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

April 14, 2018 Moriah Teneyck

Onawa is a city in Monona County, Iowa, United States. The population was 2,998 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Monona County. It is the largest town on the Iowa side of the Missouri River between Council Bluffs and Sioux City.

1. Miller's Kitchen

812 Iowa Ave, Onawa, IA 51040-1630 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 712-433-1200
Excellent
70%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 45 reviews

Miller's Kitchen

This is a small diner in downtown Onawa, IA.

Reviewed By Melody L - Saint Paul, Minnesota

We stopped here for breakfast on our way through to Loess Hills, and enjoyed our delicious food and the courtesy of the service staff. Prices are very reasonable here, and, if you go on a Sunday, you get a free sundae! Highly recommend it. My only small issue was that the maple syrup wasn't real maple syrup, even though I asked if it was.

2. Dairy Queen

2805 Iowa Ave, Onawa, IA 51040-1791 Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Fast Food +1 712-433-4700
Excellent
18%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
28%
Poor
9%
Terrible
27%
Overall Ratings

3 based on 11 reviews

Reviewed By Mark R - Lewis Center, Ohio

Remember when Iced tea was made from Tea Bags and you sweetened it yourself? That is the tea I wanted. They advertised Peak Iced Tea but what I got was odd tasting seemingly carbonated something will dump out. We repeatedly said what we wanted and understood they got it. The sundae was good as was the Blizzard, but I am now thirsty on a 90 degree day!

3. Michael's Dairy and Pizza Inn

21689 Highway 175, Onawa, IA 51040-8597 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Pizza Lunch, Dinner +1 712-423-1630
Excellent
51%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
6%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 16 reviews

Michael's Dairy and Pizza Inn

Reviewed By PhishNuts - Sloan, Iowa

this is the best place to eat in Onawa, been going here since I was a kid and the Chicken is very good and broasted potatoes are tasty also so I recommend the Chicken and Broasted tater meal, friendly owners and staff

4. Suds and Jugs

807 Iowa Ave, Onawa, IA 51040-1629 Bar, Pub +1 712-433-4880
Excellent
43%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
8%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 12 reviews

Suds and Jugs

Reviewed By Janet H - Moorhead

I love their food here and the service is great. Meals are very filling and the price is just right. The servers check on you often and the wait time is fast from when you order to when you get your food. You won't be disappointed here.

5. Dan's Pizza

808 Iowa Ave, Onawa, IA 51040-1630 Pizza Dinner +1 712-433-3267
Excellent
63%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
25%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 8 reviews

Dan's Pizza

Reviewed By vada61 - Moorhead, IA

I wasn't expecting Zagat type reviews...look it up if your not familiar. French fries fried so long there wasn't anything left inside the fry. Chicken strips fried to the point of little chicken left. No dip for the chicken, ketchup only...and who put ketchup on chicken anyway? A days left of grime covered the only salt shaker in the place that it made me wish I hadn't come in. How do they get past inspections? My MIL had broasted chicken and she said it had no flavor and tasted like it was fried in old oil. I really wanted to like the place as I have heard such good things about it...but after this experience...we won't be back. The only good thing I can say it was cheap...and the gal who brought us the food was very nice.

6. Bamboo Village Chinese Cafe

917 Iowa Ave, Onawa, IA 51040-1631 Chinese +1 712-423-1542
Excellent
45%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
11%
Terrible
11%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 9 reviews

Reviewed By sjebuffetfan - Omaha, Nebraska

Outstanding food and I recommend. I had sesame chicken and you get large helpings and it tasted great. go and enjoy

7. McDonald's

2720 Iowa Ave, Onawa, IA 51040-1790 Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 712-433-2789
Excellent
16%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
16%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 6 reviews

McDonald's

Reviewed By Alex H - New Mexico

I was camping at Lewis&Clark SP and had breakfast here.
Good parking lot. Fast service. Food was hot and the order correct. Restaurant was clean and appeared to be a favorite local hangout for seniors enjoying morning coffee and breakfast.
Pleasant company and a nice area.

8. Subway

2650 Iowa Ave, # Dave, Onawa, IA 51040-1787 Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 712-423-2371
Excellent
50%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Subway

Reviewed By tatankaWinnipeg - Winnipeg

Fare was normal to any Subway. What we thought was interesting is how fast the staff worked. We had our subs in no time, and the place was packed!

9. McDonald's

315 10th St, Onawa, IA 51040-1105 Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 712-433-2060
Excellent
0%
Good
100%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Reviewed By 183Jerry - Newton, Iowa

It's a McDonald's. OK. It is clean. Bathrooms were clean. Nothing fancy. It's a McDonald's where every McDonald's has the same menu, same everything. But the people can make it different. But I don't see that here or any enthusiasm.

10. Pizza Hut

314 Iowa Ave, Onawa, IA 51040-1652 +1 712-423-3376
Excellent
0%
Good
100%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Reviewed By dank493 - Peyton, Colorado, United States

Holiday weekend in a very small town in Iowa. Pizza Hut in Onawa still delivered!!! Yes! Meat lover's pan pizza with extra cheese! Done to perfection! Nicely browned! Delivered fast! Delivered hot! Great crust! Many folk ignore Pizza Hut. Their loss!

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