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Iowa boasts a broad array of dining options to satisfy any taste. Discover 99 restaurants (one for each county) to get you started. Happy dining!Download Full List
A small-town tearoom loaded with elegant charm, The Peppercorn Pantry serves brunch, lunch and afternoon coffee with desserts like raspberry parfait pie and Snickers cheesecake. After dining, browse the adjoining gift shop and their signature line of homemade dressings and sauces.
This North Iowa institution has been serving the best Greek steaks (that is, flavored with butter and a special blend of Greek seasoning) in the Midwest since 1930. Although the steaks are the main attraction, diners also drool over the spaghetti which is topped with the same Greek sauce as the steaks.
The Pub on the Cedar
Sitting next to the historic Cedar River, the Pub on the Cedar features picturesque views and tasty eats. In the summer, the outdoor Tiki deck and bar is a great place to grab a brew and toss some darts with friends. The hand-breaded pork tenderloin and bourbon burger are pub favorites.
Opened in 2013 by a group of friends, Rustic Brew is as fun as it is unique. This small, family-owned restaurant is a one-of-a-kind experience that features fresh-roasted coffee, craft beer, wine, soups, sandwiches and salads. Locals highly recommend the Reuben on their homemade marble rye bread.
The Landmark Bistro
Local products are used in The Landmark Bistro’s kitchen, including the inside décor, which is made up of local landmarks and attractions. An open-faced steak sandwich on jalapeno corn bread, with house-made Bourbon Sauce, topped with fried onions and provolone cheese is the signature sandwich and a can’t-miss.
2nd Street Emporium
Since 1980, 2nd Street Emporium has had friendly waiters serving quality food in Webster City. The Emporium offers a fine-dining experience with a special focus on their mouth-watering steaks that are cut fresh daily at the restaurant. Head in on a Monday evening to take full advantage of their Steak Night specials.
Mary Jo's Hobo House
Britt is home to Iowa’s very own Hobo Museum and Mary Jo’s Hobo House is right across the street and compliments this unique museum nicely. Decorated with pictures of hobos, railroad paraphernalia and autographs of members of the Hobo Hall of Fame – this is a one-of-a-kind stop. Try the breaded pork tenderloin or the "Hobo Philly" sandwich.
Princess Grill & Pizzeria
The main attraction in this historic restaurant is the soda fountain counter where visitors can get a huge variety of ice cream treats. Open for lunch and dinner, the Princess Grill & Pizzeria also has an extensive menu with surf and turf, pizza and classic comfort food.
A local favorite for more than 60 years! Carhops take all orders for burgers, tenderloins and ice cream then hang the serving trays off the windows, just like in 1955. Open seasonally (roughly March-September).
Tom Thumb Drive Inn
In the mood for broasted chicken, onion rings, a massive pork tenderloin and a little 1960s nostalgia? Check out Tom Thumb Drive Inn where the flashing marquee invites diners to go back in time.
Cabin Coffee Company
Step inside this charming, rustic-looking coffee shop to enjoy what some visitors say is the best coffee anywhere. Breakfast and lunch items complement the diverse beverage selections.
How do these restaurant owners make 2015's best tenderloin in Iowa? A center cut pork loin sourced from a local locker is hand trimmed and cut, dipped in an egg wash and then breaded. Drive in and dive in!
Signature's Supper Club
If prime rib is your passion, Signature's Supper Club is your place. Northern Iowa's and southern Minnesota's premier supper club also features salads, sandwiches, seafood and more.