16 Iowa Restaurants to Connect In For Mother's Day

The OpenTable Team

Whether you're taking mom out for a treat or enjoying a Sunday lunch with friends, these restaurants are perfect for Mother's Day. From kid-friendly favorites to brunch-worthy hotspots, we'll help you find the perfect place to celebrate.

Restaurants:Cafe Dodici, 801 Chophouse – Des Moines, Le Jardin
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Italian, Steakhouse, French
Neighborhoods:Washington, Downtown Des Moines, Des Moines

Cafe Dodici

$$$$·Italian·
Washington
79 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Worth the Drive
Great place for a quiet romantic meal. Great food, great service, and great ambiance. The best restaurant in town!
98% recommended
3 people mentioned the Chicken Roulade
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801 Chophouse – Des Moines

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown Des Moines
1,945 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Excellent meal and service. Great fillet, Caesar salad and oysters Rockefeller. Service that anticipates requests before they are made.
97% recommended
Best Food in Iowa
77 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Le Jardin

$$$$·French·
Des Moines
78 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for a Date
Excellent from start to finish. Our server could not have been more accommodating and Paleo helpful. Food was delicious as were the Bloody Mary's. Thanks for a great way to celebraRead more
98% recommended
2 people mentioned the Angel Hair Pasta
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Centro Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown Des Moines
2,479 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Our first time visiting Centro. We had lunch and it was really good. We definitely will go back and try the dinner menu.
97% recommended
24 people mentioned the Bloody Mary
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Ruthie's Steak & Seafood at the Rhythm City Casino

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Davenport
487 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
A wonderful experience thanks will definitely come back again.
96% recommended
Best Ambiance in Iowa
10 people mentioned the Prime Rib

CRAVE - Sioux City

$$$$·American·
Sioux City
349 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
We had dinner on the patio facing the river. Service was excellent by our waiter. The presentation of the meal was excellent as well!
90% recommended
Special Occasion in Iowa
3 people mentioned the Egg Roll

The Class Act

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Cedar Rapids
961 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
Have made numerous efforts to eat here but the schedules never worked out until this trip.
94% recommended
8 people mentioned the Bread Pudding
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Prairie Canary Restaurant & Bar

$$$$·American·
Des Moines
122 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Local Ingredients
  • Special Occasion
Thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to Prairie Canary. The service was excellent and efficient. My wife had the Almond Salmon with the super food salad and I had the Duck special. BRead more
91% recommended
3 people mentioned the Tomato Feta

Louie's Wine Dive - Des Moines

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Des Moines
490 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Notable Wine List
Lunch on the patio, service and food was great
100% recommended
Best Overall in Iowa
15 people mentioned the Fish Chip

Baratta's

$$$$·Italian·
Des Moines
107 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Always a great choice for Italian. The owner is onsite which makes for consistent quality. Service is good and food is great.
100% recommended
1 people mentioned the Artichoke Dip
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The J Bar - Davenport

$$$$·Gastro Pub·
Davenport
123 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Creative Cuisine
Wonderful evening at the J Bar! Our server was fabulous, food was delectable, and we felt very safe. Can’t wait for our next visit!
92% recommended
2 people mentioned the Bottomless Mimosas

Granite City Food & Brewery - Davenport

$$$$·American·
Davenport
178 reviews
  • Great Beer
  • Casual
  • Good for Anniversaries
Food was great tonight. Menu finally has some good/better items.
Good for Groups in Iowa
2 people mentioned the Chicken Flatbread

Louie's Wine Dive - Coralville - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Wine Bar·
Coralville
71 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for Anniversaries
Stopped by before a Hawkeye basketball game and it was great!!! Our server Havanna I believe was helpful and delightful. We will be back.
91% recommended
2 people mentioned the Beignets
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Granite City Food & Brewery - Clive - Permanently Closed

$$$$·American·
West Des Moines
205 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual
  • Happy Hour
Our server was fantastic and madder this a wonderful dinning experience
100% recommended
5 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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Strudl Haus

$$$$·European·
Des Moines
135 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
I would recommend this restaurant however they have closed and will be missed. I do understand they may do catering.
97% recommended
5 people mentioned the Strudel
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Bass Street Chop House

$$$$·Steak·
Moline
1,283 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
INCREDIBLE steaks and fantastic drink/wine selection. Our service was outstanding as well. Highly recommended for a fine dining, romantic evening!
92% recommended
30 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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