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P.H.A.T. Daddy's


"Where Taste Makes the Difference."

(319) 642-7332 / Reservations

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P.H.A.T. Daddy's


"Where Taste Makes the Difference."

(319) 642-7332 / Reservations

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Small Town Atmosphere, BIG Flavors!

Do not let the small town atmosphere fool you. P.H.A.T. Daddy’s is a dining experience not often found in small town Iowa, or anywhere for that matter. We serve up some of the best culinary delights in the area. All of our dishes are made in house, including our bakery items, using fresh ingredients. Small details are a big deal to us. We strive to make your visit a truly one of a kind experience.

 

Stop in for a Drink

Phools' Gold is located next door and attached to our middle dinning room. Serving P.H.A.T. Daddy's menu, local wine, various beers and martinis, Phools' is a great spot to catch a game or enjoy a nice meal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Catering

Need a caterer? We cater all types of events. From weddings, business luncheons to family reunions, no event is too big or too small.

We also host events Mon - Wed when the restaurant is typically closed. Check out our catering page for more details.

Featured Specials

Stop in on Friday and Saturday nights for the best Prime Rib around! We also feature unique chef-made specials and soups made fresh daily.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT US

One of my favorite places to go for Sunday brunch. This place is top notch and has some of the tastiest food pleasures around. I live in Cedar Rapids and have no problem going for an hour drive to go to Phat Daddy’s for brunch. So worth it!!!
— Review on Yelp
Thank you so much for the amazing food and service at our wedding! We have heard so many great things and had tons of guests wanting to know who our caterer was.
— Happy bride
Great restaurant in a small town. This wonderful restaurant is about a 45 minute drive for us, and well worth the drive. We don’t get here often enough, but every time we do we are met with friendly service, delicious food and a great time.
— Review on Tripadvisor

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Sunday Brunch


If you haven't tried our brunch, you don't know what you're missing!

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Sunday Brunch


If you haven't tried our brunch, you don't know what you're missing!

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At Phat Daddy’s we love brunch, and that’s why we serve it every Sunday. We want you to have the best start to your Sunday with our amazing buffet. People love our brunch so much that reservations are recommended, especially on holidays.

Some brunch items include: made-to-order omelets, meat carving station, waffles & housemade syrup, eggs Benedict, buttermilk biscuits and sausage gravy, pastas, various cold salads and housemade desserts.

 

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Brunch is served 10am - 2pm

$16.99 for adults and $8.99 children 10 and under

(Prices may vary on holidays)

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The Kitchen


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The Kitchen


A chef quality restaurant in small town Iowa still seems out of place, but it’s getting more common all the time. Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids turns out some talented grads in it’s culinary arts program. Such is the case with Phat Daddy’s in Marengo.
— Ed F.
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Greg McCallum

CHEF

Greg came to Iowa from the Chicago are in the 80's to attend University of Iowa for an art degree. He fell in love with the Iowa countryside, and never left. Greg has transcended his love for art into his love for food, and believes strongly that cooking is an art form. He has been cooking for 25 years and it never feels like a job to him. Greg says, "P.H.A.T. Daddy's is  a restaurant of creativity that's always going on. From designing our sauces, catering, specials and brunch. Plus, the place is very funny, so there is daily laugh therapy." Greg displays some of his artwork in the restaurant and loves the feedback. He is looking forward to doing cooking shows in the future, as well as gaining national attention to our soon to be famous sauces, spices and dressings.

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Mike Curry

CHEF | OWNER

Mike was born and raised in Marengo, IA. After graduating high school, Mike attended Kirkwood Community College and received his degrees in Culinary Arts and Food Management. In 1987, Mike moved to Florida where he worked in various hotels, country clubs and restaurants. He opened a pastry/doughnut shop and later a comedy club/restaurant.

After missing his family, Mike moved back to Iowa in 1998. Mike worked construction until he opened a small take-out restaurant called Chef 2 Go. With the influence of friends and residents, P.H.A.T. Daddy's was opened in the Spring of 2000.

Mike recently started his own line of sauces, spices and dressings, most of which are available for purchase on our shop page.

 

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Carrie Kupka

CHEF

Carrie was born and raised in Chelsea, IA and attended Kirkwood Community College. There she received degrees in Culinary Arts along with Florticulture, a.k.a. a florist license. Carrie enjoys spending time in the bakery, and makes a mean kolache. She also likes to enter cooking competitions like the annual Riverside competition. Carrie has been at P.H.A.T. Daddy's for almost three years.

Where to Find Our Products


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Where to Find Our Products


Hy-Vee

  • 1720  Waterfront Dr. Iowa city 

  • 1201  Dodge St. Iowa city

  • 5050 Edgewood Rd. NE Cedar Rapids

Tastings 

  • 727 47th Ave Amana, IA 

Dayton Meat Products

  • 102 Montezuma St. Malcom, IA 50157