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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 good43%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (21 reviews)
“flatbread pizza” (10 reviews)
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American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
12801 University Ave, Clive, IA 50325-8219
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Some of the menu items have been ok and others, not so much. Mostly friendly staff. Family friendly. Full service bar and brewery. Clean. Marcy’sDinerTantrumScale 5/5-no screaming kids. Lot parking. Busy place.

Thank init4keeps
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

1st I want to say that we had great service and the facility had nice ambiance. However, I ordered a shrimp platter and it came out cold. My wife ordered a grilled chicken meal and the chicken was not grilled and to food was very...More

Thank Fam_Tvler
Reviewed 1 week ago

The floors and tables are sticky, ALL the food on the Buffet was room temperature, the service line was totally unmaintained. food every where, didn't look like it was clean up once during the entire opening. Continually ran out of items. All for $112 for...More

Thank Reviewsu
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

This was not my original choice for dinner, however, since the other place was being renovated, I stopped here. I had the Northern American Lager and it was excellent. The service was good even though the place was packed. I had the Bedda Chedda burger...More

Thank DDay1959
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Very disappointing. GC has a good menu and none of it is incorporated in their brunch. First we start with Asian chicken salad minus the chicken. Cheap. The buffet was a mess. Average at best. Poor selection and disappointing. Family of 4 cost us $100...More

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Went in for cocktails to watch NCAA bball. Sat at the bar. Excellent and friendly bar service!! Couldn't ask for more on service. But had to leave my coat on. Freezing, with cold air blowing on me (it's 30 degrees outside). Walking to the bathroom,...More

Thank janisr84
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

From the moment we walked in the door until we were finished with our meal, the staff who greeted us was on the verge of surly which may be too strong a word. More likely cool and indifferent. Our server, seemed resentful of our inquiries...More

Thank Dawn H
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Great food, professional staff. The beer has been quite lackluster the year or so. Barn Town Brewing just down the road in Waukee actually brews their beers on site unlike GC, and the food is even better.

Thank JamersonRocks
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Atmosphere is a bit noisy, but it is a busy, happy place. Food is tasty and offers a wide variety! Fair prices, comparable to others in the area.

Thank Debbie O
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

I hadn't been here in years, because I live in Ames. We decided to come down for Christmas Eve dinner. We had the buffet at 4 pm. The prime rib was *tough*, despite it being very rare. No au jus. No horseradish. None of the...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Bar Scene
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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