Granite City Food & Brewery

★★★★☆
  • 4755 1st Ave SE

    Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

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  • 319-395-7500

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I ate at Granite City the other week for lunch with my parents. It wasn't the first time I've eaten here and I've only eaten here a handful of times but I never know what to expect. It goes back and forth, the food is either great or there's something wrong with it. The same goes for the service, I've had an excellent server a couple times and other times my server could care less, which is why I'm only giving them three stars. I do think they have the potential to be better though. This particular time however, was only okay. We got the Spinach Artichoke Dip as an appetizer, which was pretty good. I can't remember what either of my parents got for their meal but I ordered the Buffalo Chicken Wrap. This was okay, nothing special and they got my order wrong. I wanted it with no tomatoes and ranch instead of blue cheese but I got it with tomatoes and blue cheese. My dining experiences haven't been too bad but they definitely could be better.

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★★★☆☆

I ate at Granite City the other week for lunch with my parents. It wasn't the first time I've eaten here and I've only eaten here a handful of times but I never know what to expect. It goes back and forth, the food is either great or there's something wrong with it. The same goes for the service, I've had an excellent server a couple times and other times my server could care less, which is why I'm only giving them three stars. I do think they have the potential to be better though. This particular time however, was only okay. We got the Spinach Artichoke Dip as an appetizer, which was pretty good. I can't remember what either of my parents got for their meal but I ordered the Buffalo Chicken Wrap. This was okay, nothing special and they got my order wrong. I wanted it with no tomatoes and ranch instead of blue cheese but I got it with tomatoes and blue cheese. My dining experiences haven't been too bad but they definitely could be better.

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I ordered French onion soup. It was so salty it may as well been brine. I asked if they could tell me how much sodium was in the soup. They had no idea: the 'cooks' did little more than heat up the pre-measured, pre-mixed soup. So they would have to contact 'headquarters' to find out.

I did like the atmosphere, but I really need to find someplace where they care enough about their clients to serve food that doesn't lead to long term health problems - and high sodium is a major culprit in high blood pressure.

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★★☆☆☆

I ordered French onion soup. It was so salty it may as well been brine. I asked if they could tell me how much sodium was in the soup. They had no idea: the 'cooks' did little more than heat up the pre-measured, pre-mixed soup. So they would have to contact 'headquarters' to find out.

I did like the atmosphere, but I really need to find someplace where they care enough about their clients to serve food that doesn't lead to long term health problems - and high sodium is a major culprit in high blood pressure.

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This is one of our favorite restaurants in town. The only problem is it can be tough to get in, but I guess that's a good sign.

It's one of the few (only?) places in town you can get a buffalo burger, though the patties are obviously frozen and are cooked too well-done. They're good, though. I also like their coleslaw.

PROS: Buffalo burgers!
CONS: Can be busy

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★★★★☆

This is one of our favorite restaurants in town. The only problem is it can be tough to get in, but I guess that's a good sign.

It's one of the few (only?) places in town you can get a buffalo burger, though the patties are obviously frozen and are cooked too well-done. They're good, though. I also like their coleslaw.

PROS: Buffalo burgers!
CONS: Can be busy

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I love Granite City and bless the day that they came to CR. The food is the best around and the beer is fantastico! The Northern Lights beer is my personal fave. Whenever I can afford it I always make time to take the trip. The waitresses are some of the best looking as well!

PROS: Everything
CONS: wait time (sometimes)

5
★★★★★

I love Granite City and bless the day that they came to CR. The food is the best around and the beer is fantastico! The Northern Lights beer is my personal fave. Whenever I can afford it I always make time to take the trip. The waitresses are some of the best looking as well!

PROS: Everything
CONS: wait time (sometimes)

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We always love going to this restaurant. The burgers are top-notch, and don't mess with the fries. Get their home-made chips instead. Best chips in town!

Also, a great place for a Sunday brunch.

Prices are reasonable, and selection is very good. I'm not a beer drinker, but I hear that the restaurant brews are good also.

PROS: Great food, good prices.
CONS: So much to choose from!

5
★★★★★

We always love going to this restaurant. The burgers are top-notch, and don't mess with the fries. Get their home-made chips instead. Best chips in town!

Also, a great place for a Sunday brunch.

Prices are reasonable, and selection is very good. I'm not a beer drinker, but I hear that the restaurant brews are good also.

PROS: Great food, good prices.
CONS: So much to choose from!

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This is one of my favorite places to eat in Cedar Rapids. The food is excellent, and the portions are huge! I can get 2 meals out of what I order. They have interesting specials, and the beer is great. You need to get there early, because there can be a wait, but is it worth it!

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★★★★★

This is one of my favorite places to eat in Cedar Rapids. The food is excellent, and the portions are huge! I can get 2 meals out of what I order. They have interesting specials, and the beer is great. You need to get there early, because there can be a wait, but is it worth it!

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The food here is amazing. The cost is pretty low for the quality, so no complaints there. I think the atmosphere is the best quality about this restaurant by far. It's colorful, vibrant, and you can view the brewery from your table! They also brew really good tasting beer in many different varities from bocks to pale ales. I really would reccomend trying their beer while you are there, because it's not every day you can taste beer brewed on site!

PROS: price, beer, atmosphere
CONS: wait time for a table

5
★★★★★

The food here is amazing. The cost is pretty low for the quality, so no complaints there. I think the atmosphere is the best quality about this restaurant by far. It's colorful, vibrant, and you can view the brewery from your table! They also brew really good tasting beer in many different varities from bocks to pale ales. I really would reccomend trying their beer while you are there, because it's not every day you can taste beer brewed on site!

PROS: price, beer, atmosphere
CONS: wait time for a table

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We have been there several times and gotten wonderful service when we go. The do well with the kids. The food is great. I enjoyed the drink I got there. The steaks are cooked to perfection when we went there. The servers are always very helpful in deciding what to have.

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★★★★★

We have been there several times and gotten wonderful service when we go. The do well with the kids. The food is great. I enjoyed the drink I got there. The steaks are cooked to perfection when we went there. The servers are always very helpful in deciding what to have.

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This is a really nice resteraunt/bar. They have excellent food and there drinks are very good for a small price. Also they have really nice waitresses, one by the name of Lyndsy and she is very helpful.

PROS: Excellent drinks and Food.
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This is a really nice resteraunt/bar. They have excellent food and there drinks are very good for a small price. Also they have really nice waitresses, one by the name of Lyndsy and she is very helpful.

PROS: Excellent drinks and Food.
CONS:

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