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Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brwry

) #17 of 194 Restaurants in West Des Moines €€ - €€€ American, ,
4508 University Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50266-1025
+1 515-267-8900
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good39%
  • Average19%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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“burger” (23 reviews)
“fish tacos” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
4508 University Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50266-1025
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came for a business lunch. The service was mediocre, (the place was not busy, but we had to ask for our wait staff a couple of times, and a couple of the orders at our table were not correct - with no offer to...More

Thank chippie1977
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Sitting at the bar on a Thursday night. Bartender tells me it's last call in 10 minutes. At 10:20. I'm cutoff at 10:30. At 10:40 a waitress for a table in the bar pours a beer for her table. So, the 10:30 last call is...More

Thank Jim N
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Super friendly and knowledgeable staff. Our server Olivia had an awesome grasp of their products and had the perfect suggestions for us after just a few questions. The manager, DeLaine stopped by our table twice to check on our visit. Piper the hostess was quite...More

1  Thank JamersonRocks
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Ate here on a weekday evening, so they weren't too busy. We were seated right away. Service was excellent throughout the meal. If you're not sure which beer to order they'll give you samples. I had the garden burger & it was huge! I got...More

2  Thank Afish37
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Went here for dinner as a large group and the service was excellent. Ordered a steak medium-rare requesting that it be more on the rare side and it came out absolutely perfect and delicious! Finished off with a delicious mason jar dessert. I would definitely...More

2  Thank Mikayla E
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We were visiting the area for my husband's birthday. The hotel recommended this place to us. The hotel even gave us a coupon for buy 1 get 1 free entrée. We told the staff we had never been there before and we were treated like...More

2  Thank mbztoy2
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Although this restaurant is nearby the house, we haven't been here a lot over the years. The Bears good the foods above average but nothing here really strikes my fancy that I want to go here often.

Thank ja1800
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Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

I have only eaten at this location once. I was staying at a hotel in the same shopping complex. The food was good after a long day of driving. But the service was really slow. This place is good for an after work crowd that...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 February 2017

I was impressed by the Rock Bottom Restaurant in Des Moines. The staff was very friendly and attentive. I ordered calamari with jalapenos along with my main entree, chicken fried chicken. Nothing better than comfort food on a cold Iowa evening. I also ordered the...More

1  Thank sixthcents
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We had been at a Dance Competition in the area all day and needed a sit down dinner so we tried Rock Bottom. None of us had ever eaten before, but it was amazing! Great service and excellent food!

1  Thank gr8lady02
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4508 University Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50266-1025
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  West Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-267-8900
  • E-mail
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