Between the pandemic and the derecho, it's been a tough road for Eastern Iowa restaurants this past year and a half. That's why we've been so excited to see so many new places opening up!

Over the course of the last 11 months, the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City areas have seen the addition of plenty of new restaurants, as well as restaurants that have reopened, relocated, or opened new locations. We did our best to come up with as many of these restaurants (no bakeries, coffee shops, or ice cream shops) as we could, and compile them into one list. If you see one we're missing, let us know and we'll add them to the list!

Eastern Iowa Restaurants That Opened/Reopened/Relocated in 2021

LOTS of new restaurants opened here in Eastern Iowa in 2021! Here are a list of them, plus restaurants that reopened or relocated.

Opened:

Alebrije Mexican Restaurant

  • 401 S Linn St, Iowa City
  • Opened November 2021

Birria Tacos

  • 4444 1st Ave NE, Cedar Rapids
  • Opened September 2021

The Bohemian

  • 1029 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids
  • Opened March 2021

The Breakfast Bar

  • 1950 Blairs Ferry Road, Hiawatha
  • Opened June 2021

The Brass Fountain

  • 122 E Main St, Solon
  • Opened July 2021

Chilangos Mexican Restaurant

  • 515 Williams Blvd in Fairfax
  • Opened November 2021

Chop House Downtown

  • 411 1st St SE, Cedar Rapids
  • Opened September 2021

Cliff's Dive Bar & Grill

  • 227 2nd St. SE in Cedar Rapids
  • Opened November 2021

Cruz's Café

  • 568 Boyson Road NE, Cedar Rapids
  • Opened November 2021

The Double Z Bar & Grill

  • 629 Ellis Blvd NW, Cedar Rapids
  • Opened in the former Blue42 Sports Bar & Grill in August 2021

Eva's Mexican Restaurant

  • 835 7th Ave, Marion
  • Opened September 2021

Foundry Food + Tap

  • 3266 Crosspark Road in Coralville
  • Opened November 2021

Frydae

  • 743 10th Street, Marion
  • Opened June 2021

the hip-stir

  • 1120 7th Ave, Marion
  • Opened November 2021

The Hype Bar & Grill

  • 1810 6th St SW, Cedar Rapids
  • Opened May 2021

Izumi Sushi & Hibachi

  • 221 2nd Ave SE in Cedar Rapids
  • Opened November 2021

Kingston's Steakhouse

  • 568 Boyson Rd NE, Cedar Rapids
  • Opened August 2021

North Point

  • 621 Center Point Road NE, Cedar Rapids
  • Opened July 2021

Old Hospital Pub

  • 916 W 9th St, Vinton
  • Opened October 2021

Rosy's Salvadoran & Mexican Restaurant

  • 2201 16th Ave SW, Cedar Rapids
  • Opened September 2021

SoulGood Southern Dining

  • 3100 6th St SW, Cedar Rapids
  • Opened January 2021

Tavern Blue

  • 805 2nd Street, Coralville
  • Opened September 2021

Tiki Tacos 'n Burgers 'n Wings

  • 119 E Washington St, Iowa City
  • Opened April 2021

Unimpaired

  • 125 East Burlington Street, Iowa City
  • Opened October 2021

The Webster

  • 202 N. Linn St, Iowa City
  • Opened May of 2021

Reopened:

Popoli Ristorante & Sullivan's Bar

  • 101 3rd Avenue SW, Cedar Rapids
  • Reopened under new management in September 2021

Third Base Brewery

  • 500 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids
  • Reopened after derecho damage in March 2021

Tic Toc

  • 600 17th St NE, Cedar Rapids
  • Reopened under new management in March 2021

White Star Ale House

  • 305 2nd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids
  • Reopened under new management in May 2021

New Locations:

BurgerFiend

  • Relocated to 2020 16th Ave SW in Cedar Rapids in April 2021

Delhicacy

  • Formerly known as Melting Bite at NewBo City Market
  • Opened at 921 Blairs Ferry Road NE in August 2021

O's Grill

  • Transitioned from a food truck to a restaurant at 3911 Center Point Rd NE in Cedar Rapids in October 2021

Paradise Indian Grill

  • Relocated to 1950 Blairs Ferry Rd in Hiawatha in May 2021

Quinton's Bar & Deli

  • Opened a second Cedar Rapids location at 5741 C Street SW in July 2021

Taco Depot III

  • Taco Depot opened a third location 35 Miller Ave SW in Cedar Rapids in November 2021

Villa's Patio

  • Opened a second location at 5200 Fountains Drive NE in Cedar Rapids in August 2021

Coming Soon:

Barrel House

  • Coming to 295 Tower Terrace Rd in Marion and 201 1st Ave SE in Cedar Rapids

Scores on 33rd

  • Coming to 3287 6th St SW in Cedar Rapids

Taco Gato

  • Coming to 209 3rd St SE in Cedar Rapids in spring of 2022

Eastern Iowa Restaurants That Opened/Reopened/Relocated in 2021

LOTS of new restaurants opened here in Eastern Iowa in 2021! Here are a list of them, plus restaurants that reopened or relocated.