Picture this: you’re planning your trip to Oskaloosa, Iowa.
You’ve already got your place to stay (EverSpring Inn & Suites).
Now, you need to plan the second most important piece to any good trip… Where will you eat?!
Take it from the locals. Here are the four best eateries Oskaloosa has to offer.
1. Smokey Row Coffee
109 S Market St. Oskaloosa, IA 52577
Good Coffee. Good People.
That’s the motto at Smokey Row Coffee Co., and it’s right on point.
Located in the heart of Oskaloosa, just a five-minute drive from the EverSpring Inn, Smokey Row has delicious food and drinks to start your day with.
The coffee selection is endless, from cappuccinos to a Snicker Bar Latte. Up for a bite to eat? Try the famous Chicken Pot Pie, served over freshly baked, warm biscuits.
2. Jaarsma Bakery
201 A Ave E. Oskaloosa, IA 52577
Family owned and operated since 1898, Jaarsma Bakery is a must-visit eatery in Oskaloosa.
Just five minutes from the EverSpring, this authentic Dutch pastry shop makes everything from scratch daily. Think Dutch breads, cakes, cookies, and rolls. It’ll have you wondering if you’re in Iowa or Holland!
Check out Jaarsma’s website for a full list of desserts and pastries (but fair warning, the pictures will make you drool).
3. Wood Iron Grille
2214 S 11th St. Oskaloosa, IA 52577
If you really want to seem like a local, make sure you refer to it as the “WIG,” and you’ll be sure to impress.
One reviewer wrote: “We had Easter brunch there today. Amazing doesn’t begin to describe it. From the food to mimosas, everything was sooooo yummy. Thank you for the great Easter dinner. We will be back!”
Some menu staples are the Crab Rangoon Flatbread, Roasted Tomato Chicken Alfredo, and Lemon Blackberry Dessert. The rotating menu is sure to have something exciting for you to try year-round!
4. Tasos Steakhouse
109 High Ave W. Oskaloosa, IA 52577
Just five minutes from your hotel, Tasos has been a staple in Oskaloosa since 1998.
A local reviewer raved: “I’ve never been disappointed by a meal from here and I’ve lived here for 14 years. The food is always immaculate!”
It’s technically a steakhouse, but Tasos is also known for great pizzas. Take your pick from taco pizza, a Reuben pizza, or even a Philly cheese steak pizza. Not feel adventurous? Stick with a good ol’ pepperoni, or build your own!
Another unique find is Tasos’ Potato Casseroles, all homemade and definitely filling.
From Dutch pastries to homemade casseroles, Oskaloosa’s food scene doesn’t disappoint.
So once you’ve booked your stay at the EverSpring Inn & Suites, don’t wait to grab a bite at one of these local favorite restaurants!