Food & Drink in Cedar Falls

Wine-Tasting Package for Two or Four at John Ernest Vineyard & Winery (Up to 45% Off)

John Ernest Vineyard & Winery

Tama

Tasting packages include one glass of wine and a souvenir glass for each taster, and a take-home bottle of wine per pair

$31 $18

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$139 for Murder Mystery Dinner & One Night Stay for Two at 2-Jo's Murder Mystery Dinners ($270 Value)

2-Jo's Murder Mystery Dinners

Periwinkle Place Manor B&B

Pairs dine on a hearty meal while participating in a twisting tale of mayhem and murder, and enjoy a one-night stay with breakfast

$270 $139

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$12 for Six $5 Groupons for Coffee at Shoestring Garden ($30 Total Value)

Shoestring Garden - An All Iowa Creative Boutique & Coffee House

Toledo

Marketplace dedicated to local enterprise sells freshly roasted coffee from Iowa Craft Roasters

$5 $2

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Five Single-Flavor Medium Blizzards or Food, Drinks, and Ice Cream at Dairy Queen (Up to 47% Off)

Dairy Queen

Marshalltown

One of the oldest Dairy Queens in the country serves burgers and hot dogs along with ice cream, blizzards, and orange julius

$20.95 $11

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$119 for 1/4 Keg of Domestic Beer and $20 Worth of Appetizers at Stella's or Red Frog ($200 Value)

Stella's or Red Frog Cedar Rapids

Multiple Locations

Liven up a party with a pony keg of domestic beer, and enjoy classic bar food appetizers

$200 $119

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Pizza with Domestic Tall Boys or Soda for Two or Four People at Bulicek's Deli & Brew (Up to 51% Off)

Bulicek's Deli & Brew

Cedar Rapids

Diners drink tall-boy beers or sodas while eating chicken-bacon-ranch or other specialty pizzas and watching sports on several flat-screens

$24.50 $12

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$20 for $30 Toward Hibachi Dinner for Two or More at Oyama Sushi

Oyama Sushi

Cedar Rapids

Chefs toss and sizzle entrees on a tabletop griddle with a theatrical flair at one of The Culture Trip's top 10 Cedar Rapids restaurants

$30 $20

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American Food for Dine-In or Takeout from Wild Hogs Saloon & Eatery (Up to 40% Off)

Wild Hogs Saloon & Eatery

Walford

Bar fare such as open-faced burgers smothered in chili and the Wild Hog pork loin sandwich with ham and bacon

$20 $12

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$11 for a Large Pizza at Sykora Bakery (Up to $20 Value)

Sykora Bakery

Czech Village

Supreme, taco, and veggie combos or build-your-own options at a century-old Czech bake shop

$20 $11

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$13 for $20 Worth of Mexican, Italian, and American Food at Papa Juans

Papa Juans/Stefano's

Cedar Rapids

Diners dig into an eclectic spread of Mexican, Italian, and American dishes, such as tacos, five-layer lasagna, and burgers

$20 $13

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$10 for $20 Worth of American Food at Scott's Family Restaurant

Scott's Family Restaurant

Cedar Rapids

Omelets, seasoned potato skillets, and hot sandwiches covered with housemade meatloaf and gravy

$20 $10

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Starters and Sandwich Baskets for Two or Four at Tic Toc Eating Establishment & Drinkery (Up to 42% Off)

Tic Toc Eating Establishment & Drinkery

Mound View

45-year-old eatery creates the atmosphere of a British pub and serves American comfort food such as french dip and rib eye sandwiches

$32.97 $19

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Pub Food for Dine-In or Takeout at 101 Gastropub (Up to 40% Off)

101 Gastropub

Kenwood Park

Gourmet bar food and rare whiskey are a standard pairing at the pub; the drink menu is anchored by nearly 30 kids of scotches and whiskeys

$20 $12

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Italian and American Cuisine at Riverview Restaurant (Up to 55% Off). Three Options Available.

Riverview Restaurant

Forest City

Eatery dishes out Italian and American cuisine such as penne vodka, eggplant and ricotta pizza, philly cheesesteak sandwiches, and salad

$20 $11

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$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Pub Food and Drinks at J&A Tap ($30 Total Value)

J&A Tap

North Liberty

Craft drafts complement burgers, pizzas, and nibbles in pub with two volleyball courts and weekly live music and karaoke

$10 $5

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Upscale Pub Food at Okoboji Grill (42% Off). Two Options Available.

