The Oldest Restaurant In Iowa Has A Truly Incredible History

Breitbach’s Country Dining is Iowa’s Oldest Bar and Restaurant, and it has a fascinating and fiery past. While it was originally opened in 1852, Jacob Breitbach purchased the tavern in 1862. Jacob Breitbach was the great-great grandfather of its current owner, Mike Breitbach. Breitbach’s is known for its delicious homemade pies, classic Midwestern fare and German ethnic foods like sauerkraut and sausage.

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Breitbach’s is located at 563 Balltown Road in Balltown, Iowa.

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