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Americana Restaurant and Lounge

1312 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309-2920
+1 515-283-1312
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Steakhouse, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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1312 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309-2920
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently had dinner at Americana for a large group and I was impressed. I tried the pork chop and the flavor was really great paired with the corn sauce. They were out of a few of the seafood options, but that was the only...More

Thank James L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in for a girls weekend for dinner. The service was Terrific and food was AMAZING. I will definitely be back.

Thank Shellie P
Mike U, Manager at Americana Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

So glad to hear you had a fun night out! Check out our Champagne Friday sometime...$4 cocktails and half price bottles, a deal all the girls are sure to love!

Reviewed 14 January 2018

We went here on a Friday night in Jan. with a group of 8. We had made reservations ahead of time. We were seated promptly and our server was quick. My husband had the pizza pot pie and loved it. Food for the table was...More

Thank teachervitt
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Took the wife here for our anniversary to enjoy a couple drinks and something different. Has a great urban charm with a setting that nods to decades past. Carefully blending a hint of providing a romantic dinner setting with a great place to meetup for...More

Thank Landon E
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Good food, good service, would have liked to seen just some basic easy lunch options half sandwich and soup options for those who would like something decent to eat in a hurry. Parking may be a challenge depending on what time you go, be ready...More

Thank 812,841
Reviewed 26 November 2017

Greeted by pleasant hostess and seated promptly for our 10 a.m. reservation. I'm one who likes his restaurant background music. . . well in the background. Music was loud causing patron conversation to swell to be heard over it. Server was pleasant and explained buffet...More

Thank Seymour50266
Mike U, Manager at Americana Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed our brunch selections, but it sounds like we fell short in some areas. Your feedback will help us improve our service. We would like another opportunity to improve your overall opinion of our brunch. If you...More

Reviewed 9 November 2017

I'd been to the Americana back in 2016, but on this trip through we decided to host a business meeting/lunch there, and it went great! There are probably "quieter corners" in the place, but we loved sitting by the window and watching all that's happening...More

Thank Bill W
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Sooooo why does everyone think this place is so great? I swear I keep trying it and am consistently disappointed. I really WANT to like this place! My wine was skunky, and I knew it was a ‘different’ type of wine but this was skunky....More

Thank clbosco
Mike U, Manager at Americana Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

We're very sorry to hear of your disappointing experience, and it sounds like this isn't the first time we have failed to meet your expectations. Please, always feel free to bring issues to the attention of the manager so we can make corrections at the...More

Reviewed 7 November 2017

Dinner lead us to Americana, a restaurant in Downtown Des Moines with a wide range of classic American food from steaks and chops to creative burgers as well as a touch of Asian and Italian flare, and they specialize in hand crafted cocktails. It’s a...More

Thank theitalianguest
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

One of my favorite places to eat downtown. So many awesome dishes on the menu. Love the crab dip appetizer too! Amazing selection for gluten free person. Across the street from the beautiful sculpture park. Great views!

Thank jmw0313
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, 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, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
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 50309-2920
    (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
  • E-mail
Americana celebrates classic American pop culture with a modern urban flair. Our menu has something for everyone from classic steak house and contemporary Americana to signature share plates and comfort dishes. Private rooms available. Brunch served on wekeends. Reservations accepted.
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