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Atlas World Grill

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££ - £££
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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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55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Everyone hyped up this place for me, especially when they talked about their "famous" Buffalo chicken burritos. Fine, it's a cool concept but definitely not worth it. The other food was alright but nothing special.

Thank Youssef S
Solon, Iowa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have always enjoyed this restaurant, best Mac-n-Cheese, you have to try, along with the Tuna Wontons

Thank rphagarty
Iowa City, Iowa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently took 2 international visitors to Atlas and it was a good experience for all of us as we had a variety of burritos and crème brulee and chocolate cake. The service was very good and the food tasty. The international guests especially enjoyed the desets.

Thank KitIowaCity_Iowa
Burlington, Vermont
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249 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

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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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

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
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 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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59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 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 18 December 2016 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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93 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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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
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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?