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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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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 32
    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
New favorite

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Lisa P
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Ames, Iowa
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Ames, Iowa
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW 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 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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51 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 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
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
15 restaurant reviews
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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
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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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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, Pub

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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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