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The Cheese Shop

833 42nd St Ste B, Des Moines, IA 50312-2604
+1 515-528-8181
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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10:00 am - 8:00 pmAll hours
$$ - $$$
833 42nd St Ste B, Des Moines, IA 50312-2604
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The cheese shop is a place me and my gf always go to when in Des Moines. They have a wide variety of cheese (of course) and wine, and interesting beers as well. Servers are helpful and will let you try whatever you want, also...More

Thank rcvx
Reviewed July 2, 2017

Tried to have lunch at The Cheese Shop on 42nd St. on another trip to DM after reading great reviews but found it was closed on Sun. & Mon. Arrived at The Cheese Shop this time and found that they've opened The Cheese Bar on...More

Thank aFarmWife
Reviewed April 29, 2017 via mobile

Such a cute-quaint little shop! Customer service was stellar. We were in a hurry & The cheese shop delivered excellent food to go speedy fast. The mac & cheese was rich, filling & delicious! The corned beef toasty had multiple unique flavors melding together for...More

Thank Showagapelove
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had been here multiple times to get meat and cheeses but never to eat. Wish we would have tried it sooner! It was so good. Had the Mac and cheese and the toasty of the week. We liked it so much...More

Thank Jessica S
Reviewed April 10, 2017

My sister in law and I stopped after work and shared a bottle of wine and an assortment of really great cheeses. The staff was helpful and super friendly. A favorite!

Thank Ann P
Reviewed March 20, 2017 via mobile

Stopped for the first time Saturday, read some outstanding reviews. This place does not dissappoint, daughter had the "Breakfast" great sandwich, wife had Mac & cheese w/ bacon yum, and I had the Muffaletta WOW! The staff was extremely helpful with our selections. Felt like...More

Thank Tom B
Reviewed March 11, 2017

I always appreciate experts in any field and the staff at The Cheese Shop are experts on cheese and fine Meats. The pig and fig was by far the best cold meat sandwich I've ever had. So light and refreshing.

Thank Mike O
Reviewed February 24, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in for lunch. While the place is not large and had limited seating, the interior is quaint and well decorated and reminded us of our trip to Europe. The food was fantastic and the service was superb. I had the...More

Thank Brent C
Reviewed February 22, 2017

Loved this place the first time I went and the other four times I've been back! Drinks are great! All local flair and foods which is great to see! everythign Ive at here is AMAZING

Thank Alex M
Reviewed January 16, 2017

We had been wanting to try this restaurant. Supposedly they are supposed to have the best grilled cheese, It's just OK. The Burrata Sandwich was rather tasteless. The cheese plate was good, but you don't get much for $12. If you are looking for wine...More

Thank tm212
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Katelyn C
September 24, 2015|
Response from Charles B | Property representative |
Pets are more then welcome on the patio! We love dogs!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 833 42nd St Ste B, Des Moines, IA 50312-2604
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-528-8181
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