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Joseph's Steakhouse of Iowa City

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212 S Clinton St, Iowa City, IA 52240-4028 (Burlington)
+1 319-358-0776
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Avoid the large filet - was very undercooked by a mile - get the strip instead. Meat quality was inferior - just flavorless beef. Thin Bernaise sauce made it worse. Slow kitchen made it agonizing. Cold down draft made sitting at the bar uncomfortable. Is one of the nicer places in Iowa City - making it frustrating this place didn't... More 

Thank aafw
Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

I've been coming to Joseph's for years since my college days and continue to return when I'm in town for football. It's the best fine-dining you'll find in the downtown area, really the only nicer steakhouse I know of in the area. Nice ambiance, service is always good, and the food is really great as well. Would definitely recommend!

Thank Chloe F
Grantham, New Hampshire
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Great experience for a solo dining trip, just having moved to area, wanted to treat myself and I did!! Had the steak tips and fettuccine, steak was sweet and succulent, tomato/pepper sauce a little too salty but well within normal range, great price. Had a cup of French Onion soup too, that was mediocre to good, a bit small in... More 

Thank Bob H
Monmouth, Illinois
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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99 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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.

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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$40 - $60
American, Steakhouse
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Private Dining, Television, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
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: +1 319-358-0776
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?