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Jesse's Embers

3301 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312-3913
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Ranked #23 of 502 restaurants in Des Moines
Most recent review
- Jun 30, 2014
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90% Recommend
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English first
Des Moines, Iowa
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Jesse's Embers has been on the Ingersoll strip for as long as I can remember. The food used to be melt in your mouth awesome. Hub's and I went for dinner and were disappointed. Though are steaks were cooked perfectly to order, they had very little flavor and certainly weren't worth the price. The service was great and our waitress... More

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Huntington Beach, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We when here on a recommendation from the hotel shuttle driver. When he pulled up and walked us in through the kitchen we where not to sure, but it was well worth it. The steaks were very well prepared and flavorful. Service was excellent. The only two downsides are their beers choices were very limited and they don't offer dessert... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014 via mobile

We were looking for a neighborhood eatery and happened across this hidden gem. The food was was the best we found during our week in Iowa. There was nothing that could have been improved. The one thing that stood out as being unusual in this day and time, is that the waitress AND owner knew the names of many of... More

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Bourbonnais, Illinois
12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

A relaxed atmosphere with great service and excellent food for the price. This is a small restaurant with limited seating, but it adds to the charm.

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Seattle, Washington
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

It's busy, it's a small place and noisy. This is a place to go for the food. The meals are consistently excellent, well portioned and cooked as you request. My family goes there often.

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Boise, Idaho
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46 reviews 46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I cannot tell you what the food tastes like. Walked in here and the smell was so horrendous I almost vomited. Can't even describe the smell, but I'll try... Like piss and old lobster shells with dirty floor mats and sludge from under the bar that hadn't ever been cleaned out. I mean, wow. It smelled like death. I could... More

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Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

Came with family after reading TA reviews. They do not take reservations so we just went. 6 pm and the place was packed, but we were seated right away. Tight place, kind of loud. Good service and great food - two small sirloins, ribs, and deep fried lobster tails (good amount of meat) - all was excellent. Salads were basic.... More

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Johnston, Iowa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

First time to Jesse's Embers. We had front row seats and were able to watch Our steak and ribs being cooked. They were delicious. Service great. We will go back

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Des Moines, Iowa
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Visited for the first time. Lots if regulars were there advising what was good & they were right. Excellent food & great service. 5 people - $117. Had steaks, lobster tail, walleye, manicotti & a burger. All excellent!

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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Jesse's is our favorite place in Des Moines. Everything on the menu is good, but the barbecued ribs are outstanding as are the onion rings. The small intimate setting is always warm and welcoming, and the service is excellent. This is one of the gems of Des Moines.

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