Retail & Food


The Mid-Iowa region is home to more than 240 restaurants that offer a variety of dining styles and cuisines, including American, Mexican, Indian, Chinese and Korean food, award-winning barbecue, locally-raised beef, coal-fired pizza, and much more.

Fuel, Clarion – Fuel’s coal-fired oven produces 13 specialty pizzas plus sandwiches, appetizers, and more.

Gaga and Hoo, Fort Dodge – Great selection of Korean favorites served in stylish surroundings.

Gordy’s at Rustix, Humboldt – Nestled in Humboldt’s renovated downtown Rustix event center, this unique restaurant offers robust pub cuisine and craft beers.

Caribbean Coffeehouse, Humboldt – Handmade sandwiches, baked goods and espresso drinks are served with a touch of island ambiance.

S&B Farmstead Distillery, Bancroft – Iowa corn is transformed into unique liquors with spices and fruits, all of which you can sample at the tasting room of this award-winning distillery.

Gridiron Grill, Webster City – A reader’s choice award winner for its pub food and steaks.

Teapot Café, Laurens – A small town, locally owned restaurant serving old and new favorites amid country crafts.


These are just a few of hundreds of exciting shopping experiences you’ll enjoy in the Mid-Iowa region.

400 Rustic Station, Whittemore – Shop for farmhouse style decor and artwork, or learn to make your own.

Midwest Toys of Iowa, Mallard – Quite possibly the collectible farm toy capital of the universe!

Rustic Raven, Clarion – Wall art, jewelry, clothes, and all kinds of home decor that brings an edgy sensibility to the retro look.

The Kaleidoscope Factory, Pocahontas – It’s hard not to smile when you’re looking through a kaleidoscope! Watch these beautiful and unique kaleidoscopes being made.

Choosing the Mid-Iowa Region for Your Business.

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