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Skip's

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4000 Fleur Dr, Des Moines, IA 50321-2322
+1 515-287-1820
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11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I stopped in for an early meal and a few drinks one night after work. The nachos caught our eye as an appetizer, thinking we would order those and then share a meal - for $13 we were both stuffed and had no more room for an actual meal (a real shame). Covered in cheese, black beans,... More 

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Thank Calvin B
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Skip's is an institution—my parents visited Skip's many times in the 80s and 90s, and now I go there regularly with my fiancé for lunch or dinner. I go primarily for three things: 1. their nachos, 2. their cocktails, 3. the ambiance. I love that it's a cozy old home that's been turned into a lovely, multi-room restaurant. The cocktails... More 

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Thank J8803KMellenb
Des Moines, Iowa
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Soups are amazing and a bowl is very filling!! Love to have lunch there! Many choices to please any taste, Classic locally owned place that is still around for a reason!!

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Thank sjhatling
Des Moines, Iowa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The veggie melt is delicious. I get whole wheat instead of rye. The chicken noodle is the best...Get there before it runs out. The key lime pie is refreshing and the service is fantastic.

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Thank Swankyswig
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What a relaxing evening we had at Skips last night. I had the best glass of white zinfandel that I can remember while waiting in the dimly lit bar area. They had a couple of warm cozy fireplaces keeping us all warm on this cold winter night. My steak sandwich was mouthing watering delicious as well as the fresh green... More 

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Thank Tamera E
Sully, Iowa
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103 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here with some friends on a birthday. Between us we had Prime Rib, Salmon, Cavetelli, and Ribeye, and all was delicious. The service was friendly and helpful, and the atmosphere was cozy. We agree it I a one of the best in Des Moines!

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Thank Jeff P
Brookfield, Wisconsin
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little place. I had prime rib which was excellent. Wife had a filet which was undercooked. We might go back next time we are in town.

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Thank medlhuber
Buffalo, Wyoming
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

If you are looking for a great Mid-western pork tenderloin Skip's is the place. They also have kind and quick service.

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Thank gmonterastelli
Des Moines, Iowa
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

It's ridiculous to review a place that's been there forever. There's a reason. Duh. And if you haven't checked it out yet, you're either a newcomer to the Des Moines area or have that worst of all afflictions: restaurant tunnel vision. The food, ALL the food, is great. The service can't even be described as impeccable; it's better. The kitchen?... More 

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Thank Ginnie P
Des Moines, Iowa
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Skips is located between the airport and downtown, but it's easy to miss. It's set in a house but produces outstanding food on a consistent basis. The chicken nachos can't be beat. The steaks are great as is the salmon, whether blackened or grilled. They make a great martini and it's a quiet spot for business dinners. Suggest this place... More 

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Thank Jeff L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4000 Fleur Dr, Des Moines, IA 50321-2322
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-287-1820

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