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225 South Linn Street, Iowa City, IA 52240
+1 319-354-4246
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6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Detroit
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65 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

Stayed at the adjoining Hotel Vetro and this place was our salvation! Great fresh produce, wide selection of organic and healthy foods, and a great selection of hot and cold prepared foods, set up in a buffet style serving area. Soups, Salads, meats, vegetables, pastas, fruits, cold salads... more than you can imagine! Sells for $8.99 a pound, which can... More 

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Thank GPTraveller
Iowa City, Iowa
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

This is primarily a self-serve restaurant. You select from a buffet setup. Several soups each day; as well as a variety of items throughout the day.

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Thank James W
Iowa City, Iowa
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

Well all I can say is I wasn't expecting what I got from this place, silly me thought it was just about bread lol!!! oh!! was I in for a treat, I had some of their Italian Sausage with bell peppers and onion!! Oh my freaking gosh, let's just say I had two servings which is a little bit much... More 

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Thank baps6194
Baraboo, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

Dropped by just looking for popcorn. I was pleasantly surprised by the variety and quality of the items offered.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

They have a lot of organic/healthy foods. Their prices are definitely high for grocery items. They have some of the best soups in the area, I really like their Bacon, cheddar potato. They have a hot bar of food all the time.Decent selection of beer and wine, but again prices are a little high. They have a deli, fresh meat/seafood,... More 

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Thank Renae J
Aurora, Colorado
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

The buffet bar was horrible. Flies all around and food dried up. Very pricey (everything is by the pound) for the food.

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Thank Diana B
Richmond, Virginia
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229 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

I have to admit to being skeptical when I walked into a small crowded market with low ceilings and a really bad floor plan. I am SO glad I stuck with it. Everything here is buffet style, paid by the pound. But it's all very good. I especially liked the soup. The sandwiches are premade, and that's probably the worst... More 

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Thank slovaktoo
Upper Saint Clair, Pennsylvania
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

Only had drinks at bar. Draft beers were $3 for great microbrew beers. Also nice wines availble by the glass (we are talking $20 bottles, not lower shelf stuff)...$4 and $6 for 3 and 6 ounce pours. Very generous pours were given (the 6 ounce pour was probably 9 ounces).

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Thank George W
Bloomington, Illinois
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

This is MY PERSONAL favorite place for each and every meal. This establishment is the only contender (in my opinion, of course!) - to The International Market in Austin, TX. Fresh buffet for lunch and dinner every day (by weight for $8.99 a pound), the menu is different very day. Great choice for meat lover (beef, chicken), vegetarians and even... More 

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Thank Irina I
Cayman Islands
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418 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Great buffet breakfast and pastries from here - coffee is also good - tried a nitrogen cold brew - $4 but worth it, loved it!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Delicatessen, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 225 South Linn Street, Iowa City, IA 52240
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: +1 319-354-4246

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