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Billy's High Hat Diner

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630 Iowa Ave, Iowa City, IA 52240-5211
+1 319-519-2522
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good13%
  • Average26%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (2 reviews)
“chilaquiles” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
630 Iowa Ave, Iowa City, IA 52240-5211
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Oh my,..what an EXCELLENT breakfast/brunch establishment!!! The coffee ‘wake up Iowa’ brand was the best I’ve had in ages. Chicken and waffles and hash and eggs were fantastic!!! Kudos to Micha, our waitress, who went above and beyond and gave us a list of awesome...More

Thank morrisclm
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here for breakfast on our way out of town, as new visitors. The place is unassuming, like an old family style restaurant. Ample menu choices. I had a cheese steak omelet. It seemed to take quite a bit to get our food in...More

Thank Jay K
Reviewed July 8, 2018

Funny name, but who cares, as long as the food is good! Right? It's not a big place, very casual, nice patio for a cooler day. Our server was friendly and helpful, we liked her smile. Four of us: I ordered the Reuben sandwich, asking...More

Thank Glenda1947
Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

I have been to Billy's twice now. The first time I had a Reuben. The corned beef was pretty good, the bread barely toasted and tasteless. The Cole Slaw was the best thing I had. The 2 friends I went with thought it okay as...More

Thank Nancy H
Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

Our first visit here, will not be our last! Our waitress was fantastic, the other wait staff were also very friendly. I ordered the Belgium Waffle, with berries and whipped cream, had a side of eggs and fresh ground andouille sausage, which had good kick....More

Thank Tripplus01
Reviewed October 19, 2017

Have eaten here several times......I love the fresh squeezed orange juice and the patty melt. All of the food looks great and I can't wait to try everything.

Thank Michael S
Reviewed August 15, 2017

Unfortunately I didn't get to eat there, but I had a bloody mary and it was the best in town by far.

Thank Kate R
Reviewed July 4, 2017

Enjoyed a wonderful breakfast here after receiving a recommendation from Travis at the Jazz Festival. Hub had the chicken and waffle and I had the eggs Benedict. Both were delicious! Service was quick and good as well. Very enjoyable! If we lived nearby , we...More

Thank LWM1115
Reviewed June 18, 2017 via mobile

We had an outstanding brunch with their Mexican themed options. Great service and lovely outdoor space!

Thank dougnp
Reviewed May 31, 2017

Great, comfortable space, fantastic patio. Quiet location. I love eggs Benedict, not always found at diners, and rarely done right. This place does it RIGHT ON! Nice portion as well ( perfect hash browns ). I hate having to waste time finding parking ( especially...More

Thank azchefz
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 630 Iowa Ave, Iowa City, IA 52240-5211
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: +1 319-519-2522
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