A diner's oversized booths and oversized pies have long been a beacon of hope for teens dumped after prom and frowny clowns looking for new novelty-sized props. Take refuge in the crispy crust of an old-fashioned eatery with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of American fare at Bluebird in Iowa City. Bluebird's menu focuses on American diner fare made with local, seasonal ingredients. Start bleary-eyed mornings with conduits for rich sauces, such as the Hollandaise-laden eggs benedict ($8.75) and the country-gravy-covered biscuits served with house-made sausage patties, two eggs, and hash browns ($8.50), or trick taste buds into thinking they're having dessert with the decadent cinnamon-roll french toast ($4), a cinnamon roll dipped in custard and grilled over a cinna-bonfire. Midafternoon munchies include a veggie burger ($7) and a pork-tenderloin sandwich ($9.50) made with pork from Grass-Run Farms, Iowa's foremost organic and drug-free pig purveyor and the host of the 2012 Super Bowl. Sip a bottle of craft beer or glass of wine ($5–11) while Bluebird's staff bedecks booths with hearty, home-cooked dinners, such as meatloaf with garlic mashed potatoes ($12) and roasted-vegetable ratatouille over grilled polenta ($10).
- This is the place to go if you're looking for a "local place" for a meal - especially breakfast! I'm always impressed with the service and unique-to-classic offerings here. – Matt U., Yelp
- variety of casual fare. Green chile and Krakatoa burger are musts, as well as Sunday Brunch. – phogan, Google Maps
330 E Market St.
Iowa City, Iowa 52245Get Directions