The Scenic Iowa Country Route That Leads To 4 Old-Fashioned Restaurants
By Raymond Goldfield|Published November 11, 2022
Raymond Goldfield is a life-long New Jersey resident and an avid traveler and foodie who can be usually found on the Jersey Shore during the offseason or checking out the latest seasonal flavors at The Bent Spoon in Princeton. He has been working for Only In Your State for since early 2022, where he writes for New Jersey and Iowa and edits the Mid-Atlantic region. He can also be found writing about pop culture for GeekDad. When at home, he enjoys reading comic books and is part of The Rabbitt Stew podcast team. While New Jersey is his home base, he travels regularly and has visited Virginia, Florida, Maine, Minnesota, and Canada as well as all of NJ's border states. Ultimate travel goal? Visit all the best buffets in the United States.
Iowa’s country roads are full of beautiful sights to see and charming small towns to pass through, but there might be no better route to explore than the one that passes through Van Buren County. Heading through small villages like Keosauqua and Bentonsport, it’s stunning no matter the time of year – but this scenic drive in Iowa is also a great opportunity for a foodie’s road trip! These towns have several great old-school restaurants, dishing out large portions of delicious food in humble environments for years. However, most Hawkeye State residents may have never even heard of them because of their remote location. A drive through this county is a great opportunity to kick back, enjoy the scenery, and indulge in some great food!
Have you taken a drive through Van Buren County any time recently? Let us know what you thought of this scenic drive in Iowa – and where you ate along the way! For more on the area, you can visit the county website for details on all their attractions. And if you’re planning a return visit during the fall, don’t forget the county’s most famous festival!
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