Cedar Rapids  Tourism Office

Eat, Drink and Enjoy

Cedar Rapids is home to many different creative and tasty menus!

Cedar Rapids' culinary scene continues to add exciting new restaurants and garner national acclaim. What was once thought of by many as a "chain town" is now an area defined by the dozens of new locally-owned restaurants pairing creative farm-to-table menus with local beer and craft cocktails. No place is this remarkable culinary shift more evident than in the Downtown, NewBo and Czech Village districts.


  • Popoli
    • Bask in the elegant architecture of Louis Sullivan (mentor to Frank Lloyd Wright) while savoring scratch-made Italian cuisine.

Popoli interior Cedar Rapids

  • White Star Ale House
    • Sample from more than 100 beer options and creative American dishes at this cool, casual, contemporary bar and restaurant.
  • Pub 217
    • For a late night burger craving, check out Pub 217, which serves food until 1 a.m. seven days a week.
  • Cobble Hill
    • One of Iowa's most romantic restaurants according to Midwest Living and Town & Country features James Beard nominated and Guy's Grocery Games winning chef, Andy Schumacher.
  • Quarter Barrel Arcade & Brewery
    • Entertain anyone at this arcade & brewery, serving house-made craft beer and creative pizzas alongside classic arcade games.

NewBo & Czech Village

  • Caucho
    • Five-star cuisine meets street taqueria, plus house-made margaritas on tap.

Five-star dishes at Caucho

  • Della Viti
    • Taste your way through 40 handpicked wines at this serve-yourself wine lounge downtown. Not big on wine? Don't worry, they have craft beer and top shelf liquor, too.
    Parlor City Pub & Eatery
    • A Cedar Rapids hot spot with 56 beers on tap, a killer patio and weekly live music.
  • Lion Bridge Brewing Co.
    • A nationally award-winning brewery with upscale pub food, an inviting atmosphere and a brand new patio, complete with a bocce ball court.
  • NewBo City Market
    • Home to dozens of food and retail vendors, from wood-fire pizza to cupcakes, dumplings and one of the state's top burger joints.

Surrounding Area

  • Vivian's Soul Food
    • Indulge in authentic, comforting soul food-- from fried or jerk chicken, short ribs, baked mac & cheese, grits, collard greens, cornbread and much more.

soul food at Vivian's

  • Zeppelins
    • This contemporary grill serves delicious American fare.


  • Cedar Ridge
    • Named 2017 Distillery of the Year, Cedar Ridge offers a brunch buffet with a view (overlooking vineyards and whiskey aging houses).

Cedar Ridge brunch buffet

  • Brewhemia
    • Visit this family-owned coffee shop for a belly full of breakfast burrito, biscuits and gravy or today's flavor of quiche. The coffee is a can't-miss, too. Located in New Bohemia.
Also featured in the Blog
Featured Partners
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery

Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery

Cedar Ridge is a family owned winery and distillery nestled in the countryside between Cedar Rapids and Iowa City. We produce 16…

NewBo City Market Inc.

NewBo City Market Inc.

NewBo City Market is a year-round public market in the heart of Cedar Rapids' New Bohemia neighborhood, a place for shopping,…

Lion Bridge Brewing Company

Lion Bridge Brewing Company

Lion Bridge is a neighborhood brewery and taproom located in the Historic Main Street District of Cedar Rapids. We offer 8-12…