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J's Homestyle Cooking 1724 W 31st St #4831, Cedar Falls
J's Homestyle Cooking
American • $$

J's Homestyle Cooking

1724 W 31st St #4831, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

Great Hot Beef with real mashed potatoes, 1/2 was big serving. Large menu, many choices of pie, pastries. Waitress was very helpful, very relaxed atmosphere....

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  • Superb273 Reviews4.7
Montage 222 Main St, Cedar Falls
Montage
Fine Dining • $$

Montage

222 Main St, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

I have been to Montage several times and have never been disappointed! With a large menu and seasonal specials there is always something to love! Service is...

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  • Superb151 Reviews4.7
Cottonwood Canyon "the house" 419 Washington St, Cedar Falls
Cottonwood Canyon "the house"
Brunch • $

Cottonwood Canyon "the house"

419 Washington St, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

Not only do they have great tasting coffee that they always blend the flavors in perfectly but their food is fantastic as well! Highly reccomend, super nice...

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  • Superb152 Reviews4.8
Barn Happy 11310 University Ave, Cedar Falls
Barn Happy
Family • $$$

Barn Happy

11310 University Ave, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

Fun fun fun. More like a "Tea Room" type atmosphere and menu, with lots of interesting and Iowa made items to buy. The menu changes daily with...

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  • Superb91 Reviews4.9
Starbecks Smokehouse 6826 University Ave, Cedar Falls
Starbecks Smokehouse
Barbeque • $$

Starbecks Smokehouse

6826 University Ave, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

I've had barbecue all over the country and this is the absolute best. Always juicy and tender meat, good people, good sides, good prices, and they're...

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  • Superb178 Reviews4.4
Whiskey Road Tavern & Grill 402 Main St, Cedar Falls
Whiskey Road Tavern & Grill
American • $$

Whiskey Road Tavern & Grill

402 Main St, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

Went in with a group of six and we were able to be seated immediately! Great food with quick service and a nice environment where conversation could easily be...

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  • Superb169 Reviews4.4
Peppers Grill & Sports Pub 620 E 18th St, Cedar Falls
Peppers Grill & Sports Pub
Bar & Grill • $$

Peppers Grill & Sports Pub

620 E 18th St, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

Me & My Mom have been going to Pepper's alot lately! Great Food! But Mostly because of the Staff. My mom is 82. And every time someone is there to...

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  • Good196 Reviews4.2
The Brass Tap 421 Main St, Cedar Falls
The Brass Tap
American • $$

The Brass Tap

421 Main St, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

1st time here, the food is really good and they have a huge selection of beer and different specials every night. Will be going again. Wednesday's they...

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  • Superb133 Reviews4.5
Cedar Falls Brown Bottle 1111 Center St, Cedar Falls
Cedar Falls Brown Bottle
Pizza • $$

Cedar Falls Brown Bottle

1111 Center St, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

We appeared at the Brown Bottle in Cedar Falls at 4:30 pm for dinner before driving home (90 miles). I had eating at the downtown Waterloo Brown Bottle in...

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  • Superb138 Reviews4.4
Tea Cellar 209 State St, Cedar Falls
Tea Cellar
Tea Rooms • $

Tea Cellar

209 State St, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

This place is AMAZING! So many tea options and you get to smell test them before you buy! Super friendly staff and very cute cafe style. I would give 10 stars...

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  • Superb96 Reviews4.8
Wilbo Burgers Brats & Beers 118 Main St, Cedar Falls
Wilbo Burgers Brats & Beers
Hot Dogs • $

Wilbo Burgers Brats & Beers

118 Main St, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

Had some delicious burgers at Wilbo's! I tried their veggie burger this past time I was there and it had really good flavor. I also really like that...

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  • Superb135 Reviews4.5
Sakura 5719 University Ave, Cedar Falls
Sakura
Sushi Bar • $$

Sakura

5719 University Ave, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

We went here on a Saturday, during prom night and we only waited about 40 minutes. That was with a party of 7. I thought that was very reasonable. I had not...

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  • Good140 Reviews4.2
Gravy's Diner 4129 University Ave, Cedar Falls
Gravy's Diner
Diner • $

Gravy's Diner

4129 University Ave, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

Unbelievable- a gem of a restaurant. Great food, great service, fair prices. The omelettes, the chicken fried steak and the waffles are all excellent. Family...

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  • Superb127 Reviews4.5
Blue Barn BBQ 623 E 18th St, Cedar Falls
Blue Barn BBQ
Barbeque • $

Blue Barn BBQ

623 E 18th St, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

I don't ever post reviews unless it terrible. But this was so good I had to share. 2 reasons made this a 5 Star review.1. Before ordering I called and...

