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4000 Fleur Dr, Des Moines, IA 50321-2322
+1 515-287-1820
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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4000 Fleur Dr, Des Moines, IA 50321-2322
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The food and service were both very good, but at 6:00 on a Tuesday it was impossible to hear anything other than shouting from customers trying to talk with one another. The acoustics are awful and the owners would be wise to address the problem....More

Thank Ted S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a south side of Des Moines classic with good reason. Everything I’ve eaten here is excellent - I love some dishes so much that I tend to always order them. My favorites are the pecan-encrusted chicken tenders, as an appetizer or on...More

Thank Patricia N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Atmosphere was pleasant and the food and service was great. Parking is a little different. I was surprised to see they had a bar.

Thank angelitaw36
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived in town and drove straight here to try lunch, based on the reputation of this place. The restaurant looks nice inside and out, and seems popular with the locals. Service is excellent. We were in a hurry, and our waitress accommodated us (they...More

Thank Davigeta
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Growing up in Des Moines we had rarebit burgers at Younkers. Younkers is no more but Skip's offers rarebit burgers. The burger with the rarebit sauce was great. It was different from the Younkers version in that it was on a piece of bread rather...More

Thank lost_in_itasca
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

I was referred to this place by my hotel clerk. It was described as a local small business restaurant slightly upscale. As an older single woman I'm a bit selective about where I go alone on business trips. I arrived and was almost instantly greeted...More

Thank cheri s
Reviewed 20 August 2018

This was our first time to Skip's, and we loved the atmosphere... dark paneling & smaller cozy rooms. Our server was very friendly and responsive. We each ordered the steak sandwich, rare. It was good, and cooked appropriately, but not as tender as we expected...More

Thank pjjewel
Reviewed 17 August 2018

This is truly a hidden secret - outstanding food quality and service. This is in an inconspicuous white house near the airport on Fleur Dr. It is an intimate setting. I would really expect to pay more for such good food which is a nice...More

Thank Donald M
Reviewed 13 August 2018

We had dinner with 10 family members to celebrate our wedding anniversary. First, there's plenty of parking to the north, west and south of the restaurant. Second, be prepared for a little step back into time inside since you get a feel of a supper...More

Thank Leonard S
Reviewed 13 August 2018

A friend suggested that we meet there for Lunch when I returned to Iowa. We did so, I I would pass on this Business in the Future. If you want Fried foods I suppose you might consider this a place to Eat. I had a...More

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susan l
15 February 2016|
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Response from Doug P | Reviewed this property |
Susan, I've found the portions more than enough. It's not buffet food. It's good restaurant food (between fine dining and upscale).
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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