The Oldest Bar In Iowa Has A Fascinating History

One of the oldest restaurants in the midwest is located right here in Iowa! Breitbach’s Country Dining, in Balltown, has been serving Iowans for over 165 years! Despite tragic fires, the restaurant has persevered, and its history is unlike that of any other restaurant and bar in the state.

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Have you visited Breitbach’s Country Dining? It’s located on the Wisconsin border, just half an hour north of Dubuque and an hour and a half from Cedar Rapids. People do come from all over the Midwest to dine here, though, so it’s worth the drive from anywhere in the state!

While you’re catching up on your Iowa history, see if you knew the stories behind any of These 10 Amazing Restaurants In Iowa That Are Loaded With Local History!