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1755 50TH St, West Des Moines, IA 50266-1064
(515) 223-6700
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Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I LOVE the Tavern in Valley Junction - is this a different manager/owner? Pizza sauce had no flavor much different from the Valley Junction pizza. Service was mediocre - onion rings not hot and pretty greasy. Will make the drive to Valley Junction next time.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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138 reviews 138 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I first found out about the Tavern II Restaurant in March when I attended a reception here, so when I found myself back in Des Moines over night, I knew exactly where I wanted to eat (the Tavern II)! It is a large place and has seating for two, four, and large groups. The service was very good. I had... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Five us met at the Tavern for supper. The sandwiches were all plentiful, fresh and good tasting. The location was easy to find. We did have to get the OK from the Mgr to get a round table.

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Forest City, Iowa
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289 reviews 289 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

A decent experience here. The decor is nothing special and the service is fine, but the food is pretty good. If you get a salad, you must try their house special creamy parmesan dressing: it is just amazing! So tasty! Their pepperoni rolls are great as an appetizer and the pasta is tasty and plentiful!

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Omaha, Nebraska
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40 reviews 40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

We stayed in Des Moines for the weekend and decided to try the local pizza. Tavern has excellent pizza. The thin crust, toppings, and sauce are excellent. We ordered ours with extra cheese because we observed the pizzas at the tables near us and decided we like more cheese than the normal amount at Tavern. It actually had plenty of... More 

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Niagara Falls
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80 reviews 80 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

Average quality pizza is over priced. West side has decent service, Army Post location has SLOW service.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

Sausage was awesome and wonderful thin crust. Onion rings are great too.

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Evansville, Wyoming
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2011

The tavern always has great food.. The atmosphere is casual, it is very close to the Wildwood Lodge.

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Additional Information about Tavern

Address: 1755 50TH St, West Des Moines, IA 50266-1064
Phone Number: (515) 223-6700
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  West Des Moines
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 am - 10:00 pm
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 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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