The Hamburg Inn in Iowa City, IA
The Hamburg Inn in Iowa City, IA is a local favorite that has been around since the mid 1930s. It's well known in this University town for cheap, flavorful food. Their breakfast is legendary, and their pie shakes are something to write home about. They literally blend an entire piece of homemade pie into ice cream for the best milkshake you've ever tasted. My personal favorite is the red velvet cake "pie" shake. Hamburg Inn has been a popular site for political gatherings, especially during the Iowa Caucuses. So much so, that the West Wing featured it in Season 6. The story behind the political campaigning at the Hamburg Inn is no small thing. Presidents Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama have all visited Hamburg, as well as many presidential hopefuls, including then Senator Joe Biden, and other political figures.