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Crouse Cafe

"Dine in with us today!"

About Us

Crouse Cafe, in Indianola, IA, is the leading restaurant serving Indianola, and surrounding areas. Family-owned since 1946, the restaurant was started by Bob and Cleo Crouse with locations in Leon, Knoxville, and Indianola. In 1963, it was sold to their son, Richard, and his wife, Bonnie Crouse. In 1970, R.M. Hale convinced Bonnie to move across the street to its present location. It was then left to their children John, Bob, and Cindy in 1987. John and Rhonda now own and operate the restaurant along with John's brother Bob, their son Josh in the kitchen, and daughter Kristin and nieces Heidi and Abbie as waitresses. For your next meal, visit Crouse Cafe in Indianola today!

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Indianola, IA

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On 2/16/2024 Pat Vaughn had this to say:
Great home style food. The wait staff is amazing!

On 2/15/2024 duane counsell had this to say:
Hot beef, cherry pie, the meal fanc

On 2/10/2024 Ej Boos had this to say:
Babies & Heidi are awesome. Love eating here,

On 2/5/2024 Chris Brown had this to say:
We came in with our family for the first time yesterday as we moved to Indianola only a couple months ago. The hamburger I had was one of the best I’ve had. Originally from the Des Moines area suburbs, the cheap prices were a shocker. I’ve had $10 hamburgers that didn’t taste half as good as the one I paid half that price for here yesterday. And the peach pie was delicious. You have to have it a la mode as the ice cream just brought out the flavor of the peaches that much more. Our kids wanted gum balls and we didn’t have cash on us but the person that served us and rung us up took two quarters out of the drawer and gave them to our kids. She said if the gum-balls fall on the floor they are hers! Needless to say they didn’t fall on the floor. The machine even jammed up the first time when one of our kids put his quarter in and she gave us another quarter. People are not nearly this nice where we come from because everybody is in such a big hurry. It’s great to see this. We will be back for sure. We definitely appreciate service like this.

On 2/2/2024 249pati had this to say:
This was the best kind of Cafe food! Great service by an experienced waitress, large servings, incredibly low prices, and homemade goodness! We have not been this impressed with a restaurant in a LONG time! Well done, Indianola and Crouse Cafe!

Contact Us

Crouse Cafe
115 E Salem Ave Indianola, IA 50125
Phone: (515) 961-3362

Around the Corner from Paramount 7 Theater,
Half block from the Town Square

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Payment Types Accepted

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa, Debit Cards

Our Hours

Holiday Hours May Vary. Please Call For Details.

Tuesday: 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM




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