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Noah's Ark Restaurant & Lounge

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2400 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312-5234
+1 515-288-2246
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Des Moines, Iowa
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86 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One year ago we tried this place late at night and were happy with the food and service so we decided to go back. This was a special birthday meal- so we dressed up and were going out for a night on the town. The place was packed and we were seated within 15 minutes of arrival. Wait staff were... More 

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Joplin Missouri
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235 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Des Moines for a family Christmas gathering. We wanted Italian cuisine, so someone suggested Noah's Arc. I think it was a first-time visit for everyone in the group. I would agree that yes, this is a landmark restaurant, that has been around for a long time. We got right in and seated. The first impression is the... More 

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Thank Mark43
James L, Owner at Noah's Ark Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Mark, thanks for stopping by to celebrate with us -- I wish you had been more impressed, though. We're know for our friendly service and tasty dishes, but it sounds like you caught us on an off day. Please know that I'll going to follow up with the team to pass along your feedback. I do hope you'll come see... More 

Chicago, United States
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102 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food and management and ambience was a 10, however if I am going to only drink water and you want a 20% please be kind to check back. Food 10, ambience 10, cleanliness 10 server 8.

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Thank REIKE P
James L, Owner at Noah's Ark Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Reike, I'm glad you enjoyed your meal for the most part -- thanks for coming by! Thank you, also, for leaving some feedback about the service. I'll be sure to pass this along to the team. Hope to see you again soon, James, Owner More 

Georgetown, Texas
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158 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

I have been coming to Noah's for years when I visit Des Moines and one of my favorites is the meatball sandwich. This time is was not so good. The good crisp Italian bun has been replaced with a soft "hot dog style" bun. Salads still great

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Thank tripandtravel
James L, Owner at Noah's Ark Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Thanks for always coming to see us when you're in town -- that means a lot! Sorry our meatball sandwich disappointed this time. I'll follow up with the kitchen about this! Hope to see you again soon, James, Owner More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Although I've lived in central Iowa most of my life, this was my first trip to Noah's. It was excellent! We were seated right away, and got our first drinks right away. We decided to get the fried peppers and onion rings to start. They are highly recommended!! I got the chicken parm, and hub got the prime rib. I... More 

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Thank Deb M
James L, Owner at Noah's Ark Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Deb, I'm so happy you came by! Thanks for being patient about your service -- I'll follow up with the team to make sure it doesn't happen again. Looking forward to next time, friend! Cheers, James, Owner More 

2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

Great food...homemade rolls, buns and pasta! It really reminds me of the good mom and pop type of restaurant. Those are hard to come by these days.

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Thank Heather M
James L, Owner at Noah's Ark Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Heather, I'm so happy to hear you go that family-feel from us! Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see you again soon! Until then, James, Owner More 

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13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

A wonderful venue where we have enjoyed family events and meals with friends for years. The homemade rolls are fantastic. We've always had great meals - whether it's a full meal or just sharing a pizza with friends. Our family has been dining there since the 1960's and have never had anything but great food. I highly recommend making a... More 

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Thank 65Riddler
James L, Owner at Noah's Ark Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

It's an honor that we've been a part of your events over the years! Thanks for sharing so many good meals and good times with us -- here's to many more. Cheers, James, Owner More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

From the start a warm hello from Dan. We were sat promptly without a reservation on a busy Saturday night..followed by warm garlic "love knots" and not rushed to make a wine selection. Antipasto platter amazing! We usually get the Orings..but this was top notch. Had a small Noahs Bayou, pasta combo, 6 oz filet (thank you Murphy! ) and... More 

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Thank Heather C
James L, Owner at Noah's Ark Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Heather, I'm thrilled you felt welcomed here right away -- this review almost brought a tear to MY eye! Thanks for being so kind. Hope we'll see you again soon! Take care, James, Owner More 

Des Moines, Iowa
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109 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

I was in a large group, for dinner, at 6. Service was great and the food was very good. I had asked for a drink made a special way and it was done without question. All in all, we had a good time and not only enjoyed each others company, but also the time we spent there without being rushed... More 

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Thank conniemcbee
James L, Owner at Noah's Ark Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Connie, I'm beyond happy to hear you had a relaxing meal catching up with friends! Thanks for the kind words here. Looking forward to next time! Take care, James, Owner More 

Iowa
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54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

Yes. I’m giving Noah’s a 2 star. It would have been a 1 but they made a great old fashion drink. Went there as a family. Kids meals are way over priced. $9 and they didn’t get much. I ordered a steak. It was too salty. Not sure what they used for seasoning but it wasn’t good. My wife ordered... More 

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Thank ddecker92
James L, Owner at Noah's Ark Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

I'm sorry you were disappointed with the kids meals. We use high-quality ingredients in every single dish, and that's reflected in our prices. As for your steak -- always feel free to talk to your server so we can fix things like this in the moment. Hope you can give us another chance. Thanks, James, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $28
Cuisine
Italian, American, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2400 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312-5234
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-288-2246
Description
Noah's Ark serves great home-style Italian food and delicious Neapolitan style pizza in Des Moines, IA.

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