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2816 Beaver Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310-4099
(515) 274-3694
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 10
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  • 19
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good local Italian restaurant

Great place for a nice dinner. Staff is attentive and never had a bad meal there. I recommend the chicken parm with white sauce, cooked to perfection with a large piece of chicken covered in cheese on top of noodles in afredo sauce and backed in the oven so piping hot. Fantastic and u will probably... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
luvdahawks
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Des Moines, Iowa
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Lakeville, Minnesota
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62 reviews 62 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We had reservations the Saturday night of ISU graduation but still had to wait 15 minutes. Other than that discouragement, overall we enjoyed the place. A few of us had the Fettuccine Alfredo which was excellent. However, a few others had the Manicotti and it was NOT good at all. So take your chances on the menu items. It is... More 

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Des Moines, IA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Whether you're in the mood to hang out in the bar or have a nice family dinner, Christopher's is the place for it. It's been our family standard for over 50 years. Great steaks and prime rib, their Parmesan encrusted tilapia is out of this world, their twice baked potatoes to die for and, of course, their onion rings! Renee... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Great place for a nice dinner. Staff is attentive and never had a bad meal there. I recommend the chicken parm with white sauce, cooked to perfection with a large piece of chicken covered in cheese on top of noodles in afredo sauce and backed in the oven so piping hot. Fantastic and u will probably have leftovers for latter.... More 

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Indianola, Iowa
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59 reviews 59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Christophers is a restaurant where you can take a first date, an anniversary, birthday or an evening out with your family. The food is great, service is good and just a good time.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Usual steakhouse fare plus prime rib done well. No surprises on the menu. Always busy, so plan for a wait.

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Polk City, Iowa
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35 reviews 35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

We visited this restaurant for a family night out. Even without reservations we were seated promptly. The Hostess and Wait Staff were friendly and very helpful offers the "Daily Specials". The food was served promptly and was very good. This establishment can be pricey depending on your order.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

After reading numerous reviews I made a reservation early afternoon for a Saturday night for our group of 30. We have two very attentive servers who helped our group with very good attention to detail. The food was simply delicious, hot and plentiful (large portions). There was no one who did not thoroughly enjoy their meal. We will go back... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My sister and I were trying to find a special place to take our Parents for their 50th Anniversary dinner. After a quick on-line search, we both looked up and said "Christopher's!"...we shared many memories there as young children and a perfect place to take the kids, and our Parents, for this special occasion. Indeed, we picked the perfect place.... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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173 reviews 173 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
215 helpful votes 215 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

My husband and I, with son, daughter-in-law and their new baby in tow, had already tried one restaurant and found a 60-minute wait ahead of us- our group was too small for any place to accept reservations. It seems everyone heads for the restaurants on Saturday night! My son suggested Christophers and we got a table immediately. It may be... More 

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Newton
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I was here for a Christmas party with friends and I must say the food was outstanding! The parking was a nightmare! I would at least leave about 10 minutes to manage parking before your dinner. Otherwise great restaurant!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2816 Beaver Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310-4099
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: (515) 274-3694

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse, Seafood
Open Hours
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 - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?