Where to Eat in Red Oak: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 15, 2018 Chanda Heide

Red Oak is a city in and the county seat of Montgomery County, Iowa, United States, located along the East Nishnabotna River. The population was 5,742 in the 2010 census, a decline from the 6,197 population in the 2000 census.

1. Casa de Oro

900 Senate Ave, Red Oak, IA 51566-1277 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Mexican Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
37%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
3%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 33 reviews

Casa de Oro

Reviewed By AdventurerJim - Kingman, Arizona

Being from Arizona on our second week of travel, this was a most pleasant surprise. We were really missing Mexican food when we found this little gem.
The food was excellent, the service even better. This is a family run establishment and it was obvious that the owners take pride in their business, and that locals consider this a favorite.

2. Johnny's Steak House

101 S Broadway St, Red Oak, IA 51566-2601 Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Steakhouse, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner +1 712-623-3136
Excellent
41%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
7%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 13 reviews

Reviewed By 747MusicMaker - Unadilla, Nebraska, United States

The steak was excellent; the side dishes mundane. Dirty entrance was not appealing, and interior décor apparently hadn't been updated in 50 years. Locals at the bar looked us up and down when we entered - that was funny. So close your eyes, eat your steak, and you'll enjoy this place.

3. The Feedlot Restaurant

805 N Broadway St, Red Oak, IA 51566-1404 Waitstaff American +1 712-623-6951
Excellent
33%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
11%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 9 reviews

Reviewed By JTH-SC - South Carolina

Small, dirty, crowded diner. Slow service. Two of us ordered the shrimp basket and the other ordered chicken strips. Shrimp baskets came out first. There were a good number of shrimp (13) but they were way overcooked. We were about halfway through and still no sign of the chicken strips. They came up and sat on the counter while the waitress rang up 5 customers. Finally had to ask the guy bussing tables if he could get them delivered to us. Of course, they were none too hot by the time they arrived. We were not the only table with a timing problem as the table next to us had two customers who got their food while the third guy had to wait 15 minutes more for his burger. Don't think we'll be back.

4. Rainbow cafe

105 W Market St, Red Oak, IA 51566-2615 Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout Cafe, Diner Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 712-623-4003
Excellent
23%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
29%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 17 reviews

Rainbow cafe

Reviewed By David_MD2713VH - Centerton, Arkansas

Early evening dinner with drinks, blended margarita was good. Shrimp basket with fries was hot and tasty, breaded cauliflower was good. I had the 50/50 burger that was a cheeseburger with bacon pieces in side, it was good but would rather have a double cheeseburger with crisp bacon. Good little dive bar with food.

5. Subway

1300 N Broadway St, Red Oak, IA 51566-1429 +1 712-623-3311
Excellent
40%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 5 reviews

Reviewed By lorrie221 - San Antonio, Texas

this subway is always clean! the service is really good and the food is always fresh. they also have ice cream available!

6. Pizza Ranch

1511 N Broadway St, Red Oak, IA 51566-1026 Pizza Lunch, Dinner +1 712-623-2332
Excellent
33%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
16%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 6 reviews

Pizza Ranch

Reviewed By lorrie221 - San Antonio, Texas

this pizza place has the BEST fried chicken anywhere!! it is always perfectly cooked!! they have a pizza buffet at lunch and at dinner time. a good selection of different pizzas is available on the buffet and they take requests for any kind of pizza you would like! the service is great!

7. The Buck Snort - Red Oak

322 E Coolbaugh St, Red Oak, IA 51566-2318 +1 712-357-1701
Excellent
50%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Reviewed By maranville826 - Stanton, Iowa

I'll start with Great Food. The restaurant opened a few months ago but this was our first visit. Friday night 6pm---kinda busy. When you step in, the menu is right on the wall and you place your order there. We were a bit confused at first, as we thought we would be seated then place an order. Once we understood the flow of the line, it was easy enough. Family of 6 ( 2 adults and kids 6 9 12 18) ate dinner. price was $55, so about $10 per person. The food was wonderful...we left full and not one kid or adult had food left on the plate. I ate a Non-Typical Buck which was a beef patty with pulled pork and Mozzarella sticks on top. I added BBQ, and it was great. Gladly will return soon I'm guessing.

8. McDonald's

1501 N Broadway St, Red Oak, IA 51566-1026 Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 712-623-2098
Excellent
75%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
25%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 4 reviews

Reviewed By maranville826 - Stanton, Iowa

Employee were super friendly for me and my kids last week. came into contact with 4 different people-- all asked how was everything tonight----employees busy doing work not just standing around

9. Taco Bell

400 Senate Ave, Red Oak, IA 51566-1269 Mexican +1 712-623-5554
Excellent
50%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Reviewed By Shelly P - Macomb, Illinois

Excellent service by the crew who helped out a hungry Burlington Trailways motorcoach driver. Food was great and very much appreciated!

10. Red Coach Restaurant

1200 Senate Ave, Hwy 34, Red Oak, IA 51566-1299 American, Pub Lunch, Dinner +1 712-623-4864
Excellent
67%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
33%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 3 reviews

Red Coach Restaurant

Reviewed By 730jane - Iowa City, Iowa

I first came to the Red Coach for dinner two years ago. I had a mediocre chicken salad in the nearly empty restaurant and was pretty disappointed until I overheard the waitress say that they had a freshly made coconut cream pie. Who could resist that? I had a slice of the very best (and biggest) coconut cream pie I have ever had for a whopping $3.00. I have been back twice and it is just as wonderful as always, although not as large this time. I would definitely recommend stopping in for pie if you are passing through Red Oak on Hwy 34.

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