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4000 Fleur Dr, Des Moines, IA 50321-2322
515-287-1820
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 52
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wonderful food, delightful staff

Skip's is now our first choice for dining in this area. I had fish, my husband had steak and both meals were wonderful. The staff was pleasant and efficient. As to comments about it being dark, it seemed so more upon entering from sunny outside. Once our eyes adjusted we enjoyed the shuttered... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Burlington, Iowa
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Burlington, Iowa
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Skip's is now our first choice for dining in this area. I had fish, my husband had steak and both meals were wonderful. The staff was pleasant and efficient. As to comments about it being dark, it seemed so more upon entering from sunny outside. Once our eyes adjusted we enjoyed the shuttered windows and atmosphere. We were seated in... More 

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Sarasota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Skip's always has quality American food with good service. Its one of my stop places if I am eating on the way to the airport. I should go more often.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

My wife and I dinned for an early dinner. The food was very good. I had a steak (beware that medium-well ended up being very well done). My wife had the BBQ ribs which were also very tasty. I like the dark interior very much. Unfortunately, we were seated in the side room which is brightly lit and does not... More 

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Richardson, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The title about says it all. We had been here once before a while ago when in Des Moines on business. We weren't sure it was the same place, but we immediately knew once we walked inside. It's a good thing the service and food are as good as they are because the dark, dark interior would be a real... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Anyone who is going to be in Des Moines lives in Des Moines and wants a great experience check out skips. The portions are massive but the left overs are great too. I would highly recommend the nachos as an appetizer though for some like, myself they are the meal. The pasta is always amazing cooked to order and very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Good atmosphere and great food. The only reason it doesn't get great atmosphere is that it is usually so packed it can get a little cramped and loud. That said, the food always makes up for anything and everything else. Chicken Nachos, Lemon & Garlic Shrimp, Cavatelli, and Jalapeño Chicken - start with one of those then work your way... More 

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Norwalk, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The three of us ate there last week and it was the beat my husband and son had the mussels and I had the shrimp and it was to die for

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DeWitt, New York
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

If your looking for a great piece of beef and some friendly service, Skip's is the place to go. This was my first dinner in town and it was worth it. The desk clerk at the hotel recommended it along with a few other places but raved about the meals here. She was right. I had a Filet Mignon cooked... More 

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Ok, I confess, iam a food snob. That said I base my reviews by cuisine and how it stacks up against my favorites. Tonight was a steak at Skips. No seats,except the bar. One bartender/ server? Was it just an extra busy night? Hence a good salad,followed by Luke warm steak. Will try again, but average steak made less then... More 

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Mid-Western Region, Nepal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The only eye appealing thing on the outside may be the sign. Don’t allow this to prevent you from driving into the parking lot, walking in and permitting the waitress to escort you to your table. This place was once a house, now a cozy restaurant. When entering, the aroma of seafood may hit you, which reminded me of restaurants... More 

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Additional Information about Skip's

Address: 4000 Fleur Dr, Des Moines, IA 50321-2322
Phone Number: 515-287-1820
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4000 Fleur Dr, Des Moines, IA 50321-2322
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: 515-287-1820

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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