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Rube's Steakhouse & Lounge

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3309 Ute Ave, Waukee, IA 50263-8081
+1 515-987-8237
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“texas toast” (11 reviews)
“potato bar” (7 reviews)
“steak” (46 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse
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3309 Ute Ave, Waukee, IA 50263-8081
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Reviewed December 7, 2016

Every year we plan a fun and exciting Christmas Party for our office and this year it included stopping at Rube's for our Dinner. Our reservation was met as soon as we stepped inside the door. We were seated and our drink order taken. The...More

Thank Don H
Reviewed December 7, 2016

Our office of 12 (20+ with spouses) had our Christmas party here. It was fantastic! A bit more casual, but still a high-quality meal. This was a favorite place still talked about when we'd come here 8-10 years earlier. No one left hungry! Our waitress...More

Thank Sarah H
Reviewed October 17, 2016

We took a group of 7 to Rube's and it works well for larger groups. I would admit that the side dishes at Rube's are good, not great. But the STEAKS ARE BY FAR THE BEST I have had in many years. Part of the...More

Thank wayne c
Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed the atmosphere. (I made someone else cook my steak), but it was still neat to chat with everyone around the grill. We took a large group of customers and everyone really liked it! I would return just for the jalapeno poppers :)

Thank Morgan M
Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

This is the second time this year I've eaten here and you cannot go wrong here. It's just outside of the Des Moines area nestled off the highway. I always cook my own and the potato and salad bar is great. Our sales team is...More

Thank Byron H
Reviewed June 20, 2016

I had never been to this type of restaurant where you cook your own food, but while I may have been somewhat dubious of the concept, it really was a nice experience. I especially enjoyed the time I was able to spend drinking and having...More

Thank hutchensgd
Reviewed June 15, 2016

Last Thursday, my friend (Tony) and I enjoyed a superb meal at this fine dining establishment. This was Tony's first experience at this restaurant, and he wanted to know why was this restaurant my favorite in the Des Mounes area? I explained you come here...More

Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Seriously? Over priced steaks. Van camps baked beans served wirh the meal. If you want bread they have you make toast over their grill. This place is way over priced for what they offer. I gotta say one of the worst places in the area.

Thank Peter P
Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here on our way back from Omaha simply because we were hungry and it was there I'll still never understand why anyone would want to pay to cook their own food. They had a good selection of quality meat and Sea food to choose...More

Thank Matt B
Reviewed March 8, 2016

Rube's of Montour Iowa is the original grill your own steak house and this is a second location close to the Des Moines Metro area. You go to the cooler and pick out the steak you want to cook. There is a good variety of...More

Thank Jeff P
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3309 Ute Ave, Waukee, IA 50263-8081
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Waukee
  • Phone Number: +1 515-987-8237
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