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Where locals & guests unite

Our restaurant has been a favorite of locals and guests for decades and offers casual cuisine to compliment the hotel’s vintage charm. Open for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch, our chef has created an appetizing menu consisting of tasty appetizers, fresh salads and signature dishes that are sure to please every palette. Adding a little touch to the experience, we also offer a tempting selection of wine, local/craft beer and speciality cocktails.

Perfect for a quick bite and a brew, the Buffalo Room is a neighborhood-style pub located on the lower level of the Decker Hotel. We’re the place in downtown Maquoketa to lounge, catch the game or simply relax with some friends.

Be our guest

Whether you’re visiting for a special occasion, enjoying a casual night out, or just need a quick bite, we have a little something for everyone.  New for Summer of 2017, try our new salad bar for  lunch  or enjoy our daily special!!  Our new dinner and burger menu (available evenings only) are sure to impress!

Hours of Operation

Closed Mondays

Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Thursday-Saturday 4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Sunday Brunch

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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Lounging welcome

The Buffalo Room was first introduced to Maquoketa after World War II when prior owner Jack Decker Wherry came back from the navy. The room was run as a key club with prospective visitors required to pay $1.00 membership fee to join the Maquoketa Sports Car Club. The key club became very popular with Clinton Engines executives and other businessmen of the time.

Almost 45 years later, The Buffalo Room reopens at the Decker Hotel. Still located on the lower level of the hotel, the casual lounge is inviting place where locals and guests can enjoy a rotating selection of draft beers on tap, refreshing cocktails and weekly specials. Patrons can also enjoy the full menu that’s offered in the hotel’s restaurant in The Buffalo Room. 

Hours of Operation
Open at 4:00 p.m. Thursday through Saturday