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Palmer's Deli & Market

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4949 Westown Pkwy Ste 180, West Des Moines, IA 50266-6704
(515) 223-0123
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Lake Lotawana
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

I had two different soups, both excellent. I tried three salads from the deli case, also excellent. The cookies were quite yummy as well. Loved the local option for a deli.

Thank Amycv01
Kansas City, MO
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579 reviews
458 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

Came here because it happened to be right across the street from our hotel, and I am so glad we did. I know there are several locations of Palmer's Deli in Des Moines, and I assume the quality is comparable. They have a wide range of sandwiches and you can create your own (as I did). Then you can choose... More 

Thank KaneoheBoy
Clive, Iowa
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

Great deli! Sandwiches, soups, salads, desserts! The soup and sandwich combo with fountain drink is my go to! Soups are very good. The breads used for the sandwiches are fresh and tasty. Service is a touchy subject. Young people make the sandwiches. No consistency. One visit lots of meat, next half that amount. Cookies are homemade but could be a... More 

Thank PDWC13
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

A lunch with ruban sandwich, their specia broccoli salad. Service was excellent and sandwich was specially prepared by man at sandwich board, Ted M. Will definitely return.

Thank Samuel W
Chicago, United States
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79 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

The food and the service was excellent I have a chicken salad sandwich broccoli salad and also the cabbage salad followed by a Diet Coke and a butterscotch Krispie Treat everything was better than communion.

Pittsburgh, PA
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2016

I liked Palmer's because they have a good selection of salads and sandwiches. The staff is friendly and efficient.

Thank Schwinnfin
Albert Lea, Minnesota
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73 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2016 via mobile

Great place for a quick lunch with a variety of food types. Only downfall was location is a ways off of the interstate. I really like the layout of the restaurant with the different areas for the different food types. Great desert bars.

Thank David R
Wilmington DE, United States
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2016

Palmer's is well-known for their sandwiches -- my turkey sandwich was great. Everybody in the area has lunch here -- good food is the reason.

Thank Joanne B
Urbandale, Iowa
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81 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

My favorite sandwich is the turkey with cream cheese and cranberry. They have a vast selection of sandwiches and just as many side salads. So fun to get a small salad that you want just a bit of. My husband likes their soups and usually gets it with one of their beef sandwiches.

Thank Diana R
West Des Moines, Iowa
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58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2015

Made to order sandwiches and salads while you watch. Excellent soups and desserts. Large seating area. Lots of people working so there isn't a wait.

Thank BeverlyBray

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Soups, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4949 Westown Pkwy Ste 180, West Des Moines, IA 50266-6704
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  West Des Moines
  • Phone Number: (515) 223-0123

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?