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Irish Democrat

American, Bar, Pub
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3207 1st Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-6001
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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All hours
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Wausau, Wisconsin
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A staff member at Brucemore recommended this place and she had it right. We stopped in just to have a drink and decide what we needed to do next - stay in Cedar Rapids or go on to Dubuque. Talked with Craig, the bar-tender, who was terrific, who offered suggestions on where to stay in Cedar Rapids. We wound up... More 

Thank bluejay6767
st. paul
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89 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for supper and had a really good hamburger with a local beer. Service was great. Wait staff was efficient and very friendly. We will return the next time we visit Cedar Rapids

Thank radmerm
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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217 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

These guys haven't had decent food or service for nearly a decade. I only went on a company outing and it was still horrible!

Thank MrSmokeyMountainMan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

One of the coolest places you'll ever eat!! Super and when I say super I mean SUPER cheaper than dirt affordable!! Very fun atmosphere and really nice waitresses! 😜

Thank Phil G
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Great priced drinks , good great priced drinks! Great conversations taking place. Diverse crowd. Awesome, friendly service. On any given night its the best music in town!

Thank joygi
Grinnell, Iowa
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

I enjoy coming to the Irish Democrat for comforting pub fare such as burgers and onion rings, but a real treat is any one of the salads on the menu. Most recently, I ate the grilled salmon on spinach. It was spectacular, so much so that I have been on a salmon kick ever since! The salmon was cooked to... More 

Thank Esther W
Iowa City, Iowa
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

I was there two weeks ago and left with some mixed feelings. I will start by saying that I'll definitely be a returning customer in the future. The menu is fairly large and there were several items that looked delicious, so I need to go back to try all the options. My group got an order of the cheese wontons... More 

Thank Shannon O
Mullica Hill, New Jersey
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88 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Decided to try this restaurant on a recommendation of a staff member at the hotel we were staying, Had the spareribs, tasty but prepared differently that on the east coast. Staff service was fast and courteous.

Thank newjersey123
Humboldt, Iowa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Our family ate dinner at ID after a long day. There were 7 adults and our 10 month old granddaughter. We were seated promptly and the service and food were wonderful. We had a great time.

Thank DME16
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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89 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

We go here on a regular basis and have never been disappointed with any aspect. To start always I mean always get the wontons! They are a must. Also, the wings are tremendous, I prefer them without the breading. Nachos and cheese fries are way amazing. The sandwiches are all good. My favorite of all time is the Aussie burger,... More 

Thank BrianEH32766

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3207 1st Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-6001
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Cedar Rapids
  • Phone Number: 319-364-9896

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?