The Food Network show 'Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives' hasn't made very many stops in Iowa, so we wanted to give them a few ideas for their next visit!

Our list contains diners, hole-in-the-walls, small town staples, places that have stood the test of time, and restaurants that just have that perfect dive-y vibe. Most of our picks come from the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City areas, but we did include a few favorites that are a bit of a drive! Here are 25 of the places we'd love to see on 'Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives' someday:

25 Eastern Iowa Restaurants We Want on 'Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives'

The Food Network show 'Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives' hasn't made very many stops in Iowa, so we wanted to give them a few ideas for their next visit! Our list contains diners, hole-in-the-walls, small town staples, places that have stood the test of time, and restaurants that just have that perfect dive-y vibe. Most of our picks come from the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City areas, but we did include a few favorites that are a bit of a drive! Here are 25 of the places we'd love to see on 'Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives' someday:

  1. Bluff Lake Catfish Farm
    • 9301 95th Ave, Maquoketa
    • 4.6-star rating on Google (1,085 reviews)
  2. Breitbach's Country Dining
    • 563 Balltown Rd, Balltown
    • 4.8-star rating on Google (1,258 reviews)
  3. Cliff's Dive Bar & Grill
    • 227 2nd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids
    • 4.4-star rating on Google (192 reviews)
  4. Edith Lucielle's Bait Shack & Wing Depot
    • 6913 Mt Vernon Rd SE, Cedar Rapids
    • 4.4-star rating on Google (1,290 reviews)
  5. The Flying Wienie
    • 103 8th Ave SW, Cedar Rapids
    • 4.3-star rating on Google (792 reviews)
  6. The General Store Pub
    • 12612 Stone City Rd, Anamosa
    • 4.7-star rating on Google (1,026 reviews)
  7. Hale Tap
    • 5522 County Rd E45, Hale
    • 4.7-star rating on Google (538 reviews)
  8. Hamburg Inn No. 2
    • 214 N Linn St, Iowa City
    • 4.4-star rating on Google (1,215 reviews)
  9. Joensy's Restaurant
    • 2660 Wiley Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids
    • 4.3-star rating on Google (574 reviews)
  10. Leonardo's
    • 2228 16th Ave SW, Cedar Rapids
    • 4.4-star rating on Google (1,162 reviews)
  11. Lighthouse Inn
    • 6905 Mt Vernon Rd SE, Cedar Rapids
    • 4.3-star rating on Google (428 reviews)
  12. Little Bohemia
    • 1317 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids
    • 4.7-star rating on Google (228 reviews)
  13. Loosies
    • 1611 32nd St NE, Cedar Rapids
    • 4.7-star rating on Google (264 reviews)
  14. Lucky's on 16th
    • 86 16th Ave SW, Cedar Rapids
    • 4.7-star rating on Google (844 reviews)
  15. The Map Room
    • 416 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids
    • 4.7-star rating on Google (1,066 reviews)
  16. Old Neighborhood Pub
    • 608 16th St NE, Cedar Rapids
    • 4.7-star rating on Google (247 reviews)
  17. Pullman Bar & Diner
    • 17 S Dubuque St, Iowa City
    • 4.6-star rating on Google (1,333 reviews)
  18. Ross' Family Restaurant
    • 2297 Falcon Ave, Bettendorf
    • 3.8-star rating on Google (1,568 reviews)
  19. Runt's Munchies
    • 118 2nd St SE, Cedar Rapids
    • 4.7-star rating on Google (250 reviews)
  20. Sally's on Broadway
    • 263 Broadway St, Springville
    • 4.7-star rating on Google (937 reviews)
  21. Starlite Room
    • 3300 1st Ave NE, Cedar Rapids
    • 4.4-star rating on Google (1,452 reviews)
  22. Taylor's Maid Rite
    • 106 S 3rd Ave, Marshalltown
    • 4.7-star rating on Google (1,190 reviews)
  23. Tornado's Grub & Pub
    • 1600 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids
    • 4.6-star rating on Google (763 reviews)
  24. West End Diner
    • 809 6th Ave, Marion
    • 4.7-star rating on Google (238 reviews)
  25. Wild Hogs Saloon & Eatery
    • 350 Commercial Dr, Walford
    • 4.2-star rating on Google (699 reviews)

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