As a fan of the Mom and Pop store, Goodwill and my Grandma's homemade Lemonade one may think I'm just a quaint country girl from lil town Georgia but I've gotta tell you, I can appreciate inexpensive taste and still have class. Midtown Family Restaurant blew me away with its combination. The attire and age of the consumers showed that everyone can sit down and enjoy a meal. Just off IA-27 at the second Iowa City exit (south of Cider Rapids) is this big building with hidden delight inside.
Why go you ask? Here you go:
*Friendly (but not badgering) staff- Warned us about speed cameras and chatted
*Yum- Delicious coleslaw, club sandwiches and their cheese cake looked like heaven.
*Cheap, Clean, and children friendly
*Nice interior- Red walls, paintings and comfy booths
* Nifty bathroom- really unique bathroom stalls and tiled floors (quite pretty)
*Although next to a Walmart, great view- If you ask for a seat in their back corner, you'll get a view of small personal planes taking off above a field covered in clouds, or at least that’s what I saw. You might just see some grass. Perception.
The point is, it rocked. You know its good and cheap when old people from all over the area come to eat, or at least that what it seems at Midtown Family Restaurant. Bruce Ball, the man on the business card, should keep up the good work. So if your near Iowa city or Cider Rapids, on your way through the state or just heading north, make Midtown Family Restaurant and must stop for munchin'.
~1069 Hwy 1 West, # (319)-351-9323~
Now its time for me to hit the hotel bed. I'm a sleepy tourist. Happy travels, Adelia