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The Continental Menu

STARTER BURGER PASTA SANDWICH DINNER PLATE SPECIALS
SOUPS AND SALADS COMFORT ZONE LIGHTER SIDE WEEKLY SPECIALS


STARTER

The Continental “To Die For” Chips!
Homemade-sinful!
Onion Rings
Brew City beer battered with seasonings. “Not to mention-addictive!”
Potato Skins
Stuffed with bacon, cheddar cheese and sour cream-hot and melt in your mouth.
Fried Pickle Spears
Unusually popular. Served with a side of The Continental Ranch Dressing.
Breaded Cheese Curds
Old favorite…golden brown on the outside, easy cheesey on the inside.
Corn Nuggets
If you haven’t tried these, you are in for a sweet treat! We often hear “WOW! These are good!”
Shrimp Cocktail
A seafood classic! Tender shrimp, lightly seasoned and served with original seafoodsauce or sweet chili sauce.
The Continental Combo Platter
Something for everyone at a great price. Includes Fried Pickles, Corn Nuggets, Onions Rings, Potato Skins and Cheese Curds served with any one of our dipping sauces.
Spinach Artichoke Dip
Tender artichoke hearts blended with spinach and a special blend of cheese. Served warm with homemade unlimited tortilla chips.

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SOUPS AND SALADS


Any of the following salads are available in a toasted bread bowl for $3.00 extra. All salads include hard-boiled eggs, assorted veggies, cheddar cheese, seasoned croutons and a garlic bread stick. Dressings include The Continental Ranch, 1000 Island, House Bleu Cheese, French, Raspberry Vinaigrette, Honey Mustard, Italian, Oil and Red Wine Vinegar, Orange Ginger Sesame.

Dinner Salad
Our popular dinner Salad!
Chef Salad
We start with a generous serving of fresh garden greens, then add your choice of meat-smoked turkey, honey cured ham or tender, grilled chicken breast.
Asian Chicken Salad
Mixed garden greens topped with crispy sesame breaded chicken. We recommend our Orange Ginger Sesame dressing or our new Jack Daniels glaze.
Classic Cobb Salad
Tossed greens topped with tomatoes, crisp bacon chunks, bleu cheese crumbles, grilled chicken breast and your choice of dressing.
Taco Salad
Seasoned beef or chicken on fresh salad greens with chopped ripe tomato, red onion, olives and cheese. Served with sour cream and mild salsa.
Fresh Hearty Homemade Soups
Ask your server about our soup of the day, and try it in a cup, bowl or in one of our toasted bread bowls!

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BURGER


Southern Iowa favorites! All burgers include your choice of one side-garden salad, continental homemade chips, colossal crispy fries, sweet potato fries or cottage cheese. Upgrade to an appetizer for $3.00 extra.

The Continental Classic
Fresh hand pattied burger, charbroiled to perfection. Served on a toasted bun with lettuce, tomato, onion and pickle slices. Add cheese for $0.50 extra.
The Drake Burger
Just like The Continental Burger only topped with bacon strips then smothered in BBQ sauce, melted American and Swiss cheese. Served on a toasted bun with lettuce, onion, tomato and pickle slices.
The Annex Burger
We start with a grilled cheese on Texas toast, stuff it with a flame grilled beef patty, & grilled onions. This sandwich was created by one of our customers!
Jack Daniels Grilled Burger
As big as it’s name! We start with a flame grilled beef patty topped with smoked bacon strips, cheddar cheese, and finished with our house-made Jack Daniels sauce. Served on a toasted pretzel bun.
Mushroom Jack Burger
A classic combination! Flame grilled burger, topped with mushrooms & monterey jack cheese.

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COMFORT ZONE

Hot Beef Platter
An Iowa tradition-seasoned and slow roasted, tender beef piled high on thick sliced bread, real smashed potatoes and smothered in beef gravy.
Homestyle Chicken Strips
Breaded chicken breast fried golden brown and served with ranch dressing for dipping and your choice of homemade chips or fries.
Glazed Chicken Plate
Simple yet filling. A grilled chicken breast finished with our Jack Daniels sauce. Served with a side of seasoned, steamed broccoli.

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PASTA


All pasta dishes served with a house salad and a garlic bread stick.

Parmesan Crusted Chicken Alfredo
Angel hair pasta, coated in rich alfredo sauce. Tossed with mushrooms, topped with a parmesan crusted chicken breast and dusted with Italian seasonings.
Fettuccini Alfredo
Tender fettuccini noodles tossed in a rich creamy alfredo sauce. Topped with fresh grated parmesan cheese. Served with a garlic bread stick.
Cajun Shrimp Fettuccini
Grilled shrimp, seasoned with a blend of Cajun spices, served on a bed of fettuccini pasta and finished in a rich butter sauce.

Thoroughly cooking foods of animal origin such as beef, eggs, fish, poultry or shell fish reduces the risk of food borne illness. Individuals with certain health conditions may be at higher risk. If these foods are consumed raw or uncooked. Consult your physician or public health official for further information.

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SANDWICH


All sandwiches include your choice of one side-garden salad, Continental homemade chips, colossal crispy fries, sweet potato fries or cottage cheese. Upgrade to an appetizer for $3.00 extra.

