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1755 50TH St, West Des Moines, IA 50266-1064
(515) 223-6700
Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A bit pricey but just okay pizza

We went on a day shopping trip to Des Moines and wanted to have pizza for dinner that was not a restaurant chain and was not in our hometown. We looked on Tripadvisor and ended up at the Tavern. We got right in and had pretty exceptional service. The pizza was a bit more pricey than expected but... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Brent L
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We went on a day shopping trip to Des Moines and wanted to have pizza for dinner that was not a restaurant chain and was not in our hometown. We looked on Tripadvisor and ended up at the Tavern. We got right in and had pretty exceptional service. The pizza was a bit more pricey than expected but their selection... More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

My family and I ate there for dinner and I was VERY DISAPPOINTED. The low point of this experience was realizing the grated parmesean cheese had a moldy clump in the shaker. By this point, I'd already used the cheese on cheese bread and pizza. I told the waiter about this and he said, "Whoa ... I hope you guys... More 

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Sioux Falls, SD
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This might be a Des Moines legend, but the food here wasn't anything special. Solid and good, but nothing to drive out of the way for. We had a large group with the party room and our service was not very good. I think in the end not everyone got their meal. If you call ahead many days ahead they... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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153 reviews 153 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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324 reviews 324 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1755 50TH St, West Des Moines, IA 50266-1064
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  West Des Moines
  • Phone Number: (515) 223-6700

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pub
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?