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The Other Place

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Dinner, Lunch
American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

Typical sports bar. Food and drink specials most days. Food was good and service wasn't bad. A few small miscues, but nothing big. I'd eat here again.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 478johnl478
Reviewed September 25, 2018

We were definitely pleased with the food and experience here. The pork tenderloin was so huge that my wife and I had to split it, and the best part was it tasted great. The fries were good. A friend had the nachos which were also...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Leonard S
Reviewed August 28, 2018

The Other Place is a friendly sports bar motif with a sufficient selection of domestic beers and a few popular micro brews from around the country. If you like beer, they'll have something you will like. The appetizer sampler plate is generously large and tasty:...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Howard D
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here to meet up with some old classmates from 1983. First, its easy to get to off of University. Second, it is large, Third, the food is great and home made. One of the best tenderloins in Iowa. The pizza was fresh, thin...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank HRC_12
Reviewed April 1, 2018

My husband and I have eaten and The Other Place (2 locations) in Cedar Falls/Waterloo and always had great service and food, so when we were in Des Moines on a Tuesday for an eye appointment, it was a no-brainer for us. We arrived on...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Stanbro81
Reviewed March 21, 2018 via mobile

We frequent the OP in Clear Lake on a regular basis and love the food there. However, I think the food at the OP in Clive is actually better than the OP up North. Great food, great beer selection and great place to watch games....More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed January 28, 2018 via mobile

Stopped for dinner on a Saturday night and ordered cheese sticks. These were hand breaded and just delicious a different type of coating than normal. Each of us ordered a mini pizza of our choice and it was also delicious. I would go back if...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank beaglesruleNebraska
Brian W, Manager at The Other Place, responded to this reviewResponded February 9, 2018

Thanks for coming to the Other Place! Im glad to hear you enjoyed the cheese sticks and our famous pizza! We hope to see you again soon, have a great weekend.

Reviewed November 28, 2017 via mobile

The food is always outstanding. Great pizza, tenderloins, sandwiches, etc. Service is spotty (drink refills are often a challenge) ... additionally, the pizza there takes quite a while to bake, so pizza is not a good choice if you’re pressed for time. GREAT food overcomes...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank PantherFanz
Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

I LOVE the OP! It can get a little loud, but every time I go, I basically order what's in my subject line... breaded mushrooms are awesome, gumbo chili is the bomb (only if you like olives) pizza is good and a nice beer selection.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank mojozenguy
Brian W, Manager at The Other Place, responded to this reviewResponded November 17, 2017

Thanks for being such a fan! Glad to hear you enjoy the food so much. We hope to see you again soon. Have a great weekend!

Reviewed August 19, 2017

This was the first meal of our vacation, and by far, the best one our trip. We got into Clive around 10pm and had not eaten dinner. The GPS gave us this place as a close by the hotel meal choice so we drove a...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank bondedinoz
Brian W, Manager at The Other Place, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2017

Thanks so much for the review and I am so happy to hear that everything went great, from the food to the service! We hope to see you back again! Have a wonderful weekend!

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