The Kalmes Family has been serving St. Donatus and eastern Iowa for over 160 years.
In 1850, Peter Kalmes started a bar business in St. Donatus, Iowa. Theodore and Stella Kalmes, the next generation, built a new building in 1933 to house the bar and a gas station (for the new automobile traffic beginning to appear).
In 1942, they expanded the building to add a grocery store and living quarters. Windy and Helen Kalmes, the third generation, opened the dining room in 1982. Now the fourth and fifth generations of Kalmes provide traditional Luxembourg dishes, delicious American food and catering.
Kalmes Restaurant and Catering is open daily from 7:30 am to 10:30 pm.