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Granite City Food & Brewery

12801 University Ave, Clive, IA 50325-8219
+1 515-224-1300
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good44%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (22 reviews)
“flatbread pizza” (12 reviews)
“kettle chips” (4 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
12801 University Ave, Clive, IA 50325-8219
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Reviewed 18 December 2018 via mobile

Very tasty happy hour snacks. Flat breads and boneless wings very good. Their latest seasonal, a black IPA is quite tasty, not too big or hoppy.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JamersonRocks
Reviewed 15 December 2018 via mobile

Stopped in on a Saturday afternoon, the place was almost completely empty. They have a lot of tables and a lot of TV’s. We picked a Reuben and a Flatbread Pizza. There was an Oktoberfest Special menu, which had hot German Potato salad as a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank michaelrI6197TV
Reviewed 3 December 2018

Our first time at Granite City in over a year. We were greeted as soon as we walked in the door. Did not have to wait for a table. Our server was very good, taking our order and check on us before our food came...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank doty42
Reviewed 15 November 2018

Nice atmosphere with sound level which allows you to hear well. I had the seasonal specialty of pot roast and root vegetables. The root vegetables had some crunch. Excellent gravy. Overall a tasty meal. Good value. Plenty of parking. Excellent service. Provided beer tastes to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank FarangYai
Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile

Had great time at their night last week. Happy treats were tasty as always. Seasonal beers remain quite good!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JamersonRocks
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Granite City has been in Clive for several years now and we have gone there many times over the years. I would say in our last several visits the service has been less than great though. Food is still amazing and and the drink selection...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank flyingsquirrels
Reviewed 23 October 2018

I was on a road trip in Iowa and went here for dinner. They had a special Oktoberfest menu and we ordered the Bavarian pretzel appetizer off of it. The pretzel was huge and looked so amazing it got the attention of several tables when...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jo K
Reviewed 20 September 2018

On the way back from a trip to Denver my wife, Pam, and I stopped at Des Moines. After checking in at the Hampton Inn (a fantastic place and the subject of a separate review) we asked for suggestions as to where to get a...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Warren W
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Good choice for Sunday brunch buffet with salad, fruit, pastries, their signature sticky rolls and all usual brunch buffet items. We were seated right away, service great, weren't felt rushed. Food all great but pasta dish dry. Sliced pork worth the try tho. Need a...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank pepperdinemom
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

The server was the only plus to the visit. The place seems a bit run down or dirty. I got the macoroni and didn’t care for it all. Everything was overpriced for the atmosphere and experience. Pretzels were good. Won’t be backMore

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank ShanandSand8
Greg J, General Manager at Granite City Food & Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

Hello, I am sorry to hear about your experience and the presentation of the building. I would like to personally reach out and apologize to you and show you what our Craft Beer Hospitality should have been like. If you could reach me at Gjones@gcfb.net...More

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24 November 2018|
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Response from Grover74 | Reviewed this property |
i believe the menu is available but would call ahead to be sure - enjoy
22 September 2017|
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Response from Lawrence M | Reviewed this property |
Not sure best bet is to call and talk to someone about this problem.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12801 University Ave, Clive, IA 50325-8219
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Clive
  • Phone Number: +1 515-224-1300
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