Iowa’s Very First Supper Club Has Literally Been Around Forever

There’s nothing quite like visiting an old-fashioned Iowa supper club to enjoy a classic Midwestern meal. While our state is full of amazing restaurants serving homemade food, there’s something special about dining at a restaurant that’s been around longer than we’ve been alive! The Lighthouse Inn in Cedar Rapids is one of Iowa’s most storied restaurants, and a meal here is unlike anywhere else around.

The Lighthouse Inn is located at 6905 Mt Vernon Rd. S.E., Cedar Rapids, IA 52403. They’re open for dinner 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, and from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. They’re closed on Sundays and Mondays.

While the Lighthouse Inn has been around for generations and was Iowa’s very first supper club, it’s not quite the oldest restaurant in the Hawkeye State. That honor belongs to Breitbach’s Country Dining, which Has A Truly Incredible History of its own.