895 Blairs Ferry Rd Marion, IA 52302 (319) 826-6667 QDOgs BBQ is the BEST place to get BBQ in the Cedar Rapids area. Every piece of meat and side dishes are bursting with flavor. The brisket, the ribs, and the pulled pork are some of the popular meats that everyone gets. Even if you don't like cornbread all that well, you have to still try the cornbread here. The fries are perfectly seasoned and the cole slaw and baked beans taste perfect. The wait staff are fast, attentive and friendly. There is also a full bar here to get whatever drink you're craving.
Ramseys Wine Bistro
1120 7th Ave Marion, IA 52302 (319) 447-1700 If you are craving a good grilled cheese or panini, Ramseys Wine Bistro is where you can fill that craving. They know their bread and cheese. One their Facebook, they post their daily lunch specials. They hold different events here from live entertainment to a painting and wine class. There is an extensive wine selection here. You can ask your server as to which one you should try. They also re cork your bottle so that you can take it home with you. If you like the wine, join the Wine of the Month Club.
Cibo Fusion Restaurant & Lounge
685 Marion Blvd Marion, IA 52302 (319) 447-1414 Cibo Fusion Restaurant & Lounge is an Italian restaurant that makes some tasty pizza, pasta, burgers, and more. It's a great spot to take a huge group. There is a room called the Chicago room that can hold groups so that you have some privacy. They have a dessert chef unlike other restaurants. They hand make every dessert. Though a great dessert to get is the marshmallow fondue. Marshmallows, hot fudge, caramel, nuts, fresh fruit and an open flame to toast the marshmallow over. Great way to end the meal.
690 10th Street Marion, IA 52302 (319) 377-2840 Zoey's Pizzeria is the best pizza in the Cedar Rapids area that offers both New York style pizza and Chicago style pizza. The wait here is long because it's popular and the thick crust of the Chicago style takes awhile to cook. It's definitely worth the wait. The cheese will be gooey, your crust will be crunchy, the flavors will come together like a symphony of flavor in your mouth. You can finish off the meal with a zookie (cookie). There's jazz music playing and black and white movies on the TV.