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Wellman's Pub

€€ - €€€American, ,
2920 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312-4015
+1 515-245-9737
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good36%
  • Average29%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible3%
8 Sep 2017
“Food was average but staff was great and the place was fun!!”
24 May 2017
“dinner prior to Wells Fargo event”
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American, Bar, Pub
€€ - €€€
2920 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312-4015
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

Food was average, but the waitresses were fun and the trivia night was also fun. Would recommend this place as a spot for a group on a Wednesday night to go chat and play trivia. Beer choices were pretty good and there were specials everyday.

Thank Justin G
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

I've been here a few times. With friends and solo. Always the friendliest folks and great atmosphere. I've eaten here a couple times, but today I tried the Wellman' s loaded chips and they are pretty damn good. The cheese is not what was expected...More

Thank Michael G
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Reviewed 24 May 2017

Atmosphere is comfy. Disappointed that bathrooms were missing toilet paper in 1 of the stalls. It was not busy at the time. Waitress was timely, but food to table starting with the apps was much longer than I would expect,but was good when it arrived....More

Thank Sue L
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Horrible service. Our waitress came back twice to get our order because she forgot it. When it arrived, she argued with us about our order. Food was lukewarm. We got eye rolls and huffing when we asked for more drinks. Pretty much threw our checks...More

Thank jwbradley
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I'm not a super regular but I have eaten at Wellmans many times over 30 plus years. The place is dingy and dark and I don't think has changed in 30 years except that since Iowa passed the no smoking law it smells much better....More

Thank Tciowa
Reviewed 14 September 2015

Patterned after an old fashioned neighborhood style Tavern. it has been around for quite a while in Des Moines. It has a nice outdoor seating area and a large seating area around the bar so you can watch sports. The food is good with lots...More

Thank Cliff K
Reviewed 13 August 2015

We stopped here specifically because they have a nice patio. Seated outside at a table to the side of the patio we were instantly greeted before our entire table had been seated. 10 minutes later our server returned (only server on the patio) and gave...More

Thank Suzan H
Reviewed 14 May 2015

Very decent place with lots of room. The outside seating is a nice big area, as is the roof top. The menu was pretty intriguing & the food was very good. The service was not so hot though. The server didn't know anything about the...More

Thank MSmith2915
Reviewed 30 April 2015

The outside patio is very nice. The food and service were very good. I had the salad and half BLT sandwich. The salad was large and fresh and there was plenty of bacon on the BLT.

Thank Dianna123456
Reviewed 24 April 2015 via mobile

Wellman's is a old standard in DM and it doesn't disappoint. We've been coning here for years. It has a great patio and we can sit there for hours. While the food is typical bar fare, it's served quickly and comes hot. And it always...More

Thank IowaIrish
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2920 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312-4015
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-245-9737
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