Iowa, United States Food Guide: 10 Bar food Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Cedar Rapids

December 9, 2019 Janette Largent

Discover Restaurants offering the best Bar food in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States. Cedar Rapids /ˈsiːdər ˈræpɪdz/ is the second-largest city in Iowa and is the county seat of Linn County. The city lies on both banks of the Cedar River, 20 miles (32 km) north of Iowa City and 100 miles (160 km) northeast of Des Moines, the state's capital and largest city. It is a part of the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Corridor of Linn, Benton, Cedar, Jones, Johnson, and Washington counties.
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10. Parlor City Pub & Eatery

1125 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401-2305 American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Live Music +1 319-247-0000 http://www.parlorcitypub.com
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4 based on 168 reviews

Parlor City Pub & Eatery

Reviewed By Nancy C

Stopped in for supper with a friend and was impressed with the casual, yet "hip" atmosphere of both inside, and outside, seating areas. Our server was appropriately attentive and our food arrived quickly. The menu includes a large, and reasonably priced, variety of sandwiches, appetizers, pizza and entrees. Also, 50+ craft beers are available. Our food portions were plentiful, but we both had to add quite a bit of salt. I had the philly cheese steak sandwich and onion rings, plus a soda, and it cost around $15 (plus tip). This is a pleasant dining establishment with lots of local flavor and vibe.

9. Irish Democrat

3207 1st Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-6001 American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Table Service [email protected] +1 319-364-9896 http://www.irishdemocrat.net/
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4 based on 126 reviews

Irish Democrat

Reviewed By Jennifer M

Come here frequently for lunch with coworkers and occasionally with family. One of my favorite places in CR. Have tried many different menu items and have never been disappointed. A few of my favorites are nachos, fish/chips and of course, the cheese wontons. They also have the BEST honey mustard, I could drink it by the cupful:) Service is always fast and friendly! If you are searching for a place to go- this is it!

8. Lion Bridge Brewing Company

59 16th Avenue South West, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404-5948 Bar, Pub, American Lunch, Dinner Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Wheelchair Accessible [email protected] http://www.lionbridgebrewing.com/
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4 based on 93 reviews

Lion Bridge Brewing Company

Reviewed By teamrachels

Located in the heart of Czech Village and enjoyed reading about the history of the building. Decor is definitely standard brewery industrial. Solid beers and I was very impressed with what I tried. Compensation is the best brew choice!!! They use proper glassware. The staff is friendly and know their brews. Food was outstanding. Started with pierogies and hummus with unique and tasty burger for entree. Well done on the menu!!! Really nice and helpful staff. If I only lived closer to be able to frequent this brewpub.

7. Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen

161 Collins Rd NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-3201 American, Bar Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service +1 319-393-4557 http://cheddars.com/store-menu/?store_id=950
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4 based on 176 reviews

Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen

Reviewed By Bruce M

We ordered one vegetable plate and an iced tea for $11.18 and a Chicken Pecan Salad for $9.79. The vegetable place will probably not be ordered again as the veggies seemed to be a hard and a bit under cooked. The noodle soup that came with it was fine as was the croissant. The salad order was quite filling, enough so that a take home carton was needed. Prices are good, with a large variety of food choices. Nicely decorated restaurant that makes it look a bit upscale, but very casual in reality. Service was good and pretty quick, with one slight mixup in not getting our croissants right away.

6. Black Sheep Social Club

600 1st St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401-2016 American, Bar Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, T [email protected] +1 319-200-7070 http://www.iamtheblacksheep.com/
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4 based on 179 reviews

Black Sheep Social Club

A Cedar Rapids restaurant offering thoughtfully-sourced, upscale Iowa Soul Food & Drink with a twist, in an eclectic lively atmosphere.

Reviewed By jamessI8884GD

I didn't know what to expect and I was impressed. The decor was unique for a CR restaurant which was definitely a positive change of pace. The service was possibly the best I have experienced in this area. The food did not disappoint. They had some unique otems and typical items prepared on a non-typical manner. So, if you are like me and get tired of typical menu fare, give Black Sheep a try.

5. White Star Ale House

305 2nd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401-1207 American, Bar Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Live Music [email protected] 319-362-2000 http://locu.com/places/white-star-ale-house-cedar-rapids-us-1/#menu
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4 based on 332 reviews

White Star Ale House

Reviewed By SteveE2283

variety of seating options, they have television but they do not overtake the restaurant, the food is very good, but from a very limited menu, they also have a full bar if you are into that.

4. Zeppelins

5300 Edgewood Rd NE Ste 500, Cedar Rapids, IA 52411-4719 American, Bar Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service [email protected] +1 319-393-3047 http://zeppelinscr.com
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4 based on 316 reviews

Zeppelins

Reviewed By AGJ56

Very popular on a Saturday evening. Bit of a wait for a table but well worth it. Filet was perfect. Chicken Maralla was delicious. Skewered chicken was nicely prepared and presented. Onion rings were generous and really good. Vegetarian burger was tasty.

3. Emil's Hideaway

222 Glenbrook Dr SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403-1028 American, Bar Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service +1 319-743-3123 http://www.emilshideaway.com/
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4 based on 326 reviews

Emil's Hideaway

Reviewed By Kathleen F

Emil’s Hide away is pretty much a regular stop for us now when we visit our son who attends college nearby. Varied menu, Excellent sandwich selection, great sides, nice casual atmosphere, consistently good service. Not a chain, which we like. Parking lot is small and it’s a bit tricky to get to, but it is worth the bit of trouble every time!

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2. Need Pizzeria

207 2nd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401-1238 American, Bar, Pizza Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Free Wifi [email protected] +1 319-362-6333 http://www.needcr.com/
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4 based on 194 reviews

Need Pizzeria

Reviewed By jamessI8884GD

This is my favorite pizza in Cedar Rapids. I have fortunately patronized Need since their first day of business. The first visit was very good and they have consistently gotten better. Besides pizza that can be customized, their salads are very fresh. If you are in a hurry this is not the place for you. As they say, good food takes time and I don't mind waiting a little longer.

Cedar Rapids Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Cedar Rapids

1. Grin N Goose

227 2nd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service [email protected] +1 319-363-3419 http://grinngoose.wordpress.com
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4 based on 34 reviews

Grin N Goose

The Grin N Goose is located in downtown Cedar Rapids within walking distance of the US Cellular Center, the Paramount Theater, and many other downtown destinations. Whether it is a drink with friends or one of our signature burgers, you're sure to find so

Reviewed By brewColumbus_Georgia

This place is the bomb! Service was on top and perfect. Had the burger and sweet potato waffle fries-delicious- everything on the menu looked great.Hopefully you will be able to make it back in and try out some more of our menu! Glad you loved your burger and sweet potato fries! Those are definitely two of our fan faves! Thank you for your review! We strive for bomb-ness daily!

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