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Palmer's Deli & Market

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4949 Westown Pkwy Ste 180, West Des Moines, IA 50266-6704
(515) 223-0123
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8:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout

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THE place in West Des Moines for lunch

Palmer's is well-known for their sandwiches -- my turkey sandwich was great. Everybody in the area has lunch here -- good food is the reason.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Joanne B
Wilmington DE, United States
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Wilmington DE, United States
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45 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Palmer's is well-known for their sandwiches -- my turkey sandwich was great. Everybody in the area has lunch here -- good food is the reason.

Thank Joanne B
Urbandale, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

My favorite sandwich is the turkey with cream cheese and cranberry. They have a vast selection of sandwiches and just as many side salads. So fun to get a small salad that you want just a bit of. My husband likes their soups and usually gets it with one of their beef sandwiches.

Thank Diana R
West Des Moines, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Made to order sandwiches and salads while you watch. Excellent soups and desserts. Large seating area. Lots of people working so there isn't a wait.

Thank BeverlyBray
Des Moines, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Palmer's Deli and market is a fast-casual deli with a wide variety of soups, salads, sandwiches and desserts. Everything is fresh and delicious. You can order a specialty sandwich or create your own. Service quick and friendly. No tipping required, either! Best place to pick up a picnic or place an order for catering-ask about hot food options.

Thank PlainJane23
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Their wild rice soup is fantastic. All of their sandwiches are wonderful and you can build your own salad, if you'd like. Great place for lunch, and remember there is more parking in back.

Thank MrsOM
Des Moines, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I work a little bit closer to this Palmer's location, but given the choice, I will always prefer the slightly longer drive to the flagship location on Ingersoll than this one. It has nothing to do with the food, which has always been fantastic, and no different than I've experienced at the main shop. However, the layout, size and popularity... More 

Thank Cyclone05
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

Our staff has ordered Palmers more times than I can remember. It's always delivered to our office hot, fresh, and delicious. We love it! They are known for their salads, which are varied and homemade. Prices are reasonable for what you get. If you leave hungry, it's your fault.

Thank Rphmather
Fairmont, Nebraska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

So many things to choose from. I made my own with pastrami, salami, and turkey. Excellent sandwich, added soup and a drink for around $12, so it is on the higher priced side of things. All of the salads looked great. My soup was pretty good, but sandwich was highlight. Would definitely return.

Thank PlzC
Des Moines, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Some things are a good deal, but alot is overpriced even when it comes down to comparing yourselves with A-1 Delis in new york, philly and chicago, those delis give you what you pay for. Huge portions and freshly HOME-made meats! They like turning over food and attracting people with that "GOOD DEAL"! Take note palmers. It does work advertising/implementing... More 

Thank Jim Linda S
Des Moines, IA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The menu is ginormous - I haven't had a sandwich, side dish or dessert I haven't liked here. They do a ton of business so beware of the weekly lunchtime rush. I think their prices are very reasonable for the quality.

Thank deegeegirl

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4949 Westown Pkwy Ste 180, West Des Moines, IA 50266-6704
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  West Des Moines
  • Phone Number: (515) 223-0123

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:30 pm

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