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Clinton Street Social Club

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18 1/2 S Clinton St, Iowa City, IA 52240-3912
+1 319-351-1690
16:00 - 02:00
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 November 2016

The deviled eggs are delicious! I mention that first, because that is the lasting impression this place made on me. The other food was good, like 4/5 stars, but the deviled eggs on a bed of salt were mouth-watering! My fiance didn't enjoy her shrimp salad, but I enjoyed my steak sandwich. It was a bit dry, but the meat... More 

Thank Jered A
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews
Reviewed 25 October 2016

A great place with lots of options for everyone. For the serious diner, a great menu with decent wine list. For a casual drink, a great bar--2 of them. For music, Thursday night jazz. Some locavore items.

Thank bdaun
Cayman Islands
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454 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Sat at the bar and had 3 appys- all excellent. Bar service was great and friendly and I would return to this restaurant if I was here again. I stayed on the first floor bar but believe there is another bar and seating upstairs as well.

Thank CaymanGreg
Iowa City, Iowa
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32 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

The cocktail list is hard to beat, anywhere. The atmosphere is very "speak-easy," no table cloths, no drop ceilings. Very easy going. The food is the American equivalent of a bistro: no-nonsense, somewhat retro choices (deviled eggs), nicely prepared and presented.

Thank Downing T
Grinnell, Iowa
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Tucked at the top of a steep staircase just feet from the Iowa Territories Capitol building is a charming eatery I can't wait to return to. Catering to a slightly older-than-undergrads crowd, it is a perfect establishment for date night or a or couples outing. We tried quite a few small plates, but the hush puppies, deviled eggs, and Brussels... More 

Thank Esther W
Carterville, Illinois
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

kitchen randomly closes early, but food is good. Beer selection is ok. It really is all about the craft cocktails here, they take a lot of pride in making them as they should be made or creating new ones

Thank L0ufa
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Feel like letting loose? Wanna eat refined pork parts and drink expensive scotch? this just might be the place for you. Whether your a hipster, a heifer hopeful haberdasher hoping for a hatful of home, you're welcome here! I really love everything on the seasonal menus, so its not worth even being specific. Everything's good. The service is good too.... More 

Thank David K
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Don't get me wrong - I think Iowa City is a lovely college town, but for the non-undergrad crowd the undergrad-ness can be a bit overwhelming sometimes :-) This place is a classy little oasis in IC DT.

Thank SamosExpat
Weaverville, North Carolina
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

The Clinton Street Social Club has a fun environment and an outstanding cocktail and beer list. The food sounded delicious and creative on the menu but we were a little disappointed in the execution. My blackberry BBQ chicken didn't have enough flavor sadly. But we definitely enjoyed our drinks!

Thank Linda W
Sarasota, Florida
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

Sip whiskey. Feel fancy. Speak easy. Do it all at Clinton Street Social Club. All while snickering at the poor plebs stumbling the sidewalk below.

Thank SlightlyUnruly

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 1/2 S Clinton St, Iowa City, IA 52240-3912
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: +1 319-351-1690

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