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Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brwry

4508 University Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50266-1025
515-267-8900
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Ranked #30 of 210 Restaurants in West Des Moines
Price range: $7 - $25
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Des Moines, Iowa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

the french fries were good. we ordered a chicken sandwich and it was ok. they used to make the noon special from scratch and it was really good. but now it is more like box food that a bar would serve. it fills you up but more or less non eventful. we did not have the beer but it is... More 

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Fort Dodge, Iowa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Great service and food. On my stop here at the Rock Bottom I ordered a burger and had some pizza too. Fabulous!! Both the burger and pizza are some of the best I have ever eaten. I will be making a stop back at the Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery when I am in the area again. :)

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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88 reviews 88 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This is our 3rd time so obviously we love this place. They have a breadstick Jalepeno stuffed with cheese and it was delicious. They have great personal pizza, wings, pasta, steak all of it is great. I am not much of a beer drinker but I loved the Lemon Poppyseed Wheat Ale. Great place, sports bar brewery atmosphere with big... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We had lunch there today, ample parking. The staff was nice, sat in the bar area to watch sports, good amount of television. Wait staff was nice but a bit short staffed. It would take our server a while to get back to us. The wings were good, lots of sauce followed with thick blue cheese dressing . The nachos... More 

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West Bend, Iowa
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Had dinner there 11/22/2014, no cheese on the nachoes, used to be pretty good, my daughter had the cob salad with ranch, started vomiting and diarrhea in the night, she is a nursing mom, so had to pump and dump, will never go back

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Johnston, Iowa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I love the pretzel here. You can nerver go wrong with this choice. They are typically not packed easy to get in and out. Staff is good, No servers have stuck in my head but over all a 4 star.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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163 reviews 163 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Well-rounded beer selection. Great nachos for appetizer - highly recommend. Burger was good, onion rings not as much (they were clearly dropped in the fryer right from the frozen bag). Service is good and plenty of televisions.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Stopped in for dinner here on Saturday evening. There was a 45 minute wait. Went to the bar and found two seats. Mixed drinks were average in price- 5.75 - 6.50. Finally we were seated. There was a birthday party group next to us who took up about six tables, no big deal, but there were too many people for... More 

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United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We had been in town for the weekend and met a friend here for lunch. It was a nice relaxing environment and everything you would want in a micro-brew restaurant. The menu has a little bit of everything, including vegetarian items, which is always a plus in my book! Our server was great and recommended some great drinks to go... More 

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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88 reviews 88 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Stopped by the RBB again and had dinner outside. It was the first time this summer it was pleasant enough to eat outside and it was enjoyable. The seating could be a little more comfortable, iron seats I don't think are necessary when you have a roof over your head. The food was good and service was good too.

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Additional Information about Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brwry

Address: 4508 University Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50266-1025
Phone Number: 515-267-8900
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  West Des Moines
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 7 - 25
Cuisine: American

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