Historic restaurants that are hometown mainstays are some of the best restaurants we have here in Iowa. They’ve been around awhile, so you know their food is great. Plus, they have history and character, both with the locals and in their buildings and tried and true dishes. Whether they’re nostalgic ‘50s-style diners or eateries situated in beautiful old historic buildings, they’re definitely worth a visit. Here are 11 hometown restaurants in Iowa that will take you back in time.

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