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Granite City Food & Brewery - Cedar Rapids

4.2
4.2
280 Reviews
$30 and under
American
With its warm, inviting and modern design, Granite City Food & Brewery’s expansive interior features a spacious and comfortable dining room, four-sided modern, full-service bar, as well as an outdoor patio. The on-site brewery, with award-winning hand crafted micro-brews, is visible from the main dining and bar areas. The restaurant also showcases an open kitchen featuring chef developed, handcrafted made-from-scratch cuisine, including innovative signature entrees, flatbreads and more.

Granite City Food & Brewery’s signature brews, which are made on-site, include The Duke (Pale Ale), The Bennie (Bock), The Northern (American Style Light Lager) and The Stout. Seasonal brews are featured throughout the year.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Brewery
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Sun 1:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 2:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (319) 395-7500
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Brian Thomas
  • Neighborhood
    Cedar Rapids
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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Experiences

  • St. Patrick’s Day Brunch

    $23.99 per person

    Mar 17, 2024 only
    Join us for a special St. Patrick’s Day Brunch featuring Irish-inspired dishes and traditional brunch favorites! $23.99 Adults | $9.99 Kids Features: • Shepherd's Pie • Irish Soda Bread with Honey Butter • Salmon Croquettes with Kale Bacon • Bangers & Cabbage • Fresh-Baked Jumbo Caramel Rolls • Assorted Pastries & Breads • Fresh Seasonal Fruit • Jumbo Peel & Eat Shrimp with Bloody Mary Cocktail Sauce • Reggiano Hash Browns • Homemade Biscuits with Sausage Gravy • Four-Cheese Egg Scramble • Jumbo Sausage Links • Thick-Cut Bacon • RumChata French Toast with Strawberry Sauce & Maple Syrup • Slow-Roasted Carved Prime Rib with Au Jus • Cheesy Mac & Cheese • Mashed Potatoes with Gravy • Omelet/Benedict/Breakfast Sandwich Creation Station
    St. Patrick’s Day Brunch Photo
  • Easter Brunch

    $34.99 per person

    Mar 31, 2024 only
    Treat the family to a memorable Easter Sunday brunch at Granite City! Featuring Carved Easter Ham, Strawberry Kale Salad, Eggs Florentine, Scampi Tortellini, Ponzu Salmon, plus all of our traditional Lawless Brunch favorites like Homemade Biscuits & Gravy, Thick-Cut Bacon, and fresh fruit. Reserve your table today!
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What 280 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

280 Reviews
  1. JonG

    Chicago

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good, everything went well and service food was very good!

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  2. ToddC

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great and we were seated 10 minutes ahead of our reservation time.

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  3. StephanieN

    Des Moines

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We had the Valentine's dinner special. This is the second year we have went for this dinner and the food was amazing. The service unfortunately left something to be desired. Started off fine but when we received our entrees became nonexistent. Will go back again as this is the only time we have had an issue with service.

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  4. JosephC

    Des Moines

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed a good meal in a good atmosphere! Will return again!

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  5. LizS

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We had the buffet and the waitress didn't explain how it worked as there were 2 stations Food wasn't real warm Gravy on the biscuits and gravy was not good probably won't do the brunch again Mimosas were way watered-down

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  6. RhondaH

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service and wonderful Sunday Brunch experience.

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  7. AlexanderC

    Des Moines

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    My son ordered a steak med rare and it came to us completely rare. The waitress was very nice but the table next to us asked to speak to a manager at some point and they said very loudly this will be the last time we come here so I think she was stressed from that situation and forgot some things that we had to ask twice for. I feel that the food was subpar for the price but I also understand that the industry as a whole is struggling so it makes sense that they raise the price. I compare this place to olive garden or red lobster, but it used to be a better experience, closer to biaggis. Now that they are a famous Dave's ghost kitchen, I feel like the quality has slipped.

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  8. GaryC

    Des Moines

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We arrived and were seated in a reasonable time. Server showed up a few minutes later and took drink orders, which were brought to us a few minutes later. We discussed the menu with her and orders an appetizer to split, a soup for my wife and salad for me. She ordered the chicken alfredo and I ordered a steak, med rare. The appetizer and soup/salad were delivered in about 10 minutes while we visited. We finished them and set them aside to wait for our entry. After about 30-35 minutes we hadn't seen it, and our waitress went to check on it. Was delivered about 5 minutes later, stone cold. We discovered that and waited for the waitress to let her know. She talked to her manager and they promised to remake it all. Within 10-15 minutes they brought it back. It was a different steak, was warmer but still not hot. Sighed and ate about 1/2 of it and took the rest home. Wife picked the chicken out of the alfredo because the noodles were still not very warm. Took cheesecake home. They bill was adjusted about 10 dollars, but the experience was less that satisfactory. Won't try the New Year's Eve special again. Have never had problems like this at Granite City.

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  9. RhondaH

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was great and extremely helpful and explained the process of the brunch.

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  10. JulieQ

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had lunch with 5 co-workers and almost all of us ordered the $6 create your own burger lunch special. Everyone was very happy with the quality of the food and the price can't be beat. Our server was very friendly and attentive. I highly recommend Granite City.

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  11. TomF

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Thanksgiving buffet, love GC but have to say this was not one of their better efforts

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  12. RobertS

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and the service was excellent.

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  13. GlennP

    Des Moines

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was my first time at Granite City, and I enjoyed the overall experience. The burger I had was good but the blue cheese dressing was runny and messy. The Cole slaw was just meh. I really liked the IPA I had, and the server was attentive and very nice. Food and appetizer came quick. Overall, a good experience.

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  14. Katie

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We come to granite city often. I was shocked by the way things were yesterday. We decided to do brunch here for my birthday. Pay $20 a person is a good deal for the food offered, but yesterday it was not. Everything that was out was dry, most of the trays were almost empty, and nothing was being brought out. Im guessing it was an off day but this was pretty disappointing.

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  15. EdieS

    Des Moines

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely long lunch with family members. great service!!

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  16. JasperJ

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waitress was amazing, service was amazing, overall vide was just awesome

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  17. Stacy

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great but I think what made it excellent was having Blake as our server. He was amazing. There were six of us with three kids age 10-13. He was always making sure everyone had a full drink, interacted with the kids and was just overall extremely friendly and personable. I think that’s the best service I’ve received at a restaurant ever.

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  18. MaryB

    Des Moines

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Over cooked sausages and no pancakes. Didn’t get coffee when needed.

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  19. Mary

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The very best brunch around in my opinion! Always a special treat!

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  20. Hanna

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I loved the grilled salmon and the chocolate cake!

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  21. JakeL

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome good, awesome service, awesome menu and drink options, we will definitely be back.

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  22. BarbW

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The French onion soup was so so good . And the small ceasar salad just hit the spot .

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  23. EdieS

    Des Moines

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We shared Idaho Nachos, wings and fish tacos. All delicious. Also had excellent service.

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  24. NikkiL

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was great and the food was really good.

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  25. JessicaT

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good and our server was great! She was very sweet and very quick considering how busy it was.

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  26. NancyC

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and a lot of varied selections! Very friendly staff

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  27. StacyB

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We attended the Mothers Day Brunch, which was considerably more expensive than the normal brunch price. It irritates me that for $35, a token beverage like coffee or iced tea is NOT included. There was no hot vegetable option and the only salad was out the whole time we were there. The food that was offered was delicious and there were several options, but it was NOT worth the extra cost over an and above the normal Sunday brunch. It felt like a money grab to take advantage of the holiday. The service was good and ordering omelettes/eggs Benedict/ham/prime rib was efficient compared to standing in line for those items. The cinnamon rolls were delicious. For $35 per person, it was disappointing. Also, it would be helpful to have labels in front of the Buffet dishes. One dish was seafood and some people have shellfish allergies. Labels on items that are not readily recognizable would be helpful for diners.

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  28. TinaK

    Des Moines

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    I understand this was Mother's Day Brunch, but the food kept running out and having to wait for it to be put out especially when you are given a time limit to eat. The prime rib was overcooked to well with no pink at all and my omelet was burned. The ham was good and the cinnamon rolls amazing. Our server disappeared on us leaving the bill with out us before we were finished. My husband had to have another server find ours so we could pay the bill. It was overpriced for what was offered. Will be going back to Iowa River Power Restaurant next year.

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  29. RogerS

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sienna was our server and she was phenomenal! The food was fantastic and we would highly recommend.

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  30. TJLW

    Des Moines

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    In the past I have thoroughly enjoyed the brunch, especially the mother's day brunch. However, this year was not good. The food did not taste well and there were not many options to choose from. Sincerely, Disappointed.

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  31. Lkrm

    Des Moines

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The buffet was average but the price was high. The waitress didn’t explain anything and we missed out on some of the food (omelets and ham) because you have to ask for it. The food seemed over cooked. Nothing special.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for Mothers Day brunch because we have found high quality and consistency at this Granite City. It did not disappoint all the dishes were delicious, and service was great.

