Forest City Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Forest City

April 14, 2018 Frederic Celentano

Forest City is a city in Hancock and Winnebago Counties in the U.S. state of Iowa, and the county seat of Winnebago County. The population was 4,151 in the 2010 census, a decline from the 4,362 population in the 2000 census.

1. Ay Jalisco

208 N Clark St, Forest City, IA 50436-1512 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible Mexican Lunch, Dinner +1 641-582-2245
Excellent
57%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 38 reviews

Ay Jalisco

Reviewed By TeeSue - Waterloo, Iowa

This is our fourth trip to Ay Jalisco in FC. Whenever we are in town (Winnebago dealership), we wander over here for lunch or dinner and we are always pleased. Located right on the main drag in FC, the restaurant is located in a historic-looking brick building storefront.

Pleasant, welcoming staff. Clean surroundings. Prompt service. Better than average food. Generous drink sizes and serving portions. Enchiladas, fish tacos, chimis, chips and queso (our favorite queso!) all good! The marg was great. The beer was, too!

The only thing we've not tried is the desserts. They have 5 or 6 to choose from and they all sound delicious. But by the end of each meal, we are always too full!

As often as we are in FC, we will return.

2. Scoopy Doos Ice Cream & More

127 N Clark St, Forest City, IA 50436-1615 Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible Lunch +1 641-585-3030
Excellent
47%
Good
53%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 19 reviews

Scoopy Doos Ice Cream & More

Reviewed By Joy N - Iowa

Delightful diner with a festive atmosphere, delicious paninis, friendly wait staff, and dozens of ice cream choices. Affordable, accommodating, relaxing. Wonderful for families of all types, but especially for young children who like a kids' menu with PB&J, mac & cheese, hot dogs, or grilled cheese. Others can make their own panini!

3. Cabin Coffee Company

206 Highway 69 N, Forest City, IA 50436-1538 Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cafe Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks, Lunch SGD 5 - SGD 16 +1 641-585-1776
Excellent
79%
Good
4%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 23 reviews

Cabin Coffee Company

Cabin Coffee Company is an upscale coffee house designed to serve coffee lovers and non-coffee lovers alike.

Reviewed By thetraveler4819 - St. Augustine, Florida

While having work done on our RV at Winnebago, we needed a pick me up and the use of a good internet. We found both at this cute little place. The inside is very homey and comfy. The staff is very friendly. We splurged on dessert...a cream cheese red velvet muffin that was amazing. My husband had a crème brulee bread, which he said the taste was full with flavor.

We hated to leave but planning on returning tomorrow. Wish we could take this place with us.

4. A & W Resturant & Drive In

1106 Highway 69 N, Forest City, IA 50436-7431 Takeout, Seating Fast Food Lunch, Dinner +1 641-582-4733
Excellent
49%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 21 reviews

A & W Resturant & Drive In

Reviewed By Froomcat

The frosty mug and small town A&W is my favorite stop in Forest City. Open March through December don't miss it...

They recently got new owners and food quality of burgers, cheese curds is excellent.

Eat inside and ask for a frosty mug of the original recipe root beer!

5. Sally's

133 N Clark St, Forest City, IA 50436-1615 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, Diner Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 641-585-3400
Excellent
58%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 21 reviews

Sally's

Reviewed By Sarah B - Gainesville, VA

We always visit Sally's whenever we are in Forest City having work done on our Winnebago and we are never disappointed. Sally and her staff are very friendly, and the food is always tasty and served as ordered. Good food for a reasonable price.

6. Casey's Carry Out Pizza

106 Highway 69 S, Forest City, IA 50436-1701 Wheelchair Accessible Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 641-582-4534
Excellent
80%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 15 reviews

Reviewed By thetraveler4819 - St. Augustine, Florida

This is not a traditional pizza shop, but they do hand toss. It is operated out of a gas station. We ordered the flat bread pizza with sausage and mushrooms and we were not disappointed. The flavor was good, the crust was crispy and the sausage was very good.

7. Shooterz Bar & Grill

1126 Highway 69 N, Forest City, IA 50436-7431 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Bar Lunch, Dinner +1 641-585-5000
Excellent
50%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 34 reviews

Shooterz Bar & Grill

Reviewed By Larry H

We were in Forest City, Iowa to take the Winnebago factory tour. We looked for a place to eat on a Sunday evening & came across Shooterz as we were looking for pizza.
The service was great. The pizza was tasty as well as the draft beer.
Our waitress informed us that the town had recently been very crowded with a rally of RVers (Shucks! Missed that!) so we hit Shooterz at a good time I suppose!

8. Bill's Family Foods

315 Highway 69 N, Forest City, IA 50436-1355 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch +1 641-585-3775
Excellent
51%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 16 reviews

Reviewed By Iralgo - Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Went to pick up some groceries and this is a small but very nice market. Had most of the staples we needed. A good place to go for fill in items.

9. Borderline Pizza & Taco Jerry's

1145 Highway 69 N, Forest City, IA 50436-7431 Mexican, Pizza SGD 4 - SGD 16
Excellent
25%
Good
75%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 4 reviews

Borderline Pizza & Taco Jerry's

Reviewed By TeeSue - Waterloo, Iowa

And this is THE REAL DEAL!

We were in Forest City for Winnebago-related things and looking at our dining options (hint: a bit limited). We drove past this unusual, run down metal building and thought ... huh? In the rearview, I saw the word "Borderline" and told the hubs to turn around!! Could it be? Could it really beeeee?? YES. It was. It IS! Borderline pizza. Just like in Chester. Lime Springs. Readlyn. Denver. Traer.

The smell of the place (divine). The crust (perfection). The heft of each slice. It's all to be found again at the Borderline Pizza (and Jerry's Taco's) in Forest City! Put in your order. Wait 20-30 minutes and heaven on a plate!

Thanks Borderline! We will be back!

10. Charley Bigg's

145 E L St, Forest City, IA 50436-1401 Lunch, Dinner +1 641-585-4120
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 3 reviews

Reviewed By Keith H - Forest City, Iowa

If you like good fried chicken please buy some of this. Located inside Forest CIty Foods is some of the best fried chicken around. Outstanding.

ThingsTodoPost © 2018 All rights reserved.