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Food and restaurants in Iowa

Top restaurants

Pizza Place
“Pitch is an great option if you are looking for a lively atmosphere and great pizza. Pitch is an Omaha favorite. Pizzas can also be picked up and taken back home to enjoy! ”
  • 56 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Great tacos, even better tequila selection. Pro Tip: If you happen to be in town on the first Sunday of the month, make a reservation for Brunch! But leave the kids at home, Mula's typically chill atmosphere turns to a club vibe with a DJ and dancing! ”
  • 32 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“French brasserie, outstanding mussels, escargot, steak and - believe it or not - burger! Best fries in town to boot. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
“This is a local staple. Out-of-towners, as well as locals, love to stop here for a bite.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
“An Omaha classic. Three bars in one. Be sure to check out the basement German Beer Hall and get yourself a Das Boot, or come on a Tuesday for Pint Night American beers on the main floor. For food get the Reuben sandwich, Omaha’s claim to fame!”
  • 30 locals recommend
Bar
“Amazing American style food, great atmosphere, friendly staff. They have been around for decades.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“This place is another Des Moines staple. They just opened a second location in Ankeny. Unique pizzas at a great price. Famous for their Crab Rangoon pizza!”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bar
“This is one of our favorite sushi spots in town! They have happy hour 3-6pm, Mon. Sat and a reverse happy hour 10:30 pm-12 am Saturday, and an all day happy hour Sunday. Our favorite rolls are the Thriller, Super Asparagus, Philly, and the Itch Salmon Nigiri is out of this world!”
  • 29 locals recommend

Cafes

Coffee Shop
“A great coffee place to chill and work. Great coffee and Blackstone is also a great neighbourhood.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
“Just a mile walk south on 50th. Delicious ice cream & gelato, traditional favorites and some unusual fun flavors as well. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Restaurant
“As farm to table as possible. Over half of the menu rotates for what is best in season. Perfect for dates, groups, or foodies! Some the best dessert you’ll find in Ames.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Diner
“Our favorite dirty spoon breakfast spot. It’s humble and comfy, everything you could want from a classic diner: cheap, greasy, and filling. Best place to go for breakfast before hitting the road on a long journey.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Blueline is a local coffee shop within walking distance. While it admittedly doesn't have the best coffee, it's a fun, quirky spot to hang out and people watch on the patio! ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“This is a great coffee shop conveniently located on the north side of downtown. It’s fun atmosphere with great coffee and sweet treats.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Café
“A local favorite, the line will be out the door on any given night during the summer but it moves quick and the ice cream is worth it.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“The greasiest spoon around. This place packs 'em in for a reason. Might be a 20-40 min wait. VERY BUDGET FRIENDLY. ”
  • 15 locals recommend

Bakeries

Café
“Well - if you're cutting carbs - you may need to take a holiday and enjoy all the fresh baked deliciousness that La Mie has to offer! This place has great metropolitan energy - excellent breakfast, lunch and brunch menu items, outstanding coffees and all the French breads your heart could ever desire. They are open from Mon-Sat from 7a-4p, the kitchen shuts down at 3p daily - closed on Sunday. Don't miss this one!! ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Café
“Coffee and baked goods. Large amount of seating. Close to the State Capitol which is fun to see. Both the grounds and inside are open to the public (check hours first for inside). Metered parking. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bakery
“Headed downtown for breakfast? You can do no better than Culprit Cafe. Luke and the crew take pride in serving artisan bread, coffee, breakfast, sandwiches & other light eats”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bakery
“My personal favorite. Cozy seating and fantastic assortments of hard to find pastries, soups, and more. The wait staff is extremely helpful and friendly. A perfect place to spend a hour in the mornings.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bakery
“This is a must-try bakery filled with delicious treats! It's famous for its Dutch letters and other special Dutch treats.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bakery
“Bakery in the morning with a huge assortment of pastries and treats! A great restaurant/bar at night with tons of unique food options with beer pairings. Live music often and a large brunch on weekends.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“It's a full grocery store with a pharmacy and liquor store as well. They have decent salad bar and different types of hot meals you can sit down and eat there. Starbucks inside. They have a large bakery and the cheeses are delicious.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
“Tasty Restaurant with all the sweets your heart could desire. Both locations stay pretty busy for breakfast but are worth the wait.”
  • 8 locals recommend