We went on my birthday at the beginning of the month and, in honor of Kate Casper’s piece (
not available online available below lost to the sands of time) about the restaurant on Iowa Public Radio this morning, I now offer a few thoughts on Augusta.
The food is above average and everything — even the mayonnaise and pickles — is made in-house; the restaurant is proud that it doesn’t own a can opener. And the prices are incredibly reasonable (seriously, where else can you get a side of fries for a buck? I mean, besides Micky D’s?)
I was disappointed that lots of the entrées were of the hunk-of-meat variety. Perhaps it’s the Midwestern influence showing in their menu.
The waitron we had was, to be delicate, not very good . She wasn’t rude, she just seemed overwhelmed. By us. Her only table. Perhaps it was her first restaurant job. Lucky for us, one of the co-owners bailed her out.
101 S. Augusta Ave., Oxford, Iowa
Open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m., Sunday for brunch 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and for dinner 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Closed Tuesday.