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Iowa River Power Co. Restaurant

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501 1st Ave, Coralville, IA 52241-2599
+1 319-351-1904
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 13:30
16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015

They have good food, and a very nice Sunday Brunch, but I suggest you make reservations to ensure a table.

Thank Lorri A
Cedar Rapids, IA
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81 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015

Great river views and a neat setting for a restaurant. Went on a night with a lot of large groups dining there, and they were out of prime rib. However other steak and pastas were very tasty and great service. First time there and I would definately return!

Thank ZebraRef1
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

We were anxiously awaiting the opportunity to dine at the Iowa River Power Restaurant. Thanksgiving presented an opportunity to do so. My husband ordered a whiskey neat which was severely short shotted. The only choice for food was the buffet. The deserts and salads looked wonderful. So we went to the salads first. The Caesar salad looked tasty but the... More 

Thank Kristi H
Palatine, Illinois, United States
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96 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015

We followed previous reviews and ordered the prime rib medium rare. What a treat. Cooked to absolute perfection..nice and tender. I ordered onion rings as an appetizer and they were crispy and not greasy. Paired with a lovely caesar salad and our meal was delightful. Nice river few and great attentive service. Like people say, go with the prime rib... More 

1 Thank Donald A
Iowa City, Iowa
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84 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

IRP has the best brunch in town hands down. Others have copied it but aren't as good. I think the view of the river and roller dam add to the fun of eating here. The only down fall is the stairs. Some older people in our group had a hard time navigating them with a plate of food.

Thank Adam J
Bloomington, Illinois
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015

My husband and I visited Iowa City for Family Weekend and had heard about this restaurant. Before I went, I read a couple reviews that were not that good; however, our experience was great! One of the previous reviews mentions that the hostess said they were so busy but the place was busy. It is deceiving because where the hostess... More 

Thank Kara S
Naples, Florida
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158 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015

Always enjoyed the restaurant when I lived in Coralville. Enjoyed it on my return visit. Went with friend. No wait. Great view of the river. Everyone in party had prime rib. Mine was a little gristlely. Everyone else's was fine.

Thank Shellqueen2014
Iowa City, Iowa
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

This is by far the best brunch buffet we have ever enjoyed. Excellent service with a wide array of entrees to choose from, all high quality and delicious.

Thank Darla P
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

The restaurant had a great view with a friendly and fun atmosphere. It was very busy but we did have reservations and had no wait at all. We had the Prime Rib and another in the group had the Scallops. Both were delicious and served promptly. Both were also served with soup or salad. The service was excellent & professional.... More 

1 Thank sharon n
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

Visited with my sisters and had a good time. Atmosphere was pleasant and wait staff was prompt and courteous. Food was excellent. Did not have to wait upon arrival. Good quality overall experience.

Thank Jim I

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, View
Open Hours
10:00 - 13:30
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 1st Ave, Coralville, IA 52241-2599
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Coralville
  • Phone Number: +1 319-351-1904

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?