Cattleman’s at the Club

Cattleman’s at the Club
1608 3rd St NE, Belmond, IA 50421

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Three years ago in June
Three tornados loomed
Headed for a restaurant dear to us
They skirted cross the land
And didn’t stop and stand
But turned parts of that restaurant into dust

But the story doesn’t end on despair
Because the town of Belmond Iowa cared
They gathered up their might
And all came out to fight
To keep Cattleman’s open in their town

Three years later they are thriving
Cattleman’s at the Club, fine dining
The foods beyond compare
In a pleasant atmosphere
So you better get here early for a seat

From luscious steak to tasty fish
And a salad bar thrown in
Homemade soup in winter
In summer, golf and eat
You can’t go wrong no matter what you eat

Burgers are delicious, chicken pasta zest
And their fried chicken is the very best
Appetizers tasty
No food will be wasted
You’ll come away with smiles on your face

And of course there is a lounge
Where fun can still be found
On Tex-Mex Thursday
Margaritas quench thirsty
And the fun is passed all around

So come to Belmond Iowa some day
And to the Country Club please stay
Cattleman’s at the Club
Will really fill you up
If good food is what you really crave

Contributed by: Pete Gardner, whom has been writing poetry for a large part of his life yet over the past few years it has taken center stage.  The majority of His writing is Christ centered, and many are songs, not just poems.  He writes daily on his blog, which can be found at

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  1. Pete

    July 6, 2016 at 11:16 am

    Reblogged this on Pete Gardner Psalms and commented:
    This is a wonderful place to eat in a small Iowa town! My wife is the hostess, so if you come up, you might even meet her!

  2. Ivy Li

    July 6, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    Hello Donna, everything on your blog is stellar. I love poetry and I love food, so it is beyond me how I have not read your blog yet. Keep up the awesome work.

    And of course, hello Pete. Your poem and Cattleman’s At the Club sound equally as delicious. If I ever come up to Iowa, I’ll be sure to check it out. Can’t wait to read more.

    1. Donna Chlimon

      July 7, 2016 at 2:02 am

      I appreciate your comment so much. It’s nice to see someone else appreciate poetry and food so much. You should also contribute to the blog if you have the time! I would love to have you be a contributor 🙂

  3. paintdigi

    July 9, 2016 at 12:07 am

    Good article, beautiful website …. Congratulations
    I invite you to see my creations …. Welcome

  4. Genius Mikhail

    July 15, 2016 at 6:56 pm

    Very nice poem. Seems delicious.

  5. witsandnuts

    September 25, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    You’re great! Thanks for liking my recent post, it paved way to discovering your one-of-a-kind blog. 🙂

  6. grevisangel73

    February 11, 2017 at 8:52 am

    I wouLd love to sink my teeth in that mouth watering steak.

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