Okoboji Grill

Multiple Locations

Burgers, rib-eye, pork chops, and pastas at five locations of Iowa-centric franchise

$30 $18

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$11 for $20 Worth of Specialty Burgers at Oddfellows Burger Kitchen

Oddfellow’s Burger Kitchen

North Ames

Fun and funky eatery serves burgers with creative toppings such as peanut butter and bacon, crab, and beef brisket; buns baked fresh daily

$20 $11

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$29 for a $50 Wine-Tasting Card at Della Viti ($50 Value)

Della Viti

Downtown Ames

The wine bar’s self-serve stations dispense patrons’ choice of 48 different wines from all over the world

$50 $29

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American Food and Steakhouse at House of Lords (50% Off). Two Options Available.

House of Lords Restaurant and Lounge

Coralville

Restaurant and pub serves prime rib, shrimp diablo linguine, blackened ahi tuna, steaks, and beer-battered cod amid medieval decor

$40 $20

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$21 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $14 Worth of Mexican Cuisine at Los Portales ($42 Total Value)

Los Portales

Iowa City

Shrimp chimichangas, huevos rancheros, nachos, burritos and hard- and soft-shell tacos

$14 $7

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Pizza Package, Pizza and Wings, or $10 for $20 Worth of Pizza, Wings, and Drinks at Gumby's Pizza

Gumby's Pizza

Iowa City

Specialty pizzas made with fresh handmade dough; signature Pokey Stix smothered with cheese and garlic; wings in one of seven tangy sauces

$38.96 $17

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Dine-In or Carry-Out Mexican Cuisine at Agave Mexican Restaurant (Up to 45% Off). Three Options Available.

Agave Mexican Restaurant

West Branch

Refreshing margaritas paired with enchiladas, burritos, and other classic Mexican dishes

$20 $11

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$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Treats at Classic Frozen Custard ($30 Total Value)

Classic Frozen Custard

Multiple Locations

Generously portioned seasonal frozen custards arrive in a cone, cup, or boat, or can be taken home in pint and quart containers

$10 $5

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$35 for $60 worth of Barbecue for Dine-In or Carryout at Claxon's Smokehouse and Grill

Claxon's Smokehouse and Grill

Altoona

Barbecue joint lauded by “Metromix” hand-rubs baby-back ribs and smokes their world-expo-champion pork loin over hickory and oak woods

$60 $35

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Two or Four House Margaritas with Guacamole at El Charro (Up to 52% Off)

El Charro

Ankeny

Family-owned eatery dishes out Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine, all of which can be enjoyed with tableside guacamole and house margaritas

$27.99 $14

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$12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Treats at Yumz Gourmet Frozen Yogurt ($20 Value)

Yumz Gourmet Frozen Yogurt

Ankeny

Frozen yogurt in more than 50 sweet and tart flavors, including oatmeal cookie, strawberry kiwi, and lemon chiffon

$10 $6

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$17 for $30 Worth of Chinese Food and Drinks for Two or More at China Moon Restaurant & Lounge

China Moon Restaurant & Lounge

Ankeny

Spicy flavors dominate Szechuan-style chicken, Hunan-style scallops, and other traditional Chinese dishes

$30 $17

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Sunday Breakfast Buffet or Italian Food and Drinks at Felix and Oscar’s (Up to 46% Off)

Felix and Oscar's

Merle Hay

Chicago-style deep-dish pizza with a choice of 21 toppings, pasta smothered in housemade meat sauce, and a large selection of sandwiches

$30 $18

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French Dinner for Two or Four at Bistro Montage (Up to 35% Off)

Bistro Montage

Des Moines

Internationally lauded chef Enosh Kelley creates entrees of French pork rack or poached halibut with local ingredients

$50 $35

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Draft Beer and Arcade Games at Up-Down (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

Up-Down

Des Moines

Players sip draft beers while battling on ’80s- and ’90s-era Nintendo and Sega games, pinball machines, and other arcade favorites

$24 $13

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Pub Cuisine at Zimm's Food and Spirits (45% Off). Two Options Available.

