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Are you searching for what might be the best burgers and fries in Cedar Rapids, IA? Emil's Hideaway is one of the hottest places in town for classic American restaurant food with a few creative surprises. Check out our menu for local favorites like:

  • Redneck nachos
  • Philly cheesesteaks
  • Meatloaf
  • Ribeye steak
  • Lobster mac n cheese
  • Buffalo chicken pizza

We've got something for just about everyone. Wash down our top-rated burgers and fries with a cold beverage from our fully-stocked bar, which includes a selection of local draft beer. Just bring your appetite and leave the rest to us at our classic American restaurant in Cedar Rapids, IA.


Chicken Fingers

| $8.95

Boneless all white chicken breast strips, hand breaded and fried. Includes your choice of dipping sauce

Cheese Sticks

| $8.95

Crunchy bite size Monterey Jack cheese in a golden beer batter. Served with a side of pizza sauce for dipping

Redneck Nachos

| $9.95

Crispy thin waffle fries smothered with cheese sauce, smoked pulled pork, bacon, green onion, tomato, and black olives

Fried Pickle Chips

| $7.95

Hand breaded, thick cut pickle chips, served with a side of homemade ranch for dipping

Onion Strings

| $6.95

Hand breaded, thin cut, and served with a side of homemade Smokey Mountain Ranch for dipping

Loaded Potato Bites

| $7.95

Crispy golden bite size potatoes loaded with cheddar, bacon, and green onion with your choice of a dipping sauce

Smothered with chili and cheese sauce | $9.95

Spicy Chicken Rangoons

| $8.95

Crispy wontons filled with our homemade mix of diced chicken, cream cheese, onion, and spices. Served with a side of sweet Asian sauce for dipping

Jumbo Wings

| $10.95

Made to order in our own blend of secret, savary spices, and tossed in your choice of BBQ, spicy BBQ, hot, mild, or sweet Asian sauce

Dynamite Shrimp*

| $10.95

Tender, crisp jumbo shrimp, seasoned, fried, and tossed in a creamy, spicy Boom Boom sauce

Stuffed Mushrooms

| $8.95

Jumbo mushroom caps stuffed with our homemade sausage, bacon, spinach, and cream cheese mixture and topped with our five cheese blend

Cheese Bread


Garlic butter and our 5 cheese blend melted to perfection. Served with pizza sauce


All burgers are ground fresh in-house and then seared on a flat grill to lock in juices. Served as two quarter-pound patties for a half-pound burger. All burgers are available in Junior size as a single quarter-pound patty. Served on a sesame bun with fries. Add a patty for $2. Gluten free option $3

American Classic

Regular | $10.95 Junior | $7.95

American cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickle

Patty Melt

Regular | $11.95 Junior | $8.50

Homemade 1000 Island dressing, with grilled onions and Swiss cheese on grilled marble rye bread


Regular | $11.95 Junior | $8.50

Bacon, cheddar cheese, fried onion strings, homemade BBQ sauce


Regular | $11.95 Junior | $8.50

Grilled green chilis, fried onion strings, and Apple Jack cheese


All Emil's Classics are served with a side of your choice. They include Coleslaw, Pasta Salad, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Kettle Chips, Mac and Cheese, or Cottage Cheese. Substitute fries for $1. You may substitute a cup of soup, or a side salad for $2. Gluten free option $3


| $9.95

Smoked Black Forest ham, fresh roasted turkey, and bacon topped with Apple Jack cheese. Served on toasted wheatberry with lettuce, tomato, and mayo


| $9.95

Our fresh in house roasted turkey topped with Apple Jack cheese and coleslaw. Served on toasted wheatberry with 1000 Island dressing

Shrimp Bacon Club*

| $12.95

Seasoned and seared Jumbo Shrimp, bacon, Apple Jack cheese, lettuce and tomato with mayonnaise. Served on toasted sourdough


| $12.95

Our version of an authentic Philadelphia classic. Tender ribeye grilled with onions and peppers, topped with authentic cheese sauce and served on a white hoagie roll

Chicken Salad

| $9.50

Homemade classic chicken salad served on a toasted croissant with lettuce and tomato

Baked Chicken

| $8.95

White meat chicken breast sliced thin and topped with Apple Jack cheese. Served with lettuce, tomato, and mayo on toasted wheatberry bread

Grilled Cheese

| $6.95

A blend of American & Apple Jack, grilled & melted on toasted sourdough


| $10.95

One of our signature sandwiches. Hot Corned Beef, sauerkraut and Swiss cheese is grilled to perfection and topped with our homemade 1000 Island dressing on our fresh grilled marble rye bread


| $11.95

Lean roast sirloin, sauteed mushrooms, onions, & peppers, topped with bacon & cheddar cheese. Served on grilled sourdough with homemade 1000 Island dressing

Apple Turkey Jack

| $9.95

One of our few cold sandwiches. Roasted turkey, apple slices, Apple Jack cheese, and apple butter served on wheatberry bread



Smoked Black Forest ham, smoked pulled pork, & Swiss cheese on Cuban bread. Garnished with pickles & honey mustard dressing

Beef And Cheddar

| $10.95

Roast beef & cheddar cheese melted together, served on a toasted croissant

Smothered Chicken

| $9.95

White meat chicken breast sliced thin and smothered with bacon, sauteed mushrooms, & Apple Jack cheese with honey mustard dressing. Served on toasted white hoagie



