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Iowa River Power Co. Restaurant

501 1st Ave, Coralville, IA 52241-2599
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Ranked #8 of 103 Restaurants in Coralville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Saint Charles
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Having witnessed high water in the nearby Des Moines area, we noticed the water was extra active at this dam in Coralville. Having just opened a new river walk at this site, lots of residents were out enjoying the bike trail, bridge, and sunset scenery. We first had drinks and onion rings and our dinner was shrimp for me and... More

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Daytona Beach, FL
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53 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Visited this Iowa restaurant, a landmark for the area, with great décor and interesting past. Surprised by the prices but figured I'd get an outstanding meal. Had the tomato artichoke soup to start and it was barely warm but OK. Ordered the sirloin steak and rice pilaf. Rice pilaf not very good and steak was very tough. Should not have... More

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Newport News, Virginia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We were in Iowa last week for the Junior Olympics. My better half wanted a good steak, so we scoped out a few restaurants that were recommended. IRPCR had a beautiful view overlooking the river, and the atmosphere was nice. We had a large group, which they accommodated, no problem. The prices were higher than we'd hoped, but figured the... More

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24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Went for Sunday brunch with our family~ we all agreed it was the best brunch we have ever had. The selection was good, and the food was hot and very flavorful !! To top it off, the desserts were to die for! Definitely worth the money~

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Baton rouge
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We stayed in Coralville on our way up to Minnesota. This restaurant was near our hotel, so we gave it a try. What a neat place! We loved the old style decor, and the big windows to see the river and dam. There is a really enjoyable path you can walk or ride your bike on across the dam also.... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I have eaten here many times over the past 15 or so years. I will not again. Bad enough that my medium rare rib eye came so well-done and dried out that it was impossible to swallow. I almost never send something back but had no choice here. The replacement was at least a little pink inside though far beyond... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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150 reviews 150 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

With the high tides of flooding, I made my way to see the great view at the Iowa Rover Power Company Restaurant. There was plenty of guest parking and good signage getting me to the restaurant (not to be mixed up with Flannigans). The hostess sat me right next to the water with a view of the dam--prime location! (And... More

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Iowa City, Iowa
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I was just there this evening and ordered the prime rib. I ordered it medium and was served rare and it was cool. I asked them to warm it up and I obviously got a different piece because it was on a different plate and it was now medium well but it was still very cool. I like my meat... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014 via mobile

Worst service I ever had!! Horrible experience !!! As much I stay in the hotel( min 100 nights a year), this is the first hotel I will never want to go back.

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Green River, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great location, atmosphere and view combined with supper tender and tasty prime rib! For those traveling across I80 and looking for a great meal in a relaxing setting to recharge on your road trip, the Iowa River Power Co. Restaurant located adjacent to the Iowa River provides this at a reasonable price.

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