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“Good entertainment and beer selection.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sanctuary Restaurant & Pub

Sanctuary Restaurant & Pub
405 S Gilbert St, Iowa City, IA 52240-4918
319-351-5692
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Ranked #40 of 189 Restaurants in Iowa City
Cuisines: American
Description: Popular restaurant and bar next to the University of Iowa campus.
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Description: Popular restaurant and bar next to the University of Iowa campus.
Iowa City, Iowa
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Good entertainment and beer selection.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

Try the pizza, you'll come back for more! I've never had to settle for an okay beer.

Visited September 2011
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  • English first
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English first
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Our first date place!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2011

Went here years ago on my first date with my hubby. Good beer selection and a hidden gem for pizza!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Ann Arbor, MI
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Dark & Cozy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2009

I got the name of this place off BeerAdvocate.com, which had some reviews saying it was the best beer place in Iowa City.

We went there on the first really chilly day of the fall, and got there early enough that we were able to get a seat directly in front of the fireplace, which definitely enhanced the dining experience. We were also the first people to populate that whole section of the restaurant, but our waitress still gave us very friendly and attentive service in spite of our making her walk so far.

Their menu is not very extensive, but has a fairly typical collection of modern up-market pub items. We had a pizza, which was surprisingly good. Considering the reviews, I expected a larger selection of draft beers, but there wasn't anything too unusual on the list. We were lucky enough to be there on a night with $4.00 Fat Tire pints, so we went with those. Certainly can't complain about that :-)

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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