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La Rana

120 Washington St, Decorah, IA 52101-1830
+1 563-382-3067
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (2 reviews)
“crab cakes” (2 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
120 Washington St, Decorah, IA 52101-1830
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Reviewed 5 June 2015

Although small, this local restaurant boasts some of the BEST FOOD in the region! They use as many locally grown/raised food as they can including grass-fed local beef and vegetables from area growers! Great beverage selections - their Mojitos are PERFECT in the summer months...More

Thank iowamom3
Reviewed 3 May 2015 via mobile

I reviewed La Rana last year and gave it just three stars. Things are much improved. Although the kitchen is still a bit heavy on the salt, the food is much improved. Service has never been a problem here and the space is bright and...More

1  Thank AngusDad
Reviewed 19 April 2015

We loved our food! The food was of the highest quality and nicely presented for a reasonable price. Definitely our favorite dining spot in the historic district. The chef did an amazing job!

Thank Angie M
Reviewed 18 March 2015

I grew up in Decorah and have eaten nearly everywhere in town, and over the years La Rana has been my favorite place to go get a nice drink, have lunch, or dinner. It is a place I've gone for special occasions for a long...More

Thank Becca M
Reviewed 7 February 2015

La Rana was recommended by our B&B host Doug (Dug Road Inn) and I am so glad he did. My wife had the duck, I had salmon - both of us believed we had one of the best meals we've eaten in a while. Didn't...More

Thank rdwIowa
Reviewed 30 January 2015

Comparable high quality upscale unique menu to their main Decorah competitor, Rubiyats, but much higher pricing than Rubiyats, much smaller quanity of food provided, and very cramping seating that detracts from being able to have a relaxed meal with friends or family. Given the $40-50/person...More

1  Thank Robo53
Reviewed 9 January 2015

My friends and I celebrated New Year's eve at La Rana and had a nice time. The entrees available that evening included filet mignon, chicken marsala, scallops, and pasta bolognese. I chose the filet, which was served with mashed potatoes, pan-roasted local carrots and a...More

Thank Cypripedium
Reviewed 8 October 2014

A lovely early lunch with attentive and kind server. The chicken salad was big chucks of white meat, tender and delicious with craisins. And the tomato basil soup was most flavorful and learned that they simmer it a long to time to get the rich...More

1  Thank GailCheryl
Reviewed 6 October 2014

Every time I visit Decorah, I have to go to La Rana! All of their food is fresh and tasty. It is owned by a local couple, and they run it themselves with little help. It is a modern, quaint atmosphere and is a must...More

1  Thank Midwesterner123
Reviewed 5 October 2014

My husband and I were in Decorah for a fall getaway, staying at a lovely B&B in town. We walked to dinner on a Tuesday evening. The place was bustling. We loved the casual, lively atmosphere, excellent service and delicious food. I had perfectly cooked...More

Thank Karen L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 Washington St, Decorah, IA 52101-1830
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Decorah
  • Phone Number: +1 563-382-3067
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