Chameleon’s Pub & Grub

119 1st St W
Mount Vernon, 52314
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While small (legal occupancy limit is 50) the bar is generally packed after 10pm on most weekends that the college is in session. During the day locals stop in for a brew and food at the grill. The food at the grill is really good for bar food. Drinks average about $3. Currently on Wednesdays there are quarter draws between 10pm and midnight. This is a place that occasionally you will see college students dancing on the long bar. This year they stopped selling their shirts that read "I drank my first million ($) in college"
Walked in, ordered 5 meals to go along with a beer. A couple came in in the meantime and ordered after I did. I got my beer, and the couple that came in got their food. Another family came in and ordered food. My food wasn't ready so I ordered another beer. Meanwhile, the second family had received their food. Still waiting, I ordered another beer and this time the bartender apologized for the wait. I asked her how much longer we had to wait and checked with the cook and he told her 10 more minutes. At this time I had been waiting near an hour. My food finally came so I paid, around $80 after the tip, and left to go home. When I got home, which was a 3 minute drive away, I opened our food find it luke warm to cold along with an entire meal missing. I called the pub to complain about the terrible service and missing meal and all I got was a "sorry the cook is new. Do you want me cook what was missing? " so I had to drive back to pick up what was left out of my order. Food was cold, and couldn't even eat it all. I will never order another thing from Chameleons. I'll go to Scorz from now on.
Great tap beer choice, among the best tenderloins and burgers anywhere. Always good service.

(319) 895-8654

American (Traditional)

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Casey’s Carry Out Pizza

323 Highway 30 SW
Mount Vernon, 52314
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Great $5 sub sandwiches with lots of toppings.. They don't hold back on the meat & cheese like subway..

(319) 895-6250

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Scorz Bar and Grill

109 1st St
Mount Vernon, 52314
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Apparently this place burned down once a while back. They should have left it that way. This is probably the biggest place in downtown Mt. Vernon, and it has a pool table and numerous TV's in all of the places that TV's should be in a bar like this. That's it for the upside though. I'm not a snob or purist by any means, but there are a few things that I look for when I head to a pub and this place fails miserably in all of them. What are they? 1) Decent beer selection. Scorz fails because outside of the lone Sam Adams tap, the rest of the bar is nothing but Bud, Bud Light, etc. In other words, don't come here if you actually enjoy drinking beer. 2) Decent Happy Hour. At first, I thought it looked alright...then I was charged normal prices during happy hour. Sad. 3) Decent Pub Grub. I had no illusions when I came here, and I knew I was going to order food and that it probably wasn't going to be the best food I'd ever eaten. Still, I was shocked by how pathetic their fish basket was. The fish looked like it was some sort of white gel sandwiched between two pieces of cardboard, the fries were crinkle cut fries that you can get for $.50 at the grocery store and the cole slaw plopped right out of a bucket that the 'cook' threw from the kitchen into the trash...through a caddy-corner area of the bar/kitchen. 4) Decent Service. Actually, it wasn't bad. It wasn't great either though, and I was one of four people in the entire bar that night. So, that made it seem worse than it was I guess. Basically, Scorz is like a cougar. It might look good on the outside, it might even seem like a fun place to hang out for a bit, but ultimately it's just lipstick on a pig. For what it's worth, I can see the potential for it being the kind of bar that bro's and their lady friends flock to on a busy night. I'm not sure if that makes it any more attractive, but whatever you do, DO NOT EAT HERE. Ever.
Great place on main st in Mt Vernon! The philly was a table favorite and the corn nuggets were super tasty! They have some good drinks specials here and the staff was great. Both times coming in here yesterday we had great service.
When I want a burger I go to Scorz. My wife and I drove to Mt. Vernon to go to the Lincoln Cafe, but it was too busy so we walked down the street and thought we'd try Scorz. We have been glad ever since that this happened because outside of the Hamburg Inn, I believe they have the best burgers in the area. I HIGHLY recommend their burgers and we also think very highly of their fries!

(319) 895-8453

Sports Bars, Restaurants

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Pizza Palace

106 1st St SW
Mount Vernon, 52314
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Ate here the first night I was in town, and I wasn't too impressed. It has that slightly creepy vibe you get from places with decorations that look as if they were bought up at an estate sale from some old guy who had a carnival fetish, but it's safe enough so long as the kids aren't left unattended. Ok, i'm kind of joking there on that last bit but I digress... If the tomato sauce is homemade, someone needs to help the chef. Also, it's the type of pizza that--regardless of what you order on it--looks the same and probably tastes the same. Our server didn't understand our question about the mushrooms (Q: Are the mushrooms fresh? A: Yes) because they were canned and rubbery. Having said that, she was probably 15 or so, which regardless of place lowers my expectations considerably...which is only fair. Not that this place would strike anyone, including the owner and employees, as a place that's striving to provide top-of-the-line service. The cheesebread was ok, but the sauce that came with it had obviously been sitting in the open air for quite a while. You know how some foods will create that 'I've been sitting out waiting for you' crust that you break through to 'fresh' ingredients? That's this stuff. So, bad on the chef or whoever let that one go out. As others have stated, the pizza was very greasy and mostly bland. It wasn't the worst pizza I've ever had, but it's got a ways to go before it gets to the "good" category. Someone mentioned late-night and I have to say that this is PERFECT late-night pizza. You're not going to be worried about taste anyway because you're popped out of your gourd, it's greasy, and it's hot. Maybe that should be a tagline for them somewhere? Seriously though, I hope they improve the offerings. It's in a nice location, and they deserve to do better (and to produce better pizza). Educate your servers too. Starting early is never a bad idea.
I lived in Mt. Vernon for a while. The pizza here was horrible. All the locals raved about this place, but I found better pizza at the gas station. All the help seemed to have just started the day I was there. (Me: Do you have any carry out menus? Teen girl: Carry out? Well....we have carry out pizza, is that what you mean?) Anyway, I won't miss this place.
This is a highly underrated pizzeria/restaurant in my humble opinion!...Wife and I eat there about two or three times a year and have always enjoyed it...I most always order the "calamari" soup which I find about the best I've ever had!.. I gave it four stars because I feel that this place has the kind of food that I was brought up on!.. Another PLUS is the free parking at the end of the block which makes going to this restaurant very very easy about worrying where to park your car. Street parking has never appealed to me when going to a restaurant. I can hardly wait to visit this place again!!...

(319) 895-6971

Pizza

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Java Grande

353 Highway 30 SW
Mount Vernon, 52314
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(319) 895-6334

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Mount Vernon, 52314
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Hardee’s

102 Highway 1 S
Mount Vernon, 52314
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(319) 895-6520

Burgers, Fast Food

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China Cafe

100 Hwy 30 SE
Mount Vernon, 52314
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(319) 895-9200

Chinese

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Sleep Inn & Suites

310 Virgil Avenue
Mount Vernon, 52314
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(319) 895-0055

Hotels

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Brackett House of Cornell College

600 1st St SW
Mount Vernon, 52314
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(319) 895-4425

Hotels, Bed & Breakfast

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