Local Restaurants

This list features area restaurants, caterers, food trucks and prepared food meal services that promote locally-grown ingredients purchased from area farmers on their menus or their marketing materials. Includes food-based businesses in the Iowa City and Cedar Rapids areas.

Iowa City area:

30 Hop
900 E. 2nd Ave, Coralville
319-351-3800
http://30hop.com
Trendy and yet a comfortable, urban-industrial, dining and drinking establishment features the area’s first rooftop patio. The contemporary menu will focus on simple, fresh, delicious offerings and will include 60 beers on tap on the main level and 30 beers on the rooftop. Through constant focus on superior service, exquisite food, and craft beers, guests will be eager to make 30hop a new hangout.

Atlas
127 Iowa Avenue, Iowa City
319-341-7700
atlasiowacity.com
Featuring an eclectic menu inspired by the seasons. Utilizing fresh, local produce, much of it organic, and serving only antibiotic free and hormone free meats.

Basta
Brady McDonald, Chef/ Co-owner
Bobby Castle, Chef
121 Iowa Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240
319-337-2010
bastaiowacity.com
Basta serves modern Italian cuisine, inspired by tradition and local Iowa ingredients. Our pizza is classic Napoli style. All bread, pasta, mozzarella, ricotta, desserts and pretty much everything else you see is hand-crafted daily.

Backpocket Brewery
Jake Simmons, Brewmaster
903 Quarry Road
Coralville, IA 52241
319-466-7409
backpocketbrewing.com
info@backpocketbrewing.com
German-inspired and hand-crafted right here in Iowa, there’s a Backpocket Beer perfect for every person, every occasion and – most importantly – every story. We strive to provide Iowa with a simple, yet incredibly enjoyable world-class beer. Focusing on German lagers, we brew a beer you would need to fly to Munich to equal.

Big Grove Brewery
101 West Main St.
Solon, IA
319-624-2337
http://biggrovebrewery.com/
Our food is a mix of old tradition & new, served with warm hospitality. Everything is authentically prepared, sourcing local ingredients whenever possible.

Brix
209 N. Linn St.
Iowa City
319-359-1999
http://brixcheeseshop.com/
Lunch, Dinner, Retail Wine and Cheese, featuring local wines and cheeses.

Cedar Ridge Vineyards
Jeff Quint, owner
Jamie Siefken, general manager
1441 Marak Road, Swisher
319-857-4300
crwine.com
Family-owned 7,000 square foot winery, distillery, tasting room and event center providing the highest quality wines, spirits and entertainment around.

Clinton Street Social Club
18 1/2 S. Clinton St. Iowa City
319-351-1690
http://www.clintonstreetsocial.com

Devotay
Kurt Michael Friese, chef/owner
117 N. Linn Street, Iowa City
319-354-1001
devotay.net
A community leader in local and sustainable cuisine for over 15 years.

El Banditos
Derek Perez, chef/owner
327 E. Market Street, Iowa City
319-358-2836
elbanditosiowacity.com
elbanditosiowacity@gmail.com
El Banditos is a family run restaurant that prepares fresh Mexican dishes created with local suppliers and the community at heart.

Four Square Meals
David Burt, chef/owner
Iowa City Area
319-930-2266
foursquaremealsiowa@gmail.com 
http://foursquaremealsiowa.com
Catering, food stand at the Saturday, Iowa City Farmers Market, using local and seasonal ingredients.

Geyer’s Oven
Anna Geyer, chef/owner
1259 Rohret R S.W. Oxford
319-325-6609
http://www.geyersovenbreadandpizza.com/
Pizza nights on the farm will be held on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month from the end of May to the end of September – open to anyone who wants to come.  Pizza is served from 5-8 pm. Using locally grown and sourced ingredients.

Her Soup Kitchen
625 S. Dubuque St. Iowa City
319-354-1603
http://hersoupkitchen.com

Iowa Chop House 
223 E. Washington Street, Iowa City
319-359-1078
http://theiowachophouse.com
Farm to table food and craft beer in the heart of Iowa City.

