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Iowa City's oldest family-owned restaurant since 1935

The historic Hamburg No. 2 Inn is an Iowa City mainstay, offering a tradition of comfort food in a fifties time capsule. 


The restaurant is one of the most famous food places in the state of Iowa, nationally renowned as a solid piece of Americana and an integral part of the Iowa City narrative.


​Politicians and candidates regularly visit the Hamburg Inn when they swing through Iowa City – including former Presidents Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama – and hosts the Coffee Bean Caucus every primary season, attracting national and international attention to Iowa politics.


The owner Michael Lee stated, “why would I change anything?” when he purchased it from the previous owner David Panther and believes founder Fritz Panther’s words, “Give them great food and service at a reasonable price and you will always be busy.


The Lee family has trademarked Hamburg Inn No. 2 as the family believes “your Mama’s cooking will always be No.1, but when No.1 isn’t available, Hamburg Inn No. 2 is the next best choice.”


Hamburg Inn No.2 Eastside location opened at 2221 Rochester Ave in August of 2017. Hamburg Inn No.2 Coralville location will be opened Spring 2020.



214 North Linn Street
Iowa City, Iowa 52245



Tue and Wed


Phone: (319) 337-5512

East Side



746 Coral Ridge Avenue 

Coralville, Iowa 52241 


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