The Stuffed Olive - Des Moines

4.7
396 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Stuffed Olive is about the entire “Martini & Tapas Experience.” From your favorite classics to new and exciting blends you’ve never seen before, you’re sure to find a cocktail to love on our vast martini menu. Add a warm, comfortable atmosphere, great wines, beers and top-shelf spirits, and The Stuffed Olive will become your favorite place to start, end or spend your entire evening. Our tapas menu offers appetizer-sized portions of globally influenced entrees, for a sampling and sharing dining experience. Pair tasty tapas with your favorite martini for happy hour, dinner or a late-night snack. We welcome you to sit back, relax, enjoy great food, good conversation and your favorite martini. Welcome to the Stuffed Olive!

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JimS
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Made a random selecton to have dinner with friends and had never been here before so thought we’d give it a try. We were very pleasantly surprised! Because it was a Wednesday and they had live music it was a bit loud for our taste and the tables were scrunched together making it extra noisy but the music was good so we survived! Three of us had the tuna and it was sheer perfection! We also shared the mushrooms, bruschetta and one other side and all were delicious! All four of us agreed that we would come again (but maybe not on a Wednesday 😜!

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vipPilot1098
Des Moines
36 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection of tapas and entrees. We had 2 versions of salmon, both of which were delicous. Service was excellent

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MelissaJ
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Martinis galore! Twinkle-tini is my new fave along with my tried and true lemon drop. Stuffed olives are fab, food is amazballs, and service is bar none!

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GConklin
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always quality food and service. They make sure we are out in time for our Civic Center shows.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The kitchen messed up our order and the food took extremely long to get to our table. Drinks were great but I was very disappointed in the food and service.

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DebF
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

I did not get all of the food I ordered. I mentioned it to server when she brought