Food & Drink in Waterloo

$10 for American Food at Steamboat Garden

Waterloo

$20 $10

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

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Periwinkle Place Manor B&B

$270 $139

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

Dairy Queen – Up to 52% Off Food and Ice Cream

Marshalltown

$20.95 $10

One of the oldest Dairy Queens in the country serves burgers and hot dogs along with ice cream, blizzards, and orange julius

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

$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

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 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

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

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 Ice Cream at Cold Stone Creamery

Iowa City

$10 $5.50

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Ice cream in a wide variety of flavors mixed with fruit, candy, and cookies atop a chilled stone in front of customers

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

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

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

50% Off from SKAL - Wine & Beer Tastings

Factory Stores of America Outlet

$50 $25

Enjoy live music while sampling beers and wines

40% Off at Yumz Gourmet Frozen Yogurt

Ankeny

$10 $6

Frozen yogurt in more than 50 sweet and tart flavors, including oatmeal cookie, strawberry kiwi, and lemon chiffon

$5 for Frozen Yogurt Creations

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

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

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

Half Off Diner Food at Cozy Cafe

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

Vast menu highlights breakfast items, blue-plate specials with homemade mashed potatoes and gravy, and hand-breaded tenderloins

45% Off Cajun Food and Drinks at Fat Tuesday

Des Moines

$20 $11

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Menu of alligator, catfish, and oyster po' boys supplemented by regular crawfish boils amid New Orleans decor

Central City Liquors – 40% Off

River Bend

$30 $18

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Spirits from brands including Jameson, Bushmills, Grey Goose, and Captain Morgan as well as premixed beverages and cocktail ingredients

Half Off Asian Food and Cocktails at Red Bistro

Des Moines

$40 $21

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Mongolian beef, Chef Zon special, vermicelli salad, and sushi rolls color the Asian fusion menu

45% Off at Zimm's Food and Spirits

North of Grand

$20 $11

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Cuisine includes sandwiches such as the Greek Goddess and French Dip, the Des Moines and the Texan burger with bacon and barbecue sauce

Keller's Deli and Cafe – Up to 50% Off Deli Fare or Catering

Downtown Des Moines

$20 $11

Freshly baked artisan breads such as five-grain wheat or roasted garlic and cheddar, topped with housemade meatloaf or corned beef

45% Off American Cuisine at Firehouse Lounge

McKinley School - Columbus Park

$20 $11

Restaurant's offerings include tacos and homemade onion rings, hot beef sandwiches, and zesty jalapeño poppers

$10 for Coffee and Food at Grounds for Celebration

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

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House-roasted coffees from the owners' farm, flavored with Monin syrups and Ghirardelli chocolate, pair with sandwiches and fresh pastries

48% Off at Players Sports Bar & Grill

Beaverdale

$25 $13

Diners can chow down on pub food at the bar, or cozy up in a booth while catching sports games on the big-screen TVs

Half Off Comfort Food at The Corn Patch Restaurant

Grimes

$20 $10

Hearty cups of homemade potato soup accompany hearty meals of fried chicken, steak sandwiches, and premium Iowa pork chops

50% Off Breakfast at OverTime

Urbandale

$16 $8

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Bacon, sausage and veggie filled omelettes, loaded hash browns, and stacks of fluffy hot cakes satisfy morning hunger

Up to 45% Off at Cosi Cucina Italian Grill

Clive

$50 $28

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Smoked chicken crowns pizza, steaks sizzle on plates, and shrimp swims in pasta at a romantic eatery with more than 36 wines by the glass

48% Off Pizza and Barbecue at Mustard's Restaurant

Des Moines

$25 $13

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Chefs slow-cook meats over apple and cherry woods, and prepare New York–style pizza and grilled sandwiches

Up to 50% Off at Honors Lounge

Clive

$20 $11

Lounge with karaoke, darts, and more offers meals of beer and third-pound burgers

Up to 50% Off Authentic Indian Cuisine at Kurry Xpress

Clive

$20 $11

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Housemade paneer cheese enlivens vegetarian curries, and flatbreads such as roti and naan scoop up lamb saag and chicken vindaloo

