The Drift

Location: 112 N. 1st Avenue, Winterset (west side of the courthouse square)
Number of diners: Groups of 55 or fewer recommended
Price: $18.00 all-inclusive (entree, side, dessert, coffee/tea/water, sales tax and gratuity)

This taproom and restaurant features craft beer, wine, specialty cocktails, and comfort food, such as sandwiches, soups, salads, hot entrees, sides, and desserts. Available for lunch (group reservations Monday – Friday only); dinners available upon request.

Henry Wallace Country Life Center

Location: 2773 290th Street, Orient
Phone: (641) 337-5019
Number of diners: 20 (min) – 60 (max)
Price: $16.50 – $19.50 – Gratuity not included

Select one menu item for all guests. Program (or program/tour) can be added to any lunch or dinner menu option for an additional $3.00 per person. Programs and tours can be customized regarding Wallace family interests and time schedule – typical range 30-60 minutes.

Desserts and a program (or program/tour) are offered for $9.00 per person.

First Presbyterian Church

Location: 210 W. Green St., Winterset (one block west of the courthouse square)
Phone: (515) 468-2066 (Pat Dickerson)
Number of diners:  Groups of 55 or fewer recommended.
Price: $14 all-inclusive (hot entrée, salad, side potato and vegetable, bread/rolls, dessert, coffee/tea/water)

This is Midwestern home-cooking served with lots of smiles at an historic church with beautiful stained glass windows and a pipe organ. Choose from Swiss Steak with mashed potatoes and gravy, or Ham Balls with Cheesy Potatoes.

St. Paul Lutheran Church

Location: 2262 Hwy 169, Winterset (just over one mile from the Winterset courthouse square)
Phone: (515) 468-7780 (Pat Wetlaufer)
Number of diners: Groups of 55 or fewer recommended.
Price: $16 all-inclusive (hot entrée, potato dish, vegetable, salad dish, dessert, coffee/tea/water)

Choose from five hot entrée items, four potato dishes, several vegetable options, five salad options, and over seven dessert possibilities!

First Christian Church

Location: 103 W. Green Street, Winterset (one block north of the Welcome Center)
Phone: (515) 468-1275
Number of diners:  No minimum
Price: $12 per person

Choose from three options – Baked Potato Bar, a Salad Bar (with a variety of salads), or Grilled Pork Loin Sandwiches. All options include dessert and drinks (coffee, tea, water). There is outside access to an elevator and a handicapped-accessible bathroom.

First United Methodist Church

Location: 309 E. Jefferson, Winterset
Phone: (515) 462-4731
Number of diners:  Minimum of 20
Price:  $15 per person

The meal includes Smothered Tenderized Pork Loin, Potatoes Au Gratin, green beans with bacon & onion, dinner rolls, brownies and ice cream, and beverages (water, iced tea, coffee).

Pizza Ranch

Location: 1009 N. John Wayne Drive, Winterset
Phone:  (515) 493-1223
Number of diners: 290
Price: Check with the Winterset branch for pricing. Buffet hours are from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM.

Madison County Winery

Location:  3021 St. Charles Rd, St. Charles (15 minutes from Winterset)
Phone: (641) 396-2220
Number of diners:  40 or fewer

  • Wine tasting only, price $8 per person
  • Wine tasting and tour,  price $15 per person
  • Wine tasting, tour and lunch, price $25 per person

Tasting includes five wine samples. Tour is of the vineyard and the wine production facility. Lunch includes a “Build Your Own” sandwich table, salad, chips, cookie and water or soda.

Hours: Seasonal — refer to the Madison County Winery website for details.