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John & Nick's Prime Rib & Steakhouse

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15970 Hickman Rd, Clive, IA 50325-7948
+1 515-987-1151
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Orland Park, Illinois
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129 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We made a call before our visit and were told there was not a need for reservations. As we walked in, there wasn't even a hostess at the desk. In my past experience, great steakhouses are always crowded. We did get seated as soon as the hostess arrived, and the restaurant had great ambiance! When we sat down, we were... More 

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Granger, Iowa
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2017 via mobile

Each month my husband and I, along with another couple try a restaurant new to us and give it a rating. This month we tried John and Nicks. The prime rib was great, the grilled asparagus was delicious, and the salad bar was fabulous. Our overall score was a 4.5 out of 5. The .5 deduct was due to not... More 

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Shell Lake, Wisconsin
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248 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2017

We had the burger special at lunch time. It included the salad bar which was just ok. The burgers had a strong charbroiled flavor which was not appealing. This place is overpriced for what you get. We don't need to go back here. On a positive side, the service was good.

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Neenah, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 23, 2017 via mobile

Stephanie is a fantastic server! The salad bar is excellent. We had a ribeye & Steak deBurgo w/garlic mashed - both awesome! Hubby had a hamburger, it was average. Would definitely go back!

1 Thank Dawn B
Red Oak, Iowa
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2017

This is a jewel tucked in Clive. It doesn't look like much from the outside but the inside is beautifully decorated and inviting. It has a huge salad bar that is wonderful with many many items. The steaks are among the best I have had. The seafood is also very good; luckily you can get combinations. It is a little... More 

1 Thank Jill B
Urbandale, Iowa
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 10, 2017

I had the Walleye dinner and my husband had the special 8oz Prime Rib with Shrimp and Lobster. We were both blown away by the quality, taste, and preparation.. Everything was perfect. The salad bar was unique and all dishes had the perfect taste. The service was excellent. Our waitress checked on us several times to see if we needed... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed February 5, 2017

When I go out to dinner, I like to get seafood because I don't cook it often at home. This had a great variety and I really enjoyed the seafood platter. You start off at the salad bar which has a huge variety of items (you can even get Oreo fluff and other items for dessert). Great wine menu. Atmosphere... More 

1 Thank Jen P
Chicago, United States
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118 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 20, 2017 via mobile

Went foe couples night out and i asked a out the Alfredo comparing to my sis old restaurant in Grimes. Wait staff said make another selection, i took the chops and ribs. Never eating ribs before. OMG they were sooooooo good I tell you! Great staff, ambience and eats and I never give all excellent!

1 Thank REIKE P
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133 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

Wanted a nice prime rib and did not disappoint. Went on a Friday late afternoon. They have a wonderful fresh salad bar. Only trouble was I just sat down from my trip to the salad bar and my prime rib arrived. Would have preferred more timing. The meal was excellent however I tried to order a Martini from their menu... More 

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Waukee, Iowa
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

I'm a big fan of Prime Rib and John and Nick's serves a perfect Prime Rib. I ordered the 16 ounce version, medium rare, and it was cooked to perfection. I had Asparagus as my side and it was also very good. All entrees come with an unlimited salad bar and the salad bar has a wide variety of choices... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $38
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, 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
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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