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Stella

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American, Bar
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1006 Melrose Ave, Iowa City, IA 52246-1925
319-887-5564
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Coralville, Iowa
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Second time eating here in the summer months. Both times the air conditioning was marginally working. It is hard to enjoy your meal when the drink glasses are sweating and it is pushing 90 degrees inside. The first time I had the jambalaya and was very impressed which prompted me to return. The second time was the fish and chips... More 

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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We've been here twice. Each time we had tasty food and great service. The burgers are solid. Patio dining is nice and offers shade in the evening. This is a go-to location in IACity.

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Thank Crbr S
Fishers, Indiana
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I've been here twice now and I must say I haven't been disappointed yet!! The cayjun menu items are great but the crawfish E'touffee is really the star of that menu! I've also had their huge crab cakes along with their spinach salad. I just don't think you can go wrong with anything here! The location is small but pleasant... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

I was in Iowa City on business had dinner at Stella's. The menu is very eclectic ranging from salads, burgers, Cajun and seasonal specialties. I found numerous items on the menu to consider. Dillon, my waiter suggested the jambalaya which I was not considering. It was tremendous. The small serving was plenty for dinner. No way I could have finished... More 

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dbq
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

The Crawfish Étouffée was awesome great selection of craft beers and plenty of regular beers also staff was very friendly and attentive not a huge place by any means i would suggest reservation on the weekends

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Aurora, IL
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150 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016

The atmosphere is excellent, the food is delicious, and the service is top notch! Especially Sophie! I recommend a reservation for dinner, even during the week it gets quite busy and the restaurant has limited seating and parking. I love that the only beer they have on tap is from Iowa Brewers! I now drink Confluence and Exile at home,... More 

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Batavia, Illinois
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102 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

Noisy place, not too big, but really good burgers. # of us ordered beef and one ordered black bean burger, all were great. Good Iowa beer also

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Brookfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

Great atmosphere and incredible beer selection along with a gourmet menu selection. I recommend trying the beer flights to get a sampling.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Love the variety offered. Some typical dishes and some a little less ordinary. If you are lucky enough to be there when they offer their butternut squash soup, I highly recommend. It was so good I became obsessed with duplicating it! One of the best things I've ever had. All the items I've had there have been very good.

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Thank Farmwife1964
Friendswood, Texas
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244 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

Great staff. Burger options are plentiful. The burgers are also very tasty. There are so many options that you can't go wrong with your selection.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
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: 319-887-5564

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