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Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brwry

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4508 University Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50266-1025
515-267-8900
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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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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great beers, great food and always friendly staff.

Great beers, great food and always friendly staff. We have been here several times and the food is always good. Burgers are excellent, appetizers tasty and quick with a good glass of beer to add, very enjoyable. Try a sample....many good ones, both seasonals and standards. Patio could be bigger and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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West Des Moines, Iowa
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140 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Great micro brewery and excellent food, also a very nice atmosphere. The place is a lot bigger than it appears so they can hold many people. Everything I have ever ordered here is excellent and you get discounts if you join the club, it is worth the visit.

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Great beers, great food and always friendly staff. We have been here several times and the food is always good. Burgers are excellent, appetizers tasty and quick with a good glass of beer to add, very enjoyable. Try a sample....many good ones, both seasonals and standards. Patio could be bigger and some work on the view/atmosphere would go a long... More 

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Ackley, Iowa
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We were very disappointed with our experience at Rock Bottom. We arrived at about 9pm on a weekday. There were only three other tables seated. It was not busy at all. We were seated and told all the things on the menu they were out of. We ordered the crispy-spiced salmon bits as an appetizer, then the wild sockeye salmon... More 

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Met family members for lunch during lunch hour. Burger we had was good but have had much better and was over priced for what we got. Grilled chicken sandwich was excellent and better priced. Service was great and able to get in and out and back to work during lunch hour.

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Flower Mound, TX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I had the lobster and shrimp tacos which were excellent. Beer was not cold enough and had a little aftertaste because of it. Service was great and the food was delivered quickly. Would go back again for the food but maybe not the beer unless it was colder

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Ames, Iowa
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

I had the smoking jalapeño burger and it has these cold smoked Roma tomatoes on this sandwich that are amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We each had the 2 am burger. Were cooked perfectly. Extremely juicy and tender. The mac and cheese side was excellent also. Root beer was awesome as was the mango tea. Definitely will be coming back again!!!

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Harlan, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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?