Leaf Kitchen
301 1/2 Kirkwood Ave. Iowa City
319-338-1909
http://www.leafkitchen.com

Local Burrito 
Iowa City area
563-241-2857
http://localburrito.com/
Catering, Food truck, Food stand at Iowa City Farmers Market, using local and seasonal ingredients.

Mosely’s BBQ & Provisions 
525 S. Gilbert Street, Iowa City
319-338-1419
mosleysiowacity.com 

Motley Cow Café
David Wieseneck, chef/owner
160 N. Linn Street, Iowa City
319-688-9177
motleycowcafe.com
Frequently changing menu showcasing seasonal, local and organic ingredients. Food from scratch served fuss-free in a comfortable, friendly dining room. Selective beer, wine and spirits selection.

Northside Bistro 
203 North Linn St. Iowa City
319.354.0119
andy@northside-bistro.com
Iowa Farm to Table Restaurant

One Twenty Six, Hearth & Moonrakers
Matthew Chackalackal, owner
126 E. Washington Street, Iowa City
319-887-1909
onetwentysix.net
Sourcing local, sustainable, organic/natural ingredients. We host private parties, rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, etc. Private parking lot in downtown Iowa City. For fine dining try One Twenty Six or Hearth, and for casual dining visit Moonrakers.

Orchard Green Restaurant & Lounge
Bryan & Shelly Herzic, chef/owners
521 S. Gilbert Street, Iowa City
319-354-1642
orchardgreenrestaurant.com
Upscale American cuisine, mystifying ambiance, relaxing lounge with full bar and occasional live music.

Pullman Bar & Diner
Sepehr Sadrzadeh & Benjamin Smart, chefs
17 S. Gilbert Street, Iowa City
319-338-1808
http://pullmandiner.com
Wine, craft beer, locally owned, locally sourced, chef driven.

Salt Fork Kitchen
112 E. Main St. Solon
319-624-2481
saltforkkitchen.com

Share Wine Lounge
Heskeith Flavion, chef
210 S. Dubuque Street, Iowa City
319-354-4640
shareiowacity.com
The menu in Share sways with the seasons and compliments our wine selection while encouraging guests to sample, taste, and explore a variety of cuisines.

Shorts Burger & Shine
Short’s Downtown
18 S. Clinton Street, Iowa City
319-337-4678
Short’s Eastside
521 Westbury Street, Iowa City
319-338-7743
http://shortseastside.com

Stella
1006 Melrose Ave. University Heights
319-887-5564
http://www.stellaiowacity.com

The Wedge Pizzeria 
Steve Harding, owner
517 S. Riverside Dr., Iowa City
319-337-6677
TheWedgePizza.com
sharding123@yahoo.com
We use many local and organic ingredients and strive to make every meal a pleasurable and unique dining experience.

Trumpet Blossom Cafe
310 E. Prentiss Street, Iowa City
319-248-0077
trumpetblossom.com
trumpetblossom@gmail.com
Trumpet Blossom Cafe serves organic vegan comfort food in a cozy atmosphere.  We utilize as many fresh and preserved local products as possible year-round.

Vesta
Seth Hershey, chef/owner
849 Quarry Road, Suite 100 Coralville
319-398-3782
seth@vestaiowa.com
vestaiowa.com
Vesta offers unique cuisine featuring the freshest local and seasonal ingredients.

Cedar Rapids area:

Black Sheep Social Club, Cedar Rapids

Cobble Hill, Cedar Rapids

Greyhound Deli, Cedar Rapids 

Lion Bridge Brewery, Cedar Rapids

Lincoln Wine Bar, Mt. Vernon

Maggie’s Farm Pizza, Cedar Rapids

Palisades Cafe, Mt. Vernon

Sauce Bar & Bistro, Cedar Rapids