Zimm's Food and Spirits

North of Grand

Cuisine includes sandwiches such as the Greek Goddess and French Dip, the Des Moines and the Texan burger with bacon and barbecue sauce

$20 $11

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Pub Food at Z's Bar (45% Off). Two Options Available.

Z's Bar

McKinley School - Columbus Park

Diners chow down on homestyle pub eats in a laid-back setting

$20 $11

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$17 for $30 Worth of Asian Food and Cocktails at Red Bistro

Red Bistro

Woodland Heights

Mongolian beef, Chef Zon special, pad thai salad and sushi rolls color the Asian fusion menu

$30 $17

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Hot Dogs, Sides, and Beer or Carry-Out at Capital Pub and Hot Dog Co. (Up to 48% Off)

Capital Pub and Hot Dog Co.

Des Moines

Rotating menu of specialty dishes include char-grilled hot dogs topped with mac and cheese and crumbled bacon; draft beer

$15.50 $8

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Pizza and Drinks for Dine-In or Carry-Out at Godfather’s Pizza (43% Off)

Godfather's Pizza

Multiple Locations

More than 15 toppings cover variety of crusts, forming Taco, Hawaiian, and Bacon-Cheeseburger pizzas

$30 $17

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Large Pizzas and Beers for Two or Four at Mad Meatball (43% Off)

Mad Meatball

East Village

Chefs make gourmet meatballs onsite and can place them atop savory pizzas

$30 $18

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$35 for $60 Worth of Italian Food at Sam & Gabe's Italian Bistro

Sam & Gabe's Italian Bistro

Clive

Lasagna and cannelloni share tables with Old World standbys, such as tortelloni modenese with peas, prosciutto, and mushrooms

$60 $35

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Cups of Coffee with Half-Pound Bags of Beans at Mean Bean Roasters (50% Off)

Mean Bean Roasters

Galena

The coffee is roasted to impart one of many flavors, including whiskey, marshmallow, pumpkin spice, and bacon

$20 $10

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One Private Wine Tasting for Four or Eight at Rocky Waters Winery (50% Off)

Rocky Waters Winery

Hanover Illinois

During private wine tastings, winemakers serve seven samples and answer visitors' questions

$24 $12

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Pizza and Barbecue for Two or Four at Mustard's Restaurant (44% Off)

Mustard's Restaurant

Windsor Heights

Chefs slow-cook meats over apple and cherry woods, and prepare New York–style pizza and grilled sandwiches

$50 $28

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$11 for $20 Worth of Asian Food and Drinks, Plus 50% Off One Item in the Gift Shop at Cafe Su

Cafe Su

West Des Moines

Vegetables in garlic sauce, fortune cookies, and crab rangoons served in a casual eatery decorated with paper lanterns

$20 $11

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Take-Home Wineglasses and Bottle of Wine at Grape Escape Winery (Up to Half Off)

Grape Escape Winery

Pleasantville

Guests savor sips of wine concocted from 100% Iowa grown grapes, then take home logo-emblazoned glasses and a bottle to share

$26 $13

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Bakery Treats from Sweet 103 by Chocolate Dreams & Peppermint Wishes (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Sweet 103 by Chocolate Dreams & Peppermint Wishes

Indianola

Everything from this sweet shop is made to order from the cookies to cakes and candy; wide variety of treats baked fresh each day

$36 $18

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Wine Tasting Package for Two or Four at Annelise Winery (Up to 46% Off)

Annelise Winery

Indianola

Guests at a scenic family winery can sample premium selections before taking a bottle and souvenir glass home with them

$34 $20

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Wine-Tasting Package for Two or Four at La Vida Loca Winery (Up to 45% Off)

La Vida Loca Winery

Lincoln

Sample sweet, semisweet, or dry wine at family-owned winery, then take home a bottle and wineglasses

$32 $19

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Southern Smoke Shack's culinary artisans cake fresh cuts of quality meat with dry rubs concocted from family recipes, slowly smoking the porcine and bovine delicacies that appear on the menu over select wood pairings and slathering the creations with house-made sauces upon request. Cherry-smoked bourbon baby-back ribs seal in their succulent flavor with a rub, as well as a delicate glaze of 4 Brothers bourbon normally reserved for adult-back ribs, decorating tables for dinner (half rack, $9.99; full rack, $18.99) or lunch (lunch rack, $5.99). The smoky sweetness of mesquite radiates from the texas brisket sandwich ($5.99–$8.99), and the pork of the smokestack sandwich arrives buried beneath strata of roasted peppers, jack cheese, and diablo sauce ($5.99–$8.99).

