This Historic Iowa Train Depot Is Now A Beautiful Restaurant Right On The Tracks

For decades, the rail ruled the landscape of Iowa, with important train depots being built in nearly every town. As technology improved and air travel became more popular, train depots began to shut down as rail companies merged and shifted. One historic depot in Grinnell has been reopened as the coolest railroad restaurant in Iowa.

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You’ll find The Peppertree at Depot Crossing at 1014 3rd Ave, Grinnell, IA 50112. They’re open Monday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., as well as on Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., and closed on Sundays.

For more quirky dining in Iowa, read about This Restaurant In Iowa Was The First Of Its Kind And You’ll Want To Visit.

Address: 1014 3rd Ave, Grinnell, IA 50112, USA