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3207 1st Ave, Cedar Rapids, IA
319-364-9896
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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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, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
One of my favorites

Love the ID. Good beer, good service, good food and giod atmosphere. Fish and chips are always good if you're feeling traditional, Cheese wontons are great if you aren't. -And I can always get cider in tap to quench my thirst. Just a nice cozy pub that's been around as long as I cam remember.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2015
LadyChal1973
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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141 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 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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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Love the ID. Good beer, good service, good food and giod atmosphere. Fish and chips are always good if you're feeling traditional, Cheese wontons are great if you aren't. -And I can always get cider in tap to quench my thirst. Just a nice cozy pub that's been around as long as I cam remember.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Had lunch the Saturday of mothers day weekend with my mother in law, grandma and husband. All our food was great, they are out of towners and loved the food. Mother is law is a vegetarian and her veggie sandwich was great. I did not like the table we were sat at. We had an elderly person and a pregnant... More 

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Oelwein
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The place was packed so after a 25 minute wait we were seated. I do not mind waiting if service is good. The food did not come out as quick as other times and to top it off the fries were cold that came with my burger. It was not worth the wait.

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Marion
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

They have a variety of dishes here and everything is always very good. They have good pizza, wraps, Burgers and salads. It is a dark place, wish they would remodel the place a little. BUt the food is very good

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I came here for a business lunch with a group of 8 people. It's basically a pub with an above average menu of selections. I definitely was pleasantly surprised by the creative menu which included a cheeseburger with bacon, fried egg, and peanut butter (Aussie Burger). Service was very good and the ambiance was a typical pub (dark wood, televisions,... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My wife and I have been going to the ID for years. It’s one of our favorites because my wife has a food allergy and the waiter/waitresses are very good about conveying that to the cooks. It's “bar food” but they have some specialty items like the Orange Roughy, Mushroom Caps and the Mediterranean Salad that are excellent and rival... More 

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Probably deserves a 3 if comparing to Minneapolis restaurants, but a 4 if comparing to other restaurants in Cedar Rapids, We stay here occasionally when passing through town. The waitress told us not to order the Italian stuff because it just isn't their forte, so I got the Irish stew (see photo), which was good, not great and a bit... More 

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Williamsburg, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The food here was very good. My daughters both raved about their burgers, my husband raved about his tuna steak sandwich, and I really enjoyed my fish & chips. Of course we had to try the cheese wontons, which were tasty as well. The service was quick and friendly. Loved the atmosphere, especially their winter decor.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Went here with a group of basketball parents between games on a Sunday over the noon hour. They really had no interest in our business, which would have been well over $600 for an hour and a half worth of work. They shuffled us into a corner, then never served us. Then, had the audacity to come tell us they... 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: 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?