The Frontier Shack is a collaboration between the Hotel Pattee and Flat Tire Lounge to bring you food service on the High Trestle Trail.

The Frontier Shack is a tribute to the original Frontier Shack, a dining car on the "City of Denver" train that ran from Chicago to Denver. Train history is a large part of the Hotel Pattee. In David's Milwaukee Diner, the dining areas are inspired by a railroad depot restaurant.

The expansion of the bike trails in Iowa as a result of Rails-To-Trails, created a natural connection as Hotel Pattee expands its food service to the High Trestle Trail in order to connect the ideas of railroads , cycling and history.

The passenger train “City of Denver” made its first trip between Chicago and Denver in June of 1936. The train traveled 1,048 miles in 16 hours. It was the fastest long-distance train in the world. The refreshment car on the train was the Frontier Shack. Designed in an Old West theme with pictures of cowboys, wanted posters, and memories of the frontier.

Menu - What can you eat?

We have a new menu which includes our Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival 2016 Award Winning Bacon Smores!!! YUMMY!

BIKEIOWA NOTE: The Bacon Smores (not listed below) are DELICIOUS !! Getcha Some! Frontier Shack Menu

Hours of Operation

April-May, Sept and Oct.
Friday 10:30 AM-10:30 PM
Saturday 10:30 AM-10:30 PM
Sunday 10:30 AM-8:00 PM

Wednesday-4:00 PM-8 PM
Thursday-4 PM-8 PM
Friday 10:30 AM-10:30 PM
Saturday 10:30 AM-10:30 PM
Sunday 10:30 AM-8:00 PM

sponsoring BIKEIOWA since June 2016


Frontier Shack
304 South Madison St.
Madrid, IA 50156 MAP

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