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Joseph's Steakhouse of Iowa City

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212 South Clinton Street, Iowa City, IA 52240 (Burlington)
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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86 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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11 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
1 review
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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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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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15 reviews
11 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 

Thank dmblakeley
Iowa City
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48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We went to Josephs as part of a seminar group. This was our first time there. Staff were very friendly and made sure nobody wanted for anything. My husband and I had filet mignon and it was very tender. I like mine a little more done than was served but they quickly took it back to finis it to my... More 

Thank Fatimah M
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9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Enjoyed a fine dinner on a Friday evening at this restaurant. The ambiance is unique with long sheer curtains that adds a nice touch. The starter offered was a basket of awesome crunchy bread and whipped butter along with a wonderful martini. Their pasta was awesome and service was very customer oriented.

Thank odie89
washington dc
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73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Interesting interior design, minimizes noise, good privacy, well trained wait staff and very good cooking. They pass the test of how well do they do what they are trying to do. Pleasant place and experience not expected in a medium sized college town

Thank michaelRehwaldt

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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, 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 South Clinton Street, Iowa City, IA 52240
  • 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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