Grinnell offers a diverse range of dining options to satisfy any appetite. Everything from grill-your-own Iowa beef and pork, to dinner and dessert at a refurbished train depot, to specialty coffees and homemade cinnamon rolls, to a wide variety of ethnic foods, is readily available. One-of-a-kind, family-owned restaurants are a Grinnell specialty. Whether on the go or ready to relax, diners can find fresh pastries, tasty sandwiches, and elegant cuisine from
Italian to American, Asian, Mexican, Thai, Mediterranean, and Cajun. Choose from a collection of more than 20 restaurants, fast food eateries, and specialty diners for an appetizing meal at any time.
As the day ends, visitors need a comfortable place to stay. Grinnell and its surrounding communities offer hundreds of rooms through a host of hotels, motels, and bed and breakfasts. A motel located on Highway 6, west of Grinnell, and several additional facilities located on the Highway 146 South corridor offer a number of amenities including cable TV, high-speed wireless Internet, indoor swimming pools, hot tubs, workout facilities, free continental breakfast and free parking.
Several bed and breakfasts located in and near Grinnell offer peaceful, home-like atmospheres. No doubt a hearty breakfast will be served by one of the best cooks in town!