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Diners' Choice: Good for groups restaurants in Iowa

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are great for groups in Iowa? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of CRAVE - Sioux City restaurant
4.7
4.7 (723)
$31 to $50
American
Sioux City
About the restaurant
CRAVE American Kitchen & Sushi Bar was built out of a passion to create a dining experience unlike any other. We combine quality-sourced ingredients, chic ambiance, outstanding service, and diverse menu choices to create an unforgettable dining experience. The energy of the restaurant is all encompassing – the buzz of guests and staff, the warm and open design, the modern sushi bar, the fresh spin on American cuisine, and the sense of discovery around every corner. A CRAVE guest will leave knowing they experienced just the right mix of great food, entertainment, and service in what can only be defined as The CRAVE Experience.
Top review
LoriN
Dined 3 days ago
We had great service and a very good meal. The restaurant feels very open and has great views of the river.
A photo of Twisted Tail Steakhouse & Saloon restaurant
4.7
4.7 (239)
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Logan
About the restaurant
The Twisted Tail Steakhouse & Saloon is OPEN 7 Days A Week! Open at 11 a.m. EVERY DAY EXCEPT Tuesdays we open at 4 p.m. Awesome Food Cold Drinks Great Atmosphere Lots of Entertainment
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jeansvip
Dined on May 11, 2024
Great place top to bottom!! Great food, ambiance, service, it’s just terrific! I wish we didn’t live over an hour away but worth the trek.
A photo of Fresko restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1113)
$30 and under
Farm-to-table
Des Moines
About the restaurant
“Fresko” meaning “fresh” inspires our creation of seasonal menus made from locally sourced ingredients. Fresko makes natural food from the bounty of Iowa farms whenever possible. The culinary team prepares product from start to finish applying natural time honored techniques with care at every step. This enriches the flavorful and nutritious product we serve and benefits our community. Fresko believes we are what we eat and eating well means living well.

