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Americana Restaurant and Lounge

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1312 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309 (15th Street)
+1 515-283-1312
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 09:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Omaha, Nebraska
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232 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good service and no wait even though Prom was going on in city. I had Bousin Burger and it was spectacular. The topper of the meal was the key lime bites for dessert. I would definitely recommend this to anyone in the area.

Thank Philip S
Marion, Iowa
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excelent food but a little pricey, great locaton for a date night or for entertaining a large group.

Thank MtDuffy
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing food, great atmosphere ,wait staff was very helpful, braille menus available. Easy to find in city.

Thank Don S
Mike U, Manager at Americana Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this review

Hi Don, thank you for the kind review. We hope you join us again sometime. Cheers! More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

I came in for Sunday brunch with my wife and we both were very happy! Great variety of foods to choose from, the grilled cheese station being my favorite. For $12 you get unlimited mimosas and bloody mary's, well worth it in my opinion. I recommend making a reservation, the pace was packed but we got in right away with... More 

Thank QCRiver
Mike U, Manager at Americana Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this review

Hi! Thank you for writing such a kind review! Yes, it's true! We offer our brunch buffet for $18.50 and you may add on UNLIMITED Bloody Mary and Mimosas to the buffet for $12. Thanks for sharing and hope to see you back in soon. More 

Des Moines, Iowa
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80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

I love the Americana brunch. Lots of delicious variety in the buffet plus unlimited mimosas or Bloody Mary's. Includes 8 choices of made to order grilled cheese.

Thank Doug V
Mike U, Manager at Americana Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this review

Hey Doug! Thanks for the kind words about our brunch! I'm glad you enjoyed everything. Hope to see you again soon! More 

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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Went here on a Sunday for brunch. As there website suggests I made reservations for 3 at 0930 when they open which was not needed I take it as the line was so long to get in it was like a floodgate I didn't really want to crowd my way to the front of line in front of everyone else... More 

Thank Ken R
Mike U, Manager at Americana Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this review

Hi Ken, Thank you for checking us out! We do not require reservations but they are recommended, so thank you for taking us up on that piece of advice. Saturdays we tend to be a little less busy, so you can always try your luck on a Saturday too! Saturday brunch runs from 10:00am-2:30pm. I'm pleased to hear that your... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I love this place. They always have a great happy hour and food and drink specials. The atmosphere is kind of a cool classic vibe with sort of 1950's biker feel...but also sophisticated...I don't know how they're doing it, but they're doing it right! The wait staff is always great. Their cocktails are always on point as well as beer... More 

Thank Eric A
Mike U, Manager at Americana Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this review

Eric, thank you for such a kind review! In addition to our happy hour specials, we also offer a $6 Burger Night every Sunday. Hope to see you there! More 

Des Moines, Iowa
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

I have dined here numerous times between brunch and dinner. I am never disappointed. Brunch has a HUGE variety. Wonderful mimosa and bloody mary bar, tailored to what you want, but they also have "recipes" available if you are unsure what to do. Absolutely have to have a reservation for brunch and on a Friday or Saturday night, hands down.... More 

1 Thank Jen P
Mike U, Manager at Americana Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this review

Hey Jen! Thank you for the awesome review! Hope to see you again in here soon! More 

Des Moines, Iowa
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63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Looking for a change from my usual downtown dining spots, we tried Americana for New Years Eve dinner. The menu offers typical American style foods (steaks, chicken, fish, etc.). The Prime Rib from the daily menu was good, not exceptional. The service was attentive, especially for such a busy night. We arrived early (6pm) since we didn't have a reservation.... More 

Thank offthebeatenpath100
Mike U, Manager at Americana Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. I'm pleased to hear that everything was satisfactory. In addition to our Prime Rib feature on the weekends, we also offer a $6 Burger Night on Sundays and All-You-Can-Eat Fried Chicken on Monday nights for $13. Cheers! More 

Waverly, Iowa
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83 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

This was our first time at the Americana, and we'll be back! We met friends there for lunch, at their recommendation, and the food was amazing. I recommend the Blackened Salmon sandwich and any of their soups for a wonderful lunch experience. The staff was great too...

Thank Bill W
Mike U, Manager at Americana Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this review

Hi Bill, Thank you for writing such a nice review. I'm glad you had a great experience. We hope you check us out for dinner sometime too. Cheers. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1312 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309
    (15th Street)
  • Public Transportation: Des Moines DART Downtown Shuttle Service makes frequent stops through downtown Des Moines throughout the day and into the evening.
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-283-1312

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