Opened in 2019, West End Diner is located in the heart of Marion and a few blocks from the Uptown District. It is a contemporary, neighborhood breakfast and lunch spot that features many homemade fan favorites.
Author: Carissa Johnson
Riverside Casino & Golf Resort, located in Riverside, is approximately 25 minutes from Iowa City and acts as a one-stop shop for all of your weekend leisure needs.
Kalona Brewing Company is located in the heart of the main street district in the small town of Kalona, less than a half hour drive from Iowa City. Opened in 2012, this modern micro-brewery creates over 24 different beers (including micro-batch brews), with 20 brews on tap.
Ruthie’s Steak & Seafood, located inside Riverside Casino & Golf Resort in Riverside, is a romantic fine dining restaurant featuring steak and seafood options, along with an extensive wine list. The restaurant, only 20 minutes from Iowa City, is named after one of the founding family members of the casino. […]
Big Grove Brewpub, located in Solon, is an extension of Big Grove Brewery in Iowa City. The brewpub menu specializes in “classic, seasonal Iowa dishes, with a flair for the adventurous.”
Coach’s Corner is one of the most popular sports bars in Iowa City, most known for its wings but also serving up a vast menu including burgers, sandwiches and wraps. Plus, Coach’s Corner is conveniently only two miles from Kinnick Stadium.
After its building sat empty for a number of years, The Phoenix in Downtown Davenport opened in 2009 because the owners wanted to revive the downtown area. It is an upscale restaurant that features a robust menu of gourmet dishes and is within walking distance of many bars, hotels and live music.
The Current Iowa is a Marriott-branded hotel located in the heart of Downtown Davenport. This contemporary AAA Four-Diamond hotel has many meeting and social spaces available to guests and is perfect for visitors traveling from afar or locals who want a staycation.
Located at The Current Iowa hotel in Davenport, UP Skybar is a rooftop bar that serves upscale cocktails, frozen libations, beer, wine and even a few sips that are served as an adult version of a juice pouch. Besides the cocktail selection, UP Skybar also serves shareables that you can enjoy with someone or make it a meal for yourself.
Sugarfire Smoke House, an award-winning casual, chef-driven restaurant, is located on the southwest side of Cedar Rapids. Sugar Fire features barbecue favorites, including its top-selling brisket, plus a variety of other tasty dishes including pies and boozy ice cream shakes.