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) #1 of 9 Restaurants in Elkader ££ - £££ African
107 S Main St, Elkader, IA 52043-7717
+1 563-245-1992
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“tagine” (2 reviews)
“hummus” (2 reviews)
“quaint town” (3 reviews)
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107 S Main St, Elkader, IA 52043-7717
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Reviewed 15 October 2015

Schera's is a splendid surprise, a restaurant offering delicious and unusual meals in a small (but very handsome) Iowa town named to honor an Algerian hero of the early 19th century who fought French colonialism. The restaurant features Algerian cuisine, a combination of North African...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 2 October 2015 via mobile

Great food. Friendly and knowledgable staff. Incredible beers. Highly recommended. Pleasantly surprised with the town of Elkader and the area.

Thank Douglass S
Reviewed 24 September 2015

Great cocktails! The owner was there the last visit and took the time to come over & visit with us, he was very nice and explained the history of the restaurant. The baklava is to wonderful & I typically am not a baklava fan.

Thank KK103
Reviewed 2 August 2015

We enjoyed our first visit here and looked forward to our second. While we were having our dessert this Sunday, the wind blew over the umbrella, shattering our glass table top. (It was not that windy.) We received numerous cuts on our legs while our...More

Thank Patrick A
Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

Food is always good, and the drink selection is awesome. This place is especially nice in the summer when you can sit out on the balcony next to the river.

Thank Ryan Becky J
Reviewed 1 July 2015

I have driven out of my way several times to eat at Schera's. Food and drink selection is tremendous. Sitting outside on their patio next to the Turkey River is idyllic. On my most recent visit I ordered the Algerian grilled chicken sandwich with a...More

Thank MNDoodles
Reviewed 25 May 2015

Delicious food and great craft beers. Service was warm & friendly like small town Iowa. Try the Za'atar, yummy. Wished they could stay open past 9pm on Sat. nite. We hated to leave. I'll be back.

Thank Doc1950
Reviewed 30 April 2015 via mobile

Schera's offers Algerian food in the heartland. We stopped here for lunch while passing through, and had a delightful North African lunch. There is nothing fancy here, just good food.

Thank AngusDad
Reviewed 24 April 2015

Our daughter and her fiancé having raved about the food and outdoor deck by the Turkey River, my husband and I drove 45 miles to Elkader and Schera's on a rainy Friday night. We went early to avoid the bar rush. Schera's is plain outside...More

Thank Ilse035
Reviewed 29 January 2015

We were surprised to find a 5 star restaurant in the quaint town of Elkader, IA! The food was interesting and tasty. We enjoyed Albanian quisine, including the signature dish, Couscous Royale which was delicious. We also had the evening special, BBQ Ribs, which was...More

Thank auntdeb2013
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 107 S Main St, Elkader, IA 52043-7717
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Elkader
  • Phone Number: +1 563-245-1992
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This restaurant features a mix of American and Algerian dishes. The story of how it was founded is interesting and the food is simply magnificent.
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