Monday, September 1, 2014
Jerry's Main Lunch in Burlington, Iowa
Location: 501 S Main St. in Burlington, Des Moines County in Southeast Iowa.
Directions: You have to take Main St south from downtown and Jerry's is on the West side of the street.
Price: $4.70 also available in smaller size.
Service: Its counter service and the food is made right in front of you.
Ambiance: Its a brick diner building from almost seventy years ago with fourteen seats on an L-shaped counter. The walls are covered with photos or old newspaper stories, and you can buy a t-shirt while you are here.
Final Thoughts: There aren't many places with as much history or family tradition as Jerry's Main Lunch. I think the family were talking about furniture when I stopped in during the off hours. When I see Jerry's thriving it makes me surprised that nobody is trying to make it work at the old Valentine Diner parked beside the river in Muscatine. Just a reminder you can see my list of tenderloins near Highway 61 HERE.