Whether you are needing an escape from the office, have clients to entertain, or are just looking for a delicious lunch option, the historic 100 Block is sure to have a place for you! The 100 Block is home to locally-owned restaurants that offer a great variety of drinking and dining experiences in the heart of downtown Council Bluffs.

Barley’s Bar

Barley’s doesn’t serve your typical bar food, they offer a sophisticated menu with many delicious options at an affordable price. Visitors rave about their chorizo beef blend burger topped with peperonta and pepper jack cheese that goes by the fitting name of the Diablo Burger. Their daily specials like Mexican Monday, Pizza Tuesday, Steak Wednesday, and Mac & Cheese Friday are excellent reasons to visit frequently!

Caddy’s Kitchen & Cocktails

Caddy’s serves scratch-made American cuisine in an upscale and modern atmosphere. They have an excellent lunch menu that includes favorites like the short rib tacos, chicken Florentine melt, and their pasta of the week. Make sure to leave room for their delicious white chocolate crème brulee, you won't regret it!

Glory Days Sports Bar & Grill

If you’re looking for a lunch spot with lots of sports action, Glory Day’s is the perfect place for you! Specialty pizzas, steak bites, and the Glory Days Philly are among many of the visitor's favorite dishes. In addition to their full bar, you can play darts, watch all of the sports games, and listen to music on the jukebox.

Lincoln’s Pub

This American gastropub is a casual but sophisticated lunch spot on the 100 Block. The modern décor and great music will make you feel right at home while you enjoy delicious food and conversation. Lincoln’s Pub offers burgers, dry-aged steaks and chops, and unique cocktails. Their new wood-fired pizza is something you do not want to miss out on!

Jefferson’s Lounge

Open for lunch on the weekends Jefferson’s Lounge is the perfect blend of a sports bar and cocktail lounge.  Their menu features a variety of delicious appetizers, sandwiches, and wood-fired pizzas from Lincoln’s Pub. After your meal, enjoy a creative cocktail and a game of pool.

Em & Liv’s Hard Bean Coffee

Not only are they the best place to grab your afternoon caffeine fix on the 100 Block, Em & Liv’s is also a great spot to grab a light lunch. Build your own panini or enjoy their soup of the day! If you’re looking for a sweet treat after your meal, swing by and grab a delicious cinnamon roll.


Next time you are looking for a place to go for lunch, head down to the 100 Block and try out any of these great locally owned options. You will not be disappointed!  

This post was originally published on December 31, 2019 on the Unleash Council Bluffs blog.