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Iowa River Power Co. Restaurant

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501 1st Ave, Coralville, IA 52241-2599
319-351-1904
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Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 77
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Absolutely unique place to eat!

If you have never stopped at the Iowa River Power Co Restaurant and you are in the Iowa City area, you must do so. It is right on the river, as it was once a power generation station. Some of the equipment is still visible. They have made improvements to it over time. You sit right on the river... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Mike S
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Davenport, Iowa
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Davenport, Iowa
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60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have never stopped at the Iowa River Power Co Restaurant and you are in the Iowa City area, you must do so. It is right on the river, as it was once a power generation station. Some of the equipment is still visible. They have made improvements to it over time. You sit right on the river, make... More 

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Thank Mike S
Clinton, Iowa
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for Sunday brunch and we were seated right away. Our server was very attentive, and the food yummy. Nice variety of breakfast and lunch items. Biscuits and gravy was a bit salty. Alfredo and prime rib was delicious. Great dessert choices.

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Thank leannezone59
Port Orange, Florida
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was wonderful. This Sunday Brunch was much better than the one during graduation. It was very busy that weekend and there wasn't that big of a selection of food. We plan come back when we return to Iowa City again.

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Thank Linda N
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first time eating here and we were told it would be a good idea to make reservations which I'm glad we did. My first impression walking in and talking to the host was that she wasn't very friendly kind of cold. The food was very good expect for the prime rib which was tuff. Our waitress was... More 

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Thank Rebecca S
farmington,mn
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Old power plant has been redone in the feeling of a pub. Antiques in every corner. Amazing view of River and dam. Food choices for everyone. Steak choices to order, seafood and pastas. Prices are similar to Red Lobster or a nice steak house. There's seating for large groups or small intimate dinners. Our waiter was attentive and kept our... More 

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Thank kinderkid
Castle Rock, Colorado
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Sunday Brunch at IRPC has become a regular treat whenever we visit family in Iowa City and our most recent visit was no exception. On this particular visit, 3 of the 5 in our party were gluten intolerant, and the special attention paid us by Danice and her staff ensured that all of us had a memorable meal. The spinach... More 

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Thank Lisa S
Chicago, Illinois
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

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

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Thank Lorri A
Cedar Rapids, IA
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48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 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!

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Thank ZebraRef1
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 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 

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Thank Kristi H
Palatine, Illinois, United States
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 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 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 501 1st Ave, Coralville, IA 52241-2599
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Coralville
  • Phone Number: 319-351-1904

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 1:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?