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Noah's Ark Restaurant & Lounge

2400 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312-5234
+1 515-288-2246
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
Travelers talk about
“lasagna” (12 reviews)
“garlic knots” (4 reviews)
“salad” (21 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Italian, Pizza, American
$$ - $$$
2400 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312-5234
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We are new to Des Moines, IA. We saw a Ad in the Newspaper and wanted to try it out. Wow , the food was wonderful and the waitress was right on top of everything. The restaurant opened in 1946 and the waitress has been...More

Thank Tricia R
Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

We decided to go to Noah’s Ark on Saturday night with 12 people. We had reservations and they were very apologetic that we had to wait awhile for a table. The food was delicious and we started with the garlic knots and salad with their...More

Thank bandie101
Reviewed April 29, 2018

We have been 3 times in the past few months. Each visit the food has been good to really good. I can't say that the times it was good was their fault as much as it was our selection. We really enjoy the fried green...More

Thank Sheplo
Reviewed April 5, 2018

Ate here in a large group this past week. We ordered fried clams for an appetizer. Great tasting but cooked a little too long. My wife ordered Walleye and it had a great taste, however, this was cooked just a little too long as well....More

Thank Robert M
Reviewed March 24, 2018

I put a call out on Twitter to friends in the Des Moines area, asking for their recommendation for good Italian food in the area for my son, a swimmer, to carb load. Three of three responses recommended Noah's Ark, so off we went! Those...More

Thank JBry
Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile

I was born and raised in Des Moines and this was a family favorite! We were in town visiting my Aunt and was craving some Noahs Pizza! Our waiter was very friendly and professional. He greeted us promptly and brought us water. I did not...More

Thank lotoguy
James L, Owner at Noah's Ark Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2018

We're honored to be a family favorite -- thank you! It's so great to know that you were able to stop in while you were visiting town, and we can't thank you enough for recommending us. Hope you'll get to stop by again soon. Till...More

Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

I give them 4 stars based on their long history of good food. Tonight they served my wife spoiled pork. I tasted it and agreed it was bad. The server said that it smelled funny, but the management said that it was fine. They did...More

Thank Scott D
James L, Owner at Noah's Ark Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2018

I'm delighted we've served you and your family some great dishes over the years, Scott. With that in mind, it's terribly disappointing to have dropped the ball with your wife's pork, but I can promise it won't happen again. I hope this one negative experience...More

Reviewed March 5, 2018

was told this was one of the most popular restaurants in town. And judging by the crowd in an over-crowded restaurant, I cannot argue with that. But it has its downsides, in my view: Tables are jammed together. Diners literally bump into each other when...More

Thank 2jbsdad
James L, Owner at Noah's Ark Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2018

It's a shame you didn't find more to enjoy about your experience. While our restaurant can get crowded during the busy lunch and dinner rushes, I wish you'd seen this as a positive rather than a negative -- we love seeing so many of the...More

Reviewed March 2, 2018 via mobile

Our family went here for my birthday. This place is outstanding - from the fresh bread, salad, Italian dishes, to the desserts. I am anxious to go back soon.

1  Thank floramart
James L, Owner at Noah's Ark Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2018

I'm so glad you could join us to celebrate! Don't wait until the next big occasion to come back and see us. Happy belated, James, Owner

Reviewed February 26, 2018 via mobile

Noah’s is a fantastic place for a celebration. We usually have more people with us when we visit Noah’s. Tonight, just my husband and daughter and I. Food was amazing, and our waitress figured out what type of cake our daughter wanted, brought it with...More

Thank gypsyinmymind
James L, Owner at Noah's Ark Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded March 2, 2018

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review. It's always a pleasure seeing you all. 'Til next time! Best, James, Owner

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $28
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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
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Noah's Ark serves great home-style Italian food and delicious Neapolitan style pizza in Des Moines, IA.
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