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Club Car Restaurant & Lounge

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American, Bar
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13435 University Ave Ste 200, Clive, IA 50325-8216
+1 515-226-1729
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11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Des Moines, Iowa
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stop here every couple of months. We've got to come here more often. The food is consistently good and something for everyone on the menu. We like to sit in the bar, but the service and food is just as good in the dining room. The service is always good..Always. If you liked the Younkers Tea Room Rarebit burgers,... More 

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Thank 367Advisor
Dave T, Owner at Club Car Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Thanks for continuing to come by and see us! It sounds like you make really good choices here -- thanks for calling our fries the best in town! We hope to see you again really soon. All my best, Dave, Owner More 

Des Moines, Iowa
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is a hidden gem. Step inside and be transported back to a more gracious era of first class railway dining. The menus selections are vast and the service outstanding. Relax in a softly lit booth and enjoy the very tasty offerings. One of my favorites

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Thank Gigi7810-4188
Dave T, Owner at Club Car Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

We're honored that you consider us to be a hidden gem! Thanks for coming by and hanging out with us. We hope you'll visit again soon! All my best, Dave, Owner More 

Des Moines, Iowa
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Club Car has been perfect for me to have business meetings. Ambiance! Food selection! Price and wait staff make this place a great experience! I wouldnt change a single thing! In the many years I have come to Club Car I have not had single bad experience. Well done!!!! 😊

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Thank BusinessIA
Dave T, Owner at Club Car Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for coming by for your business meetings! It's great to hear that they've been good experiences. I hope we'll see you again soon. All the best, Dave, Owner More 

Clive, Iowa
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I like going here when you need a quieter place; either a business lunch or to meet your paramour. This time it was a business lunch. I had the hot roast beef open-faced sandwich. It was within budget, quick and satisfying.

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Thank ja1800
Dave T, Owner at Club Car Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Thanks for coming by for your business lunch! It's great to hear that you had a good time. We hope to see you again very soon! All my best, Dave, Owner More 

Chicago, United States
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116 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

The family and I went to club car tonight for a special treat on a cold wintry night. We had the flat iron ateak, macaroni/bacon and cheese and chicken parmesan. Our sides of fresh broccoli with hot garlic butter were amazingly delish! Chelsea was a delight as our wait staff and glasses always filled to the rim. No derail here,... More 

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Thank REIKE P
Dave T, Owner at Club Car Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

I can't wait to pass along your compliments! Thanks so much for coming by and spending your cold wintry night with us. We hope to see you again soon! All the best, Dave, Owner More 

Davenport, Iowa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Had the Reuben. Really good. They have a huge gluten free menu. I will definitely return. My other family members had the Taco Salad, hamburger, and Italian Grinder. Great service too.

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Thank lanmidwest
Dave T, Owner at Club Car Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

The Reuben is always a good choice! Thanks for coming by and checking us out. We hope to see you and your family again soon! All my best, Dave, Owner More 

Denver, Colorado
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Hot beef sandwich and beef Stroganoff were excellent. Would definitely return to try other entries. Highly recommended as local hangout by Hampden Inn staff.

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Thank dwj2015
Dave T, Owner at Club Car Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Those are both great choices! Thanks so much for coming by and hanging out with us. I hope you'll visit again next time you're in the area. All my best, Dave, Owner More 

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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This is a place with two levels and an adjacent bar. Food is served in the bar. It features red meat and is a standard steakhouse in my view although they have other specials. Both the service and food is very good. Staff is friendly and welcoming.

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Thank Roger E
Dave T, Owner at Club Car Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Thanks for spreading the word about us, Roger! I'm happy to hear you're a fan. We hope you'll swing by again in the very near future. All the best, Dave, Owner More 

Westbrook, Minnesota
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95 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

my brother and his wife took 3 family members here for supper sat. night. they said they'd been there before and had really good food, and they weren't kidding. Theres many choices on the menu and we had great service and terrific food, we were all very happy with our meals. Definitely would eat there again

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Thank gkd624
Dave T, Owner at Club Car Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

We're so glad your brother decided to bring you by! It makes my day that you enjoyed everything. Thanks so much for all the kind words. We hope to see you and your family again very soon. All the best, Dave, Owner More 

West Des Moines, Iowa
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Club Car is very conveniently located for those working in the University Ave. area of Clive/West Des Moines. It is also just a minute or two off of I-35 (or even I-80). It has a nice atmosphere that is casual yet cozy. You can be in and out within an hour for a lunch break, and the lunch special (quiche... More 

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Thank Russell G
Dave T, Owner at Club Car Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Thanks for coming by and spending a quick lunch with us, Russell! We're happy to hear that you had a good time. We hope to see you again very soon. All my best, Dave, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Parking Available, Television, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13435 University Ave Ste 200, Clive, IA 50325-8216
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Clive
  • Phone Number: +1 515-226-1729
Description
The Club Car Restaurant & Lounge offers classic American food and "A Unique Concept in Casual Dining."

The Club Car Restaurant & Lounge has become a staple in the community of Clive, Iowa. The Club Car provides a unique & casual atmosphere with exceptional service. The broad menu includes - homemade soups, specialty salads, sandwiches, & pasta dishes for lunch, a full dinner menu that ranges from Walnut Chicken to Shrimp Scampi to Steak De Burgo. The Club Car supports gluten-free diets & offers daily specials, including Prime Rib on Friday & Saturday nights. Receive your sixth lunch for free when signing up for our Lunch Club today!

Follow our pages for special offers and updates. Join us for Happy Hour Monday thru Friday, 3pm-6pm and Saturday, 8pm-10pm for half off on appetizers and $1 off on all draft beer and house wine.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?