The Best Western Plus Longbranch Hotel & Convention Center began as a Wild West-themed restaurant in the 1960s and featured a number of family recipes. It hasn’t just been the restaurant that’s expanded (and become an award-winning Cedar Rapids hotel). The menu has also grown and evolved, but still pays tribute to the classic American dishes that made the Longbranch Restaurant famous. The original owners, the De Long family, are still active in the daily hotel operations as well as shaping the impressive menu.
Two On-site Restaurants + Breakfast Area & Cafe
The Longbranch Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge
Hours: serving food Mon – Sat 11am – 10pm
Phone Number: 319-377-6386
- Casual dining featuring specialty burgers, pizzas, sandwiches, bbq ribs, steaks and salads
- Sunday Brunch 10am – 2pm (child friendly, call for reservations)
- Lunch buffet Mon – Sat 11am – 2pm
- Nightly specials and happy hour
Evening Entertainment – No Cover 21 and older (call for details)
- Wednesday – 7-10 pm Name That Tune (compete against other teams to win prizes)
- Thursday – 8-12 am America’s Sports Quiz (compete again other persons or teams to win prizes)
- Friday – open mic 9-1 am (enjoy local talent or bring yours to entertain the crowds)
- Saturday – 9-1 am Karaoke Hosted by Star Entertainment (enjoy Karaoke or D.J.)
The Longbranch Restaurant is the site of the original family-owned western themed restaurant opened in 1968. Ten years later, the Best Western Plus Longbranch Hotel & Convention Center was constructed. The restaurant still has the Gun-smoke (60’s TV show) inspired theme from the mid-century but with some incredible upgrades.
Grand Sunday Brunch Buffet includes carved baron of beef, scratch-made hash browns, Iowa bone-in ham, baked chicken, and much more.
Our Daily Lunch Buffet is featured Monday-Saturday from 11am – 2pm. We feature a different buffet every day, call for todays Chef’s choices. The buffet typically includes fresh-baked bread, casserole dishes, and choice cuts of meat. We also include desert!
Dinner in The Longbranch include entrees like our famous bbq pork ribs, steaks and seafood that include salad and choice of potato. They also serve pizza, sandwiches, soups and other lighter fare.
We feature a Big Screen TV and multiple LCD HDTV Flat screens so you can catch every sporting event, even if it’s on Cable! Food is served in the lounge, off the menu, including all your favorite snacks and sandwiches. Our TouchTunes CD Jukebox with a Bose sound system has all your favorite songs so you can “dance the night away” on our large dance floor while enjoying the light show. Or just cuddle up to one of our cozy fireplaces and enjoy a glass of wine or a hot coffee drink. Stop in tonight and join the fun!
Specials and Entertainment
You can’t beat our $5.00 Specials!*
Monday: $5 Hamburger basket with homemade chips plus $6 pitcher during Monday night Foot Ball games.
Tuesday: $5 9 inch two topping pizza made fresh to order.
Wednesday: $5 Taco Buffet including large taco shells, refried beans, and the works to make great tacos –
all you can eat!!
7PM-10PM “Name That Tune Night”. Play this fun and entertaining game to win GREAT PRIZES.
Thursday: $5 The Original Hot Wing Bar!! All the “hot” chicken wings and BBQ meat balls you can eat along with carrots, celery & plenty of Ranch & Blu Cheese dressing for “cooling”! Then stay for Sports Trivia! (8-11PM)
Sunday: $5 Breaded Pork Tenderloin baskets with homemade chips plus $6 pitchers of beer during
*subject to change for special events and Holidays, lounge special 21 and older, drink purchase required.
Huston Rogers Steakhouse
Hours: Tue – Sat 5-9pm
Phone Number: 319-377-6386
- a more upscale dining experience
- featuring mouth watering choice steaks, seafood, pork and chicken entrees as well as numerous delicious appetizers ranging from crab cakes to hand-breaded mozzarella.
Guests looking to enjoy an impeccably elegant dinner have the Huston Rogers Steakhouse available. Owner Doug De Long pays tribute to his grandfather, Harry Huston Rogers, who was paramount in opening the original supper club 50+ years ago.
Enjoy the culinary creations of our Executive Chef, who uses only responsible ingredients and classical preparations with just a touch of contemporary twists.
Craft beers, cocktails, and wines curated by hand make every dining experience memorable. From the sharing plates, like the pomme frites with garlic aioli, to the selection of steak, pork, and chicken entrees all the way to the crème brulee and dessert cocktails, the Huston Rogers Steakhouse is the highlight of any stay at the Best Western Plus Longbranch Hotel & Convention Center.
The Goldzone Poolside Cafe (Breakfast Area)
Hours: open daily, M-F 6:15 am and Sat-Sun 7:15 am
- Hotel guests enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast buffet, menu also available
- Cafe open Mon-Sat at 5:30 pm as a cocktail lounge with light menu
- General public is always welcome for breakfast or evening cocktails
Each morning our poolside Cafe serves breakfast from the menu. We feature: pancakes, omelets, steak and eggs, French toast, and piping hot coffee. Stop in today and enjoy a wonderful meal with fast and friendly service! Open Monday through Friday 6:15 am till 10:30am & Weekends 7:15 am till 11am. Also open evenings for cocktails “by the pool” and light meals nightly at 5:30pm, closed Sunday nights.