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Address: 210 4th Street, Des Moines, IA
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Perfect Comfort Food and Awesome Service

Make sure you put this restaurant on your list to try. The food is excellent, the staff is great and the beer selection is top notch. We will definitely be going back to try... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 16, 2015
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Des Moines, Iowa
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Kirksville, Missouri
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

And waited and waited and waited on our food, Arrived around 11:30 and place not busy. Placed our food order and the Mile started filling up quickly. Other diners that arrived well after our order was taken were getting their food but there we set. Finally asked our server where our food was and she explained the breakfast orders were... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Make sure you put this restaurant on your list to try. The food is excellent, the staff is great and the beer selection is top notch. We will definitely be going back to try more of the excellent menu choices.

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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88 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

A family member said this was the best place in the area for burgers. We didn't have those, but my husband did say, "I would rate these among the best bangers I've ever had." He liked the mashed redskin potatoes that came along, too. I had mac and cheese which was good and creamy -- I'd like to enjoy that... More 

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Thank travelerneedsclean
Texas
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Pub atmosphere. Food was average. Fish and chips were kind of greasy. Scotch egg was large but not that good. Kind of disappointing.

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Thank Bootsy2
Des Moines, Iowa
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251 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

6 of us ate here before walking to Escape Chambers. Everything downtown was packed due to a 5K and the Lion King, but we got a large booth just inside the door. 3 of us had fish & chips, which they said was salty but good. 2 had clubs or other sandwiches, which were rather unremarkable. I had the Guinness... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Watch your favorite game and enjoy a pub style that is as near authentic as you will get outside Europe. I enjoy the Scotch Eggs while having a pint.

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Thank RandyKasal
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This was our second stop on for 2014 New Years, and it was a good choice. It had a nice, European pub feel and very good choice of whiskeys. Also, the playlist on the sound system of the bar was VERY good.

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Thank BLee2115
Iowa
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

This is my favorite pub in Des Moines. Excellent food, great beer selection and a huge Scotch menu. A great place to go for lunch or after work.

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Corinth, Texas
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109 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

We found the Mile High pub a good Experience. I tried the ola dubh a strong full flavor dark ale I enjoyed with the fish and chips my husband had the meat pie which was also a good choice. The staff was friendly and the meal was served quickly . I will revisit this pub the next time I'm in... More 

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Thank Teresa O
kansas
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27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

I've eaten at the Royal Mile 3 times usually when passing through Des Moines to get to Minneapolis. It's always a fun place to stop for a great English meal and English beer. Last time I had the roast beef dinner and the meat was so tender and juicy. We ate upstairs at the Red Monk because it was very... More 

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