1. Iowa Machine Shed
The Machine Shed serves the most delectable, award-winning roasted Iowa chop stuffed with a warm apple raisin dressing, and glazed with apple whiskey sauce. Yum. 7250 Northwest Boulevard, Davenport, IA.
2. 1901 Chop Haus
1901 Chop Haus specializes in fresh beef, salmon and, of course, pork. Their Iowa cut pork chop is an eight ounce, daily hand-cut chop grilled to order, either beer battered or Haus breaded, and it’s incredible. 602 2nd St., Traer, IA.
Blackstone specializes in twists on American comfort food, and their Iowa chop is to die for. Their Iowa pork chop is charbroiled and topped with toasted blue cheese crumbles, caramelized onions & demi-glace. 503 Westbury Dr. #1, Iowa City, IA.
4. Breitbach’s Country Dining
Breitbach’s is the oldest continuously running restaurant in Iowa, so you know they’re doing something right. Their Iowa chop is no exception. It is a mouth-watering, center-cut, double bacon wrapped masterpiece. 563 Balltown Rd., Sherrill, IA.
5. Jethro’s BBQ n’ Pork Chop Grill
Jethro’s BBQ n’ Pork Chop Grill serves up all kinds of amazing BBQ and sides. They also feature something very special: the State Fair Pork Chop. That’s right, the same “pork chop on a stick” that you can get at the Iowa state fair is also available year-round at Jethro’s Pork Chop Grill. They also have stuffed, breaded and smoked pork chops that will blow you away. 5950 NW 86th St., Johnston, IA.
RōCA features an incredible Iowa stuffed pork chop with prosciutto, apple caponata, brussels sprouts and mashed potatoes. 208 Court Ave., Des Moines, IA.
7. Hawkeye Restaurant
Hawkeye Restaurant serves a delicious Iowa pork chop that they call the “filet mignon of pork.” This chop is very thick and juicy and served in their bourbon marinade. You can have it with or without barbecue sauce. 105 N Park Dr., Keokuk, IA.
8. The “Old” Rossville Store
The Rossville store has a large selection of delicious meat. The 12 ounce bone-in Iowa chop is definitely one of the stars of the menu at this old school supper club in Waukon. 851 Volney Rd., Waukon, IA.
9. Ox Yoke Inn
The Ox Yoke Inn is a family style German restaurant in the Amanas, and they have a very tasty Kasseler Rippchen, which is a smoked pork chop, hand trimmed, grilled and served with applesauce.
10. 801 Chophouse
The 801 Chophouse in Des Moines is a bit of a splurge, but if you enjoy the best possible cuts of meat, you’ll definitely get your money’s worth. They serve a dry-aged, double-bone pork chop with cider jus, and roasted apple compote that is heavenly. 801 Grand Ave. #200, Des Moines, IA.
11. Harvey’s Diner & Pub
Harvey’s has a smoked center cut chop that is simply delicious. Served with butcher bacon, seasonal vegetables and apple chutney, it doesn’t get any better than this. 904 First St., Redfield, IA.