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Olympic Flame Restaurant

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514 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309-1922
(515) 243-4361
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
I love Greek Food Now

The server was nice, the food didn't take too long to get out to us, and it was delicious! They have flaming cheese which is fun to see when people ordered it. It's nice food, but it's not a formal restaurant in the east village downtown des moines.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 14, 2015
Des Moines, Iowa
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Springfield, Massachusetts
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89 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband & I happened upon this restaurant as we wandered the area during an afternoon of sightseeing. It was mid-afternoon and we were hungry, but we didn't want anything too heavy (only a few hours until suppertime). This was the perfect place. We had tiropita and Greek salads. Delicious and just right! Our server was welcoming, knowledgeable, and efficient.... More 

Thank travelerneedsclean
Monroe, Iowa
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I really enjoyed the food and the friendly service. The owner cooked us an excellent meal.. We enjoyed talking with him. He suggested the lamb and it was excellent. He gave us a couple of samples of other foods on the menu. We highly recommend this place!

Thank PastorofDisaster
Des Moines, Iowa
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174 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

If you are looking for a Greek restaurant in Des Moines, this is one of the only options. Located in the East Village, this place frequently gets busy. As good as the food, the restaurant is usually understaffed. I have visited when the restaurant was completely full (about 80 or so people) and only one server. The food is good,... More 

Thank Darin J
Des Moines, Iowa
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

The server was nice, the food didn't take too long to get out to us, and it was delicious! They have flaming cheese which is fun to see when people ordered it. It's nice food, but it's not a formal restaurant in the east village downtown des moines.

Thank knorda
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92 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

I have eaten lunch here many times and never been disappointed service is fast and the food tasty. this is not just a Gyros joint... The food is very Authentic and dinner is a different treat.... the variety of Greek puff pastries, the Greek soup, the pork, the lamb all good. Sometimes the evening wait service is spotty.... comes with... More 

Thank Cliff K
Arizona, United States
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

First timer...walked in and there were no tablets. Gentlemen behind the counter came out and wiped down a two seater and motioned us to sit. He went back and retrieved two menus. He returned to the the table with no introduction of any kind. He took our orders and he was off. We ordered two Gyro plates. The gyro meat... More 

Thank Gary L
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This experience as a little more than what i expected. The food was very authentic therefore I had no idea what I was getting. I can't even remember what meat i ordered but I don't recommend it. The soup, salad, and bread my meal came with was great. If I ever go again I will order a Gryo.

Thank Tracy G
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We stopped in for dinner early on a Saturday night, around 6pm. We were seated quickly, two adults and three children, one of whom was a 2 year old with obviously limited patience for waiting. We ordered an appetizer which never did show up. After about a half hour we got bread which was hot and fresh. It then took... More 

2 Thank Shari C
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172 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This Greek restaurant serves authentic Greek food with Greek atmosphere. Excellent food priced right. Street parking in East Village of Des Moines.

Thank nlskinner
Saint Louis, Missouri
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114 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This was my first experience with Greek food and I must say that I was impressed. All of my meat in my Mezathakia dish was delicious. We had two waiters (older gentlemen) work with our table and both of them treated me like I could have been their granddaughter. They were so kind and gave us exactly what we wanted.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 514 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309-1922
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: (515) 243-4361

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Mediterranean, Greek


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