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Granite City Food & Brewery - Cedar Rapids

3.9
3.9
224 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 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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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What 224 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Iowa

    Good for business meals

  • Iowa

    Good for groups

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  1. BH

    BrianH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    At first I had high expectations and those expectations were not met, it was very underwhelming it was not as good as I thought it would be.
  2. SS

    SherylS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    I only made reservations here for Thanksgiving because I had read reviews in past years that it was good. My food was anything but good. The rolls were HARD. The stuffing was COLD. The turkey was actually fine. The salmon was a bit OVERCOOKED but if you dug into the middle it was "okay" but not really very flavorable. The mashed potatoes had WAY TOO MUCH GARLIC in it. You could smell it as you stood at the buffet. The pumpkin pie was a nice size & I thought it was okay. My granddaughter said her first time at making pumpkin pie tasted better. I can't recall if the drinks were included or not...they didn't say & so I ordered water. The table lacked any kind of holiday decor. In fact, I didn't find the place to be very festive at all. It was okay but a little bit of a reminder of the holiday would have been nice. If there was anything, I didn't notice it. I won't return. I spent $130 there plus an additional tip for the person serving drinks. She never asked how the meal was at all.

    Granite City Food & Brewery - Cedar RapidsResponded 6 days agoSheryl I'm sorry we failed to meet your expectations. Thank you for reaching out to let us know how we can improve. We have taken your feedback and will make adjustments. I hope you will give us an opportunity to earn your business back. Again, thanks for taking the time to help us improve. Kacy Smith GM.

  3. JF

    JulieF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience3
    Food was awful. Like they opened some cans and bags. Not fresh or seasoned, pie was awful too. Granite City has good menu food but the holiday buffet was extremely disappointing. Server was prompt and friendly.
  4. TW

    TracyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate at Granite City for their Thanksgiving Buffet. We had reservations and we were seated upon arrival—no waiting. The staff was cheerful and attentive checking back with us regularly. The buffet had a great selection of food and all was fresh and delicious. We drove 5 hours to meet up with our son for dinner—no place to cook—and this was a great option.
  5. AP

    AP13

    Des Moines

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    I did not know the Thanksgiving dinner was going to be a buffet. Buffet line was dirty food on floor. Overpriced for what it was.
  6. DK

    DanielK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was very, good service was spot on and the price for these days quite reasonable, four confirmed bachelors far from home had a nice holiday meal
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    Thanksgiving buffet. I don’t expect white table cloth dining but I also don’t expect a table for two right next to the bathroom entrance and the buffet line! Between the table being in disrepair, people using the back of my wife’s chair as place to gain their balance, people filing by us, giving us about as much ambiance as two chickens in a crate and a server that was not to be seen except to bring one glass of tea each, and a slice of pie on a paper plate, it was our worst dining experience in many decades, if not ever! I guess I/We are suppose to accept this as the new post covid experience, but sorry to say this is totally unacceptable. I didn’t get into the food itself but overall it was not good. Mostly dry with a canned appeal. By the way, early upon being sat at the urinal /buffet line table, we politely asked the hostess if we may be seated elsewhere. We were informed no. It would require cancelling the reservation as the other tables were “reserved”. Several appeared open that could accommodate two, but we accepted the excuse. I believe this is why I will make the special request when I make future reservations. This is what you get when you don’t have an experience expectation. Anyway there was nothing special about this dining experience and we will not spend money at GC again. Share this with them if you choose so.
  8. CS

    CherylS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Always good food and a comfortable place to dine. It was busier than usual so they had a hard time keeping the buffet full, but everything tasted great.
  9. AM

    AliciaM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    The food was not hot and there was nothing spectacular about its taste either. However, the beef was delicious. We were served 2 cups of old coffee that were not hot and cost more than $5. Serving the pie on paper plates was tacky but both flavors were good.
  10. SD

    SteveD

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We got our entire family together for the event…we all got there and they were closed. There should have been a notification or even better a message when I tried to make the reservation.
  11. DB

    DavidB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Two favorite menu items were unavailable so had to choose other options. Waitress was very nice but we had to ask for water refills and dishes to be cleared before dessert. We will come back though and hope these things are corrected next time. Thanks for the opportunity to give constructive feedback.
  12. W

    Wycyberguy

    Denver

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy Granite City. Great service and food. This visit was for the Sunday Brunch, it was our first time and will not be the last. Was very good. But do go early if you can. It is very popular and the place is hopping by 11:30 am. We make reservations when we go there.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service & loved the app
  14. DA