Our bacon with lettuce, tomato and mayo. Served on toasted sourdough

French Dip


Roast sirloin and Apple Jack Cheese melted together and served on a toasted white hoagie roll. Served with a slide of Au Jus for dipping

Italian Beef


An authentic Chicago inspired favorite. Italian seasoned roast sirloin and Apple Jack cheese piled with spicy Giardiniera peppers on a toasted white hoagie. With Au Jus for dipping

Smoked Southern BBQ

| $8.95

In-house smoked, hand pulled pork with BBQ sauce & pickles, topped with coleslaw. Served on a toasted sesame seed bun

Chicken Bacon Ranch

| $9.95

White meat chicken breast, sliced thin, topped with bacon and Apple Jack cheese, served on a toasted white hoagie roll with lettuce, tomato, and ranch dressing


| $9.95

A hot slice of our famous homemade meatloaf with Apple Jack cheese and our secret meatloaf sauce. Served on toasted sourdough

Pork Tenderloin


Fresh pork tenderloin hand breaded or grilled. Served on a toasted sesame seed bun with pickle and onion




A 12 oz. well-marbled cut, seasoned and seared to lock in the savory rich flavor. Choose any 2 sides



Two slices of our homemade meatloaf. Topped with fried onion strings and meatloaf sauce. Choice of any 2 sides


| $16.95

A Thai inspired dish with fresh seasoned Mahi, served over a bed of sauteed snap peas, carrots, fresh pineapple and green peppers. Drizzled with a spicy peanut sauce and Sriracha. Topped with crushed peanuts and cilantro


Chicken Parmesan

| $13.95

Golden breaded chicken on top of a bed of penne noodles tossed in a pomodoro sauce, topped with our five cheese blend and Italian seasoning

Emil's Bolognese

| $13.95

Penne pasta tossed in a red meat sauce with mushrooms, onions, & green peppers, topped with our five cheese blend

Hideaway Pasta*

| $14.95

Penne pasta tossed in a creamy parmesan marsala sauce with roasted chicken, jumbo shrimp, & bacon, topped with our 5 cheese blend and finished in the broiler

Lobster Mac N Cheese*

| $15.95

Our house wine-cream sauce, with a blend of Asiago, Parmesan, and Romano cheese, and langoustine lobster


All of our pizza is served on homemade authentic Italian neopolitan dough. Our pizzas are best enjoyed fresh due to their unique cooking process. Approximately 12" Serves 1-2 Substitute 10" Gluten-Free Crust for $3


| $11.95

Canadian bacon, pineapple, pizza sauce


| $13.95

Canadian bacon, Italian sausage, bacon, pepperoni, pizza sauce


| $13.95

Pepperoni, Italian sausage, onion, black olives, green pepper, mushrooms, pizza sauce

Cheese Steak

| $13.95

Ribeye, onions, peppers, cheese sauce

Shrimp Rangoon*

| $13.95

Shrimp, green onion, yellow onion, fried wonton bits, sweet Asian sauce with a seasoned cream cheese base


| $12.95

Corned beef, sauerkraut, a Swiss cheese blend, 1000 Island dressing

Grape Gorgonzola

| $11.95

Red grapes, Italian sausage, rosemary, gorgonzola, olive oil


| $13.95

Seasoned ground beef, lettuce, tomato, shredded cheese, taco pizza sauce


| $11.95

Shredded smoked pork, Smoky Mountain Ranch, sauteed onion, BBQ sauce

5 Cheese

| $10.95

5 Cheese Blend (mozzarella, provolone, asiago, parmesan, romano), pizza sauce


| $13.95

Roast sirloin, cheddar, onion, pepper, mushroom, bacon, 1000 Island dressing


| $12.95

Bacon, lettuce, tomato, mayo, olive oil

Buffalo Chicken

| $12.95

Chicken, onion, bleu cheese crumbles, buffala sauce

Thai Chicken

| $12.95

Chicken, onion, green pepper, carrot, sriracha, fresh pineapple, peanuts, cilantro, peanut sauce


All our salads come with an Iceberg and Romaine mix unless noted. Dressings: Ranch, Smokey Ranch, French, 1000 Island, Bleu Cheese, Honey Mustard, Caesar, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Raspberry Vinaigrette, Sesame Ginger, Fat Free Ranch, Italian


| $8.95

Your choice of ham & turkey or chicken, shredded cheese, tomato, egg, croutons, and your choice of dressing

Asian Shrimp*

| $8.95

Jumbo Shrimp, all romaine lettuce, green pepper, carrot, snap peas, crushed peanuts, crispy wontons, and sesame ginger dressing


| $8.95

Taco chili, shredded cheddar mix, tomato, onion, tortilla chips, black olives, sour cream and salsa


| $8.95

Chicken, all romaine lettuce, parmesan, croutons, tossed in Caesar dressing


| $3.95

Topped with cheese, croutons, tomato, and choice of dressing

SIDES | $2.95


Steamed Broccoli

French Fries

Cottage Cheese

Pasta Salad

Mac N Cheese

Garlic Mashed Potatoes


Soup of The Day & Taco Chili

Cup 10 oz | $3.95 Bowl 16 oz | $5.95