Short’s Place

507 Sherman St
Menlo, 50164
Reviews:
Classic small town bar. Cheap drinks & friendly people! Tell Teresa hi if you get a chance...

(641) 524-9203

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Menlo Cafe

502 Sherman St
Menlo, 50164
Reviews:
We were heading west on I 80 and a storm was coming right at us so we decided to stop for breakfast. We were tired of the fast food joints so we looked for a café and found Menlo Café in Menlo Iowa. A quaint little town 3 miles off the highway, we walk into the restaurant and a bunch of guys are playing cards waiting for the rain to pass. Jody the waitress came right over with the menus coffee and water. Denise, the owner, came out and told us all about the pictures on the walls and the doorknobs in the center of the photographs that used to be in her grandmas house. We met Lyle the guy who had made all of the wood frames that encased the photographs. We left with a full tummy and the rain had passed through. If you're tired of the fast food joints along I 80 and want a cute town and great atmosphere with good food and fast service go to Menlo café.
the food was delicious and the atmosphere was great. I feel I should write this review however because I did have an upset stomach for a few days after having their burger. unlikely to happen again, and the food was so good that I might even try another, but the burger did do a number on my stomach.
Traveling back home from a long East coast trip. Decided we were tired of fast, processed food! On a whim, we decided to yelp local restaurants in the area... happened to be about 5 miles from Menlo & this was the only place that came up. SO GLAD WE STUMBLED ALONG THIS PLACE !!! The place was packed with locals from the tiny little town for the lunch hour. The staff/owners were very friendly and made some excellent recommendations. Mom liked her patty melt, girls enjoyed their bacon cheeseburgers & hubby and I LOVED the tenderloin sandwich the owner recommended.... it was delicious!!! We also had two of the small chef salads.... four sodas.... and three ice creams.... $40!!!! Great food, great price, great service!!!!

(641) 524-2871

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