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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 #17 of 205 restaurants in West Des Moines
Price range: $7 - $25
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My husband and I visit regularly to try the new seasonal brews. We also love the flagship brews, if the seasonal do not fit our taste. In addition, we enjoy the food at this restaurant. My husband loves the burgers. I'm a fan of the Mac-n-Cheese with bacon and chicken. I also love the seafood or shrimp tacos. Our grandkids... More

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Marion, Iowa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We heard about this place from some friends. We were craving a burger and whatever else. I ordered a classic burger to go and a some type of chicken salad to go. Order was quick as we got it to go. Wish I could've stayed to try some beer, but couldn't. Place was packed which means good business. My Burger... More

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Ankeny
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49 reviews 49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Our first time visiting this great brew pub and eatery. I joined the frequent feeders club since I travel a lot for my job and they do have a few of these around the country. This one in West Des Moines is excellent.

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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85 reviews 85 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This Rock Bottom is one of our favorites for consistently good service and food - PLUS, the crafted beers are outstanding. We keep coming back year after year when visiting Des Moines.

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Davenport, Iowa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

When we arrived to the restaurant we were greeted by a “not so friendly” hostess. When we walked in the door she asked us how many. I told her 3 adults and 2 children. She walked away without saying a word. Luckily another hostess was kind enough to come up and ask us how many and then she quickly sat... More

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Dahlonega, Georgia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We did not eat here..... Just stopped in and was immediately blown away by the "daily" beer offerings. Barb, the queen of multitasking bartender had a brewing knowledge that made our trip worth while... We found the craft beer to be inexpensive for the quality.. They also allow you to bring and leave your own stein!

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Omaha, Nebraska
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Had a number of samples of their beers and dinner later. Service was great, bartender was deliciously sassy and good at her job. I wasn't crazy about any of the beers particularly, but overall the experience was pretty good. Food was better than expected.

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Austin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I had the bacon burger and onion rings. My first and only time there, so can't really comment on much more, other than the very nice staff and decent pricing. I would eat here again.

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Urbandale, Iowa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great brew pub with a wonderful selection of micro brew beers. Had nachos for an appetizer and they were great. The wife had a steak cooked to perfection and I had baby back ribs which were very,very good. We keep coming back because we are never disappointed, ever!

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Lawrence, Kansas
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93 reviews 93 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

This was a lucky find. They produce their own award-winning beers. The sampler is a good try-out. Their winter menu was DELICIOUS. The beef was cooked to perfection. Taste was yummy. Presentation was good too.The kid's menu was also more "adult-like" which the kids loved. The fix your own dessert (icebream sundae) was lots of fun for the kids. Ambience... More

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