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Iowa River Power Co. Restaurant

501 1st Ave, Coralville, IA 52241-2599
+1 319-351-1904
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (62 reviews)
“prime rib” (47 reviews)
“steak” (51 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
501 1st Ave, Coralville, IA 52241-2599
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Reviewed 26 February 2016

I have been waiting for months to get a chance to dine at IRP, since it used to be my favorite place for prime rib. I hated to give it three stars. Service was good, atmosphere is top notch, spinach artichoke dip was good, french...More

Thank MrSmokeyMountainMan
Reviewed 25 February 2016

Overall, satisfied. Pros... Last minute call, and was able to get seated. Excellent buffet food selection. Very cool building and location. Watching the Bald Eagles over the river was cool!! Cons... Long walks to the buffet, and then having to cross through the customers waiting...More

Thank Glenn M
Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

Food is good, but not great. We've had better at the Iowa River Power. Service is excellent as always. Ambiance is great with the geese on the water, and several Eagles flying over.

Thank Cristie S
Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

We ate here after a family funeral. They accommodated our party of 12 on short notice. Food was excellent, awesome prime rib was done perfectly. Service was prompt and friendly. Would recommend without hesitation!

Thank Bill C
Reviewed 17 January 2016

If you have never stopped at the Iowa River Power Co Restaurant and you are in the Iowa City area, you must do so. It is right on the river, as it was once a power generation station. Some of the equipment is still visible....More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 17 January 2016

Went there for Sunday brunch and we were seated right away. Our server was very attentive, and the food yummy. Nice variety of breakfast and lunch items. Biscuits and gravy was a bit salty. Alfredo and prime rib was delicious. Great dessert choices.

Thank leannezone59
Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

It was wonderful. This Sunday Brunch was much better than the one during graduation. It was very busy that weekend and there wasn't that big of a selection of food. We plan come back when we return to Iowa City again.

Thank Linda N
Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

This was our first time eating here and we were told it would be a good idea to make reservations which I'm glad we did. My first impression walking in and talking to the host was that she wasn't very friendly kind of cold. The...More

Thank Rebecca S
Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

Old power plant has been redone in the feeling of a pub. Antiques in every corner. Amazing view of River and dam. Food choices for everyone. Steak choices to order, seafood and pastas. Prices are similar to Red Lobster or a nice steak house. There's...More

Thank kinderkid
Reviewed 19 December 2015

Sunday Brunch at IRPC has become a regular treat whenever we visit family in Iowa City and our most recent visit was no exception. On this particular visit, 3 of the 5 in our party were gluten intolerant, and the special attention paid us by...More

Thank Lisa S
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7 January 2017|
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Response from Marcy B | Reviewed this property |
I would say $25 also. But they have a great room with a view. Call and ask for the room booker. Do a brunch, probably cheaper.
30 October 2015|
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Response from trixkid | Reviewed this property |
I think only Supper. When I asked the phone it pulled up open 4-10PM but the website says 5-9PM. I think calling would be the best bet. 319-351-1904
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
View, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 1st Ave, Coralville, IA 52241-2599
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Coralville
  • Phone Number: +1 319-351-1904
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