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“Good Sports Bar, Decent Burger, Not the Best Tenderloin” 3 of 5 stars
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Longest Yard
122 5th St, West Des Moines, IA 50265-4716
515-274-1710
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Ranked #96 of 208 Restaurants in West Des Moines
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“Good Sports Bar, Decent Burger, Not the Best Tenderloin”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Tried Longest Yard because it received a good review on a local blog for Iowa's signature pork tenderloin sandwich. We ordered that plus a cheeseburger and split them. The service was friendly and quick and there were various screens on which to watch Game One of the World Series. Noise levels okay for conversation (on a Wednesday evening). Okay selection of beers. The burger was good, juicy and tasty. But the tenderloin was essentially tasteless. The breading was a bit too thick and apparently not spiced. The pork was tender but had so little taste I doused it with Tabasco. Had better tenderloin elsewhere.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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West Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Neighborhood Bar in Valley Junction”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Friendly, varied crowd. Nice atmosphere. Bar food is good, and we could sit and enjoy the evening with several TV's and people-watching to entertain us.

Visited July 2013
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West Des Moines, Iowa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great food & fun location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Wonderful sandwiches, wraps & appetizers. Sometimes my husband & I split a wrap. The servers are always very accomodating when we do this. The Valley Junction area is a great addition to West Des Moines and we truly enjoy visiting this establishment.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Love this place! Great Valley Junction Stop.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Great service, friendly staff, hot food, beer and football, what else do you need? They have several TV's tuned to your favorite game. I love to stop here for a beer during the farmers market or antique shows. During good weather they have a nice patio out back with game viewing.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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