If you're in the mood for a good burger and/or want something other than a fast-food/chain restaurant offering, check out Iowa City. The three establishments mentioned below kick burgers up a notch.
Bo-James Food & Drink Emporium - 118 E. Washington St. Iowa City. Located in the heart of downtown Iowa City, they're known for their $5 burger baskets and $3 "Big A** Beers." Casual Restaurant/bar atmosphere. Under $10 per entree. PH: 319-337-4703.
Hamburg Inn - 214 North Linn Street, Iowa City. Voted "Best Burger" and "Best Breakfast" this iconic eatery is known not only for the great comfort food, but as a "Meet the People" stop for politicians. Pictures of Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and a number of other prominent office holders grace the walls. Under $10 per entree.
Shorts Burger and Shine - 18 S Clinton St, Iowa City. Offering a variety of gourmet burgers and featuring hand cut fries, they get their 100% corn-fed black angus beef from a farm just down the road in Columbus Junction. Their black bean burgers are also popular. Under $10 per entree. Full Bar. PH: 319-337-4678.
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