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American Classic Cafe

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16 W 11th St, Spencer, IA 51301-3519
+1 712-262-7540
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited off season, only a few customers. Food was really good, American cafe. I ordered the giant Pork tenderloin sandwich, it was thin but huge. Hubby ordered a Reuben, also very tasty. Service was a bit slow but friendly. Overall, nice lunch.

Thank Janet S
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

From the time we walked in the door....we knew we were going to have a wait as it was Regional wrestling tournaments so we would be patient, we were greeted by a young man that ask how many, we answer six...he well its going to be 15-20mins, I have ten tables to clean, only one cook and five orders ahead... More 

Thank Patty M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

We had a party of 6 for breakfast on Black Friday - it was quite full but our service was still friendly and prompt. Loads of options from any kind of eggs, omelets, waffles, pancakes, hash browns, plate-sized sticky cinnamon roll - all at prices very easy on the budget. Great diner-type atmosphere, food and service.

Thank fotobug
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 November 2016

American Classic Cafe has become a favorite place for our family to eat. Large menu with options to satisfy everyone in the party and after eating here 3 times on vacation have never been disappointed. Quaint "American Classic" atmosphere and wonderful, classic food at fabulous prices. Service has always been exemplary and food arrives fast and hot. Can't wait to... More 

Thank 572jessicao
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11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

I had the goulash special and it wasn't very special. Not bad just tasted like a box mix more then anything. Service, prices, and atmosphere were OK!

Thank Andrea J
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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We always eat here. Very good food. A lil busy on Sunday mornings. But Great! Tim's hashbrowns are a MUST TRY!

Thank Steve Z
Big Lake, MN
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Well it was not what we were expecting. Party of 8. They seated us and slammed down the menus. The floor was filthy, I really wanted to walk out without eating. Our waitress was nice. Food was average, but they were out of really basic sides like mashed potatoes. All in all we were fed and moved on with our... More 

Thank BigLake_MNBrenda
Murphy, TX
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87 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Of the three places we ate at Spencer, this was my favorite. It is another take on a diner (looks like an old Country Kitchen). They have a more extensive and diverse menu than Family Table. Very accommodating to my mother-in-law who only wanted a single scrambled egg and toast. My grilled chicken salad with Swiss cheese on Garlic-Parmesan Marbled... More 

Thank revdrmike
Spearfish, South Dakota
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Good classic diner fare. Waitresses no nonsense and brusque. Coffee plentiful and ok. Cinnamon roll French toast excellent, oatmeal not so much. Hashbrowns excellent, skillets tasty. Will return, if only for the corn fed local flavor of the clientele.

Thank bigJohnsd95
Algona, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016

We went here just for something different. They were short staffed but still did a great job and the food was very good.

Thank Starwarsgirl40

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 W 11th St, Spencer, IA 51301-3519
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Spencer
  • Phone Number: +1 712-262-7540

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