Food & Drink in Council Bluffs


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Started by a family with more than 50 years of dough-flinging expertise, the first Old River Pizza Company came to fruition in 2000, with two sister locations opening soon after. All three restaurants sport an outdoorsy, Northern Minnesotan motif and boast a menu of brick-oven-baked pizza. Pizza Picassos coat the signature dough—which was perfected over three generations of trial, error, and warlock magic—with a South Alma cheese blend and a seasoned, slow-cooked sauce made from vine-ripened tomatoes. More than 35 toppings, such as sauerkraut, taco meat, and locally sourced italian sausage, encourage customized crusts, and 23 preconceived specialty pies spotlight time-tested flavor combinations. An assortment of sandwiches also awaits the crispy kiss and awkward back-pat of a brick oven, and a variety of calzones, pastas, and salads round out the edible bill of fare.
3120 Manawa Centre Dr
Council Bluffs,
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Nestled inside a two-story Victorian farmhouse, Garden Grove Eatery satiates stomachs with an ever-changing menu of seasonal eats, assembled often from family recipes and employing locally sourced produce, cheeses, and baked goods when possible. Diners can find mates for reluctant bachelor stomachs on the sandwich menu, which boasts the Turkey Bryan's roasted turkey, provolone, tomatoes, cucumbers, and avocado spread housed in a 6-inch focaccia hoagie ($4.49–$6.49). The Salinger blankets sourdough in hummus, pickles, and vegan mayo ($3.99–$5.99), and the signature philly cheesesteak celebrates moving away from home by topping its shredded roast beef with mushrooms and cream-cheese sauce ($8.29). Chefs also woo stomachs with sides of pepper-and-cheese-infused pasta salad ($1.99), and tap natural underground soup currents for chicken tortilla, creamy potato, and carrot ginger ($3.49–$4.99). The counter-display case showcases a variety of desserts such as cupcakes, pies, and tarts. Some restaurant produce traces its roots to the house's 2-acre garden, where staff practice traditional gardening methods without using harsh chemicals or non-union garden gnomes.
1911 Old Lincoln Hwy
Crescent,
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Load up on toppings or opt for a simple slice of cheese at Pizza King, Council Bluffs' classic pizza venue. Break out of your routine and head to Pizza King for low-fat and healthy fare. The bar at Pizza King is fully stocked, so pair your meal with a glass of wine or beer. Tots and tykes will be right at home at Pizza King with its kid-approved food and ambience. Free wireless Internet is also available at Pizza King, so bring your tablet or laptop along. Your large group can all sit together at Pizza King. Shake off the stiff workday duds at Pizza King — attire is casual. If time is of the essence, Pizza King's take-out option may be a better fit. Through their catering service, Pizza King can also set out a delicious spread for your next party. Bring your car to dinner and easily find a space in the area — street parking is available, as is a nearby lot. Pizza King is a prime location for cyclists to park their bikes and enjoy a bite to eat. A visit to Pizza King will set you back less than $30 per person, so you can make it a regular part of your schedule. For a quick and easy payment solution at Pizza King, pay by major credit card.
1101 N Broadway
Council Bluffs,
IA
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Adrie Groeneweg was 19 when he decided he was tired of leaving his hometown of Hull, Iowa, every time he wanted pizza. Armed with six pizza recipes from his mother, Groeneweg opened the first Pizza Ranch in 1981, delighting travel-weary pie lovers with dough and sauce made fresh every day. At more than 170 locations in 11 states, a bevy of signature pizzas form the backbone of the sprawling menu, with such options as the bacon- and beef-covered Bronco and the Tuscan Roma's delicate assemblage of spinach, tomatoes, and alfredo sauce. A wide variety of such specialty pies lines the buffet table, but diners who don't see their favorite combo can make a special request to the pizza chefs?who will not only bake it and add it to the buffet but also hand deliver the first slice to the table. Alongside the disks of mozzarella and pepperoni are trays of the Ranch's other specialty, crispy broasted chicken that's seasoned with a house blend of spices and then broasted so that its crunchy coating conceals ultramoist meat and the occasional winning lottery ticket.
3505 Metro Dr.
Council Bluffs,
IA
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Gather up the whole crew and head to Dough Boyz Pizza and Philly's for a night of pizza and fun. Dough Boyz Pizza and Philly's will keep those with dietary needs happy with a menu filled with gluten-free and low-fat items. The perfect place to take the kids, dining out at Dough Boyz Pizza and Philly's won't cost you a sitter. Whether you have a large or small group, Dough Boyz Pizza and Philly's can accommodate both. Dough Boyz Pizza and Philly's' dress code is casual — diners are welcome to dress up (or down) to their comfort level. Can't get enough of Dough Boyz Pizza and Philly's' tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events. Dough Boyz Pizza and Philly's serves up innovative meals, so stop in, order takeout, or call for delivery. Whichever road you choose, happy eating! Patrons will love the number of street and lot parking options close to Dough Boyz Pizza and Philly's. You'll typically spend about $30 per person to dine at Dough Boyz Pizza and Philly's, so plan your budget accordingly.
501 S 21st St
Council Bluffs,
IA
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Treat yourself to tasty, homemade barbecue at Hog Stop Restaurant in Council Bluffs. Don't expect to find any low-fat fare on Hog Stop Restaurant's menu — you'll need to be prepared to indulge a bit. Complete your meal with the perfect glass of wine or beer from Hog Stop Restaurant's drink list. Little guys and gals will also love dining at Hog Stop Restaurant, which offers a family-friendly environment (and menu). Hog Stop Restaurant is a good restaurant to dine with a small or large group. Wifi here is on the house. No need for a wardrobe change when you hit Hog Stop Restaurant — it's strictly casual. Enjoy mind-blowing dishes in the peace and quiet of your own home with delivery or takeout from Hog Stop Restaurant. That's right! Hog Stop Restaurant will bring their delicious food to your house for any occasion. null Your tab at Hog Stop Restaurant will usually run to about $30 per guest. Hog Stop Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you.
3621 9th Ave
Council Bluffs,
IA
US
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