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Felix & Oscars Restaurant

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4050 Merle Hay Rd, Des Moines, IA 50310-1310
(515) 278-8887
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Open now
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Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Des Moines, Iowa
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the only Chicago Style Pizza joint in Des Moines. Everything else that claims to be even close to Chicago style is garbage. I laugh at the reviews that complain you have to wait. It takes at least 45 minutes for the pizza to cook. If you don't want to wait go to the gas station.

Thank Andrew W
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

Went here Saturday night with 12 others. We arranged to have the party room. We ordered large fajita pizza, a margarita and a glass of domestic beer on tap. The pizza was way under cooked. The crust was actually white and the pizza was bland. The on the rocks margarita came out blended. On top of this the whole bill... More 

Thank off2jamaica
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

I am a big lover of Chicago Deep Dish Pizza. I really only consider Gino's and Giordano to be contenders. However, when traveling through Des Moines, I gave the Deep Dish at Felix and Oscars a try. It is amazing. Anytime I travel to Des Moines, you will find me here for a sausage and pepperoni deep dish pizza. Quite... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016

We live kinda close to F&O's and have been a few times. I actually haven't eaten in there in quite some time, but we get carry out every few months. The pizzas are fantastic. I've never had true Chicago deep dish pizza, but this strikes me as great deep dish pizza. No kidding, it's probably 2" or 2.5" thick. Saucy,... More 

Thank Nick M
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47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

We used to live in Des Moines and always enjoyed the deep dish Alfredo pizza with shrimp and chicken. Since moving away, we haven't found another pizza place with deep dish pizza that is as good. We were on our way through town and had to stop. We we not disappointed! Delicious!!

Thank TlaseE
Papillion, Nebraska
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128 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

The host family reserved a large area of the place for a birthday party. The servers are very attentive cleaning up empty plates and insuring the beer and wine was stocked. The food was great.

Thank SBert-NE
Des Moines, Iowa
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We have mostly taken out, but have also eaten in at Felix and Oscars. We order one thing: deep dish Italian sausage and mushroom pizza. We have eaten it many times over the many years. It's great!

Thank kurtedjohn
Iowa City, Iowa
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Went to Felix and Oscar's for lunch. The food was some of the best my husband and I have eaten. The Italian food is so good. I had the Fire Burger and it was outstanding. While it doesn't have a lot of curb appeal, the food is well worth a trip to this restaurant.

Thank rebfalck
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73 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

As we currently live in Asia F&o's was on the top of our list for places we must eat when we return. Great Chicago style pizza. Wings my kids couldn't get enough of. A true taste of home

Thank Kayla O
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

This has been a favorite since we moved to town 30 years ago. Recent upgrades to the building are amazing. Food and staff is always wonderful. The online ordering is a MUST DO for those with impatient children. Call ahead/online order, walk in and dinner is served. Sunday buffet is wonderful and so affordable. It's my hope that they are... More 

Thank Tonia S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4050 Merle Hay Rd, Des Moines, IA 50310-1310
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: (515) 278-8887

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?