We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Snookies Malt Shop

1810 Beaver Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310-3814
+1 515-255-0638
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good45%
  • Average19%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream” (12 reviews)
“sundae” (6 reviews)
“dairy queen” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Fast food
1810 Beaver Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310-3814
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (36)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 36 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some places live up to the hype (Bauder's peppermint bar at the State Fair, the Dairy Queen in Denison, IA...), other places you wish you'd never heard about, because you know you would have enjoyed it way more if your experience wasn't clouded by what...More

Thank ccg001
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

I don't live in the area of Snookie's, but have been hearing about it for years. My daughter and I finally decided to try it out. People go to Snookie's for the atmosphere & the experience. The ice cream itself was tasty, but nothing special....More

Thank Tasha J
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

It's about expectations it's a great old school family oriented ice cream shop. Is places to sit up front and a really family-friendly atmosphere. A medium chocolate shake for me.

Thank Cliff K
Reviewed 24 May 2017

This is a blast from the past. They have quite the variety, so they'll probably have something you'll enjoy. Bring your cash - no credit or debit cards!

Thank 233BK233
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Just had to say what a super little malt ship this is. We found ourselves here following a service at the nearby church and had no cash (they don't take any other form of payment). On hearing this, the charming woman being the counter absolutely...More

Thank Heidi M
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

This morning was the opening day for Snookies. Some customers camped out all night to be first or second or third in line to buy ice cream in this new season. Snookies is an old fashioned parlor with a sidewalk ordering window. You can get...More

Thank david_hance_iowa
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Stopped by after dinner at Jethro's. Snookies is not fancy or gimmicky, but the service and ice-cream are both great. And worth the visit. We all had a (soft-serve) ice-cream dip. Mine was vanilla dipped in peanut-butter...took me back to my childhood the Mr Softee...More

Thank Zach_Silver_87
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Anyone with any connection to Beaverdale will tell you that they love this place. Its not the most amazing ice cream ever... its mostly soft serve in generic flavors (Chocolate - Strawberry - Vanilla) but its a great neighborhood place. All summer long people hang...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 13 August 2016

The line was out to the street, but moved quickly! Good sundaes and local nostalgia! Prices were pretty reasonable?

Thank happyIAcruiser
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

We came out on a busy weekday evening. The line was very long, but seemed to move quickly enough. We got a strawberry and a hot fudge malt, topped with their signature shortbread cookie, and they were amazing. It's really hard to find an old-fashioned...More

Thank Jaime M
Nearby Restaurants
Jethro's BBQ
547 reviews
1.37 km away
Flying Mango
276 reviews
.61 km away
Le Jardin
38 reviews
1.16 km away
Louie's Wine Dive
104 reviews
1.21 km away
Nearby Attractions
Buccaneer Arena
23 reviews
3.73 km away
Val Air Ballroom
29 reviews
3.94 km away
Des Moines Art Center
226 reviews
3.06 km away
Salisbury House
124 reviews
3.52 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Snookies Malt Shop staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1810 Beaver Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310-3814
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-255-0638
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing