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Granite City

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Brew Pub, Gluten Free Options
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4755 1st Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-3211
319 395-7500
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I met family members here for an early dinner but we still had to wait for a table. Busy and noisy, waitress was attentive and helpful, pair of hostesses could have been nicer, decent found offerings and the beers were alright, but it had the same feel as most chain restaurants, somewhat generic, nothing wrong with the food just not... More 

Thank Jim R
Altoona, Iowa
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45 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I always enjoy Granite City Breweries, I'm a member of the Brew Mug Club so you enjoy special pricing on local brew beer. The food is great and especially the Beer Cheese Soup!!

Thank Toby N
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Sunday brunch we experienced at Granite City was terrible. Of the six of us (four having brunch and two ordering off the menu), not one liked their food. The brunch choices were very limited, the food was not hot, many of the items were unrecognizable, and the pastry selections were a joke. To top it off, the cost was... More 

Thank PFJudy
Dubuque, Iowa
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75 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is such a nice breakfast buffet. We were a large group ...after the breast cancer walk and the waiter was so good and patient. Food was excellent and replenished quickly. Will visit again and again.

Thank Julie E
Central Texas
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to this restaurant with a group and we all ate together at a big table. Although I was not interested in the beer selection, those who had the sampler enjoyed the house brews. The room was large and not too noisy, so the ambiance is friendly for families with kids. I had the Bleu Peppercorn Burger and it... More 

Thank ik04
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are some places that you can count on no matter what you are looking for. The Sunday brunch is fantastic, bar and beer just what one wants, food always consistently good. Moose and his team of professionals provide great service, friendly and attentive as expected but also with personality. A great place to take family, out of town visitors,... More 

Thank rick p
Whitmore Lake, Michigan
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

My family and I have visited this chain restaurant in TN, IA & IL. This was our first visit to the Cedar Rapids location and on a Sunday evening at 7:30. There was no wait, service was prompt and food was served quickly. My husband & I ordered pasta dishes, and the hungry kids shared a BBQ flatbread. Quality was... More 

Thank ALRham
Frankfurt, Germany
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

The bar is very good and the food as well! Inside, it doesn't have the atmosphere like a chain restaurant at all.

Thank MarianneSammann
New Hampton, Iowa
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29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in with my family post game. Menu is very diverse, and would definitely come back. I had the bacon bleu peppercorn burger, and it was phenomenal. My husband had the pulled pork waffle sandwich, and he said it was fantastic. Waitress was great, a nice place to visit.

Thank KimBerns
Des Moines, Iowa
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

Restaurant exterior and interior was dirty. Food was so so. Not pleased. Usually live Granite City, but not this one

Thank gizzy15

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Brew Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4755 1st Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-3211
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Cedar Rapids
  • Phone Number: 319 395-7500

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