508 Washington St
Cedar Falls,
IA
US

Nominated for Best Family Restaurant on CityVoter's 2011 A-List, Steamboat Garden has been serving up affordable family food since 1933. Today, guests at the boat-shaped restaurant can peer through its bright red portholes to watch as the friendly staff fills tables with steaks and seafood, breaded pork loin sandwiches known as Tug Boats, and seven incarnations of a signature hamburger that has been a Falls Avenue favorite since the 1940s. Between bites, diners sip old-fashioned floats made with 1919 draft root beer and then send instant photos of their empty plates to mom by accessing the restaurant's WiFi with a laptop or aluminum foil helmet.

1740 Falls Ave
Waterloo,
IA
US

Now in its 40th year, Medicap Pharmacy stocks its shelves with an array of healthcare products, specializing in a neighborhood-friendly atmosphere staffed by personable pharmacists. Guests are invited to peruse Medicap Pharmacy's thoroughfares lined with medicinal home goods, or stop by the pharmacy counter to fill a prescription or ask about seasonal flu shots. Customers can tenderly tend to wounded ankles with an ankle brace ($29.90), reward immune systems with reinforcing cold medicine ($1.59–$11.49), or keep the body stocked with the vital nutrients by picking up women’s vitamins ($8.90). Medicap Pharmacy also keeps customers in tip-top shape by offering preventative health screenings as well as at-home delivery.

1602 Edgington Ave
Eldora,
IA
US

Midwest Black Angus beef, free of hormones or antibiotics, joins with creative ingredients such as A.1. sauce and chipotle aioli to create more than 15 unique burgers at Legends American Grill. These burgers embody a variety and thirst for excitement that radiates throughout each of the grill's central-Iowa locations. There, nestled amid deep-umber booths or brick walls, diners watch sports flicker across flat-screen televisions, rooting on their team and showing disdain for the ref’s decision to wear white pants after Labor Day. But if the score is disheartening, fans can dig into the menu to cheer themselves up. Hand-cut Creekstone Farms steaks offset surf entrees such as salmon in béarnaise sauce or grilled mahi-mahi in a sweet-and-spicy thai sauce. Comfort-food favorites such as meatloaf and fried chicken also make an appearance, pairing with cocktails and beers served by the bottle and pint.

2902 S Center St
Marshalltown,
IA
US

When Craig and Lea Culver created the first Culver’s restaurant in 1984, they wanted to serve homemade burgers like Craig’s mom used to make. These burgers—now known as the ButterBurgers—are made with fresh, Midwest beef patties, and served on a toasty, buttered bun. The burgers are also what helped put Culver’s on the map—there are now more than 500 locations scattered across 19 states. At each restaurant, patties are cooked right on the grill. The other main hallmark of Culver’s menu is its rich, creamy frozen custard, which you can have drizzled with hot fudge or use as a foundation for a signature Concrete Mixer and have it decorated with Oreos and Butterfingers.

16 Iowa Ave W
Marshalltown,
IA
US

For 20 years, indoor fun park Planet X has been mesmerizing families with its sheer number of activities. Guests of all ages can zap their least favorite cousins during laser tag, release pent-up road rage in bumper cars, practice their putting on the mini-golf course, challenge themselves to climb a craggy indoor rock wall, and immerse themselves in flashing lights in the expansive arcade room. And those are just a few of the activities at Planet X.

Planet X fuels the merriment with its own Pangea Pizza?made-from-scratch pizzas sprinkled with fresh, hand-sliced toppings?and Full Moon ice cream. This handcrafted, organic-milk ice cream satisfies sweet teeth with more than 24 ultra creamy flavors and nearly 80 toppings.

The fun park hosts sports-team celebrations and church gatherings, holiday and birthday parties, and even corporate team-building activities. Its party space gives patrons a bird?s-eye view of the action.

4444 1st Ave
Cedar Rapids,
IA
US