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posted by: The Continental Hotel on: March 05, 2018

The Continental Hotel is proud to have its restaurant, Lucile's Steaks and Spirits, included on the Iowa Tourism Office’s list of “99 Counties, 99 Restaurants” representing Appanoose County.
"It's exciting to be listed. We appreciate the recognition and think our restaurant is one of many reasons to visit Centerville," said Tena Stansberry, Manager of The Continental Hotel and Lucile's.
The "99 Restaurants" list includes one restaurant from every county and covers a wide range of dining options and specialty dishes. The list highlights The Continental'
rooms and steaks, while calling the property a "historic gem."
“Food is synonymous with travel. Not only do people travel for the specific purpose of sampling unique, local cuisine, but when people travel for any reason, they’re also interested in authentic dining experiences,” said Shawna Lode, manager of the Iowa Tourism Office. “Iowa’s diverse ethnic communities,range of small towns and urban centers, and a strong agricultural industry combine to make our state home to some of the most interesting and memorable breakfast, lunch and dinner opportunities in the nation.”
You can see The Continental's listing or browse the list by travel area at traveliowa.com/99restaurants or download the full list as a .pdf. Travelers are encouraged to take photos at the restaurants and share using #ThisIsIowa or #99restaurants.
Looking for other travel ideas on your trip to visit all 99 restaurants? The Iowa Tourism Office provides many resources to travelers through its blog, Facebook page, Twitter feed, Pinterest boards, Instagram account, or
You Tube channel.