We may only be a few months into the year, but there are already some awesome new eateries to try here in the Corridor and beyond! Here are the restaurants that have opened within the first five months of 2024:

New Restaurants That Have Opened in Eastern Iowa in 2024

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Abelardo's Mexican Fresh

  • 11 Wilson Ave SW, Cedar Rapids
  • Opened in May of 2024

Acapulco Seafood & Grill

  • 2925 Williams Pkwy SW, Cedar Rapids
  • Opened in May of 2024

Anhs Bread Therapy

  • NewBo City Market, Cedar Rapids
  • Opened in May of 2024

Alley Cat (Formerly Joystick Comedy Arcade)

  • 13 S Linn St, Iowa City
  • Opened in May of 2024

Big's BBQ & Brew Pub

  • 106 1st St W, Mt Vernon
  • Relocated in March of 2024

Boondocks Burner & Emporium

  • 130 E Main Street, Anamosa
  • Opened in February of 2024

The Box

  • 525 S Gilbert St, Iowa City
  • Opened in February of 2024

Caribbean Kitchen Downtown

  • Armstrong Centre Food Court, Downtown Cedar Rapids
  • Opened in January of 2024

Dirty Dough

  • 2811 Wiley Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids
  • Opened in February of 2024

Glazed & Infused

  • 804 5th St SE, Cedar Rapids
  • Opened in April of 2024

Izumi Sushi 

  • 395 Beaver Kreek Center, North Liberty
  • Opened in May of 2024

Juicy Crab Island

  • 1323 1st Ave SE, Cedar Rapids
  • Opened in February of 2024

Lost Cuban Kitchen

  • 312 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids
  • Opened in March of 2024

Mextizo

  • 1140 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids
  • Opened in March of 2024

Pickle Palace

  • 101 1st Ave SW, Cedar Rapids
  • Opened in January of 2024

Saatvik Swaad

  • NewBo City Market, Cedar Rapids
  • Opened in March of 2024

The Shack Tavern

  • 2545 Old River Rd SW, Cedar Rapids
  • Reopened under new ownership in March of 2024

We're looking forward to some other restaurant openings this year! A couple of places that are working on new locations include Beast and Bird in Vinton, Northside Diner in Washington, and Lubben Vineyards & Wines in Anamosa. We will be sure to keep this list updated as more restaurants are opened or announced!

3 Locals Eat at 19 Cedar Rapids Restaurants in 1 Day

Camden Stovie, Colton Storla, and Joe Sample celebrated Cedar Rapids Restaurant Week by going to all 19 participating restaurants in ONE DAY! Here are all the specials they ordered throughout the day on Saturday, February 17th:

Gallery Credit: Courtlin

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