Fresko features a splendid assortment of original cocktails with a deep spirits menu and a beer program with sixteen beers on tap in addition to bottles and cans. Fresko's wine menu focuses on quality selections at a great value to our guests.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 13, 2024
Delicious food, great atmosphere and a delightful server (Thanks Candace!)
A photo of The Waterfront Grille - Okoboji restaurant
4.6
4.6 (168)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Cedar Falls / Waterloo
About the restaurant
The Waterfront Grille is a restaurant on the shores of Lake Okoboji with indoor/outdoor seating boasting stunning lake views. Just steps away from Bridges Bay Resort, Waterfront Grille offers steak, seafood, pasta, pizza, burgers, specialty crepes, entrée salads, appetizers, and more! You will also find an extensive Gluten-Free menu available upon request. We look forward to serving you!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 12, 2024
Excellent food, beautiful view, great service! Love the new menu items
A photo of Blue Sushi Sake Grill - Des Moines restaurant
4.6
4.6 (174)
$30 and under
Sushi
Des Moines
About the restaurant
Blue Sushi Sake Grill unites creative ingredients with energetic vibes, premium cold sake with happy moments to give you a fresh and fun new way to experience sushi. Our sushi and grill menus allow you to explore your sushi favorites in new and unexpected ways. We like to say that sushi is for sharing, and our menu encourages it. Order a spread of all your maki, nigiri and sashimi favs from the sushi bar, and throw in a few orders of starters from the grill. We'll stagger your plates so you can savor it all bite-by-bite, and maximize the sushi experience you've been craving all week. If you're not sure where to start, tour the menu during Happy Hour, where all our guest favorites — from our sushi, grill and drink menus — are available at an amazing value. We offer Happy Hour every day of the week at Blue Sushi Sake Grill!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined today
Went here for date night after the storms rolled through. We heard about this place from a friend. Great environment and awesome atmosphere! It was our first time here. Wait staff was very attentive and on it even when it seemed they were training new staff. Food was delicious and presentation looked great! Highly recommend stopping here if you're in the Des Moines area!
A photo of Vinny Vanucchi's 'Little Italy' - Dubuque restaurant
4.5
4.5 (733)
$30 and under
Italian
Dubuque
About the restaurant
The new Vinny Vanucchi’s ‘Little Italy’ location in Dubuque, Iowa, embodies every thing loved about our original Vinny’s location in Galena, Illinois. Serving the same Italian favorites including Nana Lu’s Meat Lasagna, Auntie Gracie's Sausage Ragu, and Dee Dee's Tortellini Carbonara, meals are complete with piping hot Garlic Bread, and Salad tossed with Vinny’s Italian House Vinaigrette Dressing. From eclectic artifacts and family portraits to rich wood floors and checkered tablecloths, we’ll transport you and your family to the Old Country. The moment you step into Vinny’s Dubuque, you'll swear Nana Lu is hard at work in our kitchen. You'll smell the slow-cooking marinara sauce and feel like part of the familia. • Family Recipes Passed Down 5 Generations • Pasta Bowls and Baked & Stuffed Pastas • Chicken and Veal Specialties • Vinny’s Thin Crust Pizza • Extensive Wine List • Import & Domestic Brews
Top review
CLeeB
Dined 2 days ago
Outstanding service for our group in a fun and beautiful space. Our server was very attentive to the various questions and requests of our group and we were well taken care of. Thank you Vinnys!
A photo of Bravo Italian Kitchen - Jordan Creek restaurant
4.5
4.5 (829)
$30 and under
Italian
West Des Moines
About the restaurant
Bravo Jordan Creek is an upscale-casual Italian restaurant right in Des Moines serving authentic pasta dishes, signature entrées, piping hot pizza, and delicious wine & cocktails amid Roman-ruin décor. Our family-friendly atmosphere is as inviting as our welcoming staff and we look forward to your visit at Bravo Jordan Creek located in Des Moines, IA - make your reservation or place an online order today!
Top review
Sweetthing1
Dined on May 12, 2024
Great service, great food and great Mother’s Day. Love this restaurant.
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A photo of Table 32 restaurant
4.5
4.5 (498)
$30 and under
American
Sioux City
About the restaurant
We have worked diligently to develop a unique atmosphere here at Table 32. Not just with our décor and physical structure of the amazing vintage backdrop of the old Creamery building dating back to the early 1900’s. We have also put our minds together to develop our food and drink menus as well as focusing on the “craft” of the recipes themselves. We are focused on real ingredients and hand crafting them into something truly delicious. Then it comes down to providing you, our guest, a fun and relaxing dining experience without all the expectations of fine dining. We are working with our staff to develop a culture that promotes great people, great fun and amazing food and drink.
Top review
TimandTina
Dined 2 days ago
Always awesome food! Steak, duck & lamb were excellent!
A photo of Destination Grille restaurant
4.5
4.5 (333)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Grimes
About the restaurant
Welcome to Destination Grille. A contemporary, upscale yet casual restaurant that reminds us of travels and destinations around the globe. We are an experience like non-other!

Please join us Monday through Saturday from 11am-9pm and Sundays 11am-8pm.

Don't forget to join us for a night cap Fridays and Saturdays, our bars remain open until 11pm on both levels!

We have a lot of options with a fabulous ambience on each level, but it can be overwhelming your first time, please call if you have any questions!

Top review
JeffS
Dined 3 days ago
Cool place to meet friends for dinner! Food, service and ambience was excellent!
A photo of Tupelo Honey - Des Moines restaurant
3.9
3.9 (642)
$30 and under
Contemporary Southern
Des Moines
About the restaurant
Tupelo Honey is a revival of Southern food and traditions rooted in the Carolina Mountains we call home. We craft brunches, lunches and suppers that bring family and friends around the table and allow for conversations and cocktails to linger longer than usual. Please arrive on time with all members in your party present. We will cancel reservations 15 minutes after the scheduled time. The combining of separate reservations will not be honored. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Great choice for our monthly dinner club. We had a party of 7 (6 adults and a 2 yo). Servers were friendly and attentive. Dinner choices ranged from salads to shrimp (spicy) and rice. Very good meals with plenty of food. We will definitely visit again.
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