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General Info
Opened in 1915, Varsity Cleaners has over 103 years of industry experience. We moved into our Gilbert Street location over 45 years ago and still offer the same quality laundromat services that built our reputation back then. Our current owner, Dave, started working at Varsity as a delivery driver when he was still in school. After graduating from college, Dave took over the business. Today, more than 18 years later, he's still one of the leading dry cleaners in Iowa City, Iowa. Next time you're in need of laundry services, choose the company with over a century of experience.
Regular Hours
Mon - Fri:
Payment method
amex, cash, discover, master card, visa
Dry Cleaners & Laundries, Laundromats
Other Information

Price Range : Average

Specialties: Wedding Wear, Wedding Dresses, Bedspreads, Gowns, Dresses, Bridal Gowns, Tuxedos, Clothing, Tux, Garments, Apparel, Comforters

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The best in the area

I love Varsity Cleaners. I have been taking my clothing to them for years and they have never let me down. They have gotten out every stain imaginable, they have prompt service, and they have never shrunk my pants. I actually live in Cedar Rapids but drive to Iowa City because they are so much better than everyone else I've been to. I would trust them with everything.



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As a new member to the IC community, Varsity Cleaners had been recommended to me by family friends. I have brought my dressy items and significant other's dress shirts there a number of times. I was satisfied with their cleaning and customer service until now.

On one occasion, on all four of the white shirts we picked up, we had to have them redone as their was black chalk/flake marks in the inside collar and up and down the arm. They redid them for free. Ok, I'm over that.

On my most recent visit, I've decided not to go there for men's pressed shirts from now on:

We had noticed that at the bottom of ALL the men's shirt, there is a noticeable indentation left. It's about 2-3 inches long and resembles the shape of a fat popsicle stick. It was on all the men's dress shirts. On my last visit I asked the sales associate about this. She claimed that it's part of the press clamp and it's unavoidable due to the process of the press. For $1 a shirt, they could press it out. Wait a second...I'm paying you to clean and press an undesirable shape in our dress shirts? Then pay you an additional $1 to take it out? Really? Why wouldn't you offer that service for free? The staff (and possibly owner with a scowl that even suggested that) seemed relatively unwilling to even fathom the thought.

Unless you ALWAYS plan to tuck in your shirt, then I suppose this wouldn't be a problem. My sig fig wanted to wear his shirt untucked for a casual event and was annoyed he had to tuck it in due the obnoxiousness of the clamp indentation.