Food & Drink in Moline

50% Off Mexican Cuisine at Los Portales

Iowa City

$14 $7

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

$11 for Mexican Food at Casa Tequila Authentic Mexican Grill

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

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Fajitas, quesadillas, and more than 50 types of margaritas made from scratch with super-fresh ingredients

Up to 56% Off at 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

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

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

45% Off at El Cactus Authentic Mexican Cuisine

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

Menu includes steak Colorado topped with El Cactcus's special red sauce, vegetarian entrees, and seafood specialties such as pescado relleno

Half Off Tea and Scones at Leaf Kitchen

Iowa City

$14 $7

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Steaming pots of cream tea pair with freshly baked scones and fruit jam during afternoon teatime

45% Off Mexican Food at El Cactus Authentic Mexican Cuisine

Coralville

$20 $11

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

50% Off American Food and Steakhouse at 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

Half Off at Pub Food and Drinks at 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 51% Off Pizza and Beer at Bulicek's Deli & Brew

Cedar Rapids

$24.50 $12

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

Up to 45% Off a Large Pizza at Sykora Bakery

Czech Village

$20 $11

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

$10 for American Food at Scott's Family Restaurant

Cedar Rapids

$20 $10

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

Quiznos – 50% Off Toasted Sandwiches

Cedar Rapids

$4 $2

Meats, cheeses, and vegetables piled on sandwiches or rolled into wraps crisp and melt when toasted in an oven or on a grill

51% Off Pub Food at 101 Gastropub

Cedar Rapids

$38 $19

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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

50% Off Soul Food at Iowa Soul Food Market

Cedar Rapids

$41 $20.50

Each diner can eat one meat, two sides, and one corn muffin

50% Off Coffee Drinks and Beans

Galena

$20 $10

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

50% Off Tastings at Rocky Waters Winery

Hanover Illinois

$24 $12

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

$6 for Italian Food at Jimbos Jumbos

Pekin

$12 $6

Cooks serve hot Italian meatball sandwiches and bake pizzas available by the slice

Up to 57% Off Wine Tastings in Muscoda

Orion

$22 $11

Award-winning winery produces 30 wines and offers wine tastings and hillside views from the patio

Up to 50% Off at Badger Bros Coffee

Platteville

$5 $2.75

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Tea, smoothies, italian sodas, and lemonade join a variety of coffee-based drinks, including the Rabid Badger!, a high-caf, flavored latte

Half Off Tour at Minhas Micro Distillery

Monroe

$20 $10

Follow a distillery guide behind the scenes, sample handcrafted spirits, and head out with a 750mL bottle of vodka and branded sampler glass

Up to 50% Off Chinese Food at Quick Wok

Quick Wok

$10 $5.50

Popular Chinese dishes such as mongolian beef, orange chicken, and general tso's chicken

45% Off at Bahia Mexican Restaurant

Northeast

$20 $11

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Seafood specialties such as octopus in spicy sauce and whole red snapper complement classic tacos, enchiladas, and drinks

Half Off American Food at Shooter's Bar & Grill

Rockford

$40 $20

Restaurant within a bowling alley flips hamburgers, dips wings in sauce, and bakes large pizzas

Half Off Billiards and Drinks

Signal Hill

$10 $5

Players wash down Pepsi products during one- or two-hour sessions of billiards at a café with 17 tables

50% Off Pub Food at Mr. J's Bar and Grill

Loves Park

$20 $10

Build-your-own burgers with blue or american cheese; delicate lake perch with soup or salad; hawaiian pizza with pineapple and jalapeño

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As a fun slideshow demonstrates, The Little Chocolatier’s staff hand makes an array of treats that fall into four categories: candy, chocolates, nuts, and popcorn. Their handmade chocolates pack white boxes with slabs of english toffee, nut clusters, and mint fluffs spread across trays of assorted chocolates. The team also fills bags with fresh-popped popcorn covered in caramel and cheddar.

317 1st Ave
Sterling,
IL
US

The same venue that hosts weddings and upscale dinners also welcomes established comedians and rock bands, making First Avenue Club a go-to destination for all manner of events. Inside, a full-service bar overflows with 12 draft beers, 40 bottled beers, and a wealth of mixed drinks. Further behind the scenes, the kitchen fires up hearty entrees such as roast pork loin and baked cod.

1550 S 1st Ave
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

Sweets and Treats floats an armada of sugar vessels with its sizable menu of classic candies and handmade desserts. Handcrafted treats ($0.50+), such as cherry-pistachio bark, fudge turtles, and dipped Twizzlers and cookies, provide hassle-free alternatives to jousting vending machines for their bounty. Jellybeans in more than 40 flavors ($0.50–$16) jubilantly bounce into mouths from single-serving sizes, gift boxes, or freestanding jelly trees. Handmade truffles from Marion, Iowa, include flavors such as raspberry, amaretto, mint, and irish cream ($3). Behind the counter, Sweets and Treats’ friendly staff members stand at the ready, offering able assistance with life-changing dessert decisions.

201 S Clinton St
Iowa City,
IA
US