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1903 Beaver Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310-3953
515-255-4411
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:30 am - 1:00 pm
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 37
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A Best Choice in Beaverdale

I'm lucky enough to be within walking distance of this great Beaverdale neighborhood restaurant and bar. Get here early -- especially on weekend evenings -- if you're in a hurry, as Chef's attracts a crowd soon after its 5 PM opening. If you're in the mood for a more leisurely evening, enjoy a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
LuBlack
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Des Moines, Iowa
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Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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Des Moines, Iowa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I'm lucky enough to be within walking distance of this great Beaverdale neighborhood restaurant and bar. Get here early -- especially on weekend evenings -- if you're in a hurry, as Chef's attracts a crowd soon after its 5 PM opening. If you're in the mood for a more leisurely evening, enjoy a cocktail at the bar (ask about the... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Excellent & interesting menu choices, well presented. Friendly wait staff and cozy atmosphere, plus free cookies on your way out the door!

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Urbandale
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We have gone to Chef's Kitchen on New Year's Eve for the last 5 years. One nice feature is they will take reservations, even on NYE. The owner greets you & takes you to your table. Their servers are excellent, very friendly and professional. I always have to have the chicken lasagna. It is delicious & unique to this restaurant.... More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

If you want the original Des Moines Steak deBurgo- this is the place for you. Tucked away in the Beaverdale neighborhood of Des Moines, this restaurant is a jewel for Des Moines. Long time and well known Des Moines chef Steve Little and his wife Kristi do an exceptional job with excellent service and great menu items. Even the salad... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

The staff and cooks at Chef's Kitchen really know how to deliver. The menu has delightful choices for every taste. The nightly specials are seasonal and great as are the martinis. My favorite is a ginger peach martini. We have hosted large and small parties here and have never been disappointed. They serve breakfast on Saturday and Sunday and the... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Larger party of 7 and the restaurant was able to easily accommodate us on a Friday night. Good average prices $10 sandwiches, $18 steaks, $15 chicken. Drink specials, $6 martinis. I had the Italian grinder, delicious. Attentive service by the waitress and owner! FREE cookies too!

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Des Moines, Iowa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1903 Beaver Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310-3953
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: 515-255-4411
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 1:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?