Old Rossville Store

Steak | Tavern
Worth a detour

Wanderingjew’s quest for the great Iowa chop begins…

The Old Rossville Store is a classic midwest supper club serving the rural farming community of Waukon in remote Northeastern Iowa. Entering the bar, you’ll find Josh, the owner, serving as bartender.

A separate room for dining in has serious old school character. All meals include salad bar, and not just an ordinary salad bar, but one that offers marinated carrot salad, cottage cheese, pea salad, macaroni salad, potato salad, tomato salad and even chocolate pudding and strawberry ambrosia — all homemade. However the salad dressing unfortunately is not.

Tuesday’s special was a 12 ounce bone-in Iowa Chop, served with au jus, accompanied by choice of potato — in my case, crispy hash browns loaded with cheese and fried onions. The chop itself is char grilled, thick and juicy, but does not have an overwhelmingly oinky flavor. We have a solid start to my quest.

What to Eat
Old Rossville Store, Iowa Chop
Iowa Chop
You know you're in Iowa when the pork chop is pillow-sized. (Wanderingjew photo)
Old Rossville Store, Hash Browns
Hash Browns
Crisp hash browns topped with a mantle of cheese and sauteed onions
Old Rossville Store, Salad Bar
Salad Bar
Clockwise from the top: Potato Salad, Strawberry Ambrosia, Pea and Egg Salad, Pea and Macaroni Salad, Cottage Cheese, and Pickled Herring in the center.
Directions and Hours
closed now
Tuesday5 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday5 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday5 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday4 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday4 pm - 8:30 pm
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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