45% Off Asian Food at Cafe Su

West Des Moines

$20 $11

Vegetables in garlic sauce, fortune cookies, and crab rangoons served in a casual eatery decorated with paper lanterns

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

50% Off Wine Tasting

Stuart

$32 $16

In a renovated 19th-century schoolhouse, visitors sample eclectic red and white wines crafted from locally grown ingredients

52% Off Wine Tasting at Penoach Vineyard & Winery

Adel

$33 $16

Wine tasters uncork a bottle of one of Penoach's wines, such as Farmhouse White or Windmill Red, sipped from a souvenir glass

Select Local Merchants

Southern Smoke Shack's culinary artisans cake fresh cuts of quality meat with dry rubs concocted from family recipes, slowly smoking the porcine and bovine delicacies that appear on the menu over select wood pairings and slathering the creations with house-made sauces upon request. Cherry-smoked bourbon baby-back ribs seal in their succulent flavor with a rub, as well as a delicate glaze of 4 Brothers bourbon normally reserved for adult-back ribs, decorating tables for dinner (half rack, $9.99; full rack, $18.99) or lunch (lunch rack, $5.99). The smoky sweetness of mesquite radiates from the texas brisket sandwich ($5.99–$8.99), and the pork of the smokestack sandwich arrives buried beneath strata of roasted peppers, jack cheese, and diablo sauce ($5.99–$8.99).

508 Washington St
Cedar Falls,
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.

1602 Edgington Ave
Eldora,
IA
US

Midwest Black Angus beef, free of hormones or antibiotics, joins with creative ingredients such as A.1. sauce and chipotle aioli to create more than 15 unique burgers at Legends American Grill. These burgers embody a variety and thirst for excitement that radiates throughout each of the grill's central-Iowa locations. There, nestled amid deep-umber booths or brick walls, diners watch sports flicker across flat-screen televisions, rooting on their team and showing disdain for the ref’s decision to wear white pants after Labor Day. But if the score is disheartening, fans can dig into the menu to cheer themselves up. Hand-cut Creekstone Farms steaks offset surf entrees such as salmon in béarnaise sauce or grilled mahi-mahi in a sweet-and-spicy thai sauce. Comfort-food favorites such as meatloaf and fried chicken also make an appearance, pairing with cocktails and beers served by the bottle and pint.

2902 S Center St
Marshalltown,
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.

16 Iowa Ave W
Marshalltown,
IA
US

The chefs at Sam's Pizza spend 60 minutes with each Chicago-style pie. They stuff its double crust with mozzarella, fresh toppings, and good intentions before baking it to a golden brown. Toppings for the Chicago-style and thin-crust pies range from the traditional (sausage or mushrooms) to the novel (gyro meat or nacho chips). The chefs at Sam's Pizza also concoct their own marinara sauce, ladling it onto calzones and platefuls of spaghetti.:m]]The chefs at Sam's Pizza spend 60 minutes with each Chicago-style pie. They stuff its double crust with mozzarella, fresh toppings, and good intentions before baking it to a golden brown. Toppings for the Chicago-style and thin-crust pies range from the traditional (sausage or mushrooms) to the novel (gyro meat or nacho chips). The chefs at Sam's Pizza also concoct their own marinara sauce, ladling it onto calzones and platefuls of spaghetti.:m]]

629 2nd Avenue Southwest
Cedar Rapids,
IA
US

With more than 20 specialty pies on their menu, it's clear there's very little the cooks at Cranky Hank's haven't tried putting on their pizzas. Said specialty pizzas host everything from seasoned gyro beef and ranch dressing to reuben sandwich fixings, whereas personalized pies often sport more traditional toppings, including artichoke hearts. The rest of Cranky Hank's menu spotlights other pizzeria favorites, from customizable calzones to wings tossed in roasted-garlic barbecue sauce.

To complement feasts, bartenders whip up mixed drinks and serve craft beer by the bottle, pint, pitcher, and trough. As adults enjoy their grownup beverages, youngsters can play video games in Cranky Hank's game room. Family karaoke, meanwhile, raises the roof each Sunday. The bar also entertains patrons with 12 televisions broadcasting major sporting events and every flower-arranging competition.

4444 1st Ave NE
Cedar Rapids,
IA
US