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    Bump’s Restaurant

About Bump's Restaurant

Bump’s Restaurant is located at 1380 Melrose Avenue in Iowa City. It is just inside the front entrance of the Nagle Family Clubhouse at Finkbine Golf Course. The restaurant is named for Chalmers “Bump” Elliott, who was director of athletics at the University of Iowa from 1970-91, an era when the Hawkeyes won 34 Big Ten and 11 NCAA championships. Elliott passed away Dec. 7, 2019. Bump’s Restaurant incorporates a cyclical menu as seasons change!

Bump's Restaurant is CLOSED for the offseason.
THANK YOU so much for a wonderful opening year and we are excited to see you in the spring of 2021!

2020 Winter Menu at Bump's Restaurant

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Wings: 8 bone in traditional or 10 boneless pecan smoked wings. Served naked or tossed in a choice of buffalo, bbq, or sesame ginger sauce.  $11.50

Cheese Curds: Hand breaded fresh Wisconsin curds served with smoked tomato ragout and fresh basil salad.  $9.50


Onion This: Thin sliced onions tossed in seasoned flour and fried golden. Served with horseradish cream and whisky dill mustard  $8

Taco Quesadilla: Seasoned ground beef, cheddar cheese, diced tomato, shredded lettuce, taco sauce, and homemade tortilla chips.  $11.50
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add Chicken $5 | add Salmon $9

Cobb Salad: Mixed greens, oven roasted turkey, bacon, cheddar cheese, grape tomatoes, cucumber, hard boiled egg, red onion, and homemade croutons. Served with choice of homemade dressing.  $13

Winter Spinach Salad: Fresh spinach, candied walnuts, blue cheese, dried cranberries, cucumber, and red onion. Served with pomegranate vinaigrette.  $11

Large Garden Salad: Mixed greens, grape tomatoes, cucumber, shredded cheddar, cucumber, hard boiled egg, red onion and homemade croutons. Served with choice of dressing.  $10.50

Homemade House Dressings: Ranch, French, Italian, 1000 Island, Blue Cheese, Honey Mustard, Balsamic Vinaigrette, House Garlic Dressing

Hours of Operation

SEE YOU IN 2021!


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All sandwiches and burgers can be served as a wrap and come with one (1) side: side salad, cup of soup, hand cut fries, sweet potato waffle fries, mashed potatoes, or cottage cheese.


Pork Tenderloin: Hand cut and pounded pork tenderloin. Served grilled or hand breaded and fried.  $11.50

Smoked Salmon BLT: Grilled salmon, smokey dill cream cheese, bacon, crisp lettuce and hot house tomatoes on 9 grain bread.  $14

French Dip: Slow roasted shredded beef and melted swiss cheese on a garlic griddled hoagie roll. Served with steak au jus.  $13

Cajun Blackened Chicken: Grilled chicken, sweet and spicy bacon, melted pepper jack cheese, chipotle aoli, crispy lettuce and hot house tomatoes.  $13

Cranberry Turkey Press: Sliced smoked turkey, swiss cheese, garlic aoli, cranberry sauce and arugula.  $12

Triple Cheese Garlic Grilled Cheese: sharp cheddar, swiss, and pepper jack cheeses on garlic griddled nine grain bread. Served with a side of smoked tomato ragout.  $10

Turkey Club: Hand shaved peppered turkey, sharp cheddar cheese, crisp lettuce, hot house tomatoes and applewood smoked bacon on cranberry rice bread.  $13  Classic BLT. $10

Signature Burguers
1/2 pound all beef patty, cooked to order*

Nagle Burger: Traditional all American burger served with choice of cheese, lettuce, onion, tomato, and pickles.  $12  Add bacon $3

Kinnick Burger: Melted American cheese, diced white onion, shredded lettuce and house made “secret sauce”.  $12

Woods Burger: Rosemary and garlic sautéed wild mushrooms, melted swiss and parmesan cheese and Dijon mustard.  $13

Pond Burger: Homemade fresh salmon burger, citrus aoli, crisp lettuce, hot house tomatoes, and homemade pickles.  $15

Grilled Cheese Burger: Grilled to order 1/2 pound all beef patty, topped with smoked tomato ragout and "sandwiched" between two garlic grilled cheese sandwiches.  $15.50

COVID-19 Guidelines

Limited Capacity

Due to social distancing guidelines, there is limited capacity

Table Spacing

Tables are spaced out 6’ apart to adhere to social distancing guidelines

Face Coverings

Face Coverings are required

*entrees available after 5 pm*

All entrees served with choice of salad, soup, or cottage cheese, fresh vegetables, and choice of potato. Potato choices: baked potato, garlic Yukon gold mashed potatoes, hand cut French fries, or sweet potato waffle fries.

Chicken Marsala: Char grilled chicken topped with mushroom, rosemary, marsala cream sauce.  $16

Fried Walleye: Cornmeal crusted fried walleye on a bed of warm caper and lemoon remoulade sauce.  $24

Classic Meatloaf: Homemade classic meatloaf topped with a sweet tomato sauce and served with a side of roasted beef gravy.  $16

Chicken Fried Chicken: Hand breaded and golden fried chicken breast topped with rosemary chicken gravy.  $15

Salmon Rockefeller: Butter basted salmon topped with a creamy garlic, parmesan, spinach sauce and finished with toasted, buttered panko bread crumbs.  $22

Beef Stroganoff: Slow roasted shredded beef, garlic buttered sauteed mushrooms, sauteed white onions, and cavatappi pasta in a classic sour cream sauce. Finished with fresh herbs.  $17

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