Food & Drink in Johnston

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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$10 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 $5

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$16.50 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Fro-Yo at Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt ($30 Total Value)

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt - Des Moines

Ankeny

Build your own frozen creations with rotating frozen yogurt flavors and toppings like fresh fruit and crushed candy

$10 $5.50

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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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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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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

$21 $13

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$30 for $50 Worth of Farm-to-Table Cuisine at HoQ Restaurant. Reservation Through Groupon Required.

HoQ Restaurant

Downtown

Looking within 200 miles whenever possible, chefs support Iowa farmers when sourcing grassfed beef, organic produce, and cage-free chickens

$50 $30

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$19 for $30 Worth of Japanese Entrees, Sushi, and Drinks at Hoshi Sushi Lounge

Hoshi Sushi Lounge

Carpenter

Sushi chefs slice and carve seafood and veggies into creative rolls; tempura and stir-fried dishes top tables

$30 $19

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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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Standup for Two or Four at Des Moines Funny Bone Through March 28 (Up to 69% Off)

Des Moines Funny Bone

Des Moines Funny Bone

Upcoming acts include an impressionist/hypnotist and nationally touring comics

$40 $15

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$12 for $20 Worth of Asian Food and Drinks, Plus BOGO on Drinks 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 $12

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$10 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Ice Cream at Cold Stone Creamery ($20 Total Value)

Cold Stone Creamery

West Des Moines

Mix-ins blend with fresh-churned ice cream to create unique flavor combinations

$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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$22 for an Uncork an Adventure in Wine: Wine 101 Class for Two at Two Saints Winery ($40 Value)

Two Saints Winery

St. Charles

Taste housemade varietals and learn about glassware, food pairing, and tactics for storing wine before heading home with souvenir glasses

$40 $22

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Tour and Tasting for Two or Four at Summerset Winery (Up to 48% Off)

Summerset Winery

Indianola

Tour-goers can sip wine and eat cheese and crackers

$40 $22

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Take-Home Wineglasses and Bottle of Wine at Grape Escape Winery (Up to 50% 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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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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$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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Wine-Tasting Package for Two or Four at Snus Hill Winery (Up to 50% Off)

Snus Hill Winery

Madrid

Award-winning red, whites, rosés, and dessert wines from American and French–style grapes

$26 $15

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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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Murder Mystery for Two or Four, or Dinner and Overnight Stay at Murder Mystery Dinners In Iowa (Up to 49% Off)

Murder Mystery Dinners In Iowa

Multiple Locations

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

$170 $89

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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 57% 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 $9

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Pizza, Chicken, and Drinks at Pizza Ranch (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Pizza Ranch

Jefferson

Using six recipes from his mother, Adrie Groeneweg opened the first Pizza Ranch in 1981, delighting pie lovers with fresh dough and sauce

$15 $8

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Italian Dinner for Two or Four at Dante's Trattoria (Up to 52% Off)

Dante's Trattoria

Mahopac

The restaurant treats diners to Old-World Italian cuisine such as crisp neapolitan-style pizzas and penne pasta

$62.75 $35

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$20 or $40 Worth of Honey, Skincare and Beeswax Candles at Bee Mindful.

Bee Mindful.

Scranton

Raw honey, pure beeswax candles, and skincare products made from natural oils

$20 $10

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$10 for $20 Worth of American Food at Steamboat Garden

Steamboat Garden

Waterloo

Since 1933, Steamboat Garden has been serving affordable, family-friendly food, including burgers, chicken wings, and housemade chili

$20 $10

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As its name implies, The Corn Patch Restaurant celebrates the Heartland roots of American cuisine with a menu of pork chops, freshly breaded chicken, and hand-cut steaks prepared according to recipes known only to the chefs and family owners. The most famous of these is undoubtedly the creamy, house-made potato soup, which accompanies every meal only after diners sign an oath to never speculate on its secret recipe. To further honor their down-home roots, the owners have named some of their most popular dishes after friends and family, including such favorites as Lucy’s chicken breast and Dennie’s Famous Reuben.

309 E 1st St
Grimes,
IA
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Inspired by trips to the state's northwestern lakes, Okoboji Grill conjures the wayfaring spirit of summer vacation with hearty American comfort food. Chefs marinate chicken strips in beer before hand-breading them in a secret blend of spices, crown crispy onion strings with Iowa-raised pork chops, and stack thin-sliced meats into towering club sandwiches and edible replicas of the Chrysler Building. Okoboji Grill also culls recipes from international cuisines, adding an American take to greek gyros, housemade tzatziki sauce, and italian bruschetta and pastas.

8481 Birchwood Ct.
Johnston,
IA
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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.

8779 Northpark Court
Johnston,
IA
US

The chefs inside Godfather’s Pizza’s kitchen crown original, thin, and gluten-free crusts with fistfuls of more than 15 meat and veggie toppings. Predesigned pies simulate the flavors of other foods in configurations such as the bacon-cheeseburger pizza with beef, bacon, cheddar, pickles, and onions. Sandwiches and hot wings round out feasts. Delivery drivers bustle past, filling orders or toting catered fare, and Godfather’s Pizza brims with happy chatter during field trips that introduce students to the pizza-creation process.

200 SE Gateway Dr
Grimes,
IA
US

Planet Sub sidesteps the flavorless land mines of days-old bread, opting for filling-packed subs and sandwiched meaty delights. The menu offers signature subs to sate hungering masses, such as the bacon-bolstered mega roast beef ($5.49/$8.99) and the Planet BBQ, a saucy concoction stacked with ham, turkey, and roast beef ($4.49/$7.99). Vegetarian options abound, so meat abstainers can try the spicy cheese sub ($4.79/$8.19) or the Pesto Bello, which is loaded with portobello mushrooms, red peppers, and a tomato-garlic pesto as smooth and suave as an Italian R & B crooner ($5.19/$8.79).

5290 NW 86th St
Johnston,
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Since 1926, the line cooks and soda jerks at Maid-Rite have slung a menu of American diner classics, including their signature loose-meat sandwiches, malts, shakes, and root-beer floats. Customers can silence grumbling stomachs with myriad variations of the free-spirited hamburger sandwich, a kind of sloppy joe, including the classic Maid-Rite ($3.19 for sandwich; $6.59 for basket of fries and large drink), the shirt-staining BBQ Texas-Rite ($3.89 sandwich; $7.29 basket), or the belief-begging Mega Philly Cheese-Rite ($6.69 sandwich; $9.98 basket). The corn dog ($2.39; $5.79 basket) carries on the century-old tradition started by corn of eating food off a stick, and the Smokin' turkey-breast dinner ($7.99) shows up to palate parties slathered with hot or mild barbecue sauce and accompanied by an entourage of two sides and a biscuit or bun.

8789 Northpark Ct
Johnston,
IA
US