David's Milwaukee Diner
Come aboard David’s Milwaukee Diner for a dining experience that will be a memorable occasion. Our chefs have created a delicious menu with a variety of American Cuisine that will be sure to fancy your taste buds.
Named for David Jackson Pattee, the man in whose honor the hotel was built, and for the Milwaukee Railroad, for more than 100 years the main employer in Perry, the Diner aims to take you back to the era when the train was king.
The Arrow Room, named for a Milwaukee passenger train, is a recreation of an early 20th Century railroad dining car, complete with coffered ceiling, wood paneling, and murals showing the countryside near Perry by Bouton artist Dennis Adams. The Challenger and Hiawatha Rooms, also named for Milwaukee trains are designed in the Arts and Crafts style frequently found in depot restaurants and rail road hotel dining rooms. The Challenger Room is topped with murals of Perry's Railroad past by Iowa artist John Preston remind you of the panorama passengers viewed from the train that was Queen of the Rails.
Named for the electric train that shuttled travelers back and forth between Perry and Des Moines throughout the early part of the 20th Century, this lounge is decorated in the style of the Midwest's best-known Arts and Crafts designer, Frank Lloyd Wright. Known as Prairie Style, Wright's designs dot the Midwest. Photos of the Inter-Urban, Perry's railroad history, and the people who made the town line the walls. Relax and enjoy a great drink menu daily in the Inter-Urban Lounge.