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Stella

1006 Melrose Ave, Iowa City, IA 52246-1925
+1 319-887-5564
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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good41%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1006 Melrose Ave, Iowa City, IA 52246-1925
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1 - 10 of 102 reviews

Reviewed April 25, 2018

They have a long list of specialty burgers and they are all amazing. I have tried several and don't have a favorite. They have outside seating in warm weather. They are reasonably priced as well. The buns are made local and are good too.

Thank Renee H
Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

We ordered six meals from this establishment. We were hoping for delivery, but they are in the 90’s with that. When we parked to pick the meals up. There were big signs no smoking signs up ( No Smoking with-in 30 feet of the building)....More

Thank James L
Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in at Noon on a Monday and was seated within 2 minutes. The vibe is confusing; it’s mostly dark wood interior and somewhat classics decor but has a bunch of huge TVs playing sports, like they’re trying to be an old-school restaurant and Sparta...More

Thank Michael R
Reviewed February 26, 2018

Great burgers are here and the fries are very good, also. They also have a decent selection of craft beers that are all brewed in Iowa. It's a small place, so you may have a short wait during peak times.

Thank Dan K
Reviewed January 18, 2018 via mobile

One of the best burger restaurants in Iowa city... I had a delicious cheeseburger with caramelized onions, tomato, pickles, lettuce and cheddar cheese... I love it!!! It is smooth with a lovely bun... Service is good... Very friendly staff... It is highly recommended

Thank Issa M
Reviewed November 20, 2017 via mobile

Loved it! Huge variety of burgers, it was hard to decide on what one to order. The fries are excellent. Quick, friendly service. Will return for sure!

Thank rogue_kielbasa
Reviewed November 17, 2017

A ton of different Burger combos, plus they have Wagyu beef. They are really good. Monday nights, its busy. There fries are really good also. Fair wine menu. Lots of craft beer.

Thank Kent C
Reviewed October 16, 2017

I was in town for business and was told to check out Stella's. I'm gald I did. It is not a real big establishment but the food and service was top notch. I had a light craft beer which I cannot remember it's name but...More

Thank fishing_crazy5500
Reviewed September 26, 2017

I called in at 4:30 PM for a 5 PM pickup on their 1/2 off Tuesday special which starts at 5 PM but they would not honor the deal if I wanted to have the order ready at 5 PM. Seems like local businesses should...More

2  Thank Charles S
Reviewed September 18, 2017 via mobile

We were back in town after a couple months and it is still a "wow" place. I had the tomato basil soup - off the chart great - and unbelievable Cobb Salad. Shrimp and chicken look at the picture. My wife wanted to "finally" try...More

Thank ClintTraveler
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Jena D
February 21, 2017|
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Response from cheesecake2015 | Reviewed this property |
southwest of kinnick. actually in university heights. great stopping place before football games I was told.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1006 Melrose Ave, Iowa City, IA 52246-1925
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: +1 319-887-5564
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