Food & Drink in Fort Madison

Up to 56% Off at Gumby's Pizza

Gumby's Pizza

Iowa City

$38.96 $17

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

Up to 50% Off at Quinton's Bar & Deli

Quinton's Bar & Deli

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

House specialties include grilled-cheese burgers, bread-bowl potato soup, loaded potatoes, and cocktails with house-made ginger beer

50% Off American Food and Steakhouse at House of Lords

House of Lords

Best Western Cantebury Inn & Suites

$40 $20

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

45% Off Mexican Food at El Cactus Authentic Mexican Cuisine

El Cactus Mexican Cuisine

Coralville

$20 $11

Chicken breasts in chocolate mole sauce, breaded steak milanesa, and enchiladas stuffed with chorizo and potatoes

Half Off at Pub Food and Drinks at J&A Tap

J&A Tap

North Liberty

$10 $5

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

Up to 50% Off at Illinois River Winery

Illinois River Winery

North Utica

$30 $17

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Sample more than 30 handcrafted wines from the tasting room or sip wines while touring the facility

Up to 49% Off Murder Mystery Dinners

2-Jo's Murder Mystery Dinners

Multiple Locations

$170 $89

A four-course meal accompanies a twisting tale of murder, followed by a party with events such as karaoke, a wagon ride, and live bands

Oyama Sushi – $10 Off Hibachi Dinner

Oyama Sushi

Cedar Rapids

$30 $20

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

Up to 40% Off from Wild Hogs Saloon & Eatery

Wild Hogs Saloon & Eatery

Walford

$20 $12

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

Up to 45% Off a Large Pizza at Sykora Bakery

Sykora Bakery

Czech Village

$20 $11

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

35% Off Mexican, Italian, and American Food at Papa Juans

Papa Juans/Stefano's

Cedar Rapids

$20 $13

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

$10 for American Food at Scott's Family Restaurant

Scott's Family Restaurant

Cedar Rapids

$20 $10

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

Up to 40% Off Pub Food at 101 Gastropub

101 Gastropub

Kenwood Park

$20 $12

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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

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Sometimes the most satisfying meals are the simplest. Leaf Kitchen's cubano sandwich, for example, a semi-regular special with braised pork and melted swiss, was so good that it inspired Little Village's Scott Samuelson to declare, "a part of me [wanted] to check into some private room to be alone with my sandwich and its sauces." And this isn't the only dish that the restaurant's chefs effortlessly elevate. Their rustic cooking spans breakfast and lunch, ranging from sweet and savory crepes to grilled chicken-club sandwiches, focusing on sustainability as well as simplicity. Meals make use of locally sourced produce and meats, and even the coffee is an exclusive blend crafted by a certified organic, fair-trade roaster.

While the cuisine at Leaf Kitchen is minimalistic in design, the dining space is anything but. Midwest Living praised it by remarking that the "eclectic more-is-more interior offers so much to take in that you may not know where to look first." Servers flit among wood and formica tables set with mismatched dinnerware and clustered with turquoise stools and canary-yellow chairs. These vibrant touches find their complement in a retro-inspired soundtrack of jazz, soul, and world music, which gets knees bouncing without the spring-loaded floorboards used by other restaurants.

301 Kirkwood Ave
Iowa City,
IA
US

With a menu loaded with pizzas and calzones, cheesy breadsticks, and flavorful wings, Gumby's ovens satisfy voracious cravings into the wee hours of the morning. The pizza makers start each day by making mounds of dough by hand, which they decorate with more than 15 inventive toppings, such as alfredo sauce, chicken tenders, and feta cheese, to create specialty pizzas and personalized pies. The same hand-tossed dough serves as a foundation for their famous Pokey Stix, which are smothered in garlic butter, Italian spices, and heaps of mozzarella and parmesan cheese, then cut into strips exactly the length of Abraham Lincoln's foot. To complement the bubbling pizzas, buffalo and boneless wings can be tossed in tangy barbecue, honey mustard, sriracha, or one of four other sauces.

702 S Gilbert St
Iowa City,
IA
US

From behind a frozen granite slab, the staff of Cold Stone Creamery uses twin spatulas to blend custom servings of ice cream and creative mix-ins to fit customers’ exact specifications. Founded by Donald and Susan Sutherland in 1988, Cold Stone began under the hot Arizona sun, eventually spreading its frosty fingers to encompass more than 1,400 locations worldwide. Despite the size of the company, each location’s staff keeps up the handcrafted quality, making ice cream onsite every day and using those signature spatulas to create delicious pointillist art against the freezer wall.

39 S Dubuque St
Iowa City,
IA
US

2011's Firecracker 500 Festival serves up more than 20 eclectic garage-rock groups bent on rocking an all-ages-audience's socks off over three thrash-filled days. Bands such as White Mystery and Pitchfork-reviewed quartet The Coathangers kick out jams with riot-grrrl grit, and headliners The Strange Boys shred psychedelic hooks sharper than Jimi Hendrix's diamond-tipped mustache-trimmers. The festival's full roster of up-and-coming acts can expose most attendees' ears to new shrieks and sounds.

211 Iowa Ave
Iowa City,
IA
US

La Reyna was featured in the Iowa Source magazine as one of the best restaurants in Iowa in 2010. The eatery was also reviewed by Chowhound, and 85% of Urbanspooners like it.

1937 Keokuk Street
Iowa City,
IA
US

Eight TripAdvisors give the Old Capitol Mall location of Cookies & More an average of four owl eyes:

1660 Sycamore Street
Iowa City,
IA
US