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Rubaiyat Restaurant

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117 West Water Street, Decorah, IA 52101
+1 563-382-9463
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 09:00 - 13:00
Wed - Thu 17:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Rubaiyat was recommended to us for brunch. Definitely a great choice. Great chicken and waffles, but the salmon Benedict was phenomenal! Very tasty pecan roll too! Nice, clean, upscale place without an upscale price tag. Would definitely come back for a nice dinner. Great local beer selection too!

Thank JamaalAllan
Waterloo, Iowa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Andy and Kim have a Gem of an establishment in Decorah. Awesome menu choices! Outstanding selection of microbrew beers and wine! Great people, great food, great Restaurant!

Thank Scott S
Decorah, Iowa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Opening with a warm welcome, followed by exc. service, the food and drink choices are many, and all are delicious.

Thank Harley R
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome food - beautiful atmosphere. We have had great meals - brunches, dinners, drinks and appetizers. They really cover it all - family, couples or friends getting together.

Thank Fred And Suzann... B
Decorah, Iowa, USA
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have eaten at Rubaiyat for dinner and for breakfast and have always enjoyed the food and the service.

Thank Carol T
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Menu is simple, but good. Ate here for brunch with our little kids and was expecting it to be a bad experience with little ones as this place seems on the upscale side of Decorah. Was pleasantly surprised they had paper table covers on the tables for the kids to draw on along with a lunchbox of goodies for them... More 

Thank mmc122011
Decorah, Iowa
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

8 of us popped in without a reservation and we were welcomed with open arms. I do recommend getting a reservation but our schedule was changing so we took a chance. The service and the food was excellent, as was the selection of craft beer.

Thank Clark L
Moline, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We visited here for Sunday Brunch by a recommendation of a friend. Great offerings for brunch solid bloody Mary bar. Friendly service everything was wonderful and reasonably priced. We will be back again.

Thank 356jamiem
Calvert City
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is a fun night so the restaurant was really full. We were waited on right away and got our drinks right away. The soup was wonderful and the ribeye was so big I had to take some home A great evening.

Thank Michael F
Decorah, Iowa
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Christmas party held there was most enjoyable. Service was friendly and prompt. The hors d' oeuvres and meal were tasty. There was plenty of room for everyone. And for those who like a glass of wine or drink of their choice could be found at there bar area. Once again most enjoyable time.

Thank Ty H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 13:00
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 117 West Water Street, Decorah, IA 52101
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Decorah
  • Phone Number: +1 563-382-9463
At Rubaiyat, we feature a seasonal American menu, emphasizing straight - forward, approachable cuisine that both looks and tastes clean and composed. This means simply but skillfully prepared ingredient - driven dishes that reveal our commitment to using the highest quality products, in season, and local when available. The inspiration behind Rubaiyat's menu reflect Chef Andy's classic and diverse culinary influences. Yet he's consistently led back to creating food that is distinctly contemporary, and as our name would have it, dishes that are "food for thought". As a result, Rubaiyat's refined seasonal American dishes combine four of the qualities that we value most: integrity, style, restraint, and playfulness. That is found in our personal mission to shape the dining experience around culinary delights from beginning to end. We insist on honoring the smallest details underlying the very rhythm of the restaurant, including our service. Come find out for yourself just why our staff is second to none. Cheers!! Andy & Kim Bonnet, Proprietors

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