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Best American Restaurants in West Des Moines

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A photo of Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Clive restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(1064)
Price: Moderate
• American • Clive
Booked 69 times today
Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Clive has a sterling reputation for its good American cuisine. The positive reviews highlight exceptional food and service, with multiple customers excited to visit again. Customers enthusiastically endorse dishes like the Asian style Chicken wraps, the Scampi entree, and the Flatbread with Italian toppings, mentioning their delicious taste and generous portion size. The wine selection also receives frequent praise, featuring crisp and refreshing glasses of Rose' and Chardonnay. Customers have hailed it as the best restaurant in Des Moines, praising the ambiance, service, and the largest gluten-free menu they've seen at a restaurant. The overall experience results in a great meal that's well worth a try.
A photo of Ruth's Chris Steak House - West Des Moines restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(731)
Price: Moderate
• American • West Des Moines
Booked 33 times today
Ruth's Chris Steak House in West Des Moines is highly lauded for its impeccable service and top-notch steakhouse cuisine. Customers rave about the "excellent" steaks, prepared and presented wonderfully, describing the food as "worth every dollar" and "absolute perfection". The restaurant is also praised for its professional, "friendly" staff, with "outstanding" servers enhancing the dining experience. A visitor described the establishment as "beautiful", with a "great ambiance" and appreciates its commitment to modestly attired staff and patrons. In the words of a satisfied customer, the meal wasn't just a dinner, but an "experience" - indicating the high standard Ruth's Chris is reputed for.
A photo of Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - West Des Moines restaurant
4.4
Awesome(1796)
Price: Moderate
• American • West Des Moines
Booked 18 times today
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - West Des Moines is highly regarded for superb American cuisine. The restaurant's high status is echoed in the customer reviews, highlighting the restaurant's dedication to service and quality. Their 12oz sirloin special is noted to be a prime cut and cooked to perfection. Patrons also commend the Kobe meatloaf with parmesan mashed potatoes, and pecan green beans. The attentiveness of the servers such as Adrian and Trevor, who go above and beyond to ensure an excellent dining experience, further enhances its reputation. Plus, the availability of healthy options like the Pecan encrusted trout and Colorado Chicken Salad is appreciated. Reviews confirm customers leaving the restaurant with plans to return, suggesting that Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - West Des Moines is a gem in American cuisine.
A photo of Dave & Buster's - Des Moines restaurant
4.4
Awesome(100)
Price: Moderate
• American • West Des Moines
Booked 12 times today
Dave & Buster's in Des Moines is a commendable representation of quintessential American cuisine. A favorite with families for its vivacious atmosphere and delicious food, it's particularly great for occasions like birthdays, as one customer's review reflects: "It was our first time and we were celebrating my kids birthday and Dave and Busters did not disappoint." This joint presents patrons with an authentic American dining experience that leaves them satisfied and longing for a return visit. Truly, Dave & Buster's encapsulates the spirit of American culinary tradition with its splendid service and warm environment.
A photo of Cooper's On 5th restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(110)
Price: Moderate
• American • West Des Moines
Booked 16 times today
Cooper's On 5th, located in West Des Moines, is celebrated for its excellent American cuisine. With numerous reviews lauding the restaurant's food quality, service, and ambiance, it’s clear that this establishment is a treasure in the local dining scene. Patrons commend this cozy, friendly restaurant for its superior service and fresh food, impressive cocktails, and solid drink & wine list. Highlights from the menu include the delectable Steak DeBurgo and Lobster and Steak Tips Mac and Cheese, proving that Cooper's On 5th provides an exceptional dining experience. Its combination of interesting, delicious options and attentive, courteous staff make it the "best restaurant in West Des Moines".
A photo of Range Restaurant + Cocktail Bar restaurant
4.2
Awesome(295)
Price: Moderate
• American • Urbandale
Booked 3 times today
Range Restaurant + Cocktail Bar is lauded for its great American cuisine, providing both delicious food and exceptional service. From delightful weekend brunches to scrumptious Bison Bites, the restaurant serves up quality, well-seasoned culinary creations that leave their patrons highly satisfied. Their special holiday buffets are also a highlight, described as the best. Aside from the food, customers commend the restaurant for its top-notch service, with the staff going above and beyond to cater to special dietary needs and making sure patrons have an unforgettable dining experience. The restaurant's menu is also praised for its wide assortment of entrées. Indeed, a visit to Range Restaurant + Cocktail bar is highly recommended for anyone seeking a taste of gourmet American dishes.
A photo of Famous Dave's - West Des Moines restaurant
4.1
Excellent(8)
Price: Moderate
• American • West Des Moines
Famous Dave's in West Des Moines is evidently a prime exemplar of consummate American cuisine. Patrons especially commend the delicious food along with the exceptional service, as one satisfied customer mentioned their experience by emphasizing, "The food was delicious." Being able to accommodate larger groups effortlessly, while maintaining excellent food quality and service, further attests to its merit. The restaurant is hailed for its cleanliness and relaxed ambience, making it a top choice for families. Another patron endorsed the restaurant's overall experience, specifying the "great food, service and very clean!" environment. Famous Dave's offers a truly pleasant American dining experience at a reasonable price.
A photo of The Stuffed Olive - Des Moines restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(730)
Price: Moderate
• American • Des Moines
Booked 45 times today
Located in Des Moines, The Stuffed Olive has been praised for its excellent American cuisine in numerous reviews. Customers have hailed it as a top spot for pre-dinner drinks, noting the unique martini selection, particularly the popular "Dirty Bird." The seafood has been lauded, as well as the diverse range of carefully prepared and flavorful dishes such as the risotto with chicken and spinach and the innovative vegetarian selection. The restaurant's vibrant, fun ambiance, with live music and friendly service, adds to the overall dining experience. Its consistent quality in both food and service has made it a well-loved establishment in the heart of downtown Des Moines.
A photo of Alba Restaurant restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(382)
Price: Expensive
• American • Des Moines
Booked 12 times today
Alba Restaurant is highly recognized for its outstanding Contemporary American cuisine. Customers continually rave about the wonderful atmosphere, innovative dish preparation, and exceptional service. "The food is always interesting, seasonal and wonderful, and the service was attentive without being intrusive," a reviewer mentions. The restaurant's commitment to variety also leaves a positive impression, catering to customers with diverse palates from vegetarians to meat lovers. Alba's creative use of flavors, impressive visual appeal and a well-curated menu of craft cocktails and wide-ranging wine further enrich the dining experience. The reviewer's statement, "Alba continues to be a wonderful gourmet food experience," succinctly summarizes Alba's position as a leading Contemporary American cuisine restaurant.
A photo of Tupelo Honey - Des Moines restaurant
3.7
Very Good(649)
Price: Moderate
• American • Des Moines
Booked 20 times today
Tupelo Honey is a revival of Southern food and traditions rooted in the Carolina Mountains we call home. We craft brunches, lunches and suppers that bring family and friends around the table and allow for conversations and cocktails to linger longer than usual. Please arrive on time with all members in your party present. We will cancel reservations 15 minutes after the scheduled time. The combining of separate reservations will not be honored. We look forward to seeing you soon!
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