Country House Family Restaurant

68168 US Hwy 30
Colo, 50056
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Chef John Fritz hung up his Chef's hat 22 years ago after working at the nicest restaurants in the Des Moines Metro area. He and Wife Sandy opened this wonderful family diner near their home in Colo, Iowa right off US highway 30. For 22 years they have served the areas best food day in and day out. Try the tenderloin! Try the omelettes, pancakes, burgers and watch for their specials. Incredible food! The Country House is a true local treasure. I noticed another post about the country house having problems with the health department inspections. This is a falsehood. They have not had lots of problems. I don't know that poster's true intent, but the Country House has withstood the test of time. They are inspected every year and they run a clean operation from my own observation and experience. I highly recommend the Country House.
A lot of people I know from eastern Story County love this place. It's a mom & pop diner along Highway 30 next to a RV Park and Golf Course. I've never been a guy who has a hankering for "hot beef" sandwiches and canned green beans, but my friends swear that this is the place to get it. Their daily lunch specials are a high-value. You typically can get a burger, fries and soup for around $6. They have some really good homemade pies and cakes here. I'm docking them a few stars for the following reasons: Its' another one of those pesky places that only takes cash or check. Step in to the future people. Debit cards are for my convenience, not yours. It's one of the biggest reasons I won't drive to eat here. It necessitates a trip to the ATM and a 15 minute trip in to the middle of no-where. The wait staff can be a little abrasive at times. They will let you know how it is, and you're going to like it. But if you can handle a little sass from the wait staff, you'll enjoy an honest meal and an honest price.
AS BAD AS IT WAS 10 YEARS AGO! THE SERVICE IS HORRIBLE!! We ordered and it took almost an HOUR to get our food... NEXT, they let us know as they delivered our meal that they had "ran out" of their baked potatoes... It would have been NICE if they would have let us know BEFORE they delivered our food! NEVER ONCE DID THE OWNER COME OUT TO TALK WITH US!! HE DOESN'T GIVE A DAM*! NEVER will come back!!

(641) 377-2213

American (Traditional)

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The Colo Bar

321 Main St
Colo, 50056
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(641) 377-2775

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