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Simon's J Benjamin's

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5800 Franklin Ave, Des Moines, IA 50322-6132
+1 515-255-3725
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good15%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, American, Pizza
$$ - $$$
5800 Franklin Ave, Des Moines, IA 50322-6132
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We finally visited and glad we did. It is only 3 blocks from our home. Greeted at the door by owner/chef. Very cheerful, welcoming and inviting. Hubby complained about the cost until he ate the meal. He said it was some of the best B.B.Q...More

Thank CarolBJ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've known about this place for years, but never made the stop until recently. We're very sorry that it took us so long to enjoy this nice dining place. The house wine was well priced for a bottle, $18. We enjoyed the steak de burgo,...More

Thank welv2trvl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow....what a wonderful little hole in the wall type place. We went on Saturday night with minimal expectations and came away saying we would go back again and again. First of all, no corkage fee! That's huge for those of us who like to enjoy...More

Thank HeartOGold1969
Reviewed June 17, 2017

This is a local gem with an unassuming exterior, but great food and really comfortable atmosphere. As most other people have said, the food is excellent and the service is top-notch. Simon himself is normally there most evenings until close greeting guests and making everyone...More

Thank Jason M
Reviewed May 13, 2017

This is a small restaurant. The owner/chef? is very involved stopping by to make sure all is well. We all ordered salads and sandwiches. The salad was full of a variety of veggies and fruit and was delicious. The philly chicken sandwich was large and...More

Thank cjyap
Reviewed May 11, 2017

The food, the service, the atmosphere...all wonderful. Simon's personal attention to detail is impressive. Recommended mostly for adults, couples, family or groups.

Thank BWillem
Reviewed April 28, 2017 via mobile

We were here Thursday night and had a great date night! The atmosphere is wonderful the staff was friendly, efficient, and fun to watch. It was a busy night and they never stopped moving. I had the lasagna and my boyfriend the chicken parm! We...More

Thank foodlova222
Reviewed April 27, 2017 via mobile

Yesterday my father and sister and I ate dinner at Simon's. I was pleased with our table in front of the saltwater fish tank. There was a jazz guitarist to add to the atmosphere. The owner was very cordial and stopped at every table. I...More

1  Thank suzievaldez
Reviewed April 8, 2017 via mobile

I always loved stroganoff as kid, and haven't had it for years. But at Simon's it was flavorful and wonderful. My husband's steak De burgo was the best. Red velvet cake was delishish too. It was a bit busy on a Friday night, but only...More

Thank Carolyn B
Reviewed April 2, 2017

Haven't been here for a while and were glad to see it was just a good a ever. Great menu selection with some original items. Everything was very good and reasonably priced. The only negative is the small size of the room. No place for...More

Thank swimroger
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5800 Franklin Ave, Des Moines, IA 50322-6132
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-255-3725
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