Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Stone's Restaurant

It's closed, it's open, it's closed, it's changed owners. Who knows what's all going on with this famous Marshalltown eatery. But your humble hungry glutton of a food reviewer happened to stop by one day, and found the open sign up, and the door unlocked. Can this storied restaurant live up to the legend?

The Looks
Credit to the new owner, the inside seems to have been remodeled with a modern yet respectful look. Gone is the dirty old salad bar and cluttered interior. Wood covers the walls, and real table cloths cover the tables. In general, an inviting atmosphere. The old chairs seems a little scary for a mightily massed individual, but they seemed to hold up (this time).

The Cost
Cost is about on par with local competitors Applebee's and the Treemont Grill. There's not much over $10, and plenty of food for your money. But no great deals.

The Grub
Self-described as home cooked Midwestern style meals, the food is about average. Nothing to excite your taste buds here. I had the lasagna, which was respectable, but lacked zing. Other options include Fried chicken, sirloin steak, beef and noodles, breaded cod, fish and chips, tenderloins, Rubens, burgers, chicken salad, tuna salad, and the usual entree salads. In general, if you're collecting social security, you'll leave here happy. Gone is the famous mile high chiffon pie, to which this customer says good riddance.

Stone's Restaurant
507 South 3rd Ave, Marshalltown, IA 50158
(641) 753-6400

1 comment:

Earl said...

Last time I had the lasagna, it tasted like it was Chef Boyordee.