We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brwry - CLOSED

4508 University Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50266-1025
+1 515-267-8900
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good35%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“burger” (23 reviews)
“salad” (9 reviews)
“chicken” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Pub
$$ - $$$
4508 University Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50266-1025
All Details
Reviews (137)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 135 reviews

Reviewed February 23, 2018 via mobile

They closed for the final time on super bowl Sunday. They went out with class and style, donating 50% of the last days proceeds to a local homeless shelter , IHYC. And turned over much of their remaining food inventory to charities as well. Many...More

Thank JamersonRocks
Reviewed January 13, 2018

I ordered an entree to go at the bar on a Wednesday night at 8 pm when there were less than 10 people in the restaurant. After 30 minutes (and an absent bartender) I flagged someone down to check on my order. She came back...More

Thank Angela M
Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

Beer is killer, service unmatched and food is to die for. While everyone is going to all the restaurants near Jordan Creek Mall, the locals are enjoying one of the best experiences at Rock Bottom. Don't tell anyone...

1  Thank Hector A
Reviewed November 19, 2017

A family of 4 with 2 babies in car seats and we all fitted into a large booth. Nice place. Lots to look at. Service was wonderful. Craft beer choices were so very many -- but what we had was good. Had sandwiches and salads...More

1  Thank Pip18Wisconsin
Reviewed November 11, 2017 via mobile

Made a reservation and we got in right away but It took 20 minutes to get our drinks & another 45 for food! Our appetizer was served right after our drinks which was good, not hungry now for dinner had to wait too long!

Thank Wendi S
Reviewed October 23, 2017

Loved the variety of the menu. The food was excellent, with large portions. The service was good as well.

1  Thank MinnesotaRandy
Reviewed October 16, 2017

Husband enjoyed his beer, although after a sample he opted not to have the newly tapped pumpkin beer. We both ordered the pretzel crusted chicken which was very tasty and tender, and not a bit greasy. The thick spicy cheesy sauce on top was very...More

1  Thank HMP32015
Reviewed August 22, 2017

I used to go here a lot on Friday nights. Now, about once a month when I'm in the U.S. Their claim to fame is their beer, and it's almost always good. Brewed on site. You can see the tanks. Food is also good. Prepared...More

Thank Randy K
Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

In from the slush to a warm Brewery to sit down to a plateful of ultimate nacho appetizers followed by a salad and an colossal club sandwich.

1  Thank REIKE P
Reviewed August 16, 2017

The food is very good. I like how the menu changes for a wonderful variety. The Chicken Genovese is wonderful. I highly recommend either of the "Crisp" beers..

Thank Here4theride
Nearby HotelsSee all 23 hotels in West Des Moines
Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel
357 reviews
.34 miles away
Wildwood Lodge
302 reviews
.47 miles away
Super 8 by Wyndham Clive/W des Moines
650 reviews
.50 miles away
Sterling Hotel and Suites
256 reviews
.54 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Mi Mexico
159 reviews
.39 miles away
Bakers Square
66 reviews
.36 miles away
Wobbly Boots Roadhouse BBQ
91 reviews
.30 miles away
Outback Steakhouse
102 reviews
.16 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Living History Farms
188 reviews
1.12 miles away
515 Brewing Company
34 reviews
2.23 miles away
Clive Aquatic Center
18 reviews
.74 miles away
14 reviews
2.53 miles away
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Average prices
$7 - $25
American, Pub
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4508 University Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50266-1025
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  West Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-267-8900
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing