Where to get Sunday Brunch in the Iowa City Area

Who doesn’t love Sunday brunch? Our family’s recent routine has been to get in a little breakfast before heading to church on Sunday morning, and then come home after Sunday School and make a big meal of pancakes, eggs, waffles, breakfast meats, vegetables, and fruits while listening to music on the radio. My five-year-old loves the idea of a meal combining “breakfast and lunch,” especially since it means he usually gets a little larger snack in the mid-afternoon before supper!

Sometimes, however, I just don’t feel like cooking. When it’s a holiday and we have family visiting, we sometimes want something fancy. Of course, there are always chain restaurant options like IHOP, Village Inn, or Perkins, which are tasty but not particularly unique.

Luckily, the Iowa City area has a ton of local options for getting your brunch fix! Here are some of our reader favorites!

sunday brunch iowa city restaurants

Cedar Ridge Winery

Time: Sundays 9-1
Reservations: Required. Call 319-857-4300.
Location: 1441 Marak Rd NW, Swisher
Good things to know: Fills up quickly for big weekends like Easter and Mother’s Day.  Includes bottomless mimosas and sangria, and a gourmet coffee and juice bar!

Iowa River Power

Time: Sundays 10-1:30
Reservations: Highly recommended. Required for special dates such as Easter or Mother’s Day.  Call 319-351-1904 or use their website to reserve advance dates.
Location: 501 1st Avenue, Coralville
Good things to know: Fills up very quickly for big dates like Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and Graduation. Best dessert bar in town!

Ox Yoke Inn

Time: Sundays 9-1
Reservations: Recommended, call 319-622-3441 or reserve online. Online reservations not available for Easter, Mother’s Day, and Thanksgiving.
Location: 4420 220th Trail, Amana

ReUnion Brewery

Time: Sundays 10-1:30
Reservations: Not required but highly recommended, especially for groups larger than 6 and for everyone for holiday weekends and home football game weekends.  Call 319-337-3000
Location: 516 2nd St., Coralville

sunday brunch iowa city restaurants


Sunday hours: Sundays 10 a.m. – 1:30 a.m., featuring an a la carte menu; regular menu 1:30 p.m. -10 p.m.
Location: 503 Westbury Drive Suite 1, Iowa City
Phone number: 319-338-1770
What’s special?: Reservations accepted.

Micky’s Irish Pub

Sunday hours: Breakfast menu 8-11, Lunch/Dinner menu 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: 11 S Dubuque St., Iowa City
Phone number: 319-338-6860
What’s special?: Features craft brews, handmade craft cocktails, and the best eggs benedict around!

With all of the cuisine available in the Iowa City area, I’m sure there are many more great options out there.

Share your favorite Sunday brunch location in the comments!


Sarah Bengtson
Sarah is a proud Iowa native who currently lives in North Liberty with her husband and 2 sons. She grew up in rural Benton county and moved to the Iowa City area in 2005 to attend graduate school at the University of Iowa in Physical Therapy. Now she balances raising two growing boys with a work as a pediatric physical therapist. Outside of work and family, Sarah loves music, playing her cello, running, baking, crochet, church activities, and cheering for the Hawkeyes and the Minnesota Vikings.



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