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  • Superb144 Reviews4.4
Mulligan's Brick Oven Grill & Pub 205 E 18th St, Cedar Falls
Mulligan's Brick Oven Grill & Pub
Bar & Grill • $$

Mulligan's Brick Oven Grill & Pub

205 E 18th St, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

Awesome food and top notch service...we've gone the last couple weeks in a row. Onion Bites appetizers are dynamite. The Chicken and Waffle...

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  • Good128 Reviews4.2
Zsavooz 206 Brandilynn Blvd, Cedar Falls
Zsavooz
Bar & Grill • $$

Zsavooz

206 Brandilynn Blvd, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

The food is always good when I came here. & usually the whole is crew is great. But Our waitress was not very happy. Was really short with us. Wasn't...

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  • Good123 Reviews4.2
The Horny Toad American Bar & Grill 204 Main St, Cedar Falls
The Horny Toad American Bar & Grill
American • $$

The Horny Toad American Bar & Grill

204 Main St, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

The atmosphere was great for all ages in our group. The food is very tasty. My teenage sons always attempt to finish The Boss, but haven’t been able to do it...

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  • Superb108 Reviews4.3
Lark Brewing 6301 University Ave, Cedar Falls
Lark Brewing
Brewpubs • $$

Lark Brewing

6301 University Ave, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

WE LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT LARK! So proud of them for making it this far! Our server, was so kind and pleasant! The menu changes all the time and Chef Clint...

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Ginger Thai Cuisine 111 W 2nd St, Cedar Falls
Ginger Thai Cuisine
Thai • $$

Ginger Thai Cuisine

111 W 2nd St, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

GET THE SPRING ROLLS :) thank me later;Amazing food, amazing prices, and everything tasted fresh and delicious (do expect to not sit in to eat because of the...

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  • Good112 Reviews4.2
Texas Roadhouse 5715 University Ave, Cedar Falls
Texas Roadhouse
Steak House • $$

Texas Roadhouse

5715 University Ave, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

Our waitress Megan was amazing & so attentive! She was busy with many tables but made sure all of her tables had what they needed. I didn't give 5...

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  • Good162 Reviews3.8
Tony's La Pizzeria 407 Main St, Cedar Falls
Tony's La Pizzeria
Pizza • $$

Tony's La Pizzeria

407 Main St, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

I would like to say thank you guys (especially) our server Izzy,My wife & I had a stress free & quiet evening.This was our very first time at your...

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  • Good128 Reviews4
Maid-Rite 116 E 4th St, Cedar Falls
Maid-Rite
American • $

Maid-Rite

116 E 4th St, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

I've eaten Maid Rites from this place since I was a kid in the late 60's and the building is still the same! If you're in town and have never...

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  • Superb84 Reviews4.6
Urban Pie 200 State St #101, Cedar Falls
Urban Pie
Pizza • $

Urban Pie

200 State St #101, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

I ordered online for 5 large pizzas which came with a longer expected wait time. We came to pickup and the restaurant was super busy. It's seems on...

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  • Superb122 Reviews4.3
Chad's Pizza & Restaurant 909 W 23rd St, Cedar Falls
Chad's Pizza & Restaurant
Chicken Wings • $$

Chad's Pizza & Restaurant

909 W 23rd St, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

One of the best new flavors of pizza we've ever had. Description of the pizza hadn't made it on the menu yet. Heard about it on social media. Came...

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  • Good122 Reviews4
Wild Hare American Bar & Grill 2512 White Tail Dr # 400, Cedar Falls
Wild Hare American Bar & Grill
American • $$

Wild Hare American Bar & Grill

2512 White Tail Dr # 400, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

we always love the Wild Hare! Had a tenderloin for the first time last night and it was the best tenderloin I have ever had!!! Best bloody Mary's...

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  • Good97 Reviews4.2
Oh my Grill 2020 College St, Cedar Falls
Oh my Grill
Fast Food

Oh my Grill

2020 College St, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

Good customer services, most delicious burger I've tried so far in United States. Everything was clean, presentation of the food was mouth watering....

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  • Superb88 Reviews4.6
Culver's 401 Viking Plaza Dr, Cedar Falls
Culver's
Burgers • $

Culver's

401 Viking Plaza Dr, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

The main reason why I, recently, have started going to Culver's is that I found out that they serve a gluten free bun just for $1 extra! I have just...

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  • Superb114 Reviews4.3
Asian Fusion 5719-5725 University Ave, Cedar Falls
Asian Fusion
Asian Fusion • $$

Asian Fusion

5719-5725 University Ave, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

Absolutely love this place. I have had the same servers for years and they are so sweet. My favorite dishes are the Bun Ho (H8) with rice noodles, beef...

