Enjoying a pizza requires gathering equal parts fresh dough, tomatoes, and cheese, and then trading them for a reservation at a pizzeria. Skip the hunter-gatherer stage with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of pizza and more at Cranky Hank's in Lindale Mall.
Cranky Hank's slathers taste buds with its menu of pizzas and homespun classics, as well as a lunch buffet for midday diners. Customers can accessorize their own dough disks ($18.95, 16" with two toppings) with a cast of toppings that stars pepperoni, bacon, green pepper, and pineapple. Nosh on an assortment of inspired specialty pizzas ($14.95, 12"), such as the B Cranky with barbecue beef, bacon, mozzarella, and cheddar cheese, or use them as fancy coasters. Cranky Hank's sandwiches enshrine ingredients in homemade bread, presenting venerable amalgamations such as the italian-beef sandwich, which features a customer-dictated combination of green peppers, onions, mushrooms, and cheese, alongside a serving of au jus and fries ($8.75).
Cranky Hank's unfurls its lunch buffet 11 a.m.–2 p.m. daily ($9), tempting utensils with a full salad bar, pizza selections, and bottomless soda. Tuesday nights serenade diners with kids' only karaoke 5:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m., presenting heartfelt renditions of the Lawrence of Arabia soundtrack.
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, Iowa 52402Get Directions