Ditch the shirt-and-tie gift and give Dad an extra-special meal this Father’s Day (June 19) with the help of some of your favorite restaurants in Iowa. From four-course dinners with a show to cold brews and brats, these spots will help you celebrate Pops on his big day.
Food & Drink
Food and drinks in Iowa including best restaurants.
Ah, sweet summertime—the perfect season to get outside, enjoy the company of the people we love, and indulge in an endless array of fresh, specially-crafted ales. In Iowa, that dream is a reality come summer—when beloved beer gardens and other local haunts bring their A-game.
David’s Taphouse & Dumplings is one of the Cedar Valley’s newest hot spots, opening in November of 2021 and located only steps away from vibrant Main Street of Cedar Falls.
The story of Mahalo’s Coffee & Mini Donuts begins with a girlfriend and a boyfriend who were obsessed with Hawaiian coffee–and, fortunately, Iowa is too. Today, Mahalo’s is a beloved family-run morning stop in both West Des Moines and Norwalk.
Whether you’re looking to indulge in a fancy meal or simply embark on an activity-driven day, there’s no shortage of fun activities in Iowa to engage in on Mother’s Day.
Attention, caffeine fiends: Visit Quad Cities has launched the new QC Coffee Trail, which spotlights nearly 30 local coffee shops and cafés in the Quad Cities regional destination.
Easter is right around the corner, and now’s the perfect time to confirm your holiday dinner reservation at one of the state’s best restaurants. Here are the best Easter dining spots to try in Iowa.
The Hip-Stir is located in the middle of the uptown district in Marion. Opened in September of 2021, The Hip-Stir brings an eclectic menu and atmosphere to a booming part of Marion.
For seven delicious days, grab your food-loving friends and try something new during QC Restaurant Week. Nearly 60 businesses will be taking part in this 10th-annual event, from March 21 to March 27.
Pull up to the parking meter, and drop a few coins in. Let’s take a mini-tour of the recently expanded Molly’s Cupcakes in Downtown Des Moines.