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Atlas World Grill

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127 Iowa Ave, Iowa City, IA 52240-3905
+1 319-341-7700
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Burlington, Vermont
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250 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Background:On a Vermont to Mid West drive, we decided to stop over in Iowa City, Iowa. One of our daughter's professors recommended we eat at the Atlas World Grill and try the tomato bisque (soup). We're glad we did. Verdict: All of the food ranged from very good to world class, particularly the tomato bisque; it was creamy, with a... More 

Thank GlobalVillage
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was wonderful. The seating is great, we sat downstairs and it had great dim mood lighting which made for an intimate dinner. I had some food restrictions and they were very accommodating. We will certainly return.

Thank Hannah H
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112 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a delicious meal. Black bean hummus was good, steak and chicken were good as well. The price and the ambience just don't match up though. If I am going to pay this much, I would prefer a nicer atmosphere.

Thank Teresa M
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are any number of really good restaurants in Iowa City, but Atlas really holds its own with the best. They have an eclectic and well thought out menu, but avoid the pitfall of being fussy and unapproachable. This visit we had the mixed greens salad, the usual suspects, walnuts, apples, feta, but combined with a unique dressing that really... More 

Thank rick p
Raleigh, North Carolina
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I've lived in Iowa City for three years and have walked by Atlas countless times, but never went because of the price. I finally went when my family was in town, and I was blown away. It is usually very crowded, but the staff was attentive and the food came out quickly. We all loved our food and the variety... More 

Thank calmango13
Wapello, Iowa
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Atmosphere was quiet and setting. This allowed my family to socialize and talk and we were not rushed for our table. The food was amazing as were had fries with cheese, buffalo wrap, and house desert. I also sampled the Moscow Mules and it was mixed perfectly. It was all good. The only downer was our waitress who could not... More 

Thank jason m
Iowa City
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91 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

This is my go to restaurant in Iowa City. I eat here several times a month and the food is always excellent. The service is friendly and efficient. The ambiance is warm and welcoming. I usually get the special, but the relatively small selection regular menu does have a good variety of offerings and they are consistently good.

Thank jross10
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I came here on a business dinner and found the food to be delicious. I would characterize this restaurant as slightly upscale dining. There is a range from really nice pub food to finer European dishes. I ordered the shrimp appetizer - so good I wanted to lick the plate. The Wisconsin beer cheese soup was some of the best... More 

Thank radscats
Jack P, Owner at Atlas World Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words. So glad you enjoyed your dinner with us. More 

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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

My family had made reservations a few weeks in advance, asking for a booth. When we arrived, they stuck us at a table in front / middle of chaos. My aunt mentioned she had reserved a booth and the girl who sat us did not care! She was quite rude. So my aunt (who is a regular there and always... More 

Thank 8439JG
Iowa City, Iowa
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This is a favorite spot of mine and a great place to celebrate birthdays! Join their club and receive a free meal in your birthday month. Greek salad with salmon is my all-time favorite.

Thank Trudy P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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: 127 Iowa Ave, Iowa City, IA 52240-3905
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: +1 319-341-7700

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?