Peony Chinese Restaurant

102 W 4th St
Vinton, 52349
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Best Chinese food in the area. Wonderful, friendly service. Love the peanut chicken!
This is decent Chinese, was not fond of the fried wontons, or the crab rangoon. They were both over fried. I would rate them as a 3. The chicken lo mein was excellent and a very generous portion. Great service and very friendly. I would recommend this restaurant to family and friends and will be going back in the future.
Chinese seems to be the only ethnic cuisine to have successfully infiltrated the small towns of the rural Midwest. Vinton doesn't have an Italian restaurant (unless you count Pizza Ranch), but it has a Chinese restaurant. And it's a really good Chinese restaurant! Expect the standards like General Tso's, Szechuan Chicken, Mongolian Beef, and Sesame Chicken, but prepared much better than anywhere else in the area (including Cedar Rapids and Waterloo). And while it's hard to go wrong with fried Chinese food, I recommend some of the lighter dishes. The Hunan Chicken is loaded with diverse vegetables, cooked in a spicy brown sauce: absolutely delicious! You get the most bang for your buck at lunch, where the portions are huge and accompanied by soup and an egg roll (or crab rangoon)...all for around $5! Easily the best lunch or dinner in Vinton.

(319) 472-3668

Chinese

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Cafe De Klos

417 1st Ave
Vinton, 52349
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Always a first class dining experience - never rushed, wonderful food preparation, and comfortable decor. This was our go-to restaurant for our anniversary when they were in Cedar Rapids. Will become it again now in Vinton. Highly recommend; very unique.
The Cafe' is a great experience not usually found in small town Iowa. A beautifully built building that provides a casual setting in the front and more of a fine dining experience in the back. Ribs, chicken, seafood and veggie meals are delicious. The food is served with a European flare that includes marination, seasoning and sauces unique to Cafe' de Klos! The wine list continues to build but we have enjoyed the Zolo and other selections. Beer on tap and a full bar with tv and fireplace makes for a great casual experience. This place rocks like a fox!
Went here Saturday night, 2/15, party of six. I had the Black Forest Chop and my wife had the Curried Chicken - outstanding taste and we were pleasantly surprised. We each took half home and had remainder for lunch the next day - great again! The Black Forest chop is a grape reduction of sort over a Iowa cut chop cooked to medium. We recommend both dishes and the restaurant. We will be back again -- worth the trip from Cedar Rapids.

(319) 472-4440

Seafood, Burgers

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La Renya

202 W 4th St
Vinton, 52349
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Went to Vinton for work, nice small town that seemed friendly enough. Seen this place wasn't to out of the way and I had downtime to eat. I had the steak tacos and they were delicious, got them in a hard shell style. The steak had well seasoned flavor and was overall impressed with my food. Salsa for the chips was also pretty good. I could see myself giving a 5 for this place, but would like to try other dishes first. Has great potential to be 5 stars, if you are in town give them a try.
After a long day of golf, we stopped in Vinton to get a bite. Choices are slim in small town Iowa, so we debated between pizza and Mexican. Since a parking space was open near the Mexican restaurant that's where we went. Definitely not a mistake. Started with chips and two kinds of salsa. Both salsas were excellent! I had a margarita, and it was perfectly made! The food was authentic and excellent quality. My burrito was bigger than a small dog! It was the best Mexican food I've ever had, and anyone that knows me, knows I've eaten about everywhere! We will definitely be back the next time we play golf in Vinton!
This review is actually a combination of my last six visits. I've tried La Renya, really I have. I want to like you since you are the only Mexican place in Vinton. I want to like you because I like to see a small business succeed. But your food and your service haven't lived up to the hype. I came in this week and decided I needed to write a review. The building is in a great location. On the main street and next to the movie theater. Parking is on the street and free. You can park in back and walk around, but they have a variety of La Renya vehicles and food carts parked there. Inside is nice and spacious. Clean enough and bright enough. The chairs seem a little creaky, but since it didn't collapse, I guess it was fine. Drinks: Of course what does one want at a Mexican restaurant? Margaritas!!! But not only are they over priced for what you are getting, there is a distinct lack of alcohol in them sometimes. Note, I did say sometimes. Sometimes they taste great....but the other times? Lime Kool-aide has more tequila. Beer selection is ok, but again over priced in a small town where beers tend to be cheaper. Chips and Salsa: A staple that should be considered. They came out with two types of "salsa". The first was a runny canned tomato based sauce that tasted more like spaghetti sauce than salsa. The second was a type of pico that had fresh veggies in it and avocados. Now I love me some avocado. But this doesn't work very well, especially when it seems a little old...that metallic taste that tells me "old and stored in a metal container". The chips are ok, but much thicker and have a different taste than your standard chip. Appetizers: The run of the mill selection. Why does white queso have to be so runny all the time? Entrees: Have tried several of the grilled meat items. More often than not the meat is cooked so long that it has lost it's flavor and moisture. The green chile pork seems like the pork is cooked independently of the chiles because there is no flavor to the meat. The fajitas are obviously cooked in a skillet first because they then slide them onto the iron skillet at the table. The problem with this is that the meat doesn't have much grill flavor, it's cut into tiny little strips and then "stir fried" with the green peppers and onions until it is curling up into jerky. I have been to several Mexican places where this seems to be the cooking method and it sucks. I long for the days of Chi-Chi's where the meat was grilled whole and sliced after cooking. My husband also feels the same way about the meat items he has had. Kids had enchiladas and they were very bland. Service: It and miss. This week my husband and I and one of the kids stopped in for supper at close to 7pm. Only two other tables in the place with a total of three people. The two female servers seemed more concerned about their own food then they were with taking care of the guests. Time before we came in with a group and the young woman was totally overwhelmed with a group of 18 and no one else came to help her. So, will I be back? Not unless I'm really willing to take a gamble on the margs that day. Food? No, I think I've given La Reyna's enough opportunities to get it right. I'll head down to the Lotus or over to The Voo!

(319) 472-4383

Mexican

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Ron-Da-Voo

414 1st Ave
Vinton, 52349
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(319) 472-9089

American (New)

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Vinton Family Restaurant

211 N K Ave
Vinton, 52349
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(319) 472-3443

American (Traditional)

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Tootsie’s Ice Cream & More

210 N K Ave
Vinton, 52349
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(319) 472-5300

American (Traditional), Burgers, Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt

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McDonald’s

308 S K Ave
Vinton, 52349
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(319) 472-2117

Burgers, Fast Food

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Vinton Country Club

314 N 9th Ave
Vinton, 52349
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(319) 472-4052

Country Clubs

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Jolly Roger Pizza

810 C Ave
Vinton, 52349
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(319) 472-2440

Pizza

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Pizza Ranch

219 W 4th St
Vinton, 52349
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(319) 472-4000

Pizza, Buffets

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