Experience the Holidays in Downtown

Experience the traditions of Downtown Iowa City. With oodles of superb shopping and classic dining options stop down this holiday season and enjoy finding something for everyone. Everything you need is in one unique place. Shop Local. Eat Local. Support Local.

Downtown Gift Card

Accepted at over 100 Downtown locations to Park, Shop, Eat and Stay with the Downtown Gift Card. 

Live Streaming View of Downtown Iowa City

Check out a live streaming bird's eye view of Downtown Iowa City from the top of the Park @201 building. 

Eat in the District

If you're looking for a gourmet dinner prepared by an award-winning chef or a quick bite to eat between classes, the Downtown District is your stomach’s best friend. From the freshest local produce and meats that support the slow food movement to ethnic foods that provide an authentic culinary experience, there is something for every palate in the District!

American / Burgers

Atlas Iowa City 127 Iowa Ave. (319) 341-7700
Bo James 118 E. Washington St. (319) 337-4703
Brother's Bar & Grill 125 S. Dubuque St. (319) 338-6373
Buffalo Wild Wings 201 S. Clinton St. (319) 887-9464
DC's Sports Bar 124 S Dubuque St. (319) 358-9575
Donnelly's Pub 110 E. College St. (319) 338-7355
Dublin Underground 5 S Dubuque St. (319) 337-7660
Fieldhouse 118 S Dubuque St. (319) 887-2045
George's Buffet 312 E. Market St. (319) 351-9614
Graze 115 E College St (319) 887-5477
Hamburg Inn No. 2 214 N. Linn St. (319) 337-5512
Hearth 124 1/2 E. Washington St. (319) 887-1090
I.C. Ugly's Saloon 210 N Linn St. (319) 337-4335
Iowa Chop House 223 E. Washington St. (319) 359-1078
Iowa City Yacht Club 13 S Linn (319) 337-6464
Joseph's Steakhouse 212 S. Clinton St. (319) 358-0776
Linn Street Cafe 121 N. Linn St. (319) 337-7370
Micky's Irish Pub 11 S. Dubuque St. (319) 338-6860
Mondo's Saloon 112 E. College St. (319) 354-3837
Motley Cow Cafe 160 N. Linn St. (319) 688-9177
Noodles & Company 201 S Clinton St. (319) 351-2343
Quinton's 215 E. Washington St. (319) 354-7074
Short's Burger & Shine 18 South Clinton St. (319) 337-4678
Sports Column 12 S. Dubuque St. (319) 356-6902
Summit Restaurant and Bar 10 S Clinton St (319) 354-7482
Swankie Frankie 125 S Dubuque St (319) 338-2320
The Bluebird Diner 330 East Market Street (319) 351-1470
The Clinton Street Social Club 18 1/2 South Clinton Street (319) 351-1690
The Mill Restaurant 120 E. Burlington St. (319) 351-9529
The Pit Smokehouse and BBQ 130 N. Dubuque St. (319) 337-6653
Which Wich 23 S. Dubuque St. (319) 337.9424

Asian / Sushi

China Star 201 S Clinton St. (319) 338-6395
Formosa 221 E. College St. (319) 338-8880
Masala Indian Vegetarian Cuisine 9 S. Dubuque St. (319) 338-6199
Osaka Japanese 122 E Washington St. (319) 339-9988
Seoul Grill 201 S Clinton St. (319) 338-5747
Sushi Kicchin 201 S Clinton St. (319) 338-1606
Szechuan House 320 Burlington St. (319) 339-6788
Takanami 219 E. Iowa Ave. (319) 351-5125
Taste of China 208 N Linn St. (319) 356-0983
Uncle Sun 100 S Linn St. (319) 338-1038
Z'Mariks Noodle Cafe 19 S. Dubuque St. (319) 338-5500

Breakfast

Brueggers 245 Iowa Ave. (319) 354-2278
Hamburg Inn No. 2 214 N. Linn St. (319) 337-5512
Heirloom Salad Co. 211 E. Washington St. (319) 338-1300
nodo Downtown 5 S. Dubuque St. (319) 359-1181
The Bluebird Diner 330 East Market Street (319) 351-1470
The Pita Pit 113 Iowa Avenue (319) 351-7482

Cafes, Coffee & Tea

Bread Garden Market 225 S. Linn St. (319) 354-4246
Brix Cheese & Wine Shop 209 N Linn St. (319) 359-1999
Brueggers 245 Iowa Ave. (319) 354-2278
Bubble Karaoke Café 325 E Washington St (319) 354-8888
Bubblepop 201 S Clinton St.
Crepes De Lude Cafe 309 East college street (319) 887-2233
High Ground Cafe 301 E Market St (319) 338-5382
Mamas Deli and Catering 125 E. Washington St. (319) 341-0700
No 18 Karaoke & Bubble Tea 223 S Gilbert St. (319) 333-1265
Prairie Lights Books 15 S. Dubuque St. (319) 337-2681
Starbucks 228 S Clinton St. (319) 338-4788
The Java House 211 E. Washington St. (319) 341-0012
The Pizza Pod 213 Iowa Avenue (319) 339-0548
Tic Tac Toe Café 201 S Clinton St. (319) 338-1093
TSpoons Coffee Cafe 201 S. Clinton St. (319) 337-3757

Fine Dining

Baroncini Ristorante Italiano 104 S. Linn St. (319) 337-2048
Crepes De Lude Cafe 309 East college street (319) 887-2233
Hearth 124 1/2 E. Washington St. (319) 887-1090
India Cafe 227 E. Washington St. (319) 354-2775
Joseph's Steakhouse 212 S. Clinton St. (319) 358-0776
Linn Street Cafe 121 N. Linn St. (319) 337-7370
Motley Cow Cafe 160 N. Linn St. (319) 688-9177
One Twenty Six 126 E Washington St. (319) 887-1909
Share Wine Lounge & Small Plate Bistro 201 S. Dubuque St. (319) 354-4640
The Clinton Street Social Club 18 1/2 South Clinton Street (319) 351-1690

