Relax, and Enjoy the Experience.

Local Business

Proudly Family-Owned Since 1994.

Our Grill

Homemade Meals, Just Like Mom and Dad’s.


Relax and Unwind with Local Wine.


Unwind with Cold Domestic Beers on Bottle or Can.

Our Services


Our farm-fresh pumpkins are the perfect choice for any autumn occasion. Whether you’re looking to decorate your home, carve a spooky jack-o’-lantern, or bake a delicious pumpkin pie, our locally grown pumpkins are handpicked for quality and ready to bring the taste and spirit of fall to your table.


At our orchard, we take pride in growing a wide variety of delicious, crisp apples. From classic favorites such as Red Delicious,Jonathan Mackintosh and Fuji Whether you prefer them for snacking, baking, or making cider, we have the perfect apple for you.


Join us for a delicious dinner at our rural farm grill. Our grill is a nice get away south of Council Bluffs.

About Us

Tarry and Jan Hempel bought a 30-acre farm in Council Bluffs in 1994 and moved into an old farmhouse built in 1890, which they now use as a haunted house. They fulfilled their dream of planting an apple orchard and building a new home through hard work and dedication. In 1995, they planted over 627 apple trees and began selling pumpkins and apples as Pioneer Trail Orchard and Pumpkin Patch in 1995. Tarry and Jan’s children, Tyler, Nick, and Sarah, have grown up working on the farm and have learned the value of hard work and entrepreneurship. They invite visitors to come and enjoy their farm-grown produce and the new offerings at Pioneer Trail Grill.

“Don’t be in a hurry to achieve your dreams. Take a day to play with your kids and relax – your dreams will still be there tomorrow.”

Lindsey Rietzsch

Our Reviews

  • Friendly staff make you feel at home great food and service.

    vicky rockwell Avatar vicky rockwell
    March 8, 2023

    Always a good time at orchard food is good. Owners very friendly

    Larry Cooper Avatar Larry Cooper
    February 5, 2023

    Fantastic experience. We overwhelmed them with a holiday party and over 60 people and they ROCKED! Super nice and just kept pumping out the food. Venue had plenty of room... read more

    Mike Ross Avatar Mike Ross
    January 8, 2023

    Family run restaurant offering great food, good selection, and inviting atmosphere. Owners Tarry and Jan are so warm and friendly; they really make you feel right at home and like... read more

    Mr. Keith Avatar Mr. Keith
    October 29, 2022

    Had a great time and my kids loved it, but didn't have time to go thru the haunted house, will go next year

    Jerry Tallman Avatar Jerry Tallman
    October 28, 2022

    This little gem is simply amazing! The owners and their daughter do above and beyond to make you feel like you belong and are at home. Their food is simply... read more

    ivy cook Avatar ivy cook
    October 27, 2021

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Pioneer Trail Orchard, Grill & Bar offers dinner Wednesday through Saturday.

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Hi all! Just a reminder of our multi family garage sale this saturday, 8-4pm. Some things for sale:Sewing machineKids clothesCamping gearHunting and fishing itemsBunniesLike new memory foam twin bed w frameWomen’s clothes and shoesHouseplantsHousehold itemsDishes Brand new stereo So much more! Please stop by, something for everyone! ... See MoreSee Less
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Hi, all! A reminder for those that haven’t seen our message board - our hours have changed for the week. We are open tonight and tomorrow 4-9pm. Closed Thursday - Saturday for the holiday. We will be open again with our regular hours Wednesday May 31st. We are wishing everyone a safe memorial weekend. Thank you,Tarry, Jan, Sarah and your friends at the Patch ... See MoreSee Less
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Pork Tenderloin & Fries for $7.95 at the Patch tonight while they last! ... See MoreSee Less
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