Independence Bars & Restaurants

First Street Deli

412 1st St E
Independence, IA 50644
(319) 334-4225

This place will never disappoint you. The food is always fresh and the portions are absolutely enormous. They are known for their sandwiches and each one can be tailored to your individual preference. The atmosphere is so laid back and the staff is amazingly friendly. They actually seem to enjoy serving patrons and making sure everything is going well. When you go, don't be surprised if the owner comes around to make sure all is well.

Del Rio Restaurant

323 1st St E
Independence, IA 50644
(319) 334-7001

Authentic Mexican is what you will find at this unbelievably good establishment. You will want to start your experience with one of their tasty and high quality Margaritas. The usual suspects are listed on the menu and every single one is simply over the top delicious. Their cheese sauce is phenomenal and the chips and salsa will fill you up before your entree if you don't watch it. The staff is exceptional and very efficient.

Okoboji Grill

1749 Golf Course Blvd
Independence, IA 50644
(319) 334-6576

At this amazing establishment, the first thing you are going to notice are the awesome relaxing views of the river. Whether you just chill out for awhile with a drink or have a full meal, this is going to become a must visit at least once a week. The menu is full of great choices and you really can't go wrong with anything. If you need to catch up with something on television, you can. Get ready for a wonderful experience.

Bill's Pizza & Smokehouse

201 1st Street West
Independence, IA 50644
(319) 334-2455

We can't say enough great things about this venue. There is nothing like having lots of great options when you visit an eating establishment. For barbecue fans, you have found a home. All of their sandwiches are fantastic and we are especially fond of their patty melt. But they also have amazing lasagne, shrimp and steaks. You will not be disappointed with anything you experience here and we can assure you that you will be back soon.

Ragin River Steak Co.

154 S Main St
Independence, IA 97351
(503) 837-0394

For your first visit, we suggest the ribeye steak. You can have it cooked any way you like it, but expect a wonderful eating experience. Patrons rave about their burgers especially when served with caramelized onions. You will be happy to know that the bun is backed fresh right at the restaurant. The decor here is absolutely beautiful in every way from the floor to ceiling windows to the beautiful hardware floors to the brick walls. And the wait staff is excellent.