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225 South Linn Street, Iowa City, IA 52240
(319) 354-4246
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6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch or dinner on the go

Huge salad bar with quality grub for lunch or a quick dinner. Hot items for rainy cool days, outstanding soups (Tuscan tomato with Parmesan croutons), smoothies (Pear Bliss), and heavenly desserts. The tiramisu is the best in town. Spend as little or as much as your budget allows.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Iowa City, Iowa
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Iowa City, Iowa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Huge salad bar with quality grub for lunch or a quick dinner. Hot items for rainy cool days, outstanding soups (Tuscan tomato with Parmesan croutons), smoothies (Pear Bliss), and heavenly desserts. The tiramisu is the best in town. Spend as little or as much as your budget allows.

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Coralville, Iowa
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66 reviews 66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

My husband and I stopped in to pick up some after dinner desserts while downtown. In the past, we have found that they have had great options. This time, we were not impressed. The 'artisan' gelato didn't even taste like gelato. I don't know if it was just old but it was hard and icy, not creamy at all. The... More 

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Iowa City, IA, USA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We have long used the Bread Garden as a quick dinner place when we are too busy to cook, but now Wally the Wine Guy has set up shop in the wine department and it's a destination for us when we want advice, great wine, and wine pairings with food. No one I know has Wally's expertise in wine and... More 

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Onalaska, Wisconsin
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We often hear about destination dining when we visit cities, but not always destination grocery…although it seems that this might be a current trend in travel as well. For the first-time visitor to Iowa City, the Bread Garden was the best find we encountered besides the Carver Hawkeye Arena and basketball game itself. Connected as it is to the truly... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

It was a busy Saturday night and I just wanted a glass of wine before heading back to my hotel so I stopped here, where I've picked up takeout or snacks in the past. On a warmish January night the glassed in sitting area smelled overwhelmingly of garbage. I couldn't imagine enjoying a glass of wine there, so I grabbed... More 

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Shelbyville, Tennessee, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Lots of choices, many helpful employees and had a great breakfast sandwich. Great place to people watch on the campus.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Perfect place to graze around, chill, people watch. The grocery has a fine variety of food. Their soups, sandwiches, snacks, and salads are hearty. The internet though ... went a little wonky with me.

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Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This is the best salad bar I've ever been to. Never expected to find a gem like this in Iowa. Excellent choices both cold and hot. The sesame kale was fabulous.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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189 reviews 189 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

You pick up a tray and select from a varied buffet, or you can order a sandwich (they have some already-made if you are in a hurry). They are perhaps best known for their breads and soups, but you can get a complete meal if desired. I had some tasty eggplant parmesan on my last visit. Since this is also... More 

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Los Altos, California, United States
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190 reviews 190 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

An extensive choice of food in this grocery store/restaurant combo. You can eat outside and customize your sandwich or salad. A great place for lunch in Iowa City!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 225 South Linn Street, Iowa City, IA 52240
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: (319) 354-4246

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Delicatessen
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?