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“Des Moines' Best Breakfast” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Des Moines Creek Restaurant

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Des Moines Creek Restaurant
21830 Marine View Dr S, Des Moines, WA 98198-6156
(206) 878-3855
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Ranked #10 of 40 Restaurants in Des Moines
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Chico, CA
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146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
“Des Moines' Best Breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is not haute cuisine-- it's very basic American fare-- lots of pancakes and eggs and bacon. The coffee could be stronger, but it was ok. I ate there three times in two weeks (it's a favorite of my local family) at different times of the day, and the service was uniformly solid. They knew my uncle by name and knew what he liked. There's not much to say about the ambience-- it's just basic. If you go to this restaurant with realistic expectations, you'll be satisfied.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Seattle, Washington
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130 reviews 130 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
“Old School Goodness”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

You're NOT going to impressed with the atmosphere, view, decor, or even the food! But don't miss BRUNCH, especially if you need to take the seniors in your family out. This is an old school diner, true and true. I can't and won't speak for the menu items, but at $13 for brunch? Are you kidding? You can also order from the menu if you don't want brunch.

Is it the best brunch you've ever had? Certainly not, but NO RESTAURANT, anywhere, does brunch well. . . . It's not possible! This brunch stands up to Saltys or Anthony's. . . . Minus the crab legs. Good bloody Mary's. . . .and standard brunch fare. . . .and again, did I say $13? You can't beat it. Take the mother in law. . . .she will impressed with the food, and your frugalness!

I wouldn't say this is a special occasion place. . . . To be clear. . . . But I like to review places based on their INTENT. . . . And Des Moines Creek INTENDS to give you a decent brunch, at a "fixed income" price. . . . .They CERTAINLY deliver. Have fun!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Des Moines, Washington
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“Great Sunday Brunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I am a huge fan of breakfast brunches, this one does not disappoint! They have a great variety of foods and the staff was pretty friendly.

Visited October 2013
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Des Moines, Washington
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“Great breakfast, friendly staff...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

A great stop for breakfast, lots of healthy options, great service, a local spot that has been consistent for years! A real treat for St Patty's day visit this year, delightful corn beef and cabbage! Yummy! Close to the marina for a nice stroll after breakfast also.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Seattle Washington
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“Great menu, good value, nice service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Dinner was quiet as they don't get a lot of customers which is a shame. We found the food yummy and the menu had a great selection including pecan crusted halibut and apricot chicken.

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