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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
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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
1,740 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Great time, Highly recommended if you’re in the greater Des Moines area.I’ve been around the world and Minnie find restaurants and I don’t think I’ve ever found a better prime rib Read more
89% recommended
Notable Wine List in Iowa
77 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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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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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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Centro Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown Des Moines
2,352 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Fabulous food! Wonderful waitress. Beautiful restaurant.
92% recommended
Best Overall in Iowa
24 people mentioned the Bloody Mary

Ruthie's Steaks & Seafood at the Rhythm City Casino

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Davenport
324 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Been here a few times and never been disappointed. Service and food are amazing.
96% recommended
Best Overall in Iowa
10 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Bass Street Chop House

$$$$·Steak·
Moline
1,208 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
The wait staff were very attentive and interacted with our group. The cocktails were perfect and the food was amazing.
91% recommended
Notable Wine List in Iowa
30 people mentioned the Prime Rib

CRAVE - Sioux City

$$$$·American·
Sioux City
280 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Waterfront
  • Good for Anniversaries
Food is always outstanding and service is great. We love this restaurant and it’s great fusion of food and atmosphere.
86% recommended
Great for Brunch 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
106 reviews
  • Casual
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Authentic
Excellent staff. Interesting cocktails. Wide-ranging menu. All good!
93% recommended
Best Value in Iowa
3 people mentioned the Tomato Feta

Louie's Wine Dive - Des Moines

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Des Moines
435 reviews
  • Casual
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for a Date
Food and music were great. The steak was at perfect temperature and the new potatoes delicious.
97% recommended
Best Service in Iowa
15 people mentioned the Fish Chip

Baratta's

$$$$·Italian·
Des Moines
85 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Worth the Drive
  • Authentic
My portion was small for the price Has about 15 noodles in there and sauce Pasta is not that expensive you could add some more
92% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in Iowa
1 people mentioned the Artichoke Dip

The J Bar - Davenport

$$$$·Gastro Pub·
Davenport
101 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Cozy
  • Bar Seating
Love this place!!! It is definitely our favorite place to eat dinner in the Quad Cities.
100% recommended
Great for Brunch in Iowa
2 people mentioned the Bottomless Mimosas

Granite City Food & Brewery - Davenport

$$$$·American·
Davenport
143 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
Server was prompt and polite, and the food was prepared to perfection!
86% recommended
Great for Brunch in Iowa
2 people mentioned the Chicken Flatbread

Louie's Wine Dive - Coralville

$$$$·Wine Bar·
Coralville
55 reviews
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Happy Hour
We have been to Louie’s Wine Dive several times and we have never been disappointed. Great wine and beer choices. Our servers have all been excellent. The Champagne fish and chips Read more
89% recommended
Great for Brunch in Iowa
2 people mentioned the Beignets

Granite City Food & Brewery - Clive

$$$$·American·
West Des Moines
188 reviews
  • Casual
  • Great Beer
  • Great for Brunch
The meal was very good and great service. Did have to wait for our table...
Great for Brunch in Iowa
5 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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