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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” (45 reviews)
“prime rib” (51 reviews)
“steak” (50 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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501 1st Ave, Coralville, IA 52241-2599
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had our office Christmas party there last night. Prime rib was good. Person by me had sirloin and said it was good. The person across from me had the ribeye said it was good but it looked really good. Two spouses had the shrimp...More

Thank AmanaSH
Reviewed 8 December 2017

We have eaten at many places in Coralville and most have been written up and met the expectations we had after reading the write ups. The River Power restaurant does not. Waited not very personable or friendly. Business like, handle his job good but does...More

Thank davcarl
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Stopped here to eat while in Iowa City Christmas shopping based upon reviews on this site. I had a shrimp cocktail and sea scallops and both were exceptional. The wife ordered a ribeye and it came out more like a sirloin with no fat. It...More

1  Thank Greg P
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

We went for the Sunday Brunch....very few low carb options and no sugar free desserts but the foods were good. Waitress got lost towards the end of our dining experience. My family loved the dessert table. Kind of strange to include alcoholic mimosas with the...More

Reviewed 11 November 2017

Hot bacon salad dressing was excellent, egg dishes were great, side dishes were tasty. Bacon was good but prime rib was disappointing and chewy. Wide variety of tasty side dishes. They need an omelete station Desserts were delicious. The food stations were spread out nicely...More

Thank Kevin K
Reviewed 10 November 2017

The food tables are set up in stations (bakery, desserts, salads, etc). This is very nice as it helps to shorten long lines at one huge buffet serving table. Environment is lively and fun. Staff are excellent.

Thank Hazel K
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Always have an outstanding meal here. Worth the price. Great views of river and quiet atmosphere. Lovely place for dinner.

Thank Farmwife1964
Reviewed 13 October 2017

This establishment has been around for a long time and is still going strong! Nice location, friendly service and well prepared food. If you have the time, it's worth the stop. Go early or be prepared to wait.

Thank GerritSM55
Reviewed 12 October 2017

This restaurant opened in 1977 while I was a college student, and it's still there, with food as good as always! Prime Rib is a specialty, and it was delicious. We arived early to snag a river-side table, and enjoyed our evening immensely!

1  Thank Sharon Priester M
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

The food here is heavy...if that is your thing, this is a place for you. Definitely not healthy and definitely not vegetarian friendly.More

2  Thank person777
DavidPetsel, Owner at Iowa River Power Co. Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

I am sorry your dinner felt heavy. I had a table of vegans last night, which had called ahead for a special dish, and I was there to prepare it. They even asked for our recipe. Since we are a steak house, vegetarian dishes are...More

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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.
31 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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 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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