Dine At This Historic Iowa Restaurant Tucked Away In A Beautiful Grist Mill

Iowa is full of small towns that are loaded with history, and the Villages of Van Buren County are the perfect example! Each of these little towns has a story to tell, and if you want to get up close with Hawkeye State history, visit the town of Bonaparte and dine at their repurposed, historic, grist mill restaurant.

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Visit the gorgeous Bonaparte Retreat for lunch or dinner and you’ll soon realize why this popular local landmark has a guestbook with signatures from all over the world! Learn more and see lunch and dinner menus on their website, right here.

Lunch Hours: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., seven days a week.
Dinner Hours: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Address: 713 1st Street, Bonaparte, IA, 52620

For more fun in Van Buren, read This Jaw-Dropping Rose Garden Is Hiding Within The Ruins Of An Old Iowa Mill.