Blink And You’ll Miss These 11 Tiny But Mighty Restaurants Hiding In Iowa

Iowa’s home to some of the coolest restaurants in the Midwest. From Zombie Burger in Des Moines to Bigfoot BBQ in Arnold’s Park, if you’re looking for an over-the-top experience, you’ll find it here. Sometimes, though, you want to find a hole-in-the-wall where the regulars hang out, or a tiny romantic spot for a special date night. When that’s what you’re looking for, head to one of these small restaurants in Iowa that serve up amazing food.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

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