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Iowa Beef Steak House

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1201 E Euclid Ave, Des Moines, IA 50316-1215
+1 515-262-1138
17:00 - 22:00
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Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Ankeny, Iowa
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I visited with another couple and needless to say we were not impressed. We started out with beers that were not cold. The salad bar was a blend of tasteless mayonnaise covered yuck and the usual salad. The steak options are way overpriced for grisly meat and a bland flavor. You get a better cut of meat... More 

Thank Patrick T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

We travel quite a bit around the country, and we always read the reviews of restaurants prior to eating there. The Iowa beef steak house had a lot of great reviews. Unfortunately the review I have to give is not a good one. Well maybe if you like salt. I'm not sure if they know how to cook steak but... More 

1 Thank Charles A
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend this steakhouse. We asked hotel receptionist to recommend a local place for steak. NOT A CHAIN. Iowa Beef Steak House was great. We had fillet mignon- large, tender delicious! If you like you can watch them cook the steak in front of you in the corner of the dining room. Baked potatoes perfectly cooked. Salad bar included. Locally... More 

Thank Patricia M
Dahlonega, Georgia
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Probably the best steak we have ever had. Huge 14oz filet mignon. You can tell the freshness. A little expensive but worth the price. The atmosphere is very casual.

Thank BrianRhonda
Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, United States
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83 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

From the looks of the place from the outside, I was a little worried. Honestly doesn't look like too much to write home about, but I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the steak, preparation, and value. Would definitely go back here. The open coal pit they grill the steak over was a cool touch, and they nailed the... More 

Thank Jason M
Des Moines, Iowa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

We have been to the Iowa Beef Steakhouse many times when it was owned and operated by Henry Schnieder, and it was always fantastic! We went this week to celebrate out 51st Anniversary and it was awful. The prices have risen quite a bit, $28.95 for the 24oz Sirloin Teriyaki. This steak was TOUGH. I sent it back for more... More 

Thank Donald A
Lincoln, Nebraska
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147 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

A wonderful value for the money. We were in a private room and enjoyed the salad bar, and choice of three entrees plus dessert. No one left hungry. It was a great group experience. Staff were very attentive and a lot of fun too!

Thank Bonnie F
Birmingham, Alabama
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119 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

I'm on a quest for the best steak in Des Moines. This was on the top 10 list of places to try, I'm disappointed. It's a family place and the staff is very friendly, maybe overly friendly. Their kids are running around the restaurant like kids will do. I don't mind that, but that takes away from some of the... More 

Thank Dave S
Des Moines, Iowa
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42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

We haven't been to the Iowa Beef Steakhouse since new ownership took over. The food was good and the steaks were delicious.

Thank Shawn W
Boone, Iowa
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341 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

Great salad bar we had the hot sausage sandwiches, yum! Brewed ice tea! This place rocks, my only suggestion would be to have a steak sandwich on the menu!!

Thank Azona50036

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Steakhouse
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1201 E Euclid Ave, Des Moines, IA 50316-1215
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-262-1138

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