Toasted Reuben Sandwich
Story goes that this one was created in the Blackstone Hotel in Omaha, Nebraska so it is only fitting that The Continental Hotel carries on the tradition. Freshly sliced corned beef piled high on thick toasted marbled rye bread, special sauce, melted Swiss and topped with an abundance of sauerkraut. Served with lettuce and a crunchy pickle spear.
French Dip Hoagie
Tender roast beef thinly shaved then stuffed in a toasted hoagie roll. Served with a side of steaming au jus for dipping.
Breaded Fish Fillet
We start with a thick fillet of cod, breaded to be extra crunchy then fry it to a golden crisp. Tartar sauce on the side, along with lettuce and a crunchy pickle spear. Served on a toasted hoagie roll.
Philly Cheese Steak
Sliced top sirloin of beef piled high on a fresh grilled hoagie roll, topped with a sauteed green peppers and onions. Smothered with melted cheese. Served with lettuce and a crunchy pickle spear.
Crispy Fried Chicken Sandwich
A thick juicy fillet of chicken breaded with a lightly seasoned coating and fried to perfection. Served on a grilled bun with lettuce and a pickle spear.
Grilled Lemon Pepper Chicken Sandwich
Grilled chicken breast, seasoned with lemon pepper and served on a toasted bun, topped with lettuce, a pickle spear and your choice of homemade chips or fries. Add crisp bacon slices and provolone for $1.00.
Pork Tenderloin Your Way
A Centerville tradition-we start with a fresh cut slice of pork loin. Order grilled with seasoning or try our hand-breaded fried loin made here in house. A “big as your face” Southern Iowa treat! Both served with lettuce, tomato, onion and pickle chips.
Pretzel Melt
Shaved roast beef, piled high on a grilled pretzel bun. Smothered with cheddar cheese & sweet chili sauce. Served with lettuce & a crunchy pickle spear.
Grilled Turkey & Swiss
Smoked turkey with swiss, paired with smoked applewood bacon on multi-grain bread. Served with lettuce & a cruncy pickle spear.
Appanoose Pork Griller
A flavor explosion of smoked ham, crisp bacon strips, cheddar cheese and our special sauce on grilled Texas toast. Served with lettuce and a crunchy pickle spear.

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LIGHTER SIDE

Croissant Sandwich
Simple…Satisfying. A buttery croissant stuffed with our homemade chicken salad.
Grilled Cheese Texas Style
A classic sandwich-buttered Texas toast grilled on the flat top, melted American cheese layered in between. Served with lettuce and a crunchy pickle spear.
Lunch Deluxe
Proven over time to be a customer favorite. This plate has it all! A chicken salad stuffed croissant, garden salad and a cup of our homemade soup. Choose your dressing and call it a meal.
The Light Plate
This plate was created to be light yet satisfying. Choice of a grilled, lightly seasoned chicken breast or pork loin. Add a garden salad with your choice of dressing and you have a light plate.

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DINNER


Available after 4PM and served with house salad, fresh baked rolls and choice of two sides. Colossal crispy fries, sweet potato fries, baked potato, smashed potatoes, rice pilaf, cottage cheese and sauteed vegetables.

Continental Ribeye
Our enduring truth-people from Iowa love their beef. We take Certified Black Angus beef, dry it gently to get that rich crust as it is cooked over a flaming grill to your specifications.
Bourbon Glazed Tops and Tails
Eight oz. top sirloin steak dusted with fresh ground seasonings then cooked your way over an open flame grill. Plated with shrimp of your choosing, breaded or sauteed.
Grilled Chicken Breast
A tender chicken breast seasoned with a blend of lemon and ground peppercorns. Prepared on the grill and finished with a light chicken gravy.
Grilled Salmon
A thick fillet of salmon sauteed with special herbs. Finished on the open flame grill. We suggest the rice pilaf to compliment this dish.
Tortilla Crusted Tilapia
Tortilla encrusted tilapia fillet, seasoned with just the right amount of chipotle & lime.

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PLATE SPECIALS


One plate full of deliciousness! Order as an appetizer to share, or keep it all for yourself!

Sea-Side Sampler Plate
The name says it all! One plate with all of your favorites. 2 coconut breaded shrimp, 2 home-style breaded shrimp, 2 crab stuffed shrimp and 1 stuffed crab shell. Served with crispy fries and coleslaw. Dipping sauces to choose from: Boom Boom sauce, classic cocktail sauce, or our house-made Jack Daniels sauce.
Shrimp Your Way Plate
You choose the shrimp, we fill the plate. Select from crunchy coconut breaded shrimp, seasoned grilled shrimp or lightly dusted shrimp. We add crisp fries, hushpuppies & coleslaw. Dipping sauces to choose from: Boom Boom sauce, classic cocktail sauce, or our house-made Jack Daniels sauce.

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WEEKLY SPECIALS

Monday…Home-Style Meal Night
We will feature a different home-style meal each Monday night. It’s all about comfort food for the soul.
Tuesday…Louie’s BBQ Ribs
Our version of a long-time Centerville tradition! We start with a house blend of special seasonings rubbed on the marinate. They are then slow cooked to be fork tender. Served with baked potato and homestyle coleslaw. All you can eat!
Wednesday…Exline Country Store Fried Chicken
Golden fried chicken served with smashed potatoes and thick country gravy plus a side of green beans with bacon.
Thursday…Homemade Ham and Beans
It’s back by request! Served with sweet corn muffins. This is all you can eat!
Friday…Fried Whole Catfish
This is the whole catfish, hand-breaded to order and fried to a golden brown. Served tail up on a platter alongside hushpuppies, our crispy fries and home-style cole slaw.
Early Bird Specials
$2.00 off nightly specials from 4:30 to 5:30PM.

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