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1006 Melrose Ave, Iowa City, IA 52246-1925
+1 319-887-5564
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“jambalaya” (7 reviews)
“burgers” (23 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00 Hours
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
1006 Melrose Ave, Iowa City, IA 52246-1925
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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

We tried Stella's when visiting my daughter in Iowa City. We made reservations so we got our table right away. Outdoor seating is pleasant. Our waitress was excellent. Checked on us frequently without being too much in our faces. The food is excellent. I had...More

Thank mexchi
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Went for a late lunch on a Sunday afternoon with the family. Great menu, a lot of exciting options, actually too many for me to decide. Had the Fish and Chips special and it was a lot of food. The fries are wonderful, the fish...More

Thank F Austin J
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Where do I begin? This restaurant is my new favorite place to eat when in Iowa City. First, there's a parking lot so parking is easy. Also...the food is delicious, the ambience is perfect (especially outside), and it's affordable. Almost everything we ate was terrific...and...More

Thank Firefly482
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Hungry for a good gourmet burger? This is the place to go! Very extensive,6 tasty burger menu. Not a fan of beef? They have bean burgers too. 2 additional associated restaurants in Iowa City.

Thank jmw0313
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Very poor management, food average at best, unfriendly staff, not willing to please the customer, very disappointed and will never return

1  Thank 32bmt
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Food and atmosphere and help are second to none. Great place to stop. Only down side is crummy parking and there is likely to be a wait at rush times, dinner and lunch. However, if you can go there outside of those time, you'll likely...More

1  Thank travelingtaster123
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We ate here with a group before a basketball game. There is a decent menu of domestic and local beers. They have several choices of burgers and chicken sandwiches all named after Iowa counties or towns. Not a very big place but plenty of TVs...More

Thank AMBCCB2002
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

We arrived at roughly 5:30 and already busy with a 20 minute wait. No problem since I know everyone likes good inexpensive burgers!! Monday night special is all burgers, beef or black bean, $6.99 with fries. Great deal! Wide variety of burgers and sandwiches. Owner...More

1  Thank cheesecake2015
Reviewed 21 January 2017

A friend of mine who went to grad school here took me here of a visit back to the city. We went after the open house of the new Children's hospital and it was super busy. We had a to wait a little while for...More

Thank Cassie W
Reviewed 14 November 2016

We ate at Stella during UI family weekend, so it was busy but worth the wait! We had burgers, fries, chili cheese fries, philly cheesesteak, & pizza. Everything was fresh, hot, & delicious! Our waiter was awesome - on top of our orders and drink...More

Thank Tina B
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Jena D
21 February 2017|
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Response from cheesecake2015 | Reviewed this property |
southwest of kinnick. actually in university heights. great stopping place before football games I was told.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1006 Melrose Ave, Iowa City, IA 52246-1925
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: +1 319-887-5564
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