Local Fare

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Council Bluffs is proud to be home to food entrepreneurs that own and operate unique restaurants like Boxer Barbeque, an award-winning restaurant that serves traditional barbeque with a twist, Wenday’s Kitchen Boutique, a new addition to Council Bluffs that serves handmade elegant brunch and lunch options, and Caddy’s Kitchen & Cocktails who are best known for their ever-changing creative cocktail menu.

Restaurants like Tish’s and Big Kel’s Pizza & Wings are perfect places to take the whole family! Both restaurants feature extensive menus that will please everyone in your party and are conveniently located in the Mid-America Center Entertainment District.

Are you looking for a farm-to-table option? You’ll want to check out Stanley’s SnackShack, located just minutes away from Council Bluffs! They use the freshest local organic ingredients providing you with the best of the Loess Hills. They are best known for their organic goat cheeses and products.

Festive Fall Beverages

There’s nothing better than a hot caffeinated beverage or a unique fall brew on a crisp autumn day. Warm your soul and check out the locally-owned coffee shop, Em & Liv’s Hard Bean Coffee. This time of year, they offer a scrumptious caramel apple frappe, among other festive fall options! Across the street from Em & Liv’s, you can pick up a delicious and nutritious shake from Nutrition 712! Locals love the pumpkin spice shake.

Looking for a festive fall brew? Barley’s on the Historic 100 Block of West Broadway has an impressive selection! They offer the malty caramel Festbier from Big Grove Brewery in Iowa City, Oktoberfest from Exile Brewing Company in Des Moines, and a full-bodied brown Pumpkin Ale from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Milton, DE. Don’t forget to check out Council Bluffs’ only brewery, Full Fledged Brewing Company, while you’re in town! This time of year, they feature the Pepe Maxima ale, made from 100% pumpkin puree. You won’t be disappointed!

Wine your way through the Loess Hills and check out our area wineries, including Ditmars Orchard & Vineyard, Breezy Hills Vineyard & Winery, and Prairie Crossing Vineyard & Winery! All offer a variety of delicious local wines.

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There are so many festive fall activities, events, and attractions to visit in Council Bluffs and Pottawattamie County! Uncover a special day in Council Bluffs by browsing our Festive Fall Events & Attraction Guide our Outdoor Fall Activities blog, and learn more about our area pumpkin patches and orchards in our blog!

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