The Princess Grill and Pizzeria has adorned downtown Iowa Falls for 99 years. A sign reading "Air Conditioned" welcomes visitors; a waitress told us that many years ago few places were air conditioned, so the Princess was a great place to escape on a hot summer day.
When we first arrived the evening shift was just starting to arrive; we were seated at the longest ice cream bar currently in operation in the world and placed our orders.
Papa and my sister ordered Green River Phosphates ($1.25), but Papa didn't think they matched the phosphates he remembered as a boy. Mama ordered dip of ice cream ($1.25), pictured above. It was the prettiest dip of ice cream I have yet seen!
Our smiling waitress, Kayla, next brought my other sister a scrumptious banana split! ($3.95)
I ordered a Rocky Road Sundae ($3.75). It was delicious and more than enough ice cream for me!
On the wall opposite the ice cream bar is a collection of old newspaper clippings and other items from the early days of the restaurant.
The jukebox above stands near the entry and beside a very tempting piano. In the back there are many booths for dinner customers. All the dishes I saw prepared looked very appetizing. I believe the Princess staff concentrates on the aesthetic quality of their food: the salads, jello, and everything I saw, was picture perfect. However, to review their dinner menu would demand another trip. For now, I will have to be satisfied with recommending their ice cream dishes.