Maybe the most simple sandwich ever, but delicious nevertheless, is a grilled cheese. Two pieces of toast with cheese in the middle. That’s the requirements for a grilled cheese. You can also get fancy with it though and add some extra fixings. From simple to fancy, there are some great grilled cheese options in the Iowa City area.
Marco’s Grilled Cheese
This Downtown Iowa City staple started as a food cart serving college kids on the Ped Mall. Marco’s Grilled Cheese specializes in, you guessed it, grilled cheese. They have a whole list of them from regular to not so regular and each are worth a try. Here is a look at their grilled cheese menu.
Classic Marco’s Grilled Cheese – Pictured Above
Pretzel Bun Grilled Cheese
Ham & Cheese (American)
Ultimate Grilled Cheese (Cheddar, Swiss, Provolone, Pepper Jack)
Gyro Grilled Cheese
Bacon Grilled Cheese
Mac & Cheese Grilled Cheese – Pictured Above
Bacon Mac & Cheese Grilled Cheese
Double Decker (3 slices of cheese; 3 slices of bread)
Birdman (Chicken Quesadilla inside a Grilled Cheese)
Grilled Cheese & Hot Peppers
Mushroom & Swiss Grilled Cheese
Red’s Alehouse Grown-Up Grilled Cheese
Red’s Alehouse is a popular spot in North Liberty with a very good grilled cheese. It comes loaded with provolone, cheddar, and pepper jack cheese with bacon and tomato, all inside thick toasted bread. You can add turkey or avocado for an extra fee. Just look at the picture above and tell me it doesn’t look amazing.
2 Dogs Pub Spicy Mozzarella Stick Grilled Cheese
Yes, you read that right. The spicy mozzarella stick grilled cheese at 2 Dog Pub is not to be messed around with. It is a regular grilled cheese with pepperjack and perfectly toasted buttery bread. The kicker is that it has mozzarella sticks inside. Dip it in marinara sauce and it’s turns into a very cheesy and savory sandwich.