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“Great beer”

Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brwry
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Ranked #16 of 255 Restaurants in West Des Moines
Price range: $7 - $25
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great beer”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2012

Great beer, food, and cute waitresses. The price is right and the food is plenty.

Visited June 2012
Thank Mike A
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Punta Gorda, Florida
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134 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Outstanding Hand-Crafted Beer, Great Service, Tasty Food, Reasonable Prices”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2012

We have been to many Rock Bottoms around the country and the Rock Bottom, WDM, is always my favorite. I look forward to visiting Des Moines and enjoying this restaurant/brewery - probably 50 or more visits (two this trip) during the past 15 years or so. The beer is always top-notch and there are generally two cask ales available in addition to the many on tap. The staff is friendly and the bar area very comfortable. Food selections are frequently varied on a national basis and the quality is very consistent and good along with being reasonably priced. They have a very popular happy hour (3-6, M-F) offering discounts on all drinks/beer and a reduced price appetizer/pizza menu, which can easily be plenty for a meal. Reservations can be made for the main dining area, but the bar area has open/abundant seating.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank Island_Gypsy1
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great Beer, Good Food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2012

The food isnt bad, but my favorite thing about Rock Bottom is the beer.

Visited June 2012
Thank phatrabbit743
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Dubuque, Iowa
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176 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Rocky start”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2012

After reading the reviews of other travelers, I agree with most of the complaints. We walked in the door and there is a bench and a counter where there should have been a hostess. We waited 5 minutes before anybody even acknowledged us. Wait staff walked by us, a bartender walked by us, not a single word. Not a hello or a someone will be with you shortly or anything. Finally the expressionless hostess came and sat us. The restaurant was not busy at all. Our server was very knowledgable of the beer selection and the menu. We ordered nachos to eat while we enjoyed our beer sampler. Unfortunately, the beer sampler was warm by the time our nachos arrived. It took 25 minutes to get nachos. It should not take any longer than 8 minutes for an appitizer at any restaurant. We ordered the Laredo burger and subsituted the hamburger patty for the vegetable patty. The vegetable patty was barley based and was a very good quality patty. We also subsituted the fries for homemade mac and cheese. The mac and cheese was amazing. We wished we would have split a burger. We were so full that we could not enjoy our beer. Our son ordered the make your own pizza. The server brought out a pizza crust that was already rolled out and a side of pizza sauce, cheese, and pepperoni. He loved spreading the sauce and putting the toppings on. This is a dinner he will remember. Overall we will return to this chain again. We will most likely try the restaurant in Milwaukee this fall.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank PutJer1
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Davenport, Iowa
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2 reviews
“Great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2012

a bit slow to get the food and drinks to us but were very busy that night! Made up for it with Great Service and Great Food!

Visited June 2012
Thank iowa52807
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