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  33. NadineG

    Des Moines

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Very disappointed. We have been there in the past for Easter and Mother’s Day buffets. There was no carving station so you had tell them him if you want prime rib or ham. They bring 1 slice, it was cold, no horseradish and it was brought while we are in the food line. Then we had to wait for him to come around again so we could tell him we’d like horseradish and waited in that and it was even more cold. Then there was no omelette station, so he finally came back with a paper for my husband to say what he wanted and his omelette, and when the omelette came, it was burnt around the edges smelled awful, and my husband ate a few bites and said “this has no taste” and did not eat it. I guess they do not offer any other beverages except for Coke products. That’s what we were offered. In the past we have had a mimosa or something. This felt very rushed, he brought us our bill right away and we were never offered dessert, which from my understanding was included in the $35 price. I was full, but I would’ve been glad to take a piece of desert home and so would have my husband. As far as we are concerned it was not a very good value for the money. It felt very rushed throughout the whole thing. The buffet food was not anything to write home about. The meat they brought to us was cold and we had to wait to get horseradish which made it colder. It felt like they tried to be stingy. The fruit was very good, that’s about all I can say. I guess they accomplished what they wanted. We were in and out in 40-45 minutes. We will not be back for any buffets.

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  34. Katie

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful as always!!! Our server was amazing even when my husbands shrimp boil wasn’t available she made sure she gave the best service even though we were not upset.

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  35. jims

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We have had brunch at GC several times, This time it was terrible food warm, asked for med rare prime rib received overly done could not cut it much less eat it! LAST TIME I WASTE MY MONEY THERE

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  36. StacyB

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food quality and service at GC is always top notch. It's a great dining experience.

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  37. WilliamL

    Des Moines

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Seated quickly, good service, good food at a reasonable price. Would definitely recommend this place. I will visit there again

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  38. CherylS

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We have celebrated holidays at Granite City many times, but this visit was sub-par. The food was not up to standard, in selection and in taste. Service was poor...our waitperson never directed us to the omelet and meat station that was located separate from the buffet, in the bar area. (We had to remark to her that we had expected these items before she said, Oh yeah, it's over there.) She never asked what desserts we wanted, rather, she brought plates of whatever she thought we wanted and dumped them on the table. She acted like she was rushing us.

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  39. shadow

    Des Moines

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I had to give 1 star for service/overall due to no response from management from being chest hit by an employee. I’m disabled and use a cane. While walking to the restrooms, a middle aged female employee was working with others taking down the buffet tables. She kept stepping in front of me as I tried passing her. After 3 times of this she aggressively threw/slide a stack of chairs directly in front of me almost hitting my cane. Another employee saw this and ran and grabbed the chairs to pull them to the side. By this time she had moved directly by the restroom entrance. I was walking a straight line to get to the restroom and she made eye contact and charged at me, chest slamming me, almost knocking me over. She then continued to the tables to taken them down as I stumbled to catch my balance from almost falling. The next day this was brought to the attention of the manager and we were only told “I’ll look into it”. There has been zero follow up. Your cameras would have seen everything. With spinal injuries, it caused great pain for the next few days from the hard impact. It appears the woman did not want to be working so she was aggressive and was ready to knock any customer over so she could finish what she was doing. Our dinner server was great. He kept checking to see if we needed drink refills. Some of the food items were consistently out, so there was delays on getting some items. The attack at the end is ridicules. I guess the woman wanted me to dive to the side to avoid being rammed by her. Since I can’t move fast she decided to collide head on to me instead. She can walk triple the speed I can so it was intentional by her to ram me like that. I don’t plan on returning since there was no follow up and they clearly think trying to knock disabled customers over is ok.

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  40. DebH

    Des Moines

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Disappointed in the food overall. No ham available. No ham on Easter? Biscuits in pieces and gravy like water. Salmon dry. Macaroni very runny. Dishes not refilled.

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FAQs

Granite City Food & Brewery - Cedar Rapids does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Granite City Food & Brewery - Cedar Rapids also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (319) 395-7500.

Granite City Food & Brewery - Cedar Rapids is rated 4.2 stars by 280 OpenTable diners.

Granite City Food & Brewery - Cedar Rapids does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Granite City Food & Brewery - Cedar Rapids

4755 1st Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Cedar Rapids
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Sun 1:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 2:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Brewery
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Brian Thomas
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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