16 Iowa Restaurants to Connect In For Mother's Day

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.

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Restaurants:Cafe Dodici, 801 Chophouse – Des Moines, Le Jardin
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Italian, Steakhouse, French
Neighborhoods:Washington, Downtown Des Moines, Des Moines
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

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!
3 people mentioned the Chicken Roulade
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801 Chophouse – Des Moines

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown Des Moines
2,270 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Birthday - loved the extras they did with dinner
Best Overall 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
2 people mentioned the Angel Hair Pasta
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Centro Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Des Moines
2,401 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups
Our first time visiting Centro. We had lunch and it was really good. We definitely will go back and try the dinner menu.
24 people mentioned the Bloody Mary
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Ruthie's Steak & Seafood at the Rhythm City Casino

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Davenport
751 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
We were celebrating our 37th wedding anniversary. Our server, Amber, was incredible.
Best Ambiance in Iowa
10 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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Bass Street Chop House

$$$$·Steak·
Moline
1,323 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Scenic View
Nice outside patio with a beautiful view. Nice lunch menu and good service.
Notable Wine List in Iowa
30 people mentioned the Prime Rib

CRAVE - Sioux City

$$$$·American·
Sioux City
460 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Lunch
We really enjoyed our date night at Crave. The sushi was incredible!
Healthy in Iowa
3 people mentioned the Egg Roll

The Class Act

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

$$$$·American·
Des Moines
154 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Casual
Excellent menu and food, wonderful people. Our go to place in Grinnell!
Best Overall in Iowa
3 people mentioned the Tomato Feta
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Louie's Wine Dive - Des Moines

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Des Moines
555 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
The staff was great! They accommodated our birthday celebration fantastically! The number of food selections for non-brunch menu seemed a little limited at noontime. But, everyoneRead more
Healthy in Iowa
15 people mentioned the Fish Chip

Baratta's

$$$$·Italian·
Des Moines
108 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.
1 people mentioned the Artichoke Dip
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The J Bar - Davenport

$$$$·Gastro Pub·
Iowa
127 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Creative Cuisine
Great food and drinks! Philly cheesesteak egg rolls were spectacular! Will definitely be back soon!
2 people mentioned the Bottomless Mimosas
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Granite City Food & Brewery - Davenport

$$$$·American·
Davenport
231 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for a Date
Very clean establishment. The waiter was extremely helpful, and gave us great advice on what to order. The seasonal October fest that is brewed there was excellent as well.
Great for Lunch 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
  • Special Occasion
Stopped by before a Hawkeye basketball game and it was great!!! Our server Havanna I believe was helpful and delightful. We will be back.
2 people mentioned the Beignets
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Granite City Food & Brewery - Clive - Permanently Closed

$$$$·American·
Clive
206 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Comfort Food
Our server was fantastic and madder this a wonderful dinning experience
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.
5 people mentioned the Strudel
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