Bauder’s charm comes from its nostalgic soda fountain. It features a mint condition running Coke machine. All malts and drinks (green rivers, cherry cokes, and others) are all served in old fashion soda glasses. The fountain has a menu of famous sandwiches and drinks. Bauder’s egg salad sandwich was written up in Bon Appetit Magazine, the store has been written up numerous times in various publications.
Bauder’s ice cream is showcased at the Iowa State Fair. We have participated in the Iowa State Fair since 1986. The featured item available only at the fair is a “Bauder peppermint bar”. This treat has an Oreo crust, 2 inches of ice cream, topped by hot fudge and cut into ice cream sandwiches. This is the premier item of the fair noted by their coverage in Gourmet magazine twice, as the food you must try at the Iowa State Fair.