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TJ’s adds another Treasure: Lunch

May 5, 2014
By John Speer - Editor ( , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

You now have a variety of luncheon choices and can still enjoy browsing through "the treasures."

Owner Tammy Jo Tomlinson has added a buffet, lunch specials, a sandwich menu and a salad bar to her business on the corner of State (U.S. Highway 63) and 5th Street in Tama. TJ's Treasures and Lunch Buffet is open Tuesday-Friday from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. for dine in, carry-out or delivery.

The antiques and collectibles portion is open from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday.

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Owner Tammy Jo Tomlinson (right) and employee Rose Meppelink are shown in the dining area of TJ’s Treasures and Buffet at the corner of 5th and State (U.S. Highway 63) in Tama. A noon buffet, sandwiches, desserts and more can now be enjoyed at TJ’s along with the popular collectibles offered for sale.
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TJ's now features comfortable table seating for 36 diners, a new hot food buffet area, pie case and the salad bar. A modern kitchen was built.

You can enjoy freshly baked desserts and Tomlinson can provide bakery items to order. There's also a specialty food offered every other week such as a taco bar.

Tammy Jo is assisted by Rose Meppelink in preparing and serving the lunches.

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Call 641-484-3017 for delivery service in Tama and Toledo or to order carry-outs ahead.

TJ's Treasures continues to accept select consignments for in-store sales and sells some items on the internet.

Darrell Blocker, Tama, has recently added a large assortment of collectibles to TJ's inventory, Tomlinson said.

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News-Herald ? It Out:

WHAT: TJ's Treasures & Lunch Buffet - new luncheon offerings along with antiques and collectibles venue in Tama- Tues-Fri

WHERE: 500 State St. - corner of State (U.S. Highway 63 & 5th St.


ph. 641-484-3017




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