Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen ~ Coralville, Iowa

As everyone who has ever been part of a moving process knows, it’s easiest to eat out for a last meal before moving. We had driven past Cheddar’s multiple times in our year of living in Iowa City and always intended to stop in, so our last night in Iowa City seemed as good of time as any.

While it is technically a franchise restaurant, their locations seem to be few and far between, so I figured a review was in order, especially since it was such a wonderful meal!

Andrew was driving, so this allowed me to order a drink. Those who know me, know I rarely order a drink at a restaurant anyways (usually to keep the budget down), but a move seemed to be reason to celebrate as we would begin Andrew’s last year of schooling. The Maui Margarita seemed right up my alley; it was a nice mix of strawberry, mango, and even a little kiwi. We also ordered an appetizer of Wisconsin cheese bites. They were some of the most delicious cheese curds I have had up to that point.

For our main course, I ordered the Homemade Baked Potato Soup and Andrew got Chicken Tenders. We both were very happy with our entrees, but nothing could top those cheese curds…except perhaps the dessert we chose to order.

For dessert, we couldn’t say no to Cheddar’s Legendary Monster Cookie. We ordered it without chopped nuts or the cherry seeing as how we don’t like either. It does take a little longer to cook, so plan accordingly, but it is so worth the time you wait!


We really enjoyed our last meal in the Iowa City area and would gladly go to another Cheddar’s should we stumble upon another one!

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