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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 12/9/2023 grizzly mike had this to say:
Amazing food great service Good people always friendly

On 12/1/2023 ahrma had this to say:
Stopped here today with my step-son who had broken his ankle and was grateful that they had a ramp for handicap individuals. The is a home-style small-town cafe with ample seating and no wait. My son had the french toast with sausage and hashbrowns and I had the hot beef since it was 10:30 in the morning. Both meals were excellent, so I took another order to go along with pie. The waitress was very nice and did an outstanding job as well.

On 11/29/2023 Joe Villines had this to say:
It's always busy and always great!

On 11/27/2023 Nerissa Bates had this to say:
This family style restaurant has been my absolute favorite place to eat now for 15+ years. In all the times I've been there not once have they messed up my food AT ALL. Not even a missing straw. The food is always served fresh and hot so I definitely know what to expect when I walk in those doors. The staff has always been amazing, super friendly, willing to make you and your family laugh and feel comfortable there & help out with whatever they can. I could probably keep going with all the amazing things about this place. There's something for everyone in the family. Highly recommend this place to anyone who has never been!

On 11/24/2023 Mark O.Elite 23 had this to say:
This is a nice spot on the square in Indianola that I hit up before a long day of youth basketball. We went for the weekend breakfast buffet. They have a tone of sweet breads and desserts, as well as some stalwarts--sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs. They had some awesome cheesy hashbrowns, biscuits and gravy, and French toast sticks as well. Our server checked in regularly and refilled beverages; plates were cleared efficiently as well, which is all I need for a buffet.

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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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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