If you have a small restaurant and want it to become a destination restaurant, get featured on The Food Network.  That is normally the way it works.  But even a national spotlight on you doesn't mean you will stay open forever.  All you have to do is look to the state of Iowa for proof of that.

There have been seven Iowa restaurants featured on The Food Network.  Three of them have closed.

No show on the network has been to Eastern Iowa.  Hopefully that will change as we all know there are many great "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" in Eastern Iowa.  But for now, if you want to check out one of these remaining places, you'll need to travel west.

Yep, 6 out of the 7 restaurants that have been on The Food Network are in Des Moines.  The seventh, even farther away in Council Bluffs.  Also, for Illinois, get ready to drive as well.  26 of the 27 restaurants are in the Chicago area with 1 in Springfield.

Ok, let's get into the list for Iowa.  Get your car and stomach ready!

 

 

 

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