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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
Today
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Its a good deli.

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 19, 2015
Jim Linda S
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Des Moines, Iowa
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Des Moines, Iowa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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 

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Des Moines, IA
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134 reviews 134 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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58 reviews 58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Love Palmers Deli...great selection of specialty sandwiches, or craft your own. My two favorite is the Turnberry (turkey, cranberry, cheese, etc) and the Marshall- ham, swiss, bacon, etc. Your best bet is to get the boxed lunch, specialty sandwich, small non-meat side, chips, cookie or brownie for about $11.50. Many selections of salads, sides (tortellini, macaroni salad, apple salad, etc).... More 

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Chesterfield, Michigan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This place truly is one of a kind. From their awesome soups and sides to their giant sandwiches and extensive lunch menu. They have hot and cold sandwiches, small desserts and coffee. I'd be interested to see if they have a breakfast menu. This place is truly a hidden gem!

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Sioux City, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Quick, efficient place to get a delicious lunch! Love their made to order Reubens and the variety of salads is always fun!

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

Food is always good but a bit expensive, but not so much that it would keep me from eating there. The molasses cookie is worth going all by itself.

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

Oh my goodness this place is fantastic. I went on a Friday at 11:30 for lunch and it was so busy. It was however very fast service. I had what they call a "box lunch". I did a half sandwich instead of the full. There were close to 20 different deli type sandwiches to choose from. I got the Turnberry.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

I at there for the first and it was hard to find but it was worth it. The food was great and worth the money. It is perfect for sharing with somebodyelse or hoard it to your self.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Ah, Palmer's. You walk in...the wrong door, you wend your way through the sort of paths between the tables, you get in line...sort of.... Let's start over. Palmer's has counters. There's usually a more definitive line at the Sandwich counter than any other. You'll need to navigate the world of people at the Soup and Salad counters that are standing... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

A typical sandwich shop with a lot of hoopla. The food is average at best. The portions are overly exaggerated as well as the prices. I can take it or leave it

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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
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 3:30 pm

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