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The Hamburg Inn No. 2

214 N Linn St, Iowa City, IA 52245-2149
319-337-5512
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Ranked #12 of 206 restaurants in Iowa City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Iowa City, Iowa
Top Contributor
232 reviews 232 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We only go for the breakfasts, do not delude yourself into thinking you can eat 3 of their pancakes. Its fun to watch the expression on the folks who order 3 you just know they cannot eat them all. This place is generally very busy.

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Coralville, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I am always craving something from the Hamburg Inn! I can't get enough of their Country Fried Steak but everything there is delicious! You have to try everything on that menu! It's a must! I love their service and staff!

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Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Stopped in before heading out of town and was not disappointed at all. Everyone in the party had different items and everyone was please. The omelette I had was without question one of the best I have ever had. Whenever I am in town again I will make a point to stop here. Get here early though, very limited space,... More

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Iowa City, Iowa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Hamburg Inn is best known as the local dive where all presidential hopefuls hang out when presidential caucus season is approaching. Once things calm down after the hopefuls leave, it's a fun retro spot to get tasty greasy stuff.

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Iowa City, Iowa, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

This place has been a college hangout that draws the famous and infamous. Politicians have eaten here along with regular Joes. Expect a wait most days but so worth it. The burgers are juicy and the milk shakes are thick. LOVE THIS PLACE.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The place is cramped and the seats aren't particularly comfortable, but you can eat the best burger in Iowa City on the same bench used by Ronald Reagan or Bill Clinton (take your pick). If its caucus season, you can vote your presidential preference in the coffee bean poll.

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Iowa City
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This is the place to eat in Iowa City, whether you're a starving student or the President of the United States! It is the stop for any aspiring candidate, a place to see and be seen. Nothing else can compare to this Iowa City Institution!

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Iowa City, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Well, it's a classic spot for IC, and candidates like to press the flesh there. A slice of local life, including the habit of overcooking everything. If you like your burger juicy or rare try someplace else.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We go there every Sunday for breakfast--getting there by 8:30 or earlier to avoid the crush. We love bringing out of town visitors because of the historic importance of this restaurant in the political cycles.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

An Iowa City landmark Hamburg Inn No. 2 is the known for good home cooked food and for visits from presidential candidates.

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