Summer concert season is here! The next time you're headed to a show at the Paramount Theatre, the McGrath Amphitheatre, or the Alliant Energy Powerhouse, check out one of the great local restaurants within walking distance of the venues!

Need Pizza

  • 207 2nd Ave SE
  • Menu items include specialty pizzas, garlic cheese bread, meatballs, salads, giant cookies, and more
  • 4.7 star review on Facebook

Barrel House

  • 102 2nd St SE
  • Menu items include burgers, lobster dip, loaded mac & cheese, Funnel Cake Stix, tacos, salads, and more
  • 4.2 star review on Facebook (multiple locations)

Cliff's Dive Bar & Grill

  • 227 2nd Ave SE
  • Menu items include Spam Fries, fried flatbreads, Tator Tatchoes, S*** on Shingle, pho, Fried Twinky Banana Splits, and more
  • 4.8 star review on Facebook

SKO Tavern & Tacos

  • 203 1st Ave SE
  • Menu items include tacos, burritos, and nachos
  • 4.4 star review on Facebook

Quinton's Bar and Deli

  • 450 1st St SW
  • Menu items include loaded baked potatoes, tenderloins, bread bowl soups, sandwiches, salads, dips, and more
  • 4.3 star review on Facebook

Izumi Sushi

  • 221 2nd Ave SE
  • Menu items include all-you-can-eat sushi, tempura, teriyaki, hibachi, spring rolls, dumplings, and more
  • 4.7 star review on Facebook

The Map Room

  • 416 3rd St SE
  • Menu items include specialty burgers, loaded fries, naan, sandwiches, and more
  • 4.9 stars on Facebook

Pub 217

  • 217 3rd St SE
  • Menu items include nachos, wings, loaded hot dogs, mac & cheese, chicken sandwiches, house made wontons, and more
  • 4.5 star review on Facebook

Chophouse Downtown

  • 411 1st St SE
  • Menu items include fried brussels sprouts, dill pickle soup, pasta, burgers, ribs, steak, seafood, and more
  • 5 star review on Facebook

LP Street Food

  • 302 3rd Ave SW
  • Menu items include walking tacos, footlong corndogs, gyros, ramen, stick donuts, poutine, and more
  • 4.9 star review on Facebook

Black Sheep Social Club

  • 600 1st St SE
  • Menu items include smoked wings, Duck Fat Fries, steak, salmon, Sweet Corn Elote Dip, salads, sandwiches, burgers, and more
  • 4.6 star review on Facebook

Bari Italian

  • 450 1st St SW
  • Menu items include pasta, surf & turf, salads, charcuterie, chicken, bruschetta, and more
  • 4.8 star review on Facebook

Bricks Bar & Grill

  • 320 2nd Ave SE
  • Menu items include tacos, wings, cheese wontons, smash burgers, wraps, salads, and more
  • 4.1 star review on Facebook

Cobble Hill

  • 219 2nd St SE
  • Menu items include mussels, gnocchi, pork belly, fried cauliflower, bread pudding, charcuterie, and more
  • 4.9 star review on Facebook

White Star Ale House

  • 305 2nd Ave SE
  • Menu items include scotch eggs, cheese wontons, Pork Belly Mac n Cheese, cheesecake, salmon, porkchops, and more
  • 4.3 star review on Facebook

Rock Bar American Grill

  • 219 2nd Ave SE
  • Menu items include loaded cheese fries, nachos, ribs, pasta, burgers, tenderloins, and more
  • 4.5 star review on Facebook

Free or Cheap Iowa Road Trip Destinations

Want to have some summer staycation fun... on a budget? It's easy to do in Iowa!