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“What a joke”
Review of Backpocket Brewery

Backpocket Brewery
Ranked #11 of 126 Restaurants in Coralville
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Pizza
Restaurant details
Reviewed 25 August 2013

Apparently the owners/managers have not had a great slice of pizza. Maybe a trip to Italy, Chicago or even the south side of Des Moines would clue them in on how to make pizza. They were out of the appetizer, two of the beers and one of the wines we tried to order. I've had better pizza from Casey's General Store. The manager never address the issues . Staff mingled behind the bar and chit chatted through our horrible meal. Don't wast your time or money!

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1  Thank Iowagirl66
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Reviewed 24 August 2013

We came here for lunch because we had heard good things about the beer. We were a little worried because the place was so dead, but it was a Monday afternoon and our waitress told us that it gets busier as the week goes on. Good thing because this place is awesome and we would hate to see it go. The beer is some of the best we've tried from Iowa and the waitress was very informative - - she knew a lot about the place and made some good recommendations (the Cane Blade and stout were our favorites). Went back again tonight and we were not disappointed. The service is great, the beer is flowing, and the food is delicious. This is our new favorite place in town.

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Reviewed 16 August 2013

We came for an early lunch, so not a busy time. Menu limited (there's a tiny kitchen), lots of appetizer choices, taco salad (what I had), pizza, chili, a soup of the day. Food was well prepared and tasty, but the big draw is the made-on-site beer. A nearby table had the sampler array, which looked interesting; our group had beer and root beer for the nondrinkers. You can look into the brewery area from the restaurant, and they have scheduled times when you can visit the brewery (alas, not when we happened to be there). A big patio area for outdoor dining/drinking.

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Thank Solotravel-lover
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Reviewed 16 August 2013

I like the beer here. I like the pizza. But the service is appalling. There's always something horribly awry. Pizza takes over an hour. Your waiter can't be found to give you your check. The only way to make sure your get your order is to get it from the bar, and when I was there today, they told me I couldn't order pizza from the bar. Get it together.

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Thank Molly W
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Reviewed 26 July 2013

New place to be! Big new building with huge outdoor dining area. Beer was great tasting, pizza crust thin and crispy.

Thank randygi
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