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Shakespeare's Pub And Grill

819 S 1st Ave, Iowa City, IA 52245-5209
+1 319-337-7275
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American, Pub, Soups, Bar
$$ - $$$
819 S 1st Ave, Iowa City, IA 52245-5209
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Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I and another couple had lunch here today. A very friendly pub! Food was excellent! I had a Philly grilled chicken sub with coleslaw, and hubby had a Philly Cheese steak with fries, and friends had the special of the day steak...More

Thank 614sandie
Reviewed January 21, 2018

I love their mules. Also great food that I did not expect in a bar. Favorite haunt of me and my husband.

Thank ananyasengupta2017
Reviewed November 6, 2017

Food is great, service also. Very comfortable and friendly place, can't go wrong. They have a wide assortment of menu items including pork burgers and wraps.

Thank doug k
Reviewed April 17, 2017

This is an east-side Iowa City neighborhood bar. Occasionally the'll have a live band on the weekends, and on those occasions you can count on it being standing room only. They work hard at serving really good pub grub and they succeed. Burgers, chicken sandwiches,...More

Thank LovinEurope
Susan S, Owner at Shakespeare's Pub And Grill, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2017

Thanks so much for the great review! We work hard to make sure we serve great food and a great experience!

Reviewed April 8, 2017 via mobile

This little pub is near our home and we finally checked it out. Lucky us! Turns out they serve really good food. My reuben was the best! Both halves of sandwich were perfect...not that soggy sandwich on your plate that you find on the second...More

Thank ktmck1
Susan S, Owner at Shakespeare's Pub And Grill, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2017

Thanks for the great review! Our beer garden is open so stop by.

Reviewed March 9, 2017

My sister from TX has to have a breaded tenderloin sandwich whenever she visits us. This restaurant was recommended by our cousin who lives in the area. She actually went to 3 different ones with tenderloin sandwiches and chose this one over the others. The...More

Thank kpsiemsen
Susan S, Owner at Shakespeare's Pub And Grill, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2017

Thank you so much for stopping in and trying us out! We take pride in our breaded tenderloin and I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

Family visit ( wife husband 16 yr old 11 yr old 8 yr old 5 yr old) on a weekend getaway in town. Daughter liked the name due to her reading interest so we stopped on a Friday night 6pm or so. Good burgers....kids liked...More

Thank maranville826
Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

Went here because it was the nearest place to our new home and were quite impressed with the food and the service. We will certainly be back!

Thank Cassie W
Susan S, Owner at Shakespeare's Pub And Grill, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2016

Welcome to the neighborhood! Check out Facebook for specials! Thanks for the great review!

Reviewed September 12, 2016

Shakespeare's is a great place to eat and socialize. Meet your friends, enjoy music, have a few drinks and don't forget dinner!! They have a wonderful menu and and great food. The weekly special is always a good choice or if you're wanting something a...More

Thank PamT54
Reviewed August 5, 2016

Shakespeares is a place that I have driven by many times over the years and thought about stopping for a meal, but never did. Until last Friday evening. Thank goodness I did. My wife and I were out on our walk and decided to visit...More

Thank iowacityia
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
$4 - $12
American, Pub, Soups, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 819 S 1st Ave, Iowa City, IA 52245-5209
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: +1 319-337-7275
  • E-mail
Whether you want a variety of appetizers to share with a group or are ready for a complete dinner out, Shakespeare's Pub & Grill has a variety of pub menu items to please even the pickiest taste buds! Pair your dinner with a cold beer straight from the tap! Whether you like domestic or foreign brews, we're sure to have the perfect cold one to please you! Ask about our variety of bottled beers. With Saturday night, live music and karaoke once a month, you're sure to find the perfect entertainment for your weekend out. Take a look at our daily drink, dinner, and appetizer specials, With nightly entertainment and daily beer specials, stop into Shakespeare's Pub & Grill for a hot appetizer and a cold beer! With a large drink menu to choose from, we're sure to have exactly what domestic or bottle beers you want! With an always friendly staff and a cool and relaxed atmosphere, Shakespeare's Pub & Grill is perfect for a late-night drink. Let our friendly staff serve you some great food.
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