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Joseph's Steakhouse of Iowa City

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212 S Clinton St, Iowa City, IA 52240-4028 (Burlington)
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Monmouth, Illinois
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51 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Had a great prime rib and french onion soup. atmosphere was wonderful, wonderful place to eat for a celebration

Thank orpotter
Bloomington, United States
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

Great atmosphere! You can sit at the bar or have a nice table with good privacy. Waiter was excellent as was the shrimp cocktail and onion rings. Drinks were good and the wine list very acceptable. Stick with the steaks and you're in for a treat!

Thank Timothy D
Arnold, Maryland
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

My wife and I dined at Joseph's four months ago, with two other couples, and I couldn't wait to go back. The restaurant, according to its marque, specializes in "steaks, martinis, and seafood," and it doesn't disappoint, as its entrees and cocktails are expertly prepared. My wife's swordfish steak was cooked perfectly, and my ribeye steak with horseradish crust was... More 

Thank Joseph S
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Having always wanted to eat at a true steakhouse, I found one here. Joseph's Steakhouse was far beyond my expectations. Calm atmosphere, professional wait staff and a steak to die for. Being my first fine dining experience, was a little unsure of what to expect. Needless to say, it was satisfying in every way, shape and form. The portions were... More 

Thank Joel K
Iowa City, Iowa
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97 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

They have the best steak and Prime Rib around-sea food is great too. Pleasant upscale decoration, wonderful service-only reason I don't rate it 5* is there is no view, too dark! I strongly recommend this place.

Thank alumnus
Ankeny, Iowa
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

This place is over priced and the owner is a complete fool who treats his employees like dirt and thinks he's better than everyone who walks in the door. Take your business somewhere else.

2 Thank Jeff L
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Was here for a business dinner and while I have always enjoyed the food, the prices continue to go up on the menu. I do love their steaks but for a small town in the midwest, I do feel that Joseph's does go a bit overboard.

Thank alwazlayt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

I wish my stomach could hold more food so next time I go to Joseph's I can finish my plate. I have been to Joseph's 4 times already and it has never, ever disappointed us. GREAT service, AMAZING food. You pay so little compared to the quality and taste of food... This is our go-to restaurant for special occasions.

Thank Stephanie S
Iowa City, Iowa
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

Tonight was my wife's birthday (a milestone birthday....I won't give you a number as I value my hide, but lets say its a large enough number that I needed to do something special). Joseph's sits across from the old capitol mall in downtown Iowa City, and it's difficult to discern its character from the outside. You enter through a single... More 

Thank Douglas F
Somerville, New Jersey
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016 via mobile

Having read the reviews I went to Joseph's with high hopes. Certain aspects of my visit went well but others could be improved upon. The rib-eye, while cooked perfectly, was lacking in seasoning and thinner than I would have expected from a "steakhouse". The baked potato was gargantuan and also perfectly cooked through. Sautéed spinach and mushrooms were a nice... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$40 - $60
American, Steakhouse
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 S Clinton St, Iowa City, IA 52240-4028
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: 3193580776
Joseph's Steakhouse of Iowa City offers the highest quality steak and seafood in a luxurious atmosphere. We serve only vegetarian organically fed Angus beef, our seafood is always fresh. Complement your entree with one of our signature martinis or choose from our extensive collection of fine wines.

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