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The Hamburg Inn No. 2

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American, Diner
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214 N Linn St, Iowa City, IA 52245-2149
+1 319-337-5512
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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778 reviews
365 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just passing thru town and needed a snack so stopped by here as we had heard about the shakes. I ordered the pecan pie shake and it was simply fantastic. Ice cream was great and the pie blended in was very interesting. My wife had the bison burger and it was just as great, low fat and tasty. Also located... More 

Thank rduinc
Iowa City, Iowa
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Met family for a quick brunch the week of Christmas. We were surprised how busy it was at 10 am. We were able to be seated within a few minutes of arriving, and had excellent service. Pie shakes are a delicious treat to share!

Thank Trudy P
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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247 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped for lunch after seeing and reading such great reviews about the food at the HamBurg Inn. Well we must of hit a bad day because our food was terrible. I had a breaded tenderloin with fries and Cole slaw. The tenderloin was burnt, overdone and dry, the Cole slaw looked and tasted like two or three day old... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to Hamburg dozens of times, and while people will say Bluebird or some other brunch place has the best breakfast in Iowa City, I disagree. With breakfast all day, delicious lunch fare, and their famous pie shakes, Hamburg is a unique and memorable experience. The decor gives the restaurant character and it has been frequented by multiple... More 

Thank calmango13
Chicago, Illinois, USA
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

Went the day after the Iowa game. Ok, this place is less about the food and more about the atmosphere and history. If you haven't been there, then go. You'll enjoy it. We get the basic old breakfast or a Zadar omelette. Portions are great, and people are fun to chat with. And they don't charge a different price based... More 

Thank ssgarman
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107 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

heading across the country and stopped here for breakfast. got there just as they opened and the waitress was very nice. Place was loaded with history and loved the bean ballot ! They don't have places like this in CT ! Service and food was top notch

Thank GoPlayOutside19
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Hamburg Inn #2 , better known as the Burg is a great place to eat. small , cozy, crowded at times. known by students and residents alike. it has been around since the 50's. It has hosted presidents, and Candidates for president. The only place you can vote with a coffee bean. What makes the Burg great is the food.... More 

Thank Shawn S
Overland Park, Kansas
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

I took my team here for breakfast as I was feeling nostalgic from my days at the University of Iowa. Great breakfast with huge portions at a very reasonable price. Service was very prompt. We got there at 8:30 and were seated right away, but it was getting busy around 9:15 or so.

Thank TPhipps911
Naperville, Illinois
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151 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

My son and I visited the Hamburg Inn for dinner during a campus visit He had a burger I had a pork tenderloin sandwich My sandwich was ok but he really liked his burger We split an apple pie shake that we both enjoyed The Hambirg Inn made for a nice stop and the service was friendly

Thank PaddleWarrior
San Antonio, Texas
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Had cinnamon bun French toast with home fries and a pie shake. For me, the pie shake was the highlight of meal. The toast was a bit dry. Did not feel it lived up to the hype but would return and try something else with another pie shake in a heartbeat. The pie shake was worth every dime although added... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 214 N Linn St, Iowa City, IA 52245-2149
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: +1 319-337-5512

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