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Chef's Kitchen

1903 Beaver Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310-3953
515-255-4411
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Ranked #10 of 499 Restaurants in Des Moines
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Des Moines, Iowa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

How is this place voted as a top 10? food is at best mediocre. service is blah. there is no atmosphere. and the prices are high.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

If you are a fan of baked salmon, you will want to try the version at Chef's Kitchen. The service is great, meals are served in a timely fashion and the price is very competitive. Plus, it's always nice to grab a free homemade chocolate chip cookie out of the cookie jar on the way out!

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Des Moines, IA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

I have been going to Chef's Kitchen regularly since they moved to their current location. I've had everything from appetizers to pizza to entrees to breakfast! Everything is delicious. The wait staff is courteous, knowledgeable and attentive.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This place is a mystery to me. I hear raves, but I have yet to have an outstanding experience here. To me, food and service are average and prices are high. What am I missing?

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

We have gone to Chef's Kitchen for years. Love the fried pickles smoked prime rib, and always take note of the nightly specials. Service is always attentive but not overly so. Enjoy this neighborhood gem.

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Newton
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We've been dining in Des Moines for over 30 years and often drove by Chef's Kitchen, which is closed during the day. It does not look like much and we bypassed it. Finally eating there a few months ago, we were absolutely delighted by the menu, service, and the pleasant and unassuming ambiance. We have gone back several times and... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Chef's is one of our very favorite restaurants and we are so lucky to live close by. The dishes are inventive and only the freshest, best quality ingredients are used. The service is always great with long-term wait staff who know your name and remember your favorites (think Mel's Diner!) We highly recommend the steaks, burgers, pizzas, chicken Souvlaki, salmon,... More

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Urban
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

A gem in Beaverdale. The food and service is always great! A great place for a date. We always enjoy our time there and the staff always make you feel welcome.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

This is one of those places that you wish you lived closer too. Chef's Kitchen makes Beaverdale even cooler. Good food, great service, a warm and inviting atmosphere.

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des moines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

The menu always has a great selection, if your wanting salads, sandwiches, pizza or pasta. It might seem busy, but we always get a spot pretty fast. We got there often, and they have the best fried pickles! I have not found one place that makes them better than chefs kitchen!

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