Editor’s Note: Unfortunately, Ross’ Restaurant has permanently closed. 

Celebrities in Iowa? There are more likely than you think. Bold-faced names are making their way to the Hawkeye State all the time, whether it’s to take in an Iowa State game or visit the hottest new Des Moines restaurant. But why are so many of them making their way to Ross’ Restaurant in Bettendorf? This famous Iowa diner is a simple 24-hour joint that might not look like much from the outside, but it has a menu that’s picked up a lot of fans over the years – and there have been many years. The diner has been operating for almost 60 years now, and locals swear by its signature menu item “The Magic Mountain”. But some of the most famous people in the world have visited over the years – including iconic musicians and even Presidents. Here’s why you’ll want to join them!

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Have you visited Ross’ Restaurant in Bettendorf? Let us know about your visit to this famous Iowa diner – and if you saw any celebrities – in the comments section! You can find the current menu and a more detailed history of the restaurant on the Ross’ Restaurant website. While you’re in Bettendorf, make sure to pay a visit to this iconic mac-and-cheese restaurant.

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