Check out our Wednesday Specials! Well Drinks, Domestic Pints and Domestic Bottles all $3.00. Select Appetizer Baskets $6.00
One biscuit with gravy, 2 eggs (any style), 1 large pancake, hashbrowns with either bacon or sausage
3 Large pancakes served with 2 eggs cooked any way you like them and hashbrowns
Large tortilla wrapped with scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, green pepper, bacon, hashbrowns and sausage gravy
Biscuits and Gravy
2 fluffy Buttermilk biscuits covered in homemade sausage gravy
Peanut Butter and Jelly Biscuit
our buttermilk biscuit with PBJ with honey and maple syrup!
Our buttermilk biscuit with an over hard egg, choice of cheese, and bacon, sausage patty, or ham
2 eggs (any style), 2 pieces of bacon or homemade sausage patty, hashbrowns and toast or a biscuit
Chicken Fried Steak and Eggs
Our hand-made Chicken Fried Steak covered with our sausage gravy and 2 eggs (any style)
Add Wheat or White Toast
Add 2 Eggs
Add Homemade Sausage Patty
Coffee, OJ, or Milk
Cheese Balls Baskets
Round potato nuggets with flecks of cheddar cheese inside.
Beer Battered Onion Rings
Breaded with cheddar cheese inside.
Green jalapeños stuffed with cream cheese, breaded and fried.
Basket of Tots
Basket of Fries or Crinkle Cut Fries
Add cheese & Bacon
Choose any 2 Half Baskets Above
Choose Any 3 Half Baskets Above
A heaping platter of tortilla chips smothered in cheese sauce with taco meat, lettuce, tomatoes, black olives, and jalapeños. Salsa on the side.
Shareable Full Version$14.00
Our homemade tortilla chips topped with cheddar cheese sauce.
Homemade Chips & Salsa
Chicken Strips Basket
3 all white meat chicken tenders, breaded and deep-fried. Served with fries.
Mini Corn Dogs Basket
Served with fries.
Grilled chicken with sautéed green peppers and onions folded together with melted cheddar cheese. Served with salsa.
Our popular hand-cut sautéed veggies are folded with melted cheddar in a crispy tortilla served with our homemade salsa.
Ten breaded wings deep-fried and served any way you want them! Choose from Super Hot, Hot, BBQ, Honey, Maple, Jalapeño Garlic, Carolina Gold, or plain. Combine flavors if you wish.
Make 'Em Boneless$11.25
Smoked Chicken Wings
One pound of hickory smoked fried chicken wings tossed in your choice of side.
Deep-fried and served with cheese sauce and Dijon mustard.
Three sliders with pickles and American cheese. Add fries, crinkle fries, or tots for $1 more.
Smoked Gouda Mac
House made smoked Gouda mac and cheese with bacon.
Buffalo Chicken Flatbread
Grilled chicken, buffalo sauce, ranch, three cheese blend and celery.
BBQ Chicken Flatbread
Grilled chicken, BBQ sauce, red onion and three cheese blend.
Boursin, feta, tomato, kalamata olive and three cheese blend.
House made sausage, red sauce, and three cheese blend.
Red sauce, three cheese blend and pepperoni.
Red sauce, mozzarella, Parmesan and Asiago cheese.
Homemade Italian sausage, pepperoni, green peppers, and mushrooms with our signature pizza sauce and three cheese blend.
Beto's Creole Chicken Pasta
Hearty mix of sautéed peppers, onions, and mushrooms with crispy chicken, farfalle pasta, and a Cajun cream sauce.
Our Homemade Dressings: Ranch, Blue Cheese, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Herb Italian, Thousand Island, and French. We also offer Honey Mustard and Fat free Ranch.
Fresh mix of Romaine and Iceburg lettuce sided with tomatoes, cheese, cucumber, onions, and croutons.
Crispy or Grilled Chicken Salad
Buffalo Chicken Salad
Try it With any of our signature sauces: Super Hot, Hot, BBQ, Honey, Maple, Jalapeño Garlic, or Carolina Gold.
Blended lettuce piled high with our house taco meat, black olives, jalapeños, tomatoes and cheddar cheese surrounded by homemade chips and a side of fresh salsa.
Black & Blue Steak Salad*
Fresh romaine tossed in balsamic vinaigrette & topped with 6 oz of blackened angus steak, blue cheese crumbles, bacon, tomatoes, & crispy onion strips.
All wraps are served with your choice of potato salad, coleslaw, cottage cheese, French Fries, tater tots, crinkle cut fries, chips, or Del Monte Fruit Cup. Sub a side salad, cup of soup, Grilled Veggies, half basket of selected appetizers or mac n cheese for $2 more.
Buffalo Chicken Wrap
Sliced chicken strips tossed in our buffalo sauce with lettuce, tomato, cheddar cheese, and blue cheese or ranch dressing.
Turkey Club Wrap
Ham, turkey, and bacon with lettuce, tomato, and cheddar cheese (meats served warm or cold.)
Chicken Bacon Ranch Wrap*
Grilled chicken with lettuce, bacon, tomato, ranch, and cheddar cheese.
Steak Fajita Wrap
Seasoned steak, mixed peppers, onions and feta cheese with chipotle mayo.
All Melts & Deli sandwiches are served with your choice of potato salad, coleslaw, cottage cheese, French Fries, tater tots, crinkle cut fries, chips, or Del Monte Fruit Cup. Sub a side salad, cup of soup, Grilled Veggies, half basket of selected appetizers or mac n cheese for $2 more.
Homemade tuna salad served with your choice of cheese, then grilled on your choice of wheat, sourdough, or rye bread.
