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3301 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312-3913
515-255-6011
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • 39
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  • 18
    Very good
  • 4
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  • 0
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  • 2
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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
Most recent review
Terrific Value & Great Steak

What a find -- a reasonably priced steakhouse with great service and tender steaks! There is a special each night of the week. On this Tuesday night it consisted of a 16 oz. rib-eye, potato and salad -- all for $24. For this price (regular menu items were equally fairly priced), they must rely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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New York, NY
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New York, NY
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352 reviews 352 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

What a find -- a reasonably priced steakhouse with great service and tender steaks! There is a special each night of the week. On this Tuesday night it consisted of a 16 oz. rib-eye, potato and salad -- all for $24. For this price (regular menu items were equally fairly priced), they must rely on turn-over of tables so service... More 

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New York City, New York
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Pretty good steak place. If you are a Ruth's Chris or Morton's fan, this is not gonna meet your expectations, but the prices are about 1/2 those as well. The staff and owner are wonderful, service was really good and meal was satisfying. I'd recommend this as a mid-price steak house.

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Racine
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My wife and I were visting Des Moines and had read good reviews for Jesse's Embers so we were looking forward to a good meal. My wife ordered the salmon and I had a ribeye steak. Our wait was short before our meals were served. The portions were generous but could have been more flavorful had there been au jus... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Jesse's Embers has become a Des Moines institution. THE place to go for steaks and burgers. They also do mean salads and Italian dishes as well.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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110 reviews 110 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Went there on a Friday night and that was a mistake. It was packed with people and the parking is not the good there. Either on the street if you can find a parking place and there is not much in the back. The food was excellent, I had steak. It was prepared just as I ordered. The service was... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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78 reviews 78 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great long time steak house/supper club. Excellent steaks and a variety of items on the menu. Their Ember's special sirloin is very good!

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Colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Recommended by Loren at the Butler House, we enjoyed a good meal at a fair price. The place was packed and we got the last booth, which is always our choice. I had the salmon oscar, great on the salmon, so so on the oscar. Their wine prices are reasonable and service is down home friendly. Only $70.00 for dinner... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I never even heard of this place. I heard great things about the hamburgers, but then I saw they had a french dip with the au jus. However, as any of you lovers of a french dip know...and if you are not a french dip lover you can stop reading....some french dips can be less than satisfying. This french dip... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

A warm, cozy restaurant in the upscale Ingersoll district, serving as good a steak as you will find.

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Little Falls, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

There is nothing modern or trendy about this restaurant, but the food is very good. Our waitress, Dee Dee was just great! I'd go back just for the service she gave us. The owner was wandering around chatting with guests, which would have been nice, but he seemed insincere and a bit creepy. Again, the food was very good but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3301 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312-3913
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: 515-255-6011
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
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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