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Big Grove Brewery

$$ - $$$American, ,
101 W Main St, Solon, IA 52333-9500
+1 319-624-2337
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
101 W Main St, Solon, IA 52333-9500
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The few times that I've gone to Big Grove in Iowa city, I really enjoyed myself! Its a very relaxed environment. If you do go on a Friday or Saturday evening, they are usually pretty busy and there can be a long line which is...More

Thank courtneydanae15
Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

Me and some friends came out for F.R.I.E.N.D.S theme trivia & it was a great night to be there! A restaurant full of people playing, I don't think a single table was there that wasn't involved. Our server was Blayne and he made sure we...More

Thank iowacityfoodie25
Doug G, Owner at Big Grove Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2018

Thank you so much for the compliments and the 5 star rating. We are just beginning the trivia and it has been a huge success. Our standard is to make guests feel at home and thank you for noticing. Sharing your post with the staff!

Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

Been going to BGB for a long time and it never disappoints. The sriracha brussel sprouts are amazing! The beers are great and they have a terrific happy hour!

Thank leighoooooo
Doug G, Owner at Big Grove Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2018

Thank you for the 5 stars!! Brussel sprouts will be returning on the fall menu but come out and check out what took their place for the summer! Thank you for noticing our staff's efforts!

Reviewed June 4, 2018

My husband and I stopped the other day on a Saturday around 4:30. The outside patio was packed and the inside was fairly busy. We enjoyed the Happy Hour prices (even on a weekend); they have good wine choices. We decided to share some appetizers...More

Thank kmbrown021393
Doug G, Owner at Big Grove Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2018

We are so happy that you enjoyed the service and some of our tasty comfort food! Always glad to welcome you back and we appreciate the 5 star review!

Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

I'm so often disappointed by restaurants and breweries in small Midwestern towns, but not here! I had a hard time picking food, but went with the farmer's market pizza, which was vegetarian and loaded with seasonal goodness. I only had one beer, the Turtle Hunter,...More

Thank nobo
Doug G, Owner at Big Grove Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2018

We appreciate the 5 star review and for taking the time to complement our staff on their service. We strive to give our guests a great experience and are happy when they take the time to let us know. We can't wait to welcome you...More

Reviewed May 30, 2018 via mobile

Drove from Cedar Rapids to SOLON (about 20 minutes) because it was a recommendation from a local. Not impressed. Nice looking restaurant & bar, food was pricey (small selection) beer pricey too. No domestic products. Biggest issue was snobby waitresses. Not just mine, but all...More

Thank D348EEsheilam
Doug G, Owner at Big Grove Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2018

Hello. We’re very sorry to see this review. If possible, please reach out to BGBsolon@gmail.com so we can fix this issue. Thanks!

Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

Good onsite craft beers with a mix of options brought in. The Moscow mule was tasty too. Food is of a pub style, burgers and sandwiches. Some items are locally sourced. Some flavors are toned down to appeal to a wide audience. Secret menu item:...More

Thank Crbr S
Doug G, Owner at Big Grove Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words! We hope to see you again.

Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

Had been told many times that I should try the Big Grove for dinner. Finally had the opportunity while visiting Cedar Rapids on a recent business trip. They have a nice variety of their own beers. I had their Milk Stout, which they call Zadar!...More

Thank kh57ca
Doug G, Owner at Big Grove Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2018

Hello. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are so happy that you stopped by! We hope to see you again. Thanks!

Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

The Big Grove Brewery is a real gem in this small town! When you first walk in you already know ‘this is going to be good’! The decor, the ambiance, the smells are welcoming and wonderful! Being a brewery they have a wide variety of...More

Thank Marsha M
Doug G, Owner at Big Grove Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2018

We so appreciate all of the kind words, Marsha! We all love what we do and are so happy when someone notices! Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and the 5 stars. Come back soon!!

Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

This was quite a surprise find while visiting Iowa. My sister in law recommended it to me on a whim. So glad I went. A very large place with a huge outdoor area. I was there for a beer and some lunch so it was...More

Thank Mike O
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 W Main St, Solon, IA 52333-9500
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Solon
  • Phone Number: +1 319-624-2337
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Big Grove Brewpub, in Solon, IA, is a premier restaurant serving North Liberty, Iowa City and the surrounding communities. We offer craft beer and authentic, locally sourced foods that are in season. We are a full-service bar and restaurant that has a rural, contemporary feel and a great ambiance. Big Grove Brewery makes Big Grove IPA, Arms Race, Que Sera and more! Stop by Big Grove Brewpub, in Solon. Thirsty Happens™
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