How to Support Iowa Supper Clubs During COVID-19

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.

Archie’s Waeside

Steak and shrimp at Archie's Waeside in Le Mars, Iowa

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.

Current Hours

Wednesday & Thursday: 5 – 8:30 pm
Friday: 5 – 9:30 pm
Saturday: 4:30 – 9:30 pm

DINE-IN
CARRY-OUT
Archie’s Waeside, 224 4th Avenue NE in Le Mars, Iowa

Breitbach’s Country Dining

Grilled pork chop and vegetables at Breitbach's Country Dining in Balltown, Iowa

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.

Current Hours

Friday & Saturday: 11 am – 8:30 pm
Sunday: 11 am – 7 pm

DINE-IN
CARRY-OUT
Breitbach’s Country Dining, 563 Balltown Road in Balltown, Iowa

Ced-Rel Supper Club

Neon sign outside of the Ced-Rel Supper Club in Cedar Rapids

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.

Current Hours

Tuesday – Saturday: 5 – 9 pm

DINE-IN
CARRY-OUT
Ced-Rel Supper Club, 11909 16th Avenue Southwest in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Jesse’s Embers

Barbecue ribs with potatoes at Jesse's Embers in Des Moines

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.”

Current Hours

Wednesday – Saturday: 4 – 8 pm

DINE-IN: OUTDOOR SEATING
CARRY-OUT
Jesse’s Embers, 3301 Ingersoll Avenue in Des Moines, Iowa

Lighthouse Inn Supper Club

Prime rib with a twice baked potato at the Lighthouse Supper Club in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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.

Current Hours

Tuesday: 5 – 8 pm
Wednesday & Thursday: 5 – 9 pm
Friday & Saturday: 5 – 10 pm

DINE-IN
CARRY-OUT
Lighthouse Inn Supper Club, 6905 Mount Vernon Road SE in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Maxie’s Restaurant and Lounge

Steak and onion rings at Maxie's Restaurant and Lounge in Des Moines, Iowa

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.

Current Hours

Monday – Saturday: 11 am – 8 pm

DINE-IN
CARRY-OUT
Maxie’s Restaurant & Lounge, 1311 Grand Avenue in West Des Moines, Iowa

Moracco Supper Club

Steak at the Moracco Supper Club in Dubuque, Iowa

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.

Current Hours

Monday – Saturday: 4 – 10 pm

DINE-IN
CARRY-OUT
Moracco Supper Club, 1413 Rockdale Road in Dubuque, Iowa

Northwestern Steakhouse

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.

Current Hours

Monday – Saturday: 4 – 9 pm

DINE-IN
CARRY-OUT
Northwestern Steakhouse, 304 16th street nw in Mason City, Iowa

Redwood Steakhouse

Relish tray with vegetables, cheese spread, smoked fish and more at the Redwood Steakhouse in Anita, 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).

Current Hours

Monday – Sunday: 5 – 10 pm

DINE-IN
CARRY-OUT
Redwood Steakhouse, 1807 White Pole Road in Anita, Iowa

Signature’s Supper Club

Steal and loaded potatoes at Signature's Supper Club in Northwood, Iowa

Signature’s Supper Club is a Northwood, Iowa staple known for its homey atmosphere and generous portions.

Current Hours

Thursday – Saturday: 5 – 9 pm
Sunday: 7 am – 1 pm

DINE-IN
CARRY-OUT
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?

Local restaurants need your support now more than ever! If you're looking for a way to safely support Iowa supper clubs during the COVID-19 pandemic, this post includes a complete list of supper clubs, their current hours and up-to-date practices to keep their staff and diners safe. #Iowa #SupperClub #Steakhouse

Local restaurants need your support now more than ever! If you're looking for a way to safely support Iowa supper clubs during the COVID-19 pandemic, this post includes a complete list of supper clubs, their current hours and up-to-date practices to keep their staff and diners safe. #Iowa #SupperClub #Steakhouse

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Comments (1)

What a nice way to share and it is great to have this list for when I travel to Iowa!

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