CommunityVotes has released their annual list of the top businesses in the Cedar Rapids area! There are TONS of different categories that the site allowed Iowans to vote on, but we're going to focus solely on the Food & Drink category.

In order to determine the winners, CommunityVotes has two different rounds that people can participate in: the Nomination Round and the Voting Round. The nomination round is the stage where the public can nominate their favorite restaurants. Once that stage is over, the website says that "the nominations are tallied and the top businesses in each category move on to the Voting Round." In the Voting Round, only people who sign up are able to participate. That way CommunityVotes knows that every vote is coming from a real account.

Now that the Nomination and Voting Rounds are complete, here are some of 2023's winners in the restaurant categories:

All Restaurants







Cafes and Coffee Shops



Ice Cream






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