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Christophers

2816 Beaver Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310-4099
(515) 274-3694
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Ranked #67 of 501 restaurants in Des Moines
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Steakhouse
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- Jul 21, 2014
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English first
Los Angeles, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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19 restaurant reviews
198 helpful votes 198 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

Normally a 50+ year old establishment provides a memorable dining experience. Unfortunately this was memorable for all the wrong reasons. Poor service, paper thin chicken parmigiana swimming in a sea of noodles in a less than jar quality marinara. Not what I remembered from the last time I was here 10+ years ago. I will not be back again.

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

Always great food, great service and great atmosphere. This is a classic restaurant with a solid menu, trained staff and wonderful ownership. A community restaurant that makes everyone welcome.

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South Georgia
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105 reviews 105 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Went here with some girlfriends and loved it! Very energetic vibe in bar and great drinks and service. Be sure to make a reservation for this restaurant or you might not get a table. The decor is not super special but the excellent service and food make up for it. This is a Des Moines landmark for sure!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Good food great service. no fuss with a toddler and they a little something special for the birthday guest.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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43 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Visiting my daughter at Drake U, picked her up on a Friday night and I said "Somewhere local and not a chain. We headed north to Beaverdale to Christopher's and it was splendid. We spilt a Caesar salad, a plate of pasta and meatballs (get 1/2 and 1/2 on the sauces - marinara and Alfredo - perfect, not too much... More

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Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed our date night here on Saturday. We got in right away and our table was dressed with linens. The ambience in the back room was dim lit lights with oil candles so somewhat romantic even with the buzz of all the bigger groups. I had the steak de burgo with mashed potatoes. Delish!!! Steak was tender and... More

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Knoxville, IA
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12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

I've eaten at Christopher's over the past 30 years and it remains one of the best ever. We ate there again on New Year's Eve and were not disappointed. We made reservations in November around Thanksgiving as we knew it would be packed - and it was. We arrived a little early but quickly found seats in the bar and... More

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