The Hamburg Inn Story

The Hamburg Inn opened in the mid-1930s under the ownership of Joe Panther on Iowa Avenue. Nicknamed “grease spots,” burgers sold for a nickel and there were 10 to a pound. Adrian Panther, Joe's brother, joined in the business and eventually bought the restaurant.

The best breakfast in town


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214 North Linn Street
Iowa City, Iowa 52245
Monday-Sunday 6:30 AM to 10:00 PM

East Side
2221 Rochester Avenue
Iowa City, Iowa 52245
Monday-Thursday 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Friday-Saturday     7:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Sunday                     7:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Contact Us

Hamburg Inn Downtown

214 North Linn Street,

Iowa City, IA 52245

Phone. 319-337-5512

Hamburg Inn East

2221 Rochester Ave,

Iowa City, IA 52245

Phone. 319-519-2500