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Cecil's Cafe

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Hwy 30, Marshalltown, IA 50158
+1 515-753-9796
05:30 - 13:30
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63 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is definitely a hidden gem. We were driving through town and wanted something new and this came up so we decided to try it. Cute mom and pop atmosphere. We had a Denver omelette and biscuits and gravy. Both were really good. The service was good too.

Thank lisamarie9456
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3 reviews
Reviewed 13 September 2016

huge pancakes!!! delicious!!! We had never been and thought we would try out this "hidden gem"....if you get a chance to go I would highly recommend it

Thank charloetteh
Marshalltown, Iowa
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122 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Cecil's for breakfast is very consistent. The food is very good, reasonably priced, and the wait staff is good, but it can take anywhere from 20-45 minutes to get an order out of the kitchen.

Thank FlyRC
Marlton, New Jersey
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425 reviews
284 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2016

Loved the biscuits and gravy. Great food selection. Join the locals and truck drivers for comfort food.

Thank Dennis08053
Beaman, Iowa
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 December 2015

Want home made food with large portions. This is the place! The biscuits and gravy are to die for! The waffle with strawberries is huge!!

Thank myskisky
Marshalltown, Iowa
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 October 2015

The best place in Marshalltown to eat. The food is fantastic, the servers are great and the environment is old time mom and pop restaurant. I have no complaints and

Thank Kenny B
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

If you want an old school, greasy spoon, truck stop, this is it! Coffee and eggs at its best. The everything omelet is always good. The help is always friendly.

Thank Ron O
Wever, Iowa
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94 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2015

Had a late breakfast there, hamburger steak, eggs, hashbrowns and toast. Wife had the sweet roll. It was all great, the coffee was awesome as was the waitress. We will go back if in that are again. Very reasonable price also.

Thank henshaw52658
Marshalltown, Iowa
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2015

Solid breakfast fare in friendly small town atmosphere. Locals, regulars and truckers. Service clubs meet here too.

Thank David T
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2014 via mobile

Used reviews to find this place. Great friendly service. Scrambled eggs, bacon, toast, and tea made for yummy breakfast while traveling thru Marshalltown. Remember to bring your cash as this old school restaurant takes "cash only". This is not a grease spoon place just good ol' home cooking.

Thank Cyclones3

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
05:30 - 13:30
05:30 - 13:30
05:30 - 13:30
05:30 - 13:30
05:30 - 13:30
05:30 - 13:30
05:30 - 13:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hwy 30, Marshalltown, IA 50158
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Marshalltown
  • Phone Number: +1 515-753-9796

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?