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  • Superb78 Reviews4.3
Sub City 2224 College St, Cedar Falls
Sub City
Sandwich Shop • $

Sub City

2224 College St, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

Came to Cedar Falls this past week for the Iowa National wrestling tournament and had a great time! Coming to Sub City was a huge relief. The sandwiches were...

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  • Superb81 Reviews4.5
HuHot Mongolian Grill 6301 University Ave, College Square Mall, Cedar Falls
HuHot Mongolian Grill
Mongolian

HuHot Mongolian Grill

6301 University Ave, College Square Mall, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

Well stocked, sanitary, upheld restaurant! My favorite place to eat! The food is always grilled to perfection! The service is outstanding and their level of...

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  • Good129 Reviews4.2

American Restaurants

American in Cedar Falls
Greenhouse Kitchen - College Hill 917 W 23rd St, Cedar Falls
Greenhouse Kitchen - College Hill
American

Greenhouse Kitchen - College Hill

917 W 23rd St, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

As a vegan, it's difficult to find a good restaurant. I highly recommend Greenhouse Kitchen! I had the impossible taco wrap and buffalo cauliflower with...

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  • Superb69 Reviews4.6
PepperJax Grill 6719 University Ave, Cedar Falls
PepperJax Grill
American • $

PepperJax Grill

6719 University Ave, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

This place is awesome ! Foods cooked in front of ya and they ask what ya want on ur sandwich the breads soft and tastes amazing this was my first ever stop...

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  • Good81 Reviews4.2
Table 1912 5307 Caraway Ln, Cedar Falls
Table 1912
American

Table 1912

5307 Caraway Ln, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

LOVED it! Everything tasted wonderful. The staff was very friendly and informative. Loved that the chef delivered our entrees. He was very personable. We had...

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  • Superb51 Reviews4.5

Pizza Restaurants

Pizza in Cedar Falls
Villa Italian 6301 University Ave, Cedar Falls
Villa Italian
Pizza • $

Villa Italian

6301 University Ave, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

I came here on 2/8/2021. This was my second time being here. My girlfriend and I can't stay away from here. We drive from Dyersville to enjoy his food....

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  • Superb55 Reviews4.7
Papa Murphy's | Take 'N' Bake Pizza 5713 University Ave Suite A, Cedar Falls
Papa Murphy's | Take 'N' Bake Pizza
Pizza • $$

Papa Murphy's | Take 'N' Bake Pizza

5713 University Ave Suite A, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

Now that Marco's has moved out of Cedar Falls, Papa M's takes the crown as the best pizza. Please realize I did not say great pizza. I enjoy...

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  • Good75 Reviews4.2
Other Place 4214 University Ave, Cedar Falls
Other Place
Pizza • $$

Other Place

4214 University Ave, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

We’ve been going to The Other Place since our college days. The service is always fast and efficient and the food is excellent. We generally order pizza but...

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  • Good102 Reviews3.7

Mexican Restaurants

Mexican in Cedar Falls
Carlos O'Kelly's 6507 University Ave, Cedar Falls
Carlos O'Kelly's
Mexican • $$

Carlos O'Kelly's

6507 University Ave, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

Food is amazing. Pretty Pat for the course if you've been to Carlos before. My go to is the enchiladas de poblano. Pretty much just a chicken enchilada...

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Pablo's Mexican Grill 310 Main St, Cedar Falls
Pablo's Mexican Grill
Mexican • $

Pablo's Mexican Grill

310 Main St, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

I've been going here for years and just discovered the burrito bowl option. Chicken burrito with smokey chipotle and Lee's roasted garlic sauces....

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  • Good112 Reviews4.1
Amigos Mexican Cuisine and Cantina 5809 University Ave, Cedar Falls
Amigos Mexican Cuisine and Cantina
Mexican • $

Amigos Mexican Cuisine and Cantina

5809 University Ave, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

These people are AMAZING & so is the food! I had a door dash order and they forgot my rice, the owner delivered rice to me and even brought us extra quest...

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  • Good126 Reviews3.7

Chinese Restaurants

Chinese in Cedar Falls
Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant 6306 University Ave, Cedar Falls
Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant
Chinese • $$

Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant

6306 University Ave, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

Great food! Very good lunch portions at a great price. I have been eating at this restaurant for over 30 years, back to when it was named Yen Ching. It's...

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  • Good87 Reviews3.6
Gourmet Garden Chinese Restaurant 5907 University Ave #2, Cedar Falls
Gourmet Garden Chinese Restaurant
Chinese

Gourmet Garden Chinese Restaurant

5907 University Ave #2, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

Food is good. Expect very slow service. One person was taking care of entire front of house, including takeout orders. Two tables walked out before getting...

