In honor of National Fried Chicken Day on July 6th, we're taking a look at some of the best chicken in Eastern Iowa!

Personally, my favorite place for chicken is Bluff Lake Catfish Farm in Maquoketa. The best day to visit the restaurant is on Sunday, which is when they offer all-you-can-eat chicken and shrimp!


If you ask the Des Moines Register and the Iowa City Press Citizen who has the best fried chicken in Iowa, some of their suggestions for our half of the state are:

Whether its fried or broasted, here are some of the other places in the area to get delicious chicken, courtesy of Iowans on the Cedar Rapids Area Support Local Group on Facebook:

Who do you think has the best fried or broasted chicken in Eastern Iowa? Let us know in the comments or by sending us a message on our station app!

All of Iowa's Best Burger Winners Since 2010

Every year, the Iowa Beef Industry Council puts on a contest to figure out which restaurant has the most delicious burger in the state. Here are all all the honorees that are still in business as of January 2024:

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All the Restaurants That Have Won Iowa's Best Pork Tenderloin Contest

The Iowa Pork Producers Association has been hosting their annual Best Breaded Pork Tenderloin Contest since 2003! Here are all of the winning restaurants that are still in business as of January 2024:

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