Ice Cream & Treats

Aspen Leaf Frozen Yogurt featuring Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory 125 S Dubuque St (319) 351-9720
Cold Stone Creamery 39 S Dubuque Street (319) 341-6155
Cookies & More 201 S Clinton St. (319) 337-5596
Hamburg Inn No. 2 214 N. Linn St. (319) 337-5512
Molly's Cupcakes 14 S. Clinton St. (319) 333-1297
Sweets and Treats 201 S. Clinton St. (319) 337-6361
Whitey's Ice Cream 112 E Washington St. (319) 354-1200
Yotopia Frozen Yogurt 132 S. Clinton St. (319) 338-0500

Indian

India Cafe 227 E. Washington St. (319) 354-2775
Masala Indian Vegetarian Cuisine 9 S. Dubuque St. (319) 338-6199

Italian / Mediterranean

Baroncini Ristorante Italiano 104 S. Linn St. (319) 337-2048
Basta Pizzeria Ristorante 121 Iowa Avenue (319) 337-2010
Brown Bottle 115 E. Washington St. (319) 351-6704
Moonrakers 126 E Washington St. (319) 887-1909
Noodles & Company 201 S Clinton St. (319) 351-2343
Oasis Falafel 206 N. Linn St. (319) 358-7342
One Twenty Six 126 E Washington St. (319) 887-1909
Z'Mariks Noodle Cafe 19 S. Dubuque St. (319) 338-5500

Lunch / Quick Service

Atlas Iowa City 127 Iowa Ave. (319) 341-7700
Bread Garden Market 225 S. Linn St. (319) 354-4246
Brueggers 245 Iowa Ave. (319) 354-2278
Buffalo Wild Wings 201 S. Clinton St. (319) 887-9464
Donnelly's Pub 110 E. College St. (319) 338-7355
Heirloom Salad Co. 211 E. Washington St. (319) 338-1300
High Ground Cafe 301 E Market St (319) 338-5382
IC Uglys 210 N Linn St (319) 337-4335
Iowa City Yacht Club 13 S Linn (319) 337-6464
Jimmy Johns 130 E Washington St. (319) 358-0000
Mamas Deli and Catering 125 E. Washington St. (319) 341-0700
Mesa Pizza by the Slice 114 E. Washington St. (319) 351-6372
nodo Downtown 5 S. Dubuque St. (319) 359-1181
Oasis Falafel 206 N. Linn St. (319) 358-7342
Panchero's Mexican Grill 32 S. Clinton St. (319) 338-6311
PepperJax Grill 114 S Clinton St. (319) 359-1501
Pints 118 S. Clinton St. (319)-351-9898
Quizno's 201 S Clinton St. (319) 887-2342
Subway 127 E. Washington St. (319) 466-0436
The Mill Restaurant 120 E. Burlington St. (319) 351-9529
The Pit Smokehouse and BBQ 130 N. Dubuque St. (319) 337-6653
The Pita Pit 113 Iowa Avenue (319) 351-7482
The Pizza Pod 213 Iowa Avenue (319) 339-0548
Which Wich 23 S. Dubuque St. (319) 337.9424
Wraps & Rolls 201 S Clinton St. (319) 351-3683
Z'Mariks Noodle Cafe 19 S. Dubuque St. (319) 338-5500

Mexican

Cactus Mexican Grill & Cantina 245 S Gilbert St (319) 338-5647
Chipotle 201 South Clinton (319) 338-1194
El Bandito's Mexican Restaurant 327 E. Market St. (319) 358-2837
Mami's Authentic 221 South Gilbert St. (319) 354-6264
Mondo's Saloon 112 E. College St. (319) 354-3837
Panchero's Mexican Grill 32 S. Clinton St. (319) 338-6311

Pizza

Basta Pizzeria Ristorante 121 Iowa Avenue (319) 337-2010
Brown Bottle 115 E. Washington St. (319) 351-6704
Forbidden Planet Pizzeria & Video Arcade 111 S Dubuque St.
Mesa Pizza by the Slice 114 E. Washington St. (319) 351-6372
Moonrakers 126 E Washington St. (319) 887-1909
Motley Cow Cafe 160 N. Linn St. (319) 688-9177
Pagliai's Pizza 302 E. Bloomington St. (319) 351-5073
Pizza Pit 214 E. Market St. (319) 354-1111
The Airliner 22 S. Clinton Street
The Pizza Pod 213 Iowa Avenue (319) 339-0548

Small Plate / Tapas

Brix Cheese & Wine Shop 209 N Linn St. (319) 359-1999
Devotay 117 N Linn St (319) 354-1001
One Twenty Six 126 E Washington St. (319) 887-1909
Share Wine Lounge & Small Plate Bistro 201 S. Dubuque St. (319) 354-4640
The Clinton Street Social Club 18 1/2 South Clinton Street (319) 351-1690

Vegetarian / Vegan

Bread Garden Market 225 S. Linn St. (319) 354-4246
Devotay 117 N Linn St (319) 354-1001
India Cafe 227 E. Washington St. (319) 354-2775
Masala Indian Vegetarian Cuisine 9 S. Dubuque St. (319) 338-6199
nodo Downtown 5 S. Dubuque St. (319) 359-1181
Oasis Falafel 206 N. Linn St. (319) 358-7342
Thai Flavors 340 E Burlington St. (319) 339-8900
The Pita Pit 113 Iowa Avenue (319) 351-7482
Which Wich 23 S. Dubuque St. (319) 337.9424