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Hessen Haus

101 4th St, Des Moines, IA 50309-4741
+1 515-288-2520
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“spaetzle” (19 reviews)
“pork shank” (10 reviews)
“brat” (6 reviews)
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German, Bar, European, Pub, Central European
$$ - $$$
101 4th St, Des Moines, IA 50309-4741
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Best selection of German beers in the Midwest. I personally enjoyed their German wheat beers. Unique German fare, that is delicious and just the right amount. The bartender never kept me waiting and was very pleasant.

Thank Paul S
Reviewed August 27, 2018

started with pretzel appetizer delicious I Had the goulash has a pork schnitzel with gravy red cabbage and spatazel HUGE selection of beer great service inside like german beer hall

Thank Ernie88
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Hessen Haus has about 170 different beers from Europe and America. Great selection!! A “full” is liter of beer, and they keep them coming. The food is okay, I ordered the goulash and others ordered the jaeger schnitzel. There was not much meat in the...More

Thank Jackofalltrades1960
Reviewed August 15, 2018

Tempted by their online menu & photos (and many memorable meals in Germany), we dropped in for dinner: her 'Jagerschnitzel' (breaded pork cutlet w/mushroom gravy) & red cabbage; my 'Scheinshaxe' (grilled pork shank) w/sauerkraut & German potato salad...plus 2 good draft Bavarian beers...all tasty, USA...More

Thank wildswanDelaware
Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

My husband, daughter and I, came here in April, as part of a medical celebration supper. It was our second visit to this establishment. The decor is always interesting, the service amazing and the food is intriguing! The German meatloaf is the best. The German...More

Thank TLaehn2011
Reviewed June 18, 2018

The Sauerbraten was outstanding as well as the pickled eggs!!We ordered 2 small beers that were also great. This is a place that you can share a dinner. We will be back for sure!!

Thank Tricia R
Reviewed June 11, 2018 via mobile

I cannot believe it took me so long to try this place. I came here for lunch with my boyfriend and we ordered the Mac n cheese and stroganoff. He ordered a beer and I ordered a cocktail. We shared the cheese sticks, which were...More

Thank Amy C
Reviewed April 10, 2018

Have eaten dinner here several times before and it has been good. This latest meal was so disappointing on a Sat. night @ 6:00. Chicken was tough. Mashed potatoes portion was super small and not hot. Overall the quality of food was poor. I should...More

Thank kemeny1055
Reviewed March 27, 2018

Food was decent, seems to be fairly priced, too. We saw a group playing the Boot game, it was entertaining. Several TV's for sporting events. Staff was super friendly. Would recommend and would return. Happy hour was good.too.

Thank Corusc80
Reviewed March 27, 2018

We stopped in Hessen Haus for a few beers and stayed for dinner. It was early evening on a Friday, so, no problem getting seated...in fact, we just about the run of the place. It did start filling out later. Order a German beer. Just...More

Thank Brad B
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Matt B
January 27, 2017|
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Response from davidjensen399 | Reviewed this property |
We were there on a Friday night and there were people there with children. It was around 7pm. Had not gotten to rowdy yet.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
German, Bar, European, Pub, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 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
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 4th St, Des Moines, IA 50309-4741
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-288-2520
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