Monday, October 15, 2012
Trojan Inn in Toledo, Iowa
Location: 127 E High St in Toledo, Tama County, in Eastern Iowa
Directions: E High runs south of the square, and the cafe is half a block east of the Courthouse. Toledo has some odd traffic lights attached to the ground in the middle of the street, so be careful.
Service: It seemed to be just a couple old ladies working when I was in. One was waiting tables, the other was cooking.
Final Thoughts: I always sympathize with the small cafes that have the bad luck of a casino opening nearby. The casino hits a local place two ways: first by taking the disposable income of so many locals, secondly by opening competing food places that serve at below cost as competition. Its a hard time finding good places to eat in the many casino towns. I recently read the visually iconic King Tower Cafe in Tama has come under new ownership. My last visit didn't go so well, but it may be time to try it again.