LV Recommends: Quick bites in the Iowa City area

Nodo's downtown Iowa City location on Dubuque Street
Nodo’s downtown Iowa City location on Dubuque Street

The Iowa City area has many options that cater to your schedule without skimping on flavor or quality. Here are a few of our favorites!


600 N. Dodge St., Iowa City | 319-512-5028
5 S. Dubuque St., Iowa City | 319-359-1181

With competitive prices, Nodo has the upper hand of having a creative menu and being meticulously crafted. The selections range from wraps to burgers, and the downtown Iowa City location has prime outside seating when the weather permits. The original Northside spot still wins for being tucked away in an Ace Hardware, though. Who doesn’t love that?

Nodo in Iowa City

Mami’s Authentic
Mexican Food Service

221 S. Gilbert St., Iowa City

Open until 3 a.m. on weekends, Mami’s offers a diverse menu of Mexican staples. Their food is cheap, their staff makes it fast and they deliver.

Teddy’s Bigger Burgers

324 E. Washington St., Iowa City

This neon-lit joint sells delicious, fast-food style burgers with a twist: Hawaiian-style sauce and char from the flame grill give the burgers an addictive flavor and set them apart.

Oasis Falafel

206 N. Linn St., Iowa City

In addition to its vast menu of traditional Middle Eastern dishes, Oasis has perfectly crunchy falafel coupled with the best hummus in the area.

Their garnish bar features house-made sauces and fresh vegetable toppings, and their french fries are an outstandingly tender and fluffy accompaniment for any sandwich.

Sushi Kicchin

Old Capitol Mall
201 S. Clinton St. Iowa City

A fast, cheaper but still delicious approach to typically pricey Japanese cuisine, Sushi Kicchin’s menu includes traditional rolls like shrimp tempura and spicy tuna, as well as some creative and unconventional options. Order for take out, or snag one of the few seats at the restaurant’s counter.


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