Best Restaurants in Iowa

by Nia Scott

Apr 5, 2019

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Trends / Food & Drink

Iowa is not normally what comes to mind when thinking about great places to get food. However, this lesser-visited state is home to many delicious and diverse restaurants. From BBQ to comfort foods, this state offers much more than people give it credit for. These restaurants are perfect for visiting during a road trip through Iowa to get the most out of its best eateries.

Enjoy some delicious BBQ at the Flying Mango in Des Moines. Conveniently located in the capitol of Iowa, this restaurant is a must-visit for visitors. This establishment has even caught the eye of famed chef Guy Fieri and was featured on his show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives on The Food Network.

Take a walk on the wild side with a trip to Zombie Burger + Shake Lab. The name alone creates an image of a cartoon evil scientist serving burgers and drinks to unsuspecting customers. Fortunately, there are no evil scientists there, just good food. Also located in Des Moines, the owners of this restaurant work hard to craft new combinations for burger toppings. For a good time and good burger, try out this restaurant.

This restaurant might be surprising to some, but the best place to get Cuban food around Iowa and neighboring states is The Lost Cuban in Cedar Rapids. They offer many traditional Cuban foods that taste like they were cooked in Cuba. Reviewers of this restaurant rave about the quality of food and many come back for more. If you’re craving empanadas or a great Cuban sandwich, this is the place to go.


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