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The Airliner

22 S Clinton St, Iowa City, IA 52240-3912
+1 319-351-9259
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good29%
  • Average20%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible10%
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“pizza” (30 reviews)
“penne” (2 reviews)
“cheeseburger” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
$$ - $$$
22 S Clinton St, Iowa City, IA 52240-3912
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

We were lucky on a recent Friday evening to find the Airliner not incredibly packed. It is a favorite of U of Iowa students and their families. We went there for pizza and weren't disappointed. The thin crust supreme was excellent -- ample, crunchy crust....More

Thank Ken C
Reviewed 21 December 2017

We love the Airliner crust pizza and slices are only $1.50 each all day Sunday and Tuesdays are 1/2 price pizza deals.

Thank Trudy P
Reviewed 15 October 2017

not one person in the airliner seemed happy to be there, their pizza was all crust and the servers wanted to be done with work and it was obvious! would much rather have a frozen pizza at home and wouldn't have to be tipped!!

Thank prayphourme69
Reviewed 30 September 2017

We went early afternoon, it was super slow. The food was basic. My salad had plastic wrap in it. I waited for the waitress to come check on us so I could tell her but she never came. I had to go find someone to...More

Thank Katie R
Reviewed 27 September 2017

This is by far the PIZZA STOP in Iowa City...An absolute fantastic adventure...The crust was an ultimate experience...We were advised to avoid the timing of student influx...A must visit stop

Thank retiredchuck
Reviewed 12 August 2017

We had an enormous tenderloin with darn good restaraunt fires, a bowl of chilli, and two different sandwiches with very interesting bread (one was a marble swirl). All were very good. Service was exceptional. Onion ring appetizer was a bit on the small side for...More

Thank Kevin N
Reviewed 9 August 2017

OK we just hosted a private party at The Airliner and I have to say it was a total success. We hosted a rehearsal dinner and invited approximately 70 family, friends and guests. We had full use of the upstairs area with a dedicated bartender...More

Thank Lee W
Reviewed 11 July 2017

It's a very casual place with excellent burgers! Lots of fries, large drinks, and great pricing--$6.99 burger baskets all summer! Two people at our table also got dinner salads, which were fine. Our waitress was friendly and helpful. I imagine when school is in session...More

Thank B R
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Reserved two large tables for party of 20 for a Thursday night. Tables were set and ready when we got there. Food and service was great.

Thank Reau482
Reviewed 29 June 2017

There is nothing like a delicious cheeseburger and cold beer on a summer day in downtown Iowa City. This place has history, a relaxed ambiance, good service and great cheeseburgers and pizza. Oh, and the price is right too. Specials occur on various days so...More

Thank care54
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 S Clinton St, Iowa City, IA 52240-3912
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: +1 319-351-9259
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Sold on Airliner Restaurant in Iowa City!
Reasonable Prices, Excellent Service and Tasty food!!!
About two weeks ago I ate at the Airliner Restaurant in downtown Iowa City. I now understand why this restaurant has stayed in business for so many, many years. Wow!!! The food, service, casual atmosphere and prices are the best. About two weeks ago I tried the pizza and fell in love with the crust. The next week I returned with friends, and we ordered hamburgers. Delicious and what a deal!!!! We happened to hit it on ½ price night! (There is a ½ price pizza night too). The college aged blonde haired waitress was sweet, and very attentive. She made us feel welcome. The Airliner serves an intergenerational clientele (workers, college kids, families), and has a fun atmosphere with memorabilia and big screen TV’s. Rumor has it that Ashton Kutcher was discovered at this restaurant! This is a great place to frequent in the Old Capitol Cultural District of Iowa City. I will be eating here often!
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