorite is the meat & veggie shipwreck with cheese (ham, bacon, sausage, tomatoes, onions, mushrooms & peppers scrambled with potatoes... More 

Thank Robin R
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93 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

I love this place, partly because it takes me back to my childhood in the 1960s when most restaurants were like this. But also because the food is fantastic. I don't know where they get their ground beef, but it has great flavor. The brown gravy tastes like they made it from the bottom of a roaster pan and now... More 

1 Thank Catharus
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

What more could you want? Friendly staff, good food, gaudy decorations and fair prices! The Benedict is good, the coffee is spot on. Midwest homespun eats!

1 Thank Thronetogether
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

On Sundays there's always a line unless you get there before 10am. Food is pretty decent,reasonable prices,but overall a good deal.

1 Thank E. H
Oviedo, Florida
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168 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Not sure how clean this place is. Saw a waitress blow into a glass before taking it to a table. Kind of turned me off for a recommendation.

Thank Dorothy W
Marion, Iowa
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Took the grandkids to Willie's and we all really enjoyed it. The kids meals were adequate and our meals of sandwiches were very good. The service was good and the price is reasonable.

Thank Jan T
cedar rapids, United States
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015

This is a diner type restaurant with all home cooked food. Prices are reasonable enough to take the entire family. they serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open 7 days a week although they close early on sunday afternoons.

Thank Anna H
Cedar Rapids
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2015

You will feel as if you stepped backward into the 'Fifties! Breakfast consists of gigantic servings for a few bucks. A local legend is well worth looking into. Very tasty lunch menu, also.

Thank Oswald J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Diner, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Seating
Open Hours
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 232--16th Avenue SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404-2820
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Cedar Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 319-365-6768

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