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Cedar Rapids is home to many different creative and tasty menus!

Cedar Rapids' culinary scene continues to add exciting new restaurants and garner national acclaim. What was once thought of by many as a "chain town" is now an area defined by the dozens of new locally-owned restaurants pairing creative farm-to-table menus with local beer and craft cocktails. No place is this remarkable culinary shift more evident than in the Downtown, NewBo and Czech Village districts.

Downtown

  • Popoli
    • Bask in the elegant architecture of Louis Sullivan (mentor to Frank Lloyd Wright) while savoring scratch-made Italian cuisine.

Popoli interior Cedar Rapids

  • Della Viti
    • Taste your way through 40 handpicked wines at this serve-yourself wine lounge downtown. Not big on wine? Don't worry, they have craft beer and top shelf liquor, too.
  • White Star
    • Sample from more than 100 beer options and creative American dishes at this cool, casual, contemporary bar and restaurant.
  • Pub 217
    • For a late night burger craving, check out Pub 217, which serves food until 1 a.m. seven days a week.
  • Cobble Hill
    • One of Iowa's most romantic restaurants according to Midwest Living and Town & Country features James Beard nominated and Guy's Grocery Games winning chef, Andy Schumacher.
  • Quarter Barrel
    • Entertain anyone at this arcade & brewery, serving house-made craft beer and creative pizzas alongside classic arcade games.

NewBo & Czech Village

  • Caucho
    • Five-star cuisine meets street taqueria, plus house-made margaritas on tap.

Five-star dishes at Caucho

  • Parlor City
    • A Cedar Rapids hot spot with 56 beers on tap, a killer patio and weekly live music.
  • Lion Bridge Brewing Co.
    • A nationally award-winning brewery with upscale pub food, an inviting atmosphere and a brand new patio, complete with a bocce ball court.
  • Betas Restaurant
    • Between the legendary blueberry burger, sweet potato fries and the award-winning cocktail program, Betas is a must-stop.
  • NewBo City Market
    • Home to dozens of food and retail vendors, from wood-fire pizza to cupcakes, dumplings and one of the state's top burger joints.

Surrounding Area

  • Vivian's Soul Food
    • Indulge in authentic, comforting soul food-- from fried or jerk chicken, short ribs, baked mac & cheese, grits, collard greens, cornbread and much more.

soul food at Vivian's

  • Zeppelins
    • Back-to-back Restaurant Week Champions for good reason, this contemporary grill serves delicious American fare.
  • Cibo Fusion
    • Mediterranean meets American and Asian at this fusion restaurant.

Breakfast

  • Gumption
    • Farm-to-fork with unique twists on traditional breakfast favorites and a creative coffee menu.
  • Cedar Ridge
    • Named 2017 Distillery of the Year, Cedar Ridge offers a brunch buffet with a view (overlooking vineyards and whiskey aging houses).

Cedar Ridge brunch buffet

  • Brewhemia*
    • Visit this family-owned coffee shop for a belly full of breakfast burrito, biscuits and gravy or today's flavor of quiche. The coffee is a can't-miss, too.
  • The Pig & Porter*
    • One of Cedar Rapids' hottest brunch spots, serving unique seasonal dishes with locally-sourced ingredients.

brunch at Pig & Porter

*located in NewBo

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Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery

Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery

Cedar Ridge is a family owned winery and distillery nestled in the countryside between Cedar Rapids and Iowa City. We produce 16…

The Pig & Porter

The Pig & Porter

Our goal is to provide local quality food options that are served in an unexpected interesting way. We believe in quality over…

Cibo Fusion Restaurant & Lounge

Cibo Fusion Restaurant & Lounge

Trendy casual dining, offering a delightful blend of Mediterranean and American cuisine specializing in tradition brick oven pizza…

Vivian’s Soul Food

Vivian’s Soul Food

Vivian's is an authentic soul food restaurant specializing in southern and American cuisine. All of our food is cooked from scratch…

NewBo City Market Inc.

NewBo City Market Inc.

NewBo City Market is a year-round public market in the heart of Cedar Rapids' New Bohemia neighborhood, a place for shopping,…

Lion Bridge Brewing Company

Lion Bridge Brewing Company

Lion Bridge is a neighborhood brewery and taproom located in the Historic Main Street District of Cedar Rapids. We offer 8-12…

Parlor City Pub & Eatery

Parlor City Pub & Eatery

Looking for that cozy pub that's true to the history and culture of its place? You've found it with Parlor City Pub & Eatery. Blend…

Caucho

Caucho

Urban taco joint with handcrafted unique eats, original recipes and authentic Mexican food. Stop by for dinner or takeout!

The Quarter Barrel

The Quarter Barrel

Vintage video games and pinball set the mood at this brewpub and pizzeria. The Quarter Barrel Arcade and Brewery is located in a…

Cobble Hill

Cobble Hill

Cobble Hill is one of Cedar Rapids' fine dining experiences. Connecting people with their food. Farmers. Community. James Beard…

Pub 217

Pub 217

Neatly situated in the heart of downtown Cedar Rapids, PUB 217 is the perfect stop for any occasion. The ideal pairing of…

White Star Ale House

White Star Ale House

A creative American Contemporary menu. American beer, American wines, spirits and soft drinks is what you will find at White Star…

Della Viti Wine Lounge

Della Viti Wine Lounge

40 handpicked wines from self-serve wine stations, craft beers, spirits and whiskeys. Small plate menu includes meats, cheeses and…