Jo and I went to the Lincoln Cafe in downtown Mt. Vernon, IA last Friday night. We called ahead three days and made a reservation at 7:30pm. We were about to arrive, about 3 miles south of town, when the cell phone rang and we were told our table was ready. The menu is a combination americana and three daily specials. I had the cheese burger and Jo had the special, sword fish. We both enjoyed the meal. Service was great. We think we will go back. Just a warning that it is expensive.