The Historic Restaurant In Iowa Where You Can Still Experience Old Europe

Iowa has a surprising number of towns dedicated to the heritage of its many waves of European settlers. You have the German-American wonderland of Amana, the pastoral Dutch haven of Pella, the historic Norwegian town of Decorah, and we can’t forget the bustling Czech Village of Cedar Rapids. However, even many Hawkeye State residents don’t know about its smallest European haven. The “Little Luxembourg” of Iowa, St. Donatus, is a quiet town with only a few hundred residents, but it’s home to a truly unique European restaurant in Iowa. Kalmes Restaurant and Catering has been part of the St. Donatus scene since 1850. It’s undergone a lot of changes since, but a visit will still provide you with a hearty meal and a fascinating trip to another time and place.

Have you visited Kalmes Restaurant and Catering in St. Donatus? Let us know what you thought of this unique European restaurant in Iowa in the comments section. If you want to visit Kalmes, you can check out the official website and Facebook page for more details on the menu. For another visit to an old European haven, check out this massive celebration of Norwegian culture.

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Address: Kalmes Restaurant & Catering, 100 Main St, St Donatus, IA 52071, USA