When I first planned for the release of Iowa Supper Clubs, it included a lot more eating in restaurants and a lot more in-person events. Throw in a global pandemic and restaurant culture is looking quite a bit different these days.
But there are still plenty of ways you can support Iowa supper clubs.
From carry-out options to creative parking lot dining rooms, Iowa’s supper clubs are changing with the times to keep bringing regulars their favorites. To help you plan your own supper club adventure, I’ve compiled a complete list of the restaurants featured in Iowa Supper Clubs and how you can best support them.
Please Note: This post will be updated on a weekly basis, but you should always confirm hours and open status with a restaurant directly before visiting.
Located in Le Mars, Iowa, Archie’s Waeside is a James Beard Award-winning supper club that’s worth a visit. With a classic relish tray and wood-paneled bar serving old-school cocktails, Archie’s is the real deal.
Things to Know
Currently Archie’s Waeside is asking diners to use their online waitlist to minimize crowding within their space. If you’re planning to dine in, you can sign up via their website.
Wednesday & Thursday: 5 – 8:30 pm
Friday: 5 – 9:30 pm
Saturday: 4:30 – 9:30 pm
Archie’s Waeside, 224 4th Avenue NE in Le Mars, Iowa
Breitbach’s Country Dining
As one of the oldest bars and restaurants in the state, Breitbach’s Country Dining has had plenty of time to perfect its fan favorites. From supper club classics to buffet-style staples, there’s lots to enjoy at this scenic spot in eastern Iowa.
Friday & Saturday: 11 am – 8:30 pm
Sunday: 11 am – 7 pm
Breitbach’s Country Dining, 563 Balltown Road in Balltown, Iowa
Ced-Rel Supper Club
Ced-Rel Supper Club is a Cedar Rapids classic with a relish tray that’s the stuff of supper club legend. House in a former gas station, the Ced-Rel has a storied history as a speakeasy and gambling hall with more than one brush with the law over the years.
Tuesday – Saturday: 5 – 9 pm
Ced-Rel Supper Club, 11909 16th Avenue Southwest in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
If there’s a supper club that will make you feel like you’ve stepped onto the set of Cheers, it’s Jesse’s Embers. This Des Moines institution serves classic entrees alongside strong cocktails and after-dinner ice cream drinks.
Things to Know
While Jesse’s Embers is offering carry-out food, they also have outdoor seating in the restaurant parking lot for guests wishing to dine “in.”
Wednesday – Saturday: 4 – 8 pm
Jesse’s Embers, 3301 Ingersoll Avenue in Des Moines, Iowa
Lighthouse Inn Supper Club
Located along the Lincoln Highway just east of Cedar Rapids, the Lighthouse Inn Supper Club has been a favorite of local (and mobsters alike) for almost a century.
Things to Know
The Lighthouse Inn is currently offering both dine-in and carry-out options. Carry-out orders can be placed any time after noon for pick-up after the restaurant opens for the evening.
Tuesday: 5 – 8 pm
Wednesday & Thursday: 5 – 9 pm
Friday & Saturday: 5 – 10 pm
Lighthouse Inn Supper Club, 6905 Mount Vernon Road SE in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Maxie’s Restaurant and Lounge
Named as the home of the best onion rings in Des Moines, Maxie’s Restaurant and Lounge is not to be missed. This classic eatery offers an expansive menu with items like the Maxie Burger that have been fan favorites for decades.
Things to Know
Maxie’s is currently open for dine-in at a 50% capacity with a limited menu.
Monday – Saturday: 11 am – 8 pm
Maxie’s Restaurant & Lounge, 1311 Grand Avenue in West Des Moines, Iowa
Moracco Supper Club
Nestled high in the bluffs overlooking Dubuque, the Moracco Supper Club has been a destination for locals and travelers alike for decades. With delectable appetizers, a wide range of entrees and signature ice cream drinks, you’re sure to find something to make your evening at the Moracco special.
Monday – Saturday: 4 – 10 pm
Moracco Supper Club, 1413 Rockdale Road in Dubuque, Iowa
A meal from Northwestern Steakhouse truly is bucket list worthy! At more than 100 years old, this Greek steakhouse has perfected its menu to include mouthwatering favorites like perfectly seasoned steaks and Greek spaghetti.
Monday – Saturday: 4 – 9 pm
Northwestern Steakhouse, 304 16th street nw in Mason City, Iowa
High on a hill overlooking the White Pole Road, the Redwood Steakhouse is the perfect roadside reprieve. With a hefty relish tray—which includes a cheese spread that’s recipe is a guarded family secret—and lengthy menu, you’re sure to leave the Redwood with a full stomach (and maybe even a doggie bag).
Monday – Sunday: 5 – 10 pm
Redwood Steakhouse, 1807 White Pole Road in Anita, Iowa
Signature’s Supper Club
Signature’s Supper Club is a Northwood, Iowa staple known for its homey atmosphere and generous portions.
Thursday – Saturday: 5 – 9 pm
Sunday: 7 am – 1 pm
Signature’s Supper Club, 728 Central Avenue in Northwood, Iowa
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I would love to hear from you! How are you supporting Iowa supper clubs and your favorite restaurants during this time?