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3207 1st Ave, Cedar Rapids, IA
319-364-9896
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Democrat, at least for a meal.

The ID as it is known by locals, is a treat to walk into. Lots of memorabilia from days gone by. A very wide menu. Great service and lots of laughs.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Linda B
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Chariton
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Chariton
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The ID as it is known by locals, is a treat to walk into. Lots of memorabilia from days gone by. A very wide menu. Great service and lots of laughs.

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Thank Linda B
Waterloo, Iowa
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101 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We're not from CR but meeting son to watch the Hawkeyes and ID was recommended. They have great service and tons of TVs. Plus food. We snacked on chicken fingers and fries appetizers, watched the Hawks and played pool. It was a very nice time. Pool tables not in very good shape but we had a great time overall.

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Thank Lauri W
Columbia, Illinois
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63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

It's been years since I've been to this place, but it's every bit as good as I remember. I haven't eaten there much, from what I recall the menu had pretty good appetizers and sandwiches. The bar has a decent selection of domestic and micro beers and wines. Mostly I think it's just a great atmosphere and place to hang... More 

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Thank Mark H
Indianola, Iowa, USA
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

A number of us came for a late lunch after hearing about it from a local. (We're from out of town.) Two of us had sandwiches, which were very good. Another had a salad, and the kids had chicken strips, which they ate right up. Fries and onion rings were delicious, if a bit greasy. The service was attentive and... More 

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Thank TravellingGarp
Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

I have eaten at the ID several times when in the CR area. The staff has always been most welcoming. Some nights are busier than others of course, but I have never had to wait more than 10-15 minutes for my order. There is a nice selection of appetizers and sandwiches. I have never had a bad experience at the... More 

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Thank Mary H
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Have been to this restaurant many times. Not a friendly atmosphere, very few professional staff members and obviously poor management.

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1 Thank BPereboom
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Went here on a saturday night with my two sisters, stepbrother and nieces. One of my sisters had traveled from out of town. We ordered our food, including appetizers, my order was not right, but I didn't say anything, I ate it anyway. It came time for the bill to come our server, Mallory, asked us how we wanted it... More 

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Thank AK100684
Grant City, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I got there around 9pm it is very quiet and inviting atmosphere. The service was great the waitress was very attentive. It didn't take very to get our food and it Really Great food. I definitely would recommend to anyone.

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Thank Tanya G
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Lightly battered fish and chips are my favorite but my friends rave about cheese won tons! Generally a bit crowded with the after work crowd so come early.

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Thank Nancy H
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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170 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The Irish Democrat is a Cedar Rapids tradition. Used to be awesome. It is typically very busy at lunch and after work - so much so that it is often hard to find a parking spot. That being said, the food is decent enough, the staff is semi-attentive and the price is a bit above par. Too many newer places... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3207 1st Ave, Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Cedar Rapids
  • Phone Number: 319-364-9896

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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