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Walker Homestead Farm & Winery, Iowa City, IA

Walker Homestead Farm & Winery

4.9
4.9
41 Reviews
$31 to $50
Farm-to-table
In pursuit of an agricultural educational experience for students of all ages, we provide a small venue fit for special life celebrations and everyday blessings. We are situated on an 85-acre farm, producing a variety of foods and wines, raising animals and honey, and growing herbs and flowers using techniques that protect the environment and help foster the development of healthy living.

Walker Homestead Farm & Winery serves plates at their peak, products that are perfectly ripe and prepared with simplicity in mind. We feature monthly farm dinners, classes and weekly opportunities to partake in what has been gleaned just prior. Please join us for a truly unique agricultural experience.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Winery

  • Hours of operation

    Bar Thu 6:00 pm–6:15 pm

  • Phone number

    (319) 351-4791

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chris Grebner

  • Private party facilities

    We provide a small venue fit for special life celebrations and everyday blessings. Offering weekday and weekend rates, we are able to accommodate up to 250 guests in our unique indoor/outdoor venue. Please inquire and let us help you celebrate!

  • Neighborhood

    Iowa City

  • Cross street

    IWV (Melrose Ave) & James Ave

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Beer, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Final Harvest Farmer's Table

    $75.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Oct 19 - Oct 20, 2022
    This monthly event is a seasonal dinner series featuring products that are available in the moment. Many of these items are specific projects of the farm and kitchen, so the flavors and experience are unique to each dinner. Seating is limited. Wine by the bottle and glass, craft beer by the glass, and non-alcoholic beverages are available for purchase during the dinner. $15 corkage fee for beverages brought in. * Menu is prix fixe. We kindly ask no substitutions. ** Please make us aware of any allergies or dietary restrictions.

What 41 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.9
4.9 based on all time ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  1. J

    Jill

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic Garden Tour with wine and bites! Our guides were informative and interactive. The wine pairings and food bites were delicious. Such a unique experience.
  2. MR

    MindyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a wonderful dinner. There were five courses, each one delicious and unique. The atmosphere at Walker Homestead is outstanding. I highly recommend these dinners.
  3. f

    freckles

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Field to table with seasonal plant based foods are awesome.
  4. AM

    AshleyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great space. It was a rainy day but there was enough overhead cover to accommodate everyone! I do wish the lines to order food would go quicker/have maybe two ordering stations but other than that, everything was perfect. Great food, atmosphere, staff, etc. we will definitely be back! I also highly recommend the wine flight where you get to try 7 wines for $20 and they come in “shooter” type bottles to pour.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2021

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    Incredible environment and wine, the pizza had a very bitter taste and we didn’t finish it. Would still go back and revisit
  6. BM

    BrennanM

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Literally, the best food we have had in the area! Who know vegetables could be like this! See you next month for sure!
  7. JS

    JaclynnS

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a cute place for a Sunday pizza and walk around the vineyard. We even got to pet some goats!!
  8. m

    marym

    Des Moines

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2021

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    Great food, loved the chicken, and ribs, but they forgot our pizza order and we waited and waited and then had to reorder. Loved the chickens, turkeys, sheep and goats. Lots of things to do for young children.
  9. CC

    CharlesC

    Des Moines

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous. Everything and everyone was outstanding: the setting (see picture), the food, the service, the chef (who told us about the food throughout the evening), the owner, etcetera.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and location
  11. TT

    TimT

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Great atmosphere and amazing food at reasonable prices.
  12. E

    Emily

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Such a beautiful place to go and just an overall experience in general. There’s things to do around the farm but close by and it was such a relaxing atmosphere!
  13. M

    Mary

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our son recommended going and we loved it. So serene and peaceful. An absolutely perfect temperature and lovely views over the grape vines and sunflowers. When we ordered we thought it would be a wait and we’re surprised how quickly our foods came. The eggplant was delicious and looked beautiful and the pizza was delicious as well. We could sit without feeling rushed and enjoyed it so much. The servers were so nice and we definitely said we would go back again.
  14. JS

    JoannaS

    Des Moines

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Love this place, but sometimes they undercook their food. My lovely tomatillo pizza was really underdone. Took it home to finish cooking it. Happened with a frittata too on our first visit too. Great service, wonderful ambiance.
  15. A

    Adri

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my 1st time going to Walker Homestead and by far this is the best Winery that I have gone to.. I loved everything about it.. I highly recommend it. The service was very good and they were all very friendly. I just wished they would be open on Saturdays too..
  16. AR

    AnnR

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the first time we were at Walker Homestead for the Farmers Table, a summer’s bounty tasting menu. Each course was delicious and we also enjoyed the accompanying wines. The wines are all made by Walker Homestead and are quite good contrary to what you may have experienced before in Iowa wines. The barn was initially closed up and comfortably air conditioned. After the main courses, Kristy opened the doors and let the fresh air in and we all enjoyed the stunning sunset. Love the food, love the setting, love this place!
  17. JF

