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4508 University Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50266-1025
515-267-8900
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Go for the pizza

We have ate at Rock Bottom three times now and really enjoyed the food and drinks. One drink I always try is the berry bash sangria. My husband enjoyed the breakfast beer that was on tap recently. Their pepperoni pizza is really worth visiting the restaurant for. We've also enjoyed their fish and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
Worktraveler31
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Burlington, IA
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Harlan, Iowa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We were in Des Moines for one of our children's events. We all wanted steak! So, we headed to Rock Bottom. We had eaten here 3 or 4 times previous. It was just as good as the other times we visited! Such good food! Our daughter who always eats some sort of chicken got the the Chicken fried Chicken and... More 

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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

First, let it be said that our server was cheerful and the Hickory Bacon Chicken sandwich was good. The other lunch was missing some components. The wedge salad had a nice chunk of fresh lettuce but there were no chopped tomatoes--just a dollop of bleu cheese dressing and bacon pieces. The "street food" salmon bites consisted of four 1-inch square... More 

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Burlington, IA
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We have ate at Rock Bottom three times now and really enjoyed the food and drinks. One drink I always try is the berry bash sangria. My husband enjoyed the breakfast beer that was on tap recently. Their pepperoni pizza is really worth visiting the restaurant for. We've also enjoyed their fish and chips, bison burger, bacon burger and avocado... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I was surprised to read some of the negative reviews. I have had a very good experience there every time except for once several years ago (on a busy holiday). They have a wide variety on the menu, and I like the atmosphere. I usually order a salad, and they have an excellent Cobb salad. They also have good sandwiches,... More 

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Blue Grass, Iowa
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135 reviews 135 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Our group of six "seniors" consider the quality of the food and craft ales we were served to be average, bordering on very good. However, it was off-putting when our waitress had to call a co-worker to our table several times to answer questions we asked about the food menu items and the craft ales. She explained several times that... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This used to be one of our favorite places. The last three visit have proven to be "fool me once, fool me twice..." The service has become awful. Our last visit we entered and the restaurant wasn't even one-quarter full. We were sat in an empty section and after waiting about 15 minutes, I had to get up and go... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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105 reviews 105 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4508 University Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50266-1025
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  West Des Moines
  • Phone Number: 515-267-8900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Pub
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?