Today was a good day. Not just for the 20 restaurants chosen to take part in the 2022 edition of Restaurant Week in Cedar Rapids, but also for everyone who will get to try out all of the restaurants' special menu items.

Restaurant Week in is actually 10 days this year. According to Maddie Stovie, event planner at the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance, the 10 days is a representative number:

We wanted to make the tenth year of Restaurant Week be bigger and better, so we extended it into ten days. Many restaurants are still feeling the impact of the pandemic. We hope by having a longer event, which includes two weekends, local diners will get out and support more of our fabulous restaurants.

A total of 20 restaurants were chosen this year, following an application process. In a media release, the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance said the restaurants were picked on several criteria and had to be locally owned and operated. Diverse options and varying price points are a guarantee when you look at the list of restaurants that will take part this year with limited-time specialty dishes.

The 10th Annual Restaurant Week is Friday, February 18 through Sunday, February 27. Below are the 20 restaurants that made the cut this year:

*Please note, the photos are not representative of this year's special(s) at each restaurant. Those have not yet been announced.

350 First (350 1st Avenue NE, Cedar Rapids)

Black Sheep Social Club (600 1st Street SE, Cedar Rapids)

Cedar Ridge (1441 Marak Rd NW, Swisher)

Chophouse Downtown (411 1st Street SE, Cedar Rapids)

Fong’s Pizza (1006 3rd Street SE, Cedar Rapids)

Groundswell Café (201 3rd Avenue SW, Cedar Rapids)

La Cantina Bar N Grill (5400 Edgewood Road NE, Cedar Rapids)

Lion Bridge Brewing Company (59 16th Avenue SW, Cedar Rapids)

LP Street Food (302 3rd Avenue SW, Cedar Rapids)

Lucky’s on 16th (86 16th Avenue SW, Cedar Rapids)

Map Room (416 3rd Street SE, Cedar Rapids)

Mulligan’s Bar & Grill (1060 Old Marion Rd NE, Cedar Rapids)

Nara Thai Cuisine (1725 Blairs Ferry Rd, Marion)

Parlor City Pub & Eatery (1125 3rd Street SE, Cedar Rapids)

Pedaler’s Fork (2010 Sylvia Avenue NE, Cedar Rapids)

Pub 217 (217 3rd Street SE, Cedar Rapids)

The Class Act (7725 Kirkwood Boulevard SW, Cedar Rapids)

The Edison Pub and Eatery (475 Northland Avenue NE, Cedar Rapids)

Tomaso’s Pizza Cedar Rapids (3234 Center Point Road NE, Cedar Rapids)

Vito’s on 42nd (4100 River Ridge Drive NE, Cedar Rapids)

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