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Irish Democrat

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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3207 1st Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-6001
+1 319-364-9896
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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187 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've lived in Cedar Rapids for a year now and I am so disappointed in my fiancé not introducing me to this place before. I had the blackened salmon and it was amazing. He doesn't even like fish and thought it tasted delightful. Will make him take me back here!!

Thank Shelby A
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

My wife and I have eaten here once before a few years ago. We returned today for lunch and I am glad we did. It doesn't look very appealing from the outside, but the food is very good and plentiful. My wife enjoyed her large salad and I chose the grilled salmon from the Pacific. I must say it was... More 

1 Thank Gary P
Fairmont, Minnesota
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

The Irish Democrat is a gorgeous place--dark wood everywhere--and it has a real Irish Pub feel and menu. It has Guiness, Smithwicks, Bass, and all the traditional Irish Pub beers on draft. The menu has traditional Irish dishes and some other items such as the grilled cheese with ham which are excellent accompaniments to the beer. I had the fish... More 

Thank Michael T
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21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 March 2017

The girls and I go to the Irish Democrat at lunch to eat salads. They have a good selection of huge salads at around $10. The cheese wanton's are awesome. My husband gets the steak with Maytag blue cheese on it when he eats there. It's not really an Irish restaurant as there are Tex-Mex, burgers and teryaki items on... More 

Thank Brit M
Cedar Rapids, IA
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

The ID needs to tighten up the menu. If it is supposed to be an irish pub, why are there mexican items on the menu?

Thank Aladin_Sane144
Iowa City, Iowa
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92 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Nice Pub with great service, our waitres was great and very efficient. Plenty of parking in back and great atmosphere. Reasonable prices full bar and they serve Republicans. I had a Aussie burger wife had a bacon cheeseburger both were good. Try the cheese wanton's

Thank Dinoandkim
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321 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Great lunch, quick, friendly service. Had the teriyaki wrap husband had a burger and shared cheese wontons. Good stuff, best service we have had in a while anywhere.

Thank Tiffanyjim
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 February 2017

This is a great place to meet with family and friends or just for two. I really like the large selection of beer, wine and mix drinks. The food is very good, with large selections of sandwiches, salads and other selections. I would recommend it to anyone, if only to have a drink and visit with a friend!

Thank Birdlps
Fairfield, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

It was Saturday night and the place was packed - that's a good sign of good food. Waited just 20 - 30 minutes to be seated. The bar area is awesome and the place is huge! Service was fast and friendly despite the huge crowd. We had the steak sandwich, the french dip and steak fajitas. The food was good... More 

Thank mxtraveler122
North Liberty, Iowa
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92 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

A very solid place to have lunch or dinner in a warm and friendly atmosphere. The food is always good and the service first rate. I have been going to the "ID" since 1973 and have not had a bad experience.

Thank Alan B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3207 1st Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-6001
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Cedar Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 319-364-9896

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?