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The Airliner

) #35 of 199 Restaurants in Iowa City ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, , Pizza
22 S Clinton St, Iowa City, IA 52240-3912
+1 319-351-9259
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good28%
  • Average24%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
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“pizza” (25 reviews)
“penne” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
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22 S Clinton St, Iowa City, IA 52240-3912
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Reviews (57)
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

The Airliner has been known for its pizzas for many, many years. Since students frequent the place in the evening, I would recommend going earlier in the evening, to avoid crowds and rowdy students.

Thank alfaiowa
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

This place has very good sandwiches and pizza. The atmosphere is college bar/restaurant. The service is good, and usually very friendly. A plus, there are daily food specials that are really affordable for those on a tight budget! The Chicago Style Beef with giardinara is...More

Thank musthavebeachsun
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Service was good. The waitress got my order wrong. I did not complain and my meal turned out to be quite good. I wanted the penne with red sauce and got alfredo. I have to say that it was not something I would order in...More

Thank Kathy W
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped to see my college daughter- hadn't been there since my college days- hasn't changed... which is a good thing!! A little loud- to be expected in downtown college area. Great food! Great pizza! Reasonable prices. Had a college age waitress which couldn't have provided...More

Thank Kelli B
Reviewed 14 November 2016

This is a great place to hang if there is no football in town. That being said, when there is football, this place is a sticky pig sty of a bar. They let too many kids in at once, there is no maintenance on the...More

Thank kelley65
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We went to Airliner during halftime of the Iowa Football game to finish watching the game. It was crowded but we got lucky and got a booth as another group was leaving. After waiting 5 minutes we flagged down a waitress and asked her if...More

Thank Tdrazan
Reviewed 29 September 2016

A group of parents and students gathered to watch the Hawkeye football game and Airliner did a great job of keeping us feed and hydrated. I had the chicken taco salad which was tasty and made with fresh ingredients. My daughter had the chicken parmesan...More

Thank Cortney P
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Great game day location to share a delicious pizza while watching the Hawkeyes on the many tv screens.

Thank fischer709
Reviewed 19 September 2016

The Airliner is a great place for food or drink. We went around 10pm to drink, and the jukebox is hopping and drinks were going down good. Lots of visiting team fans in there, and everyone getting along great. Great Iowa City joint!!

Thank Flaps23
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We have eaten here twice now while in town and have not been disappointed. The Airliner has very good food and we really enjoy the atmosphere. We have had 2 different servers and both have been very good. I would recommend a stop for lunch...More

Thank Steenbk
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Television
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
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
  • E-mail
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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