Bill’s Pizza & Smokehouse

201 1st St W
Independence, 50644
Reviews:
After a long day of Kayaking, my family made the trip to Bill's, and other than about a 15 minutes wait to be seated, no complaints from us. Our waitress was very accomodating and attentive. Kids ordered a thin crust Pepperoni pizza, that was a little greasy for them, but everything else was good. If we are on the vicinity of Independence again at meal time, we would certainly come here again.
Just stopped in for a meal while at a conference. I ordered the smoked barbecue chicken with salad and French fries. The chicken was moist and tender, falling off the bone. Their homemade barbecue sauce was dark, sweet and full of flavor. I loved it! The service is excellent. The only disappointment was the iceberg lettuce in the house salad & the 'manufactured' French fries which were cooked correctly and not greasy. Really good food & atmosphere!
The Californians came to Iowa for our sons wedding in Independence. Wanted a place for all the out of town guests and local family to meet and eat the night before the wedding. Bills gave us the entire bar area for our party, set the tables with linens, set out a beautiful buffet and let me decorate. The bar was open and everyone met, talked, ate, drank and took photos. It was exactly what I was looking for and the price was SOOOOO reasonable! Iowa is definitely a destination for weddings! Thanks Bill!

(319) 334-2455

Pizza

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Subway

1705 1st St W
Independence, 50644
Reviews:
This is a very average Subway and it's in need of some help. The staff was not trained like the Subway staff I have come to expect. The sandwich was made quickly and sloppily, the meat was just thrown on and it spilled out each side. The bread was cracked on top from the lack of moisture within it, biting into it reminded me of sawdust. On the bright side, the vegetables looked very fresh and well maintained but the skill set in order to place them correctly on the sandwich was again lacking. As I was watching my sandwich being thrown together I noticed that the door to the bread rack had been removed and flies were swarming the inside of it. The sight of that did not sit well with me. Once my sandwich was "done" it was thrown into the paper and improperly wrapped leaving one side unwrapped with all of the sloppy contents falling out. My cookie was hard as a rock and no longer a treat at the end of my meal and left me wishing I was back at my favorite Subway. All in all, this Subway is not horrible but they really need a good manager to come in a straighten some things out. I would give it 2.5 stars but since I can't do that they will get a 3.

(319) 334-6658

Sandwiches, Fast Food

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McDonald’s

1811 1st St W
Independence, 50644
Reviews:
This McDonald's in Independence, Iowa claims the top prize for independently sucking. It was 10PM and I was a bleary eyed traveler looking for a guilty bite of comfort food before resting my head on a motel pillow. I ordered a hamburger with out onion and two pumpkin pies (it's Fall so everything tastes like pumpkin). The first window where a cashier was rooted and busy blabbing about small town politics to another employee to barely speak to me. When I got my food back to my hotel room the hamburger was sloppily assembled and the pumpkin pies dried out. The pies were probably a few hours old. I ate them anyway.

(319) 334-4269

Burgers, Fast Food

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Pizza Hut

1640 1st St W
Independence, 50644
Reviews:
Slow service. They have a lunch buffet but are slow to keep it filled.

(319) 334-2515

Pizza, Italian, Chicken Wings

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Eldorado Mexican Restaurant

323 1st St E
Independence, 50644
Reviews:
Unless you think Ragu spaghetti sauce is Mexican.... Very bland, I would have rather found a Taco Bell. This place COULD be good if they tried a little harder.

(319) 334-7001

Mexican

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R & R Cafe the

315 1st St E
Independence, 50644
Reviews:
This restaurant has terrible food and even worse service. Went for breakfast and had gotten diarrhea by lunch. Do not eat here for your own health.

(319) 334-7332

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Lucky Buffet


Independence, 50644
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Independence, 50644
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Dairy Queen

807 3rd St NE
Independence, 50644
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(319) 334-4811

Breakfast & Brunch

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Arianna’s

1008 1st St W
Independence, 50644
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(319) 334-4285

Cafes, Diners

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