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Chuck's Restaurant

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3610 6th Ave, Des Moines, IA 50313-4155
+1 515-244-4104
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Des Moines, Iowa
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

When we arrived it was hopeful then we waited for our drinks forever refills that never happened, waitress was not friendly and the food was not to good the sauce tasted to much like tomatoes and no spices.

Thank Mystie N
Ankeny, Iowa
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104 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2017

First, I want to make it clear that I love Chuck's for what it is--a restaurant caught in a time warp with a menu that likely hasn't changed much since it opened nearly 60 years ago. The uneven floors, dark walls, weird wavy ceiling panels, bottle glass "windows" and hanging lamps on the back part are part of its charm.... More 

Thank Iowa50021
Des Moines, Iowa
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128 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

It has been a long time since I visited Chuck's. It has been since the owner Linda passed away and the family decided to sell it. I found it to be brighter in lighting. The friendly was still there. Our waitress was very nice. The food was very good, and we plan to go back again.

Thank Scuba132
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

We live about 20 minutes away and find ourselves at Chuck's at least once every 4-6 weeks...any time we want pizza. The pizza is amazing-- loaded with toppings and flavor. I am a big fan of the things crust. We also enjoy the thin and tasty onion rings every time we go. We are recognized as "regulars" which we love!

Thank Cardscrew
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

In business since 1956, long enough to get it just right! We love the pizza and the loaded hash browns, NOT fancy but very nice!

Thank Dougdktja
Tucson, Arizona
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113 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2016

Wonderful local family owned spot that is a blast from the past. Head in watch the bar, sit in a slanted booth and the be ready for some of the best Pizza around. Big drinks, locals at the bar. AND the best Italian salad dressing...... Head there if your visiting DesMoines, driving through or live there...

Thank SteveandDavid
Clive, Iowa
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51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2016

Chuck's has been in business for more than 50 years, and hasn't changed a great deal over that time period. I can remember going there with my family as a young boy for their church-sponsored "spaghetti dinners", and the atmosphere now is pretty much as it was then (early 1960's). Their pizza is one of the 2-3 best pizzas in... More 

Thank golfer031
Des Moines, Iowa
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

Went to Chuck's tonight craving their thin and crispy onion rings. We usually have their excellent thin crust pizza but tonight they had a special sandwich, the Guido. Capacola, pepperoni, peppers, Italian dressing on a hoagie roll. I announced I had to have it and the rest of the family decided to get sandwiches too. It was excellent! Spicy and... More 

Thank Doug M
Des Moines
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191 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed March 29, 2016

This is a family owned restaurant for many years until recently sold to a life long customer. The food is great, romantic atmosphere. On Friday nights you have musicians play music for you. Full bar is available.

Thank Kelly S
West Des Moines, IA
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed January 16, 2016

Went with large group. Onion rings were yummy! Those who had pizza said it was great. One person had Grinder - it was good. Other foods - not good. Burger overcooked. Shrimp scampi was served with Alfredo sauce (I've never had scampi with anything other than garlic butter sauce). 3 people had Tenderloins & all said they were awful -... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3610 6th Ave, Des Moines, IA 50313-4155
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-244-4104

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?