Most Popular Restaurants in Fairfield

April 15, 2018 Phylicia Berquist

Fairfield is a city in, and the county seat of, Jefferson County, Iowa, United States. It has a population totaling 9,464 people according to the 2010 census. It is a Midwestern city surrounded by rolling farmlands filled with corn, soybean, cattle, and hogs with a median family income of $46,138 (10% of families below the poverty line). The city became the county seat in 1839 with 110 residents and grew to 650 by 1847. Its library was established in 1853, and it held its first fair in 1854. Early architecture includes work by George Franklin Barber and Barry Byrne, who trained under Frank Lloyd Wright.

1. Ila

116 N Main St, Fairfield, IA 52556-2802 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast SGD 13 - SGD 26 +1 641-209-1005
Excellent
60%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 80 reviews

Ila

Reviewed By Chris R - New York City, New York

We've been here many times and always enjoy Ila. The service is good, they have a nice selection of beer and wine, and enough variety on the menu for everyone to find something they like. I'm a big fan of the walleye, my wife likes the santa fe salad, and my mom likes the eggplant. Their brunch is really good too and they open early.

2. Cafe Paradiso

101 N Main St, Fairfield, IA 52556-2861 Takeout, Seating Cafe Breakfast, Lunch +1 641-472-0856
Excellent
59%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 41 reviews

Cafe Paradiso

Reviewed By GlobalVillage - Burlington, Vermont

Background: While visiting our daughter in Iowa, she recommended we stop Cafe Paradiso for breakfast.

Verdict: We're glad we ate/drank here! Mixing Old World Charm with Mid West Hospitality, everything we ate or drank was good to the last drop/crumb! Plus the ambiance was lovely; the tables were full of couples, families or friends enjoying each other. Eric, the Barista, was amiable and knowledgeable. We expect to return for more before we leave. Bravo!

3. Revelations Cafe

112 N Main St, Fairfield, IA 52556-2802 Waitstaff, Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Cafe, Healthy, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Breakfast SGD 9 - SGD 18 +1 641-472-6733
Excellent
51%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 81 reviews

Revelations Cafe

Reviewed By david_hance_iowa - Ankeny, Iowa

This is a small town gathering spot. It is a big book store, gift shop, and coffee shop combined. It is 1/2 block off the town square on North Main. The pie and cheesecake and bars are delicious.

4. 2nd Street Coffee House

51 N 2nd St, Fairfield, IA 52556-3214 +1 641-472-7587
Excellent
22%
Good
56%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 9 reviews

2nd Street Coffee House

Reviewed By Clear-Direction - Melbourne, Australia

I've been to "Bonnie's" several times during my visit this month. Always friendly. Buffet by weight is good for lunch. Mine average $7-$11.

In the evenings I've enjoyed marinated tofu and vegetables and vegetable soup with noodles, about $10. You'll be spoiled for choice if you want a dessert, especially thick slices of apple pie.

Being open Sunday evenings makes it possible to go out for a home-cooked meal any night.

Seating is at tables or booths, decor very simple, casual atmosphere.

5. The Cider House

102 N 2nd St, Fairfield, IA 52556-2813 Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner SGD 7 - SGD 20 +1 641-980-0423
Excellent
69%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 56 reviews

The Cider House

Winner of Best Burger in Iowa 2015. Proudly serving Jefferson County farm raised/farm finished beef and traditional Iowan super dry farmhouse cider

Reviewed By Eastlight108 - Peterborough, New Hampshire

Crowded and noisy, it's basically a bar, but the grilled cheese sandwiches are fantastic. Also the wait staff are really nice.

6. Caribou Coffee

1310 W Burlington Ave, Next to Hy-Vee Gas, Fairfield, IA 52556-2766 Seating Cafe
Excellent
27%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
37%
Poor
0%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 11 reviews

Caribou Coffee

Reviewed By BnBsAreGreat - Bentonsport, Iowa

This cafe is inside the gas station building at the HyVee in Fairfield. Great atmosphere and coffee!

7. Istanbul Grill

50 S 2nd St, 50 South 2nd Street, 52556, Fairfield, Iowa, Fairfield, IA 52556-3250 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast +1 641-209-1458
Excellent
50%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 47 reviews

Istanbul Grill

Reviewed By KennethRMitchell - Edina, Missouri

Many Mediterranean options for sandwiches, plates, and pizza (ok not Turkish but looked good). The falafel pita was good; perfectly cooked with fresh veggies; a bit less seasoned than I would prefer. Service and atmosphere were pleasant and service was lightening fast. Watch the hours as many Fairfield restaurants close for the mid-afternoon.

8. Sweet 'n Saucy

117 N Court St, Fairfield, IA 52556-2812 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Barbecue Lunch, Dinner SGD 7 - SGD 33 +1 641-469-3331
Excellent
78%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 17 reviews

Sweet 'n Saucy

Southern Style BBQ Restaurant & Catering Company. We feature real wood smoked bbq and home made sides in our restaurant, food trailer, and in our catering business.

Reviewed By WomanOfthePlains - Waterloo, Iowa

I enjoy the old fashioned BBQ here and I love the Carolina Gold sauce. They've expanded and the seating area is roomy with fun accents. I'll be back... Definitely.

9. Binghimon's Caribbean Kitchen

403 N 4th St, Fairfield, IA 52556-2452 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Caribbean, Jamaican, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 641-451-7612
Excellent
47%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 22 reviews

Binghimon's Caribbean Kitchen

Reviewed By tbfairfield - Iowa

Yes- portions are large and the food is yummy. A simple menu either eat in or take away. It's a unique taste along with the problem of I'll eat the entire portion-that's a good problem. A funky location with a small funky diner from days gone by brought back to life as a Trip to Jamaica with Jerked Chicken, Beef and Tofu. A thumbs up on good food and funky. Yes it's fun.

10. Green Gourmet

117 E Broadway Ave, Fairfield, IA 52556-3203 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch +1 641-472-2277
Excellent
54%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 15 reviews

Green Gourmet

Reviewed By David B - Fairfield, Iowa

The ONLY place in Fairfield where you don't have to be concerned about what you're eating. I look for organic, non-GMO food, and I feel 100% comfortable eating at Green Gourmet.
First, the service: cafeteria style. The focus at Green Gourmet is on food, not trendy foofoo ambiance.
Second, the food: undisputably, the highest quality, most flavorful eats in town. At Green Gourmet, you can take for granted that the food is fresh, organic, and well-prepared. On the rare occasion an ingredient is not organic, you can rest assured it's non-GMO. You'll regularly find rice and dhal, quinoa, butternut squash, string beans (with and without panir), stir-fried noodles (chow mein), stir-fried vegetables, and more. There's always a free-range chicken dish, and often fish. On certain days there's peas, beans, okra, mac and cheese, a hearty soup, roti, samosas or other equally delicious special dishes. Send your taste buds over the top with flavorful condiments such as pickled mango, tamarind chutney, or chili sauce. Wash it all down with freshly pressed vegetable juice, lassi, world-class chai, or complimentary hot tea and alkaline (Kangen) water. There's even a selection of desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Green Gourmet opens Monday through Friday in the morning (at 8:30) for fresh Norwalk-prepared juices, and Monday through Saturday (at 11:30) for lunch. The food is so good, you've got to get there by 1:00 before the dishes start to run low or completely out! Come often enough, and you'll see the same patrons everyday... that's how good the food is! Delicious, fresh, organic, always non-GMO, Kangen water, and reasonable prices. There's even wifi. It really is the best place in town for a tasty, satisfying, question-free meal. I'd come for breakfast and dinner if they offered it.

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