Hot Cheesy Stripper
Chicken strips tossed in our buffalo sauce or any of our signature sauces then served on a hoagie bun, smothered with provolone cheese.
Turkey Bacon Melt
Turkey, bacon, tomato, and pepper jack cheese on grilled sourdough bread with chipotle mayo.
1/3 lb beef patty with sautéed onions and Swiss cheese on toasted marble rye.
Reuben or Rachel "Best In Town!"
Chopped corned beef or turkey with sauerkraut, 1000 Island, & Swiss cheese on marble rye.
Sourdough patty melt with sautéed onions, bacon, and fresh tomatoes.
Just like Mom used to make but your choice of bread and cheese.
Ultimate Grilled Cheese
Your choice of cheese with bacon and fresh tomatoes on your choice of rye, sourdough, or wheat.
BBQ Bacon Chicken Melt
Grilled chicken breast with crisp bacon, tangy BBQ sauce, and melted cheddar cheese on grilled sourdough bread
Choose Your Meat, Bread, and Cheese. Have it cold or Make it Hot, Fran's Deli is now a part of Shakespeare's! Add extra meat for $1.50 more or cheese for $1 more to your sandwich.
House smoked Ham, Turkey, Roast Beef, Tuna
Choice of Rye, Sourdough or Wheat
Choice of Swiss, cheddar, American, provolone, or pepper jack cheese
All sandwiches are served with your choice of potato salad, coleslaw, cottage cheese, French Fries, tater tots, Crinkle cut fries, chips, or Del Monte Fruit Cup. Sub a side salad, cup of soup, Grilled Veggies, half basket of selected appetizers or mac n cheese for $2 more.
House specialty. Our thick pork tenderloin comes either grilled or hand-battered on a toasted bun.
Philly Steak Hoagie*
A pile of roast beef, sautéed green peppers and onions all topped with provolone cheese.
Southwest Chicken Philly*
A pile of chopped grilled chicken, sautéed green peppers and onions with melted pepperjack and Chipolte mayonnaise on a hoagie bun.
Hand battered or grilled
Grilled Chicken, ham, & Swiss
Applewood bacon makes this a classic.
A half pound of of piping hot roast beef and melted provolone on a hoagie bun with a side of au jus.
Triple Decker Club Sandwich
Turkey, ham, bacon, Swiss cheese, American cheese, lettuce, tomato, and mayo served on your choice of bread.
8 oz. Icelandic battered cod fillet - a real belly-buster! Topped with homemade tartar sauce. Served on a toasted hoagie.
6 oz. all Angus tender steak served on a toasted hoagie bun with sautéed onions, provolone cheese, and garlic mayo.
Monster Hot Ham and Cheese
A generous portion of our house smoked ham sandwiched between Swiss cheese served on a toasted bun.
White meat turkey burger with blend of savory seasonings.
State Fair Pork Burger
Seasoned ground pork patty topped with BBQ sauce, cheddar cheese and bacon
Zesty Vegetarian Black Bean Burger
Grilled Salmon, tomato confit, lettuce mix, sunny egg, and garlic aioli on sourdough bread.
1/3 lb fresh beef patty served with choice of garnish on a toasted kaiser bun. All burgers are served with your choice of potato salad, coleslaw, cottage cheese, French Fries, tater tots, Crinkle cut fries, chips, or Del Monte Fruit Cup. Sub a side salad, cup of soup, Grilled Veggies, half basket of selected appetizers or mac n cheese for $2 more.
Mushroom Swiss Burger
Mushrooms, Swiss cheese and sautéed onions.
Our burger topped with homemade salsa, jalapenos, pepper jack cheese and chipotle mayo
Bacon Blue Bison Burger
1/3 lb ground bison burger served medium and is as healthy as it is delicious because it's 92% lean. Topped with house cajun, bacon, and melted blue cheese crumbles.
House Bison Burger
Meatless burger patty made entirely from plants served on a brioche bun.
Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Sierra Mist, Diet Sierra Mist, Mountain Dew, Diet Mountain Dew, Mug Rootbeer, Orange Crush, Dr Pepper, Lemonade, Raspberry Ice Tea, Ice Tea
Fried Cookie Dough
Battered cookie dough, deep fried and served with ice cream and chocolate syrup.
*Consumer advisory: Thoroughly cooking foods of animal origin such as beef, eggs, fish, lamb, pork, poultry, or shellfish reduces the risk of food borne illness. Individuals with certain health conditions may be at a higher risk if these foods are consumed raw or under-cooked. Consult your physician or public health official for further information.
All include choice of one side: Cole Slaw, Cottage Cheese, Potato Salad, Tater Tots, French Fries, Crinkle Fries or Del Monte Fruit Cup
Mini Corn Dogs
Macaroni & Cheese
No sides included.
Pint night (5pm - close)
Buy a Shakespeare's glass and get $1 off domestic pints
$1 off Burger Baskets All Day
bison burgers/black bean burgers are excluded
Captain, Black Velvet or Jack and Coke (open to close)
Tacos All Day
Wacky Wednesday (open to close)
Selected Appetizer Baskets
Pint Night (5pm - close)
Buy a Shakespeare's glass and get $1 off domestic pints
6 Wings and Fries
Pitcher Special (5pm - close)
disclaimer:pricing and availability subject to change.
Iowa City's best east-side neighborhood watering hole. We offer a wide variety of beers and spirits as well as a full menu of great eats like our hand breaded, never flattened Tenderloin, great burgers and delicious steaks. Our cozy atmosphere will make you feel right at home.