Main Street Cafe

136 S Main St
Maquoketa, 52060
Reviews:
I'm a sucker for small town diners and a creature of habit as well. I pass through Maquoketa,"Say it with me...MAQUOKETA" on a semi regular basis, generally around 9 AM. The coffee clutch crowd has been "wired" for a few hours and are starting to crash. Their speech is repetitive, elbows are tired and proper posture is a thing of the past as coffee cups turn into barbells. At this point, patrons clear out quickly with the exception of a small boisterous family feasting on chocolate milk, pancakes and a gallon of maple syrup. A sugar rush recreates the excitement. At this point we take a deep breath, have a slurp of coffee, finish our breakfast and nod our heads in silent approval!

(563) 652-6679

Mexican, Diners

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Bluff Lake Catfish Farm

9343 95th Ave
Maquoketa, 52060
Reviews:
Bluff Lake, how I love thee. Worth the long drive, yes. Worth the long wait, yes. Worth communing with the cats out back, yes. Worth the long drive back, yes. Worth the price, yes. The all-you-can-eat whole catfish is by far the best around, and by around I mean all of Eastern Iowa. They also offer fillets of catfish as well. Which are also very good too, but for my tastes, the whole cat is where it's at! Catfish dinners also come with coleslaw, which is decent, fries, and dinner rolls with a whipped cinnamon-butter that is divine. You will not find better catfish anywhere. Be prepared, for awesome. Be prepared to WAIT to be seated. The dining area is average sized, but the crowds are out-sized. It is not uncommon to have to wait 1 hour +. Do not blame the staff, they are SLAMMED, this is not a fast food place. you're just going to have to wait for a table to open. If you get here, and find that the lot is not full, and your wait is only something like 10 minutes, consider yourself lucky, buy a lottery ticket before leaving town! One thing you should know though, no fountain pop/soda. If you want a Pepsi, it's gonna come in a can, and it's a $1.50 can, so a big family with a lot of thirsty kids can really rack up a big tab fast. Personally, when I get there, I order two cans right off the bat. The servers get crazy busy here, and you know you'll need a second can, make it easier on them, and just get the second can now, you know you'll need it.
Very popular with people from towns all around here, Bluff Lake is a fun place to go especially before taking in a drive-in movie at the nearby 61 Drive In. You can make it a day by taking the family to explore Maquoketa Caves State Park in the afternoon. Located just outside the park (you need to drive through it to get here), watch carefully for the signs. Fish is their specialty with heaping baskets of shrimp, haddock and of course catfish. They also have burgers, ribs, steaks and chicken on the menu. Most people come all-u-can-eat specials on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sundays. Be prepared for long waits on Friday and Saturday nights.
3 stars for the location.. Nothing else for the service and the food. I loved driving out to this place on such a beautiful day. However, actually going here might have been a bad idea as I don't like catfish.. :/ It has been a couple years since I have eaten here. Might have to give it another shot.

(563) 652-3272

Seafood

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Godfather’s Pizza

916 W Platt St
Maquoketa, 52060
Reviews:
It's in a convenience store, but the people were nice and the meat-lovers pizza was good. Bathroom toilets were broken...kinda awkward...

(563) 652-5200

Pizza

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Taco John’s

1306 43rd St
Maquoketa, 52060
Reviews:
The burritos absolutely suck here, go down the street and eat at the Mexican food restaurant same price but their food is much .. Much better .. The reason I gave this place 2 stars is because their potato oles are really good .. But tacos and burritos are horrid

(563) 652-0048

Mexican

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City Limits Family Restaurant

906 S Main St
Maquoketa, 52060
Reviews:
No review available for this restaurant

(563) 652-9709

American (New)

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America’s Pride

219 Thomas Ave
Maquoketa, 52060
Reviews:
No review available for this restaurant

(563) 652-6556

Bakeries

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Sweet Things Bakery

107 N Main St
Maquoketa, 52060
Reviews:
No review available for this restaurant

(563) 652-9833

Bakeries

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Perxactly’s Bar & Grill

110 S Olive St
Maquoketa, 52060
Reviews:
No review available for this restaurant

(563) 652-9084

Bars, Karaoke

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Timber Lanes

1005 E Platt St
Maquoketa, 52060
Reviews:
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(563) 652-5882

Bowling

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Bear Creek Lodge Catering

1206 German St
Maquoketa, 52060
Reviews:
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(563) 652-3915

Caterers

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