We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.


Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
4000 Fleur Dr, Des Moines, IA 50321-2322
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

165 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 165: English reviews
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Drove 11 hours today stopping only at rest stops for snacks. What a great find when 1 mile away from Hampton Inn we feasted on gigantic pork tenderloins . Great friendly service, good value, go try it if your nearby.

Thank Lorraine & Ken W
Kenosha, WI
Level Contributor
78 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place for lunch or dinner. Been a longtime favorite in DesMoines. Very reasonable and great food and wine.

Thank tinkerbell328
Des Moines, Iowa
Level Contributor
15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Neighborhood favorite Skip's, a Des Moines South Side institution, continues to thrive by providing great food and thoughtful personal attention. Since I've been fortunate to reside nearby for a number of years, I recently suggested it to two young colleagues I planned to treat, as a convenient lunch venue. I was amazed at their excitement! Skip's great salads continue their... More 

Thank Pearlpledge
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
101 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've come here a few times with a large group to celebrate birthdays. There always seems to be tons of people here of all ages. The food is spectacular and this past time the service was exceptionally attentive despite being a large, loud group who took a while to finally place their orders.

Thank Kristina M
Oakdale, Connecticut
Level Contributor
76 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The car rental agent recommended Skip's for a late lunch. It's just a few miles from the airport. He said it looks like a house and is easy to miss. Good advice. Our waitress was attentive and filled us in on the specials. The good came quickly and was hot and tasty.

Thank MBD1957
Lincoln, NE
Level Contributor
51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed Skips. My husband raved about his steak, and my Ahi Tuna was flavorful and perfectly cooked. The service was outstanding, and we thought the prices were reasonable. We will go back again!

Thank Julie P
Parkland, Florida
Level Contributor
21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we recently ate dinner here I remember this place from 20 years ago it was the happening place when skip owned it its a little older now its very clean the service was good the food was average it is getting out dated but a good place for drinks

Thank Joe W
Ankeny, Iowa, United States
Level Contributor
60 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great hidden gem in local dining. The atmosphere is laid back, servers are professional and food is great. The du Bergo sauce was the best I've had in town served over chicken our steak. A must try for out of town visitors or locals.

Thank Jennifer W
Chicago, United States
Level Contributor
56 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Went for a late night summer bite! The prime rib special was cooked as ordered, and great. The shrimp lemon linguine with broccoli was a healthy serving yet lite for a summer night. Julie was an awesome server. Great place Scott and Kathy! !

New England
Level Contributor
16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Visited Skip's on a Friday evening. When I called earlier in the day for reservations, a very friendly woman answered and politely told me they didn't take reservations. When I asked about call ahead seating, she cheerfully replied, "Just come on down, we'll get you in!" When we arrived about 8 PM we were greeted warmly by the host and... More 

Thank ddad

Travelers who viewed Skip's also viewed


Been to Skip's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4000 Fleur Dr, Des Moines, IA 50321-2322
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: 515-287-1820

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Skip's and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Skip's staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?