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John & Nick's Prime Rib & Steakhouse

15970 Hickman Rd, Clive, IA 50325-7948
+1 515-987-1151
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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“prime rib” (29 reviews)
“steak” (31 reviews)
“salad” (12 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
15970 Hickman Rd, Clive, IA 50325-7948
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were a group of 8 with reservations. Our table was ready, waitress was prompt with greetings and taking drink orders, service was slow after that. They have a nice salad bar, but the line was very long and didn't move fast as they didn't...More

Thank mnwels
Reviewed July 4, 2018

Salad bar was delicious! My steak was way over done so I sent it back. My companions were done eating before I got my new steak.

Thank Norma P
Reviewed July 1, 2018

We and another couple tried John and Nicks for the 1st time. We got there about 6pm and were seated right away in a booth. The restaurant itself is located in a small strip mall but its was surprisingly nice and very classy. Our waitress...More

Thank 367Advisor
Reviewed June 18, 2018

We had company from Texas and after working in the 105% heat index, we were really looking forward to treating them to our favorite place to eat. We arrived at 4:30 pm and there was no employee to be found. It was 86.5% inside the...More

Thank gllesch
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Interior of this place was surprisingly upscale and classy, compared to its exterior!! We’ll be back! We sat in the bar and enjoyed the private booth seating and peaceful ambiance. Food was good, especially the salad bar. I recommend splitting the spaghetti as it’s a...More

Thank 001527
Reviewed March 5, 2018

This place has such great food. The salad bar is amazing and so fresh. If you are in town and need a great steak, go to this place. It's kind of on the high side $ wise, but its so worth it. Good for date...More

Thank Melissa P
Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

After being quoted a small wait we sat in the bar and were greeted quickly and professionally. Appetizers and cocktails were served quickly and set a nice tone. The bar is cozy and I liked the atmosphere. After being seated at our dinner table we...More

1  Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed February 5, 2018

This restaurant was a bit pricey, HOWEVER, everything about it was good. I had a top sirloin dinner, which was about $25. The steak was cooked perfectly. The salad bar was great with about 60 items to choose from. A small loaf of homemade bread...More

Thank wordpro5
Reviewed February 3, 2018 via mobile

Blackened ribeye - tender, juicy, and deliciously buttery. Wish I had not enjoyed the salad bar so much. If we had not been traveling, I would have gotten a beautiful bottle of red wine. Oh, let me not forget the bread. I will have to...More

Thank Melinda S
Reviewed January 13, 2018 via mobile

Have been twice now with my mother. The staff is very friendly and professional. The food is phenomenal. The salad bar is enormous! The choices are plentiful! I love to eat here and will return.

1  Thank Adam W
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Leslie W
January 17, 2017|
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Response from Dominic G | Reviewed this property |
I don't but the place is slightly pricey
November 30, 2016|
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Response from mhelmick2016 | Reviewed this property |
Their hours are 11: 00 AM to 9:00 PM. Since you have internet it surprises me that you don't look it up yourself or since you are in the same town as the restaurant why not walk over or call them?
Rich S
February 20, 2016|
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Response from sunshine2390 | Reviewed this property |
Yes and it is one of the very best in the Des Moines area. Or sometimes we just get the salad bar. A lot of good eating.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$11 - $38
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15970 Hickman Rd, Clive, IA 50325-7948
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Clive
  • Phone Number: +1 515-987-1151
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John Jaeger opened John & Nick's Steak & Prime Rib, in Clive. Enjoy John & Nick's famous salad bar, bigger and better with over 60 fresh and homemade items, and hand cut Black Angus, USDA Choice steaks, aged 21 days for maximum taste and tenderness. Enjoy an amazing selection of incredible seafood, chops, pasta and John's specialty Prime Rib, USDA Choice rib eye, slow roasted and carved to order, plus many other delicious menu items. John's father, Ron Jaeger, opened a restaurant on the Northeast side of Des Moines in 1978. For over thirty years, it featured prime rib and a salad bar offering thirty items. John was raised in the family business, working under his father's direction. After Ron's passing, John successfully managed the family restaurant, for over six years, completing a major renovation and creating a dramatic increase in business. In 2009, John opened John & Nicks Steak & Prime Rib, in Clive, with the intention of passing this family business down to his son, Nick. In 2013, John & Nicks was a finalist in the Des Moines CityView Best of and Ultimate Steak Challenge contests. In 2014, John & Nicks won four categories of CityView's Best of including Best Steakhouse, Local Family Restaurant, Salad Bar, and Best Local Chef - John Jaeger. In 2014, the DSM Register Datebook reviewed John & Nicks with a Highly Recommended rating.
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