King’s Sandwich Shop

321 S State St
Iola, 66749
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Great old fashioned burger/sandwich shop. Thanks to Yelp we found a new stop on the way to the lake! SO many choices! My husband had the pizza burger and he absolutely loved it. I had a loaded small burger since the King's burger is 7ozs. We shared onion rings. Not a fancy place - people go for the food. The help was friendly and curteous. Ask for Blake, he'll give you drink refills! :)
Our experience was ok, but not great. Not being from around here, I thought (by the name of the restaurant) that it was more of a sandwich shop than a burger shop. As far as the burgers go, they were tasty. You could tell the meat patties were hand made, the onion rings were delicious. The hot dogs were very favorable, and was my favorite part of the meal. The burgers were very greasy, and the bacon was paper-thin. My recommendation would be to prepare the meat in a less greasy way, and to source a better quality bacon. Liked having a nice selection of sodas to choose from, and the customer service from the employees was phenomenal! This location was a nice stop on our way through Kansas.
I lived in the area for about three months and ate here perhaps four or five times. I was never disappointed. The service was always friendly and fast. I tried something different each time. Was not impressed by the pizza burger. It wasn't bad, but it didn't taste like pizza at all. The other burgers I tried were awesome. I think I was most impressed with the sides, though. Anything fried, whether it be onion rings, tater tots, or fried mushrooms, was always perfect. And I mean PERFECT. I don't know what the secret is, but the batter never fell off my mushrooms or was soggy in any way. I love the fact that this is family owned since the 50s and operated out of an old trailer, like the old-timey 50s diners you see in movies. It's cute and quaint. But they only have a few booths, so don't expect large group seating.

(620) 365-6271

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El Charro of Iola

17 W Madison Ave
Iola, 66749
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I ordered the chicken fajitas and it was really good. Service was great, price is right and salsa was a little blah...but overall it's good.
We spend winters in Tucson so this review will be in relationship to all the wonderful Mexican restaurants (Sonoran) we frequent there. El Charro is an attractive and clean restaurant with interesting decor. The staff are friendly and efficient. The chips were very good as was the salsa, if somewhat mild, probably for the local tastes. The prices were on par with the less expensive restaurants in Tucson. Quantities were generous. The food certainly is not authentic as there were mostly non-Mexican dishes such as fajitas, burrtos but no authentic dishes like machaca, chilaquiles, or pozole; there appeared to be no traditional Mexican seasonings such as cumin and epazote, and some items, like the chalupas were not at all like you would find in Mexico. No Mexican cheese on top of enchiladas or tacos, just shredded American cheese. Tortillas were factory produced, and dishes were smothered in iceberg lettuce and tomatoes,with a dollop of American sour cream, very Tex-Mex. However, this popular place serves up generous portions of inexpensive Americanized "Mexican" food. No Mexicans eating here! You gotta give them credit for doing the best they can in a locale that probably prefers this type of food.
If they offered a negative rating it would be -5! I got in town with my co-workers last night and the hotel clerk suggested this place. 8 of us went. The food was sub par at best. I couldn't even finish my food! My co-worker ordered did to go and never got it. They started vacuuming and cleaning while we were still eating. It was clear they wanted us out. I had to find a waiter twice so our table could get refills of our drinks. Not even an hour later I started getting sick. I threw up and had diarrhea all night and still the next day. I found it the next day that for others were sick too.

(620) 365-7771

Mexican

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The Greenery

1315 N State
Iola, 66749
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The Greenery is an excellent restaurant. The restaurant is clean, and well furnished. They have a decent menu and serve breakfast all day being open from 7:00 A.M. to 8:00 in the evening. They have a daily noon buffet and again for the evening, with a breakfast buffet on Saturday and Sunday. Friday and Saturday the evening buffet has steak and seafood. The buffet and salad bar is well maintained. The breakfast menu includes the normal offerings for the area. They have a varied choice of sandwiches for lunch and dinner. Their hamburger is one of the best I have eaten anywhere as it is has a generous portion of meat on a large bun and is made from scratch. They have a somewhat limited choice of steaks with KC strip and rib eye but these are as good as steaks as I have eaten and I live in steak country. A special mention must be made of their wait staff. They are friendly and efficient. All around the Greenery is a fine place to dine. It is adjacent to the Best Western Motel there on old highway 169. That said it is off the main track for folks traveling through, but definitely worth the effort it takes to drive through town.
Beware!!!!! I have worked in this restaurant off and on for 4 yrs. I have seen things done in this kitchen that would appall most cooks. The customers are being cheated. Food being reused on the buffet day after day. They take a lot of shortcuts and most likely you aren't gonna get your money's worth. The waitresses are wonderful. The staff on the Greenery side don't all have the skill and no how to work well in the kitchen. I've seen the Supervisor drop fried chicken on the dirty floor and throw it back in the fryer because it "kills all of the germs." If you want to take your chances go ahead but I myself haven't eaten anything from the greenery side in over 2 yrs. Not even while working there. Happy eating all!!!!!!
We normally get the buffet, and it's almost always good. Could do with more salad options, but the main course items are usually fresh, hot, and appetizing. Would love to see more fresh food and non-fried food, but for a small-town restaurant, this is top-notch. The best all-around eatery in Iola.

(620) 365-7743

Breakfast & Brunch

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Casey’s Carry Out Pizza

712 E Madison Ave
Iola, 66749
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Absolutely horrid experience. Ordered small pizza and fountain soda. Lady says twenty five minutes. I'm still in my hotel room waiting and it's been an hour and twenty mins. Horrible

(620) 365-7680

Pizza

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Sonic

301 W Madison Ave
Iola, 66749
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(620) 365-5282

American (New)

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China Palace

110 N State St
Iola, 66749
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(620) 365-3723

Chinese

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McDonald’s

312 W Madison Ave
Iola, 66749
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(620) 365-7571

Fast Food, Burgers

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Subway

708 N State St
Iola, 66749
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(620) 365-8088

Fast Food, Sandwiches

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Super 8 Iola

200 Bill'S Way
Iola, 66749
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(800) 536-9326

Hotels

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Dairy Queen

323 S State St
Iola, 66749
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(620) 365-3691

Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt

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