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  • Superb41 Reviews4.5
Rice House Chinese Teriyaki 226 Brandilynn Blvd ste a, Cedar Falls
Rice House Chinese Teriyaki
Chinese • $

Rice House Chinese Teriyaki

226 Brandilynn Blvd ste a, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

The food was okay. I didn't like the egg roll. The garbage can beside the drunk station was very dirty. All the employees were wearing masks so that was...

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  • Good78 Reviews3.6

Fast Food Restaurants

Fast Food in Cedar Falls
Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers 201 Viking Plaza Dr, Cedar Falls
Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers
Fast Food • $

Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers

201 Viking Plaza Dr, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

First time ever eating here. I had no clue this places existed. Very delicious chicken fingers. Their special sauce isn’t great on its own, however… with...

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  • Good89 Reviews4.1
Pita Pit 1700 W 1st St Suite C, Cedar Falls
Pita Pit
Fast Food • $

Pita Pit

1700 W 1st St Suite C, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

Love their food and can't wait to move back to the Cedar Valley so we can have it again. The manager and owner are very friendly and accommodating, the...

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  • Good66 Reviews3.9
McDonald's 2515 Main St, Cedar Falls
McDonald's
Fast Food • $

McDonald's

2515 Main St, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

I haven't had McDs in nearly 30 years and don't eat fast food. But i was in the area and they were one of the only breakfast places open. I'm...

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  • Good101 Reviews3.4

Burger Restaurants

Burgers in Cedar Falls
McDonald's 326 Brandilynn Blvd, Cedar Falls
McDonald's
Burgers • $

McDonald's

326 Brandilynn Blvd, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

As a customer you never know when information you learn will come in handy. Today while waiting for my order I learned that the french fryer has an on\off...

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  • Good90 Reviews3.5
Burger King 6719 University Ave #6, Cedar Falls
Burger King
Hamburgers & Hot Dogs • $

Burger King

6719 University Ave #6, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

Service was great and order was accurate in Cedar Falls, IA I have horrible experiences at the Ansborough Ave location in Waterloo. Andrea overcharged me and...

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  • Good79 Reviews3.6
McDonald's 3695 University Ave, Waterloo
McDonald's
Burgers • $

McDonald's

3695 University Ave, Waterloo, IA 50701

Service was slow but, I still got good service. Food was clean and tasty. Employees were clean and professional. I use to work at this McDonald's way...

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  • Good86 Reviews3.4
Panera Bread 6403 University Ave, Cedar Falls
Panera Bread
Sandwich Shop • $$

Panera Bread

6403 University Ave, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

We ordered our meals on line and it was delivered within 5 minutes of the ETA that they gave us. The delivery driver was friendly and courteous. The soup was...

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  • Good71 Reviews4.1
Jimmy John's 2016 College St, Cedar Falls
Jimmy John's
Sandwich Shop • $

Jimmy John's

2016 College St, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

Always super fast delivery. I'm about 2 miles away and from start to finish is about 10 minutes for ordering. Kudos to the delivery guy that made his own...

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  • Good55 Reviews3.9
Jimmy John's 421 Viking Plaza Dr Ste. 100, Cedar Falls
Jimmy John's
Sandwich Shop • $

Jimmy John's

421 Viking Plaza Dr Ste. 100, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

As sandwich shops go, Jimmy John's is a fantastic place to grab a bite to eat. Unfortunately, the past few sandwiches I've ordered were served with...

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  • Good48 Reviews4
Pump Haus Pub & Grill 311 Main St, Cedar Falls
Pump Haus Pub & Grill
Bar & Grill • $$

Pump Haus Pub & Grill

311 Main St, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

Went during graduation weekend and it was busy but everything was taken care of and came out quickly! My family enjoyed their wraps, street tacos, and steak...

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  • Good110 Reviews3.8
Hydrant Firehouse Grill 2002 College St, Cedar Falls
Hydrant Firehouse Grill
Bar & Grill • $$

Hydrant Firehouse Grill

2002 College St, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

First time to visit The Hydrant while in town visiting family and friends. Great choice for our group of 8 on a Sat night They could easily accommodate pushing...

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  • Good51 Reviews3.9
Roxxy 314 Main St Suite B, Cedar Falls
Roxxy
Bar & Grill

Roxxy

314 Main St Suite B, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

Great interior and atmosphere! Energy, great decor and sound system. I really love the interaction between the dj and the customers and the bar staff is...

  • Superb17 Reviews4.8