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1238 8th St, West Des Moines, IA 50265-2622
+1 515-809-1727
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  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
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1238 8th St, West Des Moines, IA 50265-2622
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

After my previous review, the manager, Liz, invited us back. We went on 11/05/17 for brunch and it was delicious. Granted, there were still quite a few carbs. I discovered that what I had originally thought was a pot of cheese sauce was actually Hollandaise...More

Thank Cswanson29
GilroysMgmtTeam, Manager at Gilroy's, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2017

Thanks so much for joining us again for brunch. Very nice to meet you and very happy that your second experience was good! Hope to see you back at Gilroy's maybe for a weekday breakfast, happy hour and a lunch or dinner!

Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

W went for Saturday brunch and emergency were very disappointed. The eggs, sausage, bacon, biscuits and pancakes were way overcooked and extremely dry. Coffee was lukewarm to cool. All in all a place to avoid.More

Thank Minneapolisdoyle
GilroysMgmtTeam, Manager at Gilroy's, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Thanks for the feedback. This does not sound very appetizing at all and we are sorry this was your brunch experience this past Saturday. We strive for hot, fresh food to be on our buffet line at all times. We will double our efforts to...More

Reviewed 11 October 2017

I had brunch at Gilroy's last Sunday. I have to say that it was nothing special. A LOT of carbs! French toast is deep fried so it was very hard. I, also, got the 'Greek' omelet. It was not greek. Mozzerella cheese, spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes....More

Thank Cswanson29
GilroysMgmtTeam, Manager at Gilroy's, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Thanks for the feedback about brunch. It sucks that some of our items were not up to our standards of excellence upon your visit and we are sorry that you experienced that. There are a good number of carbs, we'll agree, as comfort food is...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

I’ve been here two different times for meetings. Once for lunch and once for breakfast. I had really positive experiences both times. Their breakfast potatoes remind me of what they serve at the Imperial in Portland Oregon. They are unique and delicious. My food was...More

Thank Rpod-lady
GilroysMgmtTeam, Manager at Gilroy's, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Thanks for the review! So glad you've had a couple of really good experiences here at Gilroy's. We love our breakfast potatoes too, if we're in Portland, we'll have to swing by the Imperial and check there's out! We look forward to having you in...More

Reviewed 29 July 2017

Nice place with a diverse menu. My wife had cheeseburger soup which she could not stop raving about. My entre was chicken pot pie which was served in a non-traditional way and I found it very tasty. Service was prompt and friendly. Will certainly eat...More

Thank Cytraveler26
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

3 of us went Saturday night for dinner-we ordered sandwiches and pasta dishes. All 3 agree it was ok but probably would not order them again. Generally believe if you go out to eat -it is nice if it is generally better than you can...More

Thank chance s
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This is a casual restaurant with some unique food offerings. Great patio when the weather is good. If you are i the mood for comfort food, they have it! Also, burgers, pizza, steaks, and more. It is definitely worth a visit.

Thank cnb819
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

My husband and I arrived a bit before 11 hungry for breakfast. The food exceeded our expectations. I ordered the loaded red potatoes.... the portion was huge... recommend getting the cheese sauce on the side... YUM! My husband ordered the breakfast burrito. He enjoyed it...More

Thank Jane E
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Gilroy's bills itself as a purveyor of "American comfort food" and it excels at that. Don't expect trendy cuisine or cutting edge decor. This is a clean, well-run establishment that aims to please with familiar sandwiches, pasta and omelettes. I was particularly impressed with the...More

Thank Jimbenben2
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Good food and friendly service, good bar, not dog friendly. Prices are reasonable. I would return in the future. Probably the best option for dinner in the area.

Thank Barbara n
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$7 - US$23
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
07:45 - 23:00
07:45 - 23:00
07:45 - 23:00
07:45 - 23:00
07:45 - 23:00
07:45 - 00:00
07:45 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1238 8th St, West Des Moines, IA 50265-2622
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  West Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-809-1727
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Stylish American comfort food served 7 days a week! Made-to-order breakfast + lunch served served Monday-Friday 7:45AM-2PM. Weekend Brunch Buffet on Saturdays + Sundays 9:00AM-2PM. Dinner served at 2PM daily. Rush Hour Happy Hour 4-6PM Monday-Friday with $1 off beer, wine, Mules & wells and 1/2 price appetizers. Proud to be a part of the 8th Street neighborhood in West Des Moines. #iamgilory #redhairdontcare #gingerlife
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