Only here can you go from breakfast at Bluebird Diner to tailgating in University Heights, or a walk around Hickory Hills to lunch with friends at George’s Buffet.
Hawkeye alumni and friends weighed in on their favorite places in Iowa City, and the list was extensive.
Whether you’re looking for a trip down memory lane or new places to visit next time you’re in town, you won’t want to miss these Iowa City favorites.
There’s no place like Kinnick Stadium on game day.
The free popcorn is enough to keep going back, and the rooftop bar might be the best hangout spot from spring to fall.
Where else can you get a Flying Tomato pizza?
An Iowa City staple since 1944.
It’s changed throughout the years, but the Ped Mall is still a staple in downtown Iowa City for free concerts, festivals, and meeting up with friends.
Perfect for getting your late-night pinball fix.
Iconic for bringing award-winning authors to share from their work in an intimate setting.
Some things never change, and that’s what makes George’s Buffet a Hawkeye favorite throughout the decades.
From comedians to poets to award-winning musicians and authors, the Englert Theatre continues to bring world-class entertainment to Iowa City.
They win the burrito battle every time.
“Anywhere I can see the Old Capitol from. Love the beautiful views of it all around campus!” —Linda Smith Morris
Politicians and pie shakes. Need we say more?
You might be waiting to get a table for brunch, but it’ll be worth it.
Where else can you get away from the city while staying within its limits?
There’s something for everyone at The Vine.
This might be the newest favorite place in Iowa City, but don’t be surprised if it continues to make the list for decades to come.
For all those last-minute staples.
Especially at 11 p.m. on the Ped Mall. If you know, you know.
“The whole place! 🖤💛” —Dawn Funk