Gratitude is the best attitude, and together is the best place to be on Thanksgiving. Thankfully, there are plenty of opportunities for Thanksgiving dining in Iowa to bring you all of the coziness of your favorite comfort foods.
Food & Drink
Food and drinks in Iowa including best restaurants.
Soon-to-be snowy days are perfect for sitting inside a cozy cafe with plenty of sweet treats and warm beverages. Prepare to bundle up and explore a plethora of aesthetic Iowa coffee shops to help warm your hands and heart.
Woman-owned and -operated The Green House is a plant-themed cocktail lounge, located in Downtown Iowa City. Opened in early September 2022, The Green House focuses on crafting delicious plant-inspired cocktails, as well as offering an inviting and calm atmosphere.
Iowa has a pretty buzzy bar scene. With local eateries, hole-in-the-wall taverns and modern restaurants galore, there’s certainly no shortage of cocktails and light bite specials to enjoy all across the state. Here’s where to go to enjoy some of the best happy hours in Des Moines.
350 First has the best seats in the house when it comes to a bird’s-eye view of Downtown Cedar Rapids. Located on the 16th floor of DoubleTree by Hilton, the modern and contemporary restaurant offers lunch, dinner and breakfast service not only to hotel guests, but the general public.
Glyn Mawr Winery – The Local opened in February of 2019 by mother-daughter duo, Anna Wilson and Brenda Broulik. In addition to offering Glyn Mawr wine, the Mt. Vernon locale has a retail component for selling their own branded merchandise and other Iowa-made goods,
From over-the-top, boozy milkshakes to Insta-worthy boba spots and zombified sips, the following are five fun drink spots to visit in Iowa.
Fried Green Tomatoes, located in historic Galena, is an inviting restaurant serving up the finest steaks, seafood, pasta and an outstanding wine selection. The restaurant offers multi-level dining and has a number of accolades to its name, making Fried Green Tomatoes a must when visiting the Illinois city.
Barrel House, located in the heart of Downtown Cedar Rapids, is only a few blocks from all the major theaters and entertainment venues in the city, including TCR, McGrath Amphitheatre, the Paramount and the Alliant Energy Powerhouse. Barrel House is an upscale tavern pub that has a little something for everyone, including 16 beers on tap and daily specials.
Residents of Atkins and surrounding Iowa communities have a new local restaurant to enjoy: Textile TapHaus. Textile TapHaus opened May 2 and is the third installment under the Textile brand, after Textile Brewing Company in Dyersville and The Corner Taproom in Cascade.