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Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brwry

4508 University Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50266-1025
+1 515-267-8900
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good38%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“burger” (17 reviews)
“chicken” (7 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4508 University Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50266-1025
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Reviewed March 20, 2016

Pizza Margherita was disappointing, Monte Cuban sandwich was dripping in grease. Mac & Cheese with Chicken was good. The root beer was made in-house and was great. Waitress was glad to share too much info on her private life and did not move very fast....More

Thank Jewelboxx1961
Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

Went here while visiting my friend in Des Moines. Great atmosphere and lots of good menu selections. I chose the wings and my friend is a big fan of the fish tacos. All the food was really good and we had great service.

Thank Cassie W
Reviewed March 6, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic service even for our party of eight. Great value and variety for the kids. Good craft beer. Steak and cheddar and green Chile potatoes. Go you won't regret it

Thank wetrvl190
Reviewed February 19, 2016

I think I had the best burger in town today with service that was outstanding. Also, if you go make sure to try the house root beer It is wonderful!

Thank Craig O
Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

Never disappointed in their fresh brewed beers and there are many choices on tap! Their pub style menu is great and there are specials daily and great happy hour specials daily as well. Good service. Go early on the weekends or you will have to...More

Thank Csbestwriter
Reviewed January 31, 2016 via mobile

The food is pretty good and the lumpy dog brown ale is great. They used to have a blue flour tortilla chicken dish but that is now gone. Plenty of other decent dishes to choose from.

Thank Casey Y
Reviewed January 18, 2016 via mobile

Excellent fish and chips. Wonderful chicken Waldorf salad. Great wait staff even though they were busy. Will come back.

Thank Kristi H
Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

This is one of my favorite places during the winter, largely because of the seasonal brew, Wicked Elf. It's a great beer... A little hoppy, a little dark and a little spicy. Their menu has been updated with lots of great dishes. My current favorite...More

Thank CARCOR2014
Reviewed November 24, 2015

Go wash your hands in the restroom before you order. If they don't have the time to clean the restroom, you can imagine how clean the cooking and food prep areas are. Small portions. High prices. Go for a beer but .... don't eat.

Thank Patrick W
Reviewed November 10, 2015

This restaurant/brewery hasn't even come close to hitting bottom. My daughter and I returned for a casual meal that included the autumn brewing of a pumpkin ale. The server was pleasant and provided good information when asked for recommendations. We will return again.

Thank katyscat
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $25
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
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
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