Hit the town with your sweetheart or invite another couple along to experience the flavors of some of the locals' favorite independent restaurants. What better way to experience a city known for dining than by making an evening out of it? Everything is within walking distance, so you can burn a few calories in between courses.
A fine selection of Iowa beer awaits you at Grinnell Craft Brewhouse, located on Main Street. Streatery dining is now available for folks to enjoy the summer weather!
Begin with a mixed salad or a savory cup of soup at Relish Grinnell, located in a quaint yellow Victorian house on the edge of Central Park. Also enjoy something from their drink menu, perhaps a signature cocktail. The restaurant prides itself on using local foods with global flavors, including seasonal ingredients from the Grinnell area whenever possible. You'll also find flavors inspired by the Midwest and the Middle East, and nearly everywhere in between.
Stop by Pagliai's for a range of homestyle Italian meals featuring pizza, pasta, sandwiches and more. This family owned business has been crafting delicious food here in Grinnell since 1957!
Drinks and decadent desserts await you at Solera, located on Broad Street across from Central Park. This cozy wine bar offers renowned chocolate chip cookies and chocolate caramel "turtle" cake, along with a variety of hand-picked wines and local beers.