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Emma Jean's

) #1 of 5 Restaurants in Walnut ££ - £££ American
2117 Antique City Drive, Walnut, IA 51577-3037
+1 712-784-2500
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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2117 Antique City Drive, Walnut, IA 51577-3037
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Emma Jean's was the only restaurant close to the Super 8 Walnut. Buffet was ample and the fried fish kept coming. Friendly service and customers!

Thank Gerald W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for an early dinner when staying at the Super 8, no one around when we entered other than another couple so we helped ourselves to menus and sat down. The waitress was friendly and chatty, asking about the recent tragedy in Manchester...More

Thank Catherine S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went there at about 9:00 PM for a couple of beers and some food to take back to our hotel. We had noticed earlier that there were quite a few cars there but when we got there we were the only two people. The...More

Thank realdon
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

While staying at the Super 8 across the parking lot it was recommended that we eat at this restaurant. Wife and I were happy we listened to the desk clerk and dined here The staff were friendly and gave us excellent service. I had the...More

Thank richard b
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

I had never had broasted chicken (or maybe I have but didn't know what it was). It was amazing. I had to wait about 15 min but it was well worth it :)

Thank Jennifer V
Reviewed 27 April 2017

We were on our way back from picking up our daughter from Simpson College in Indianola, IA today around 4:00pm. This is the 3rd time we stopped at Emma Jean's to eat. The first 2 times it was just me and my husband on our...More

1  Thank Mary F
Lynn D, Owner at Emma Jean's, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2017

This is what makes all the work it takes to operate this place worth while. We so much appreciate wonderful people such as yourselves. We strive to make everyone's visit enjoyable. Thank you so much for appreciating what we do and for the wonderful review!!

Reviewed 25 April 2017

It was seat yourself. We got a booth. Initial service wasn’t fast, but it wasn’t extremely slow either. Waitress asked us what she can get us to drink. She did not bring water. I said we’d just like to see the menu first, thanks. I...More

Thank Ann S
Lynn D, Owner at Emma Jean's, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

Dear customer, Normally at this point we respond to reviews by thanking persons about their wonderful reviews. Occasionally, yet very rarely we respond to reviews that warrant addressing a sane persons legitimate concerns. After all we are human and on occasion we do make a...More

Reviewed 8 April 2017

The owner of Emma Jean's is what made our stop for lunch so special! Lynn Driver is so personable and such a great sense of humor! And the food was great too!

1  Thank one23rockstep
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We both enjoyed a meal we had never had before...hubby had chicken fried steak and I had chicken fried chicken. Both came with green beans, baked potato and a warm dinner roll. BUT, you have to save room for the peach cobbler:) we shared! Our...More

Thank Sue H
Reviewed 28 March 2017

My "gold standard" for local diners is chicken-fried steak - it better be good! And at Emma Jeans, it was very good. Crispy and hot, with good mashed potatoes and white gravy. My only issue was that the vegetable (corn) served with it was cold....More

Thank Jane T
Lynn D, Owner at Emma Jean's, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2017

Thank you so very much for the wonderful review. I am not sure how your corn could have been cold, I will have my staff check the temp. We always appreciate customer comments as we strive for excellence. Thank You, please stop again!

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
I am writing in response to the owner's inquiry as to what they could have done better on my visit of October 2016. Two things would have made my visit excellent. One was to have fresher corn and the other was to have a better iced tea. Thanks for your inquiry. My husband and I will definitely return!
4 November 2016|
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Response from Lynn D | Property representative |
Thank you so much!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2117 Antique City Drive, Walnut, IA 51577-3037
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Walnut
  • Phone Number: +1 712-784-2500
Under construction, but excellent food and plenty of it. Will have bar, dinning room w/ occasional buffet and a conference room. Will be 1st class. Nice owner. pulled pork, actually two sandwiches packed with pork, it was delicious. The owner came over and welcomed us and gave us a tour of the construction area, this is going to be a first class place with a conference room, bar and occasional buffet. Looking at the beautiful oak wood work the owner is not holding back... this will be a first class dining establishment. Can't wait to see what's on the new menu.
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