    DelcyA

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    The prime rib was raw. Our waitress told us that many tables were complaining about the terrible prime rib. The staff was not ready to be open. We stood and waited for omelets as they were still setting up and trying to learn how to do so for at least 15 minutes. We have had the brunch multiple times before and enjoyed it. This time was terrible! I spent $100 for the three of us with tip and regret it. Not happy! My Son's 22nd B'day brunch sucked!
  15. JD

    JohnD

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food was good and the service was excellent and quick.
  16. BJ

    BJG47

    DO NOT USE

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent. My bison burger was cooked perfectly. Good location and plenty of TVs in the bar area.
  17. ES

    EdieS

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Fabulous server made it a wonderful experience. Think her name was Cathy. Middle aged, ash blond hair purple glasses frames.
  18. P

    Poppy9100

    South Dakota

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Tasty selections, fantastic service, good night.
  19. ES

    EdieS

    Des Moines

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Birthday party—great evening.
  20. BA

    BrandonA

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you have not been here in a while you should try it. The food was great and the service was excellent. We liked the Monday night $6 burger special. We also liked that it was not overly noisy to hold a conversation.
  21. KF

    KimberlyF

    Springfield

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Scrambled eggs were hard and dried out. Bacon could have been crisper, but overall it was all good. Omelets were amazing!
  22. CR

    CRReviews

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Overpriced for what it was. The brunch buffet was very basic but far overpriced for what was offered.
  23. c

    chls

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We met friends for brunch and had a wonderful time.
  24. ES

    EdieS

    Des Moines

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and friendly, attentive service
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Waitress and host staff were very helpful. Carrots were undercooked, but the rest of the meal was good.
  26. CW

    CarolynW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Love the Asian chicken salad 🥗 and 2 pull… everyone was satisfied
  27. CS

    CraigS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visited for the Sunday Brunch after church. We arrived 10 minutes ahead of our reservation time and were seated immediately. The caramel rolls were brought directly to our table and they were amazing. Plenty of fresh fruit, shrimp and breakfast and lunch items. They had an omlet station and tender prime rib, as well as Eggs Benedict made to order. Just a great experience and we will be back again soon.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable dining experience. We always like coming here because the service and food are always excellent. I love being able to make reservations via Open Table. It’s so convenient in a world where most restaurants have wait times due to staff shortages. We will keep coming back!
  29. DC

    DebC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Caramel rolls were almost to the point of being burned. When I asked for some other ones, I was told they were all like that. But later I did see several plates of them that were perfect. Seemed to run out of certain foods. Been before to brunch & were pleased. But not this time
  30. DB

    DanielB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food and great service The Mothers day brunch was outstanding. Our Server was very attentive and made it easy to get the layout of the buffet. Overall it was a 5 star brunch
  31. S

    Seymour

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    One of my favorites for brunch! I adore eggs Benedict & the Carmel rolls are great! Watermelon & other fruits were tasty. Pleasant, attentive server.
  32. j

    jims

    Charleston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    very disappointed, food on buffet some was "old" chicken and pasta DRY prime rib ok but only cooked well done. priced to high will not return for special occasion dining
  33. B

    Bebe

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Service was horrible. I've had much better service in the past. Food was good but a little expensive price for what you get for brunch.
  34. M

    Mark

    Des Moines

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    The reservation option and buffet style brunch was great for small kids to get immediate food and lots of options.
  35. DH

    DougH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was very nice to be able to make reservations & not have to worry about getting a table. We will do that again!
  36. T

    Taylor

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Gave more fries than fish when it was all you can eat. Only brought out 1 piece every 20-30 minutes
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Easter brunch for the family
  38. MG

    MichelleG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Granite City does not disappoint! We had a fantastic brunch and great service. Everything was above par when it came to all of the prepared "buffet style" foods. It doesn't taste like a buffet at all! Delicious as always!

    Granite City Food & Brewery - Cedar RapidsResponded on April 5, 2022MichelleG - Glad to hear it! We appreciate the review and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  39. N

    Nana

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went there for my husband’s birthday. Our server was excellent and very sweet! We had a wonderful experience and will definitely be back!

    Granite City Food & Brewery - Cedar RapidsResponded on April 1, 2022Nana - That's what we like to hear! Thanks for sharing.

  40. w

    winendine

    Orlando

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Daddy and Daughter Dinner. We had a blast

    Granite City Food & Brewery - Cedar RapidsResponded on April 1, 2022winendine - That's what we like to hear! Thanks for sharing.

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 3.9 stars by 224 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
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

  • 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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