Food & Drink in Newton

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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$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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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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$127 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 $127

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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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Two or Four House Margaritas with Guacamole at El Charro (Up to 57% 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 $12

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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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$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 (55% Off). Two Options Available.

Z's Bar

McKinley School - Columbus Park

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

$20 $9

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$15 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 $15

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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 (48% Off)

Mad Meatball

East Village

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

$30 $16

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Breakfast and Diner Food at Cozy Cafe (50% Off)

Cozy Cafe

Urbandale

Vast menu highlights full breakfast menu, blue-plate specials with homemade mashed potatoes & gravy, hand-breaded tenderloins & more

$20 $10

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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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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 60% 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 $16

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Wine Tasting Package for Two or Four at Annelise Winery (Up to 50% 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 $17

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Wine-Tasting Package for Two or Four at La Vida Loca Winery (Up to 50% Off)

La Vida Loca Winery

Lincoln

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

$32 $17

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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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$9.50 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 $9.50

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$9.50 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 $9.50

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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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$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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$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 50% 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 $10

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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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$11 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 $11

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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 50% 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 $10

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$16.50 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 $5.50

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Pizza Package, Pizza and Wings, or $8 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 $15

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Dine-In or Carry-Out Mexican Cuisine at Agave Mexican Restaurant (Up to 53% Off). Three Options Available.

Agave Mexican Restaurant

West Branch

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

$20 $9.50

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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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Built in 1909 as a mission-style mansion—now listed in the National Register of Historic Places—the August Bergman Inn & Suites house private guest rooms, each with its own unique, antique charm. Two of the guest rooms—the Ryan and Captain's suites—are housed in the David Ryan home, an 1868 brick federal. A wood-burning fireplace and mosaic-tile floor decorate the Bergman suite and its king-size, mahogany sleigh bed often flies out the window, pulled by reindeer auditioning for Santa's new reality show. In the Ryan suite, guests can share a double whirlpool bathtub set in imported Italian tile behind glass french doors. A vintage cast-iron soaking tub, updated with a modern showerhead, anchors the Captain suite, whose brass-trimmed iron furnishings glint amid the flicker of a gas fireplace. All three rooms feature modern amenities such as cable TV and digital gravity. Prepared by the innkeeper—an experienced gourmet chef—breakfast includes coffee, juice, and a chef-selected entree, such as old-fashioned pancakes. Dinner is available for an additional fee, and throughout their stay, guests are encouraged to check out Jasper County's various attractions, from the Iowa Speedway to the Newton Arboretum and Botanical Garden. If arranged beforehand, the staff will gladly pick up guests from nearby Newton Airport, though the flying Pegasus may have to find its own accommodations.

629 1st Ave E
Newton,
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.

1650 W 19th St S
Newton,
IA
US

Five Yelpers award Smokey Row a three-star average, and 75% of Urbanspooners like it. Over 4,500 Facebookers are fans of Smokey Row.

639 Franklin St
Pella,
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.

901 W Pleasant St
Knoxville,
IA
US

The 18 holes of Bos Landen Golf Club coil within a 190-acre expanse of dense forest?fitting for a course with a name that means "Land of the Woods" in Dutch. Players contend with leafy limbs and unforgiving tree trunks at nearly every turn, and those who lose golf balls to the greenery can expect high numbers on their scorecards and organized escape attempts from the remaining golf balls in their bags. This is precisely the way architect Dick Phelps envisioned the course when he drew it up, aiming to reward those who exhibited skillful control and sound decision making in equal measure.

Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par-72 course * Total length of 6,937 yards from the back tees * Course rating of 74.7 from the back tees * Course slope of 136 from the back tees * Five sets of tees per hole

2411 Bos Landen Dr.
Pella,
IA
US

Peace Tree Brewing Company takes its name from the ancient sycamore tree that currently peeks its head through the watery surface of Lake Red Rock. Legend has it before the tree was half submerged in water, it served as a meeting place for negotiations between natives and traders. Above all, the tree stood as a symbol of neighborly conversation, friendship, and agreement—aspects of life that Peace Tree Brewing Company hopes to facilitate with their frosty beers and neighborhood atmosphere.

Inside Peace Tree’s taproom, which is open Wednesday through Sunday, visitors can gather for tours of the brewery or sit and enjoy its year-round beers on draft. Sippers can introduce their taste buds to the malty flavor of Red Rambler or prepare themselves for the blend of American and English hops in the Hop Wrangler. Occasionally, guests might find seasonal brews available for taste, such as Cornucopia, an ale brewed with Iowa sweet corn, or the heavy and malty Imperial stout. Since the taproom has taken a vow of hunger, it doesn’t serve food, but it does have a bundle of local takeout menus that visitors can use to order food they can enjoy alongside their drinks and the occasional performance of local live music.

107 W Main St
Knoxville,
IA
US