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The Airliner

22 S Clinton St, Iowa City, IA 52240-3912
+1 319-351-9259
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good29%
  • Average21%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible9%
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“pizza” (32 reviews)
“cheeseburger” (2 reviews)
“chilli” (2 reviews)
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Bar, Pizza, American
$$ - $$$
22 S Clinton St, Iowa City, IA 52240-3912
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great atmosphere for any Hawkeyes fan! Awesome food with very good service! Highly recommend for anyone visiting Iowa City who likes good food!

Thank 007mpd
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Steve and I stumble across The Airliner by accident and I couldn't be happier that we did! It was a rainy day and we were told to try it out by a stranger I happened to talk to. The first thing I asked the hostess...More

Thank Pam S
Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

The B&W photo on display of World-War-II sailors lined up at the bar is classic. It reminds us how Iowa City was a naval aviator training base during the war. It’s worth visiting the Airliner just to see the photo as you stand before the...More

Thank 514JG
Reviewed June 19, 2018

I ordered a small taco pizza and pretzel bites through Chomp to be delivered to my hotel room. Chomp was right on time and the delivery person was efficient. The pizza was good. There was an option to get either their traditional red sauce or...More

Reviewed March 31, 2018

We were lucky on a recent Friday evening to find the Airliner not incredibly packed. It is a favorite of U of Iowa students and their families. We went there for pizza and weren't disappointed. The thin crust supreme was excellent -- ample, crunchy crust....More

Thank Ken C
Reviewed December 21, 2017

We love the Airliner crust pizza and slices are only $1.50 each all day Sunday and Tuesdays are 1/2 price pizza deals.

Thank Trudy P
Reviewed October 15, 2017

not one person in the airliner seemed happy to be there, their pizza was all crust and the servers wanted to be done with work and it was obvious! would much rather have a frozen pizza at home and wouldn't have to be tipped!!

Thank prayphourme69
Reviewed September 30, 2017

We went early afternoon, it was super slow. The food was basic. My salad had plastic wrap in it. I waited for the waitress to come check on us so I could tell her but she never came. I had to go find someone to...More

Thank Katie R
Reviewed September 27, 2017

This is by far the PIZZA STOP in Iowa City...An absolute fantastic adventure...The crust was an ultimate experience...We were advised to avoid the timing of student influx...A must visit stop

Thank retiredchuck
Reviewed August 12, 2017

We had an enormous tenderloin with darn good restaraunt fires, a bowl of chilli, and two different sandwiches with very interesting bread (one was a marble swirl). All were very good. Service was exceptional. Onion ring appetizer was a bit on the small side for...More

Thank Kevin N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pizza, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 S Clinton St, Iowa City, IA 52240-3912
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: +1 319-351-9259
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Sold on Airliner Restaurant in Iowa City!
Reasonable Prices, Excellent Service and Tasty food!!!
About two weeks ago I ate at the Airliner Restaurant in downtown Iowa City. I now understand why this restaurant has stayed in business for so many, many years. Wow!!! The food, service, casual atmosphere and prices are the best. About two weeks ago I tried the pizza and fell in love with the crust. The next week I returned with friends, and we ordered hamburgers. Delicious and what a deal!!!! We happened to hit it on ½ price night! (There is a ½ price pizza night too). The college aged blonde haired waitress was sweet, and very attentive. She made us feel welcome. The Airliner serves an intergenerational clientele (workers, college kids, families), and has a fun atmosphere with memorabilia and big screen TV’s. Rumor has it that Ashton Kutcher was discovered at this restaurant! This is a great place to frequent in the Old Capitol Cultural District of Iowa City. I will be eating here often!
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