    JulieF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Walker Homestead is a must do! It is a wonderful experience with a beautiful setting, wonderful food and outstanding customer service. We love spending time with family and friends in this special place!
  18. K

    Katie

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Walker Homestead is amazing. We were there for the One Iowa Gala. What an awesome cause.
  19. SG

    SandraG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    wonderful environment, friendly and lovely afternoon at the farm!
  20. T

    dianeT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect ambiance, most helpful staff, and very delicious food and wine. The walk through the vineyard and sunflower field made my day. I added the great friends to share it with. Thank you.
  21. MH

    MelanieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always Amazing Food, Friendly Service and Beautiful Scenery!
  22. N

    Nurilla

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful view of the vineyard! Great for family, kids love the experience of feeding chickens & playing yard games. Food's great! Overall, wonderful experience for the whole family :)
  23. DF

    DebF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful scenery, friendly staff, excellent food, great music, and a nice wine variety. We will return frequently!
  24. GS

    GregS

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sunsets are stunning. Beautiful grounds to stroll around on. Hostess went above and beyond to welcome us, make sure that we were attended to. Very romantic evening - we will surely be back...
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Walker Homestead for a family gathering and were so delighted! The setting and ambience are absolutely bucolic with gorgeous vistas of the Iowa countryside. The buildings and grounds/gardens are beautiful, clean, and well-tended. Every one of the staff were friendly, polite and efficient. The food is fresh, creative and delicious and was enjoyed by our entire group - party of 9 - ages 8 to 92! Check it out on a Sunday afternoon for a uniquely wonderful experience just outside the city limits of Iowa City. You won’t be disappointed!
  26. K

    Kensie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! Highly recommend coming, trying a pizza, & sipping a wine flight.
  27. a

    alicat

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First impressions: Walker Homestead was the perfect place to celebrate Father’s Day- gorgeous landscape and gardens, incredibly delicious food and drinks, and the animals were fun to watch. Great place for kids or a romantic date. We will be back again soon!
  28. G

    George

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2021

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Pizza and drinks were good, but service could be better. Food came out at different times (instead of all at once) and we waited an absurdly long time for the frittata. The view and location are excellent and are alone worth the visit!
  29. KC

    KerryC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’m still buzzing after our night out at Walker Homestead! The Evening on the Farm event was the perfect experience for a date night. The food and service was spectacular. We can’t wait to go back.
  30. AB

    AmyB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, amazing service, and amazing environment!!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a beautiful night, enjoyed the sunset, animals and delicious food.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oh, I love this place! So, beautiful! Everyone was so sweet and courteous. Wish they were open one extra day!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Homestead was the absolute perfect place to go and celebrate graduation from the university. From the food to the wine, all the homestead had to offer made the night one of a kind.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing food amazing place!
  35. C

    Colleen

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful views! Staff were friendly and very helpful. Music was amazing. We will be back!
  36. AM

    AMANDAH

    Des Moines

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The ambience was lovely. I wish that more non alcoholic beverage options had been available for a better price or maybe some incentives for the designated drivers, especially because the venue is out of town. I am so glad I packed vitamin water. It is ok to charge $3 for iced tea, but offer ice in the glass, a lemon wedge, and perhaps some mint to class it up. I was grateful that water was provided. The food was delicious, healthy, and fresh. This farm is a gem :)
  37. R

    Renee

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful experience in a lovely country setting. Thank you for the unique dining experience and the intimate and personal touches. Food and wine pairings were outstanding!
  38. K

    Katie

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Walker homestead always exceeds expectations. The food was delicious and there was ample wine to sample. Excited to be back at this amazing place.
  39. E

    Elle

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely love Walker Homestead. It's our go-to spot when we have guests in town. The food is always amazing and the views / ambiance cannot be beat!
  40. TV

    TVHills

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All the buffet offerings were delicious! Wines were fabulous too. Our favorite was Sweet Pea!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Walker Homestead Farm & Winery offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (319) 351-4791.

Walker Homestead Farm & Winery is rated 4.9 stars by 41 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Experiences are available.
Google Map for Walker Homestead Farm & Winery

3867 James Ave SW, Iowa City, IA 52246-8526

Additional information

  • Cross street

    IWV (Melrose Ave) & James Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Iowa City

  • Hours of operation

    Bar Thu 6:00 pm–6:15 pm

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Winery

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chris Grebner

  • Additional

    Beer, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (319) 351-4791

  • Private party facilities

    We provide a small venue fit for special life celebrations and everyday blessings. Offering weekday and weekend rates, we are able to accommodate up to 250 guests in our unique indoor/outdoor venue. Please inquire and let us help you celebrate!

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