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Diners' Choice: American restaurants in Iowa

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall American cuisine in Iowa? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyses more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favourites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Cooper's On 5th restaurant
4.8
4.8 (95)
$30 and under
American
West Des Moines
About the restaurant
Cooper’s on 5th is a great place for Lunch & Dinner. We have had the pleasure of being West Des Moines’ first Craft Cocktail Bar. Join us for our amazing food menu & award-winning cocktail program. Classic & Reimagined Americana comfort food paired with one of Des Moines’ original & highly awarded craft cocktail programs. Great beer, wine, and martinis.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Highly recommend, will go again. Very friendly family owned restaurant.
A photo of Aura Restaurant & Lounge restaurant
4.7
4.7 (188)
$31 to $50
American
Urbandale
About the restaurant
Lively & flavorful tapas along with vibrant cocktails offer a unique shared experience that challenges the traditional. At Aura, it's good vibes only! Our invigorating environment is the perfect place to gather friends & family.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 1 day ago
Always a great place for lunch. Salads are excellent and service is good without being intrusive. Well done Aura!
A photo of Steventon's restaurant
4.9
4.9 (104)
$31 to $50
American
Le Claire
About the restaurant
Come, let us spoil you and treat yourself to an evening where you can relax and unwind. Steventon’s sits atop a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River at I-80 and the Iowa border. We offer an extensive menu of exquisitely prepared American Classics, served in a modern yet elegant atmosphere that’s hard to find in an era of cookie cutter dining. Come. Join us and experience casual sophistication where the view is only the beginning
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 11, 2024
The food was amazing and cooked to perfection. Our waitress was very personable and made our prom dinner amazing.
A photo of Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Clive restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1013)
$30 and under
American
Clive
About the restaurant
Experience the perfect fusion of award-winning wines, Napa-style tasting rooms, and modern casual dining at Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants. Enjoy contemporary American cuisine influenced by international flavors from our scratch kitchen. Each dish is expertly paired with our selection of wines for the best food and wine match. Whether you explore the tasting room for a pre- or post-dinner adventure or join the world's largest wine club, we believe in the power of food and wine to create lasting connections. Dining reservations are highly recommended, but walk-in guests are always welcome on a first-come, first-serve basis. Gluten-free and vegetarian dishes are available.
Top review
ChrisRvip
Dined 1 day ago
We had a great night. The food was incredible and the service was outstanding.
A photo of CRAVE - Sioux City restaurant
4.7
4.7 (723)
$31 to $50
American
Sioux City
About the restaurant
CRAVE American Kitchen & Sushi Bar was built out of a passion to create a dining experience unlike any other. We combine quality-sourced ingredients, chic ambiance, outstanding service, and diverse menu choices to create an unforgettable dining experience. The energy of the restaurant is all encompassing – the buzz of guests and staff, the warm and open design, the modern sushi bar, the fresh spin on American cuisine, and the sense of discovery around every corner. A CRAVE guest will leave knowing they experienced just the right mix of great food, entertainment, and service in what can only be defined as The CRAVE Experience.
Top review
LoriN
Dined 2 days ago
We had great service and a very good meal. The restaurant feels very open and has great views of the river.
A photo of The Stuffed Olive - Des Moines restaurant
4.7
4.7 (703)
$30 and under
American
Des Moines
About the restaurant
The Stuffed Olive is about the entire “Martini & Tapas Experience.” From your favorite classics to new and exciting blends you’ve never seen before, you’re sure to find a cocktail to love on our vast martini menu. Add a warm, comfortable atmosphere, great wines, beers and top-shelf spirits, and The Stuffed Olive will become your favorite place to start, end or spend your entire evening. Our tapas menu offers appetizer-sized portions of globally influenced entrees, for a sampling and sharing dining experience. Pair tasty tapas with your favorite martini for happy hour, dinner or a late-night snack. We welcome you to sit back, relax, enjoy great food, good conversation and your favorite martini. Welcome to the Stuffed Olive!
Top review
PanHawk
Dined 3 days ago
We loved the new location, it has a great vibe. The menu had so many options of drinks and food we wanted to try. The bar/larger part of the restaurant was rather warm. The smaller room on the west side was significantly cooler when we went through to use the restroom.
A photo of The Vault Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge restaurant
4.8
4.8 (28)
$30 and under
American
Dubuque
About the restaurant
Come enjoy a great experience in our locally owned establishment! The old German bank building with a beautiful ambience and welcoming atmosphere is sure to be the go to place for the downtown Main Street area. We strive to ensure every guest will receive great service, made from scratch food, and an appreciation for every guest who chooses to dine with us!
Top review
KFC1997
Dined on Apr 27, 2024
Our waiter Carlos did a great job. He was friendly and helpful. I am pleased they use Open Table
A photo of Mulberry Street Tavern restaurant
4.6
4.6 (525)
$31 to $50
American
Des Moines
About the restaurant
Mulberry Street Tavern brings a fresh yet nostalgic vibe to Downtown Des Moines. Once a hub for the city transit, it is now adorned with rich woods, leather, and a zinc bar that create a warm and timeless social destination. The open-hearth kitchen produces shareable worldly tavern fare, hearty entrees and, hands down, the best burger in Des Moines. Enjoy perfect classic cocktails, eclectic award-winning wines, and interesting regional and foreign beers on draught.


Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 8, 2024
Food was good however I ask for well done not burnt. It was very burnt. But I do get all cooks are not the same. All good
A photo of 350 First - Doubletree Hilton restaurant
4.4
4.4 (412)
$30 and under
American
Cedar Rapids
About the restaurant
Enjoy spectacular views of Cedar Rapids and the Cedar River as you dine for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
We had a great graduation dinner here.the food was wonderful and the ambiance was perfect for our event. The staff was attentive and helpful!
A photo of Table 32 restaurant
4.5
4.5 (497)
$30 and under
American
Sioux City
About the restaurant
We have worked diligently to develop a unique atmosphere here at Table 32. Not just with our décor and physical structure of the amazing vintage backdrop of the old Creamery building dating back to the early 1900’s. We have also put our minds together to develop our food and drink menus as well as focusing on the “craft” of the recipes themselves. We are focused on real ingredients and hand crafting them into something truly delicious. Then it comes down to providing you, our guest, a fun and relaxing dining experience without all the expectations of fine dining. We are working with our staff to develop a culture that promotes great people, great fun and amazing food and drink.
Top review
BurkeSvip
Dined 4 days ago
The steak was done perfectly. The chocolate martini was a delicious after dinner drink. Beth did an outstanding job serving us and our friends. Table 32 is the best restaurant by far in Sioux City.
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