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Chef's Kitchen

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1903 Beaver Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310-3953
+1 515-255-4411
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 07:30 - 13:00
Mon - Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Sat 07:30 - 22:00
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Des Moines, Iowa
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96 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

I had heard consistently this is a "must go" place. Now I know why: Good food. Outstanding service. A welcoming environment. Eleven of us met here for a late Saturday breakfast. The place was full. Fortunately we had a reservation. For a group on the weekend a reservation is appreciated and really necessary. Plan to park on the street at... More 

Thank tin_horn
Urbandale, Iowa
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We went to Chef’s Kitchen for breakfast on a Sunday morning. Parking was easy and once inside we were promptly seated in a the cozy dining area. There was more seating than we expected with both booths and tables, we sat at a table near the front windows. The dining area has light a railroad theme which I appreciated while... More 

Thank Herbert0000
Runnells, Iowa
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Whether your there for marscipon French toast or the sunrise. Breakfast is incredible. Never been there for supper but a must at breakfast. Can be hard to find parking. Not sure I should let you all in on this.

Thank Bryon P
West Des Moines, Iowa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful Iowa themed dinner at Chef's Kitchen during the Des Moines dine around week. The meal was a spin off of steak deburgo. The first course consisted fresh Iowa tomatoes with fried mozzarella with fresh basil on top! It's was perfect! The main course came on two plates! The deburgo was with 3 pork medallions with a cream... More 

Thank Nkru
West Des Moines, Iowa
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61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We decided to try a new place and read about Chef's Kitchen. It's a very nice, clean place in the Beaverdale area. We were seated immediately and our waiter Tom, was very helpful and provided great service. I had the Italian Pasta Bake and my wife had the Chef's Chicken special with rice pilaf and veggies. Both dishes were very... More 

Thank MarkM36364
Kansas City, MO
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625 reviews
495 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Had breakfast here this morning with family and enjoyed it a lot. They have a good sized breakfast menu and I had a veggie omelet with egg whites. It was well prepared and tasty. I got their hash browns which were really good. They are crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside and all the potatoes were cooked... More 

Thank KaneoheBoy
Des Moines, Iowa
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61 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

To start apparently the air conditioning couldn't keep up. It was about the third or fourth hot day so I don't know if it just was too small or not working right. The place had been obviously busy and was just dying down. We were seated quickly. It took a long time for our server to show up and drinks... More 

Thank Iccash
Des Moines, Iowa
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

A nice neighborhood place, a little expensive, but the food is imaginative and served well. Had the portobello appetizer and it was enough for a meal with a side salad. Wait staff friend and not intrusive.

1 Thank dsdsmia
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

I had breakfast there and ate sweet potato pancakes. They were big. No, they were huge and there were three of them. I also had coffee which was good. We also ate supper there one evening and I had pizza. As far as pizza goes, on a scale of 1-10 -- I'd rate it an 8 -- which is good... More 

1 Thank Doug P
Des Moines, Iowa
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32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

I'd like to see Chef's Kithcen kick it up a notch . . . from good to great. Our waitress was accommdating and helpful . . . my burger was tasty--the sweet potato fries were the bet--nicely seasoned with a bit of cinnamon. I'd like to see some new dishes offered. They do still have the chocolate chip cookies free... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
07:30 - 13:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1903 Beaver Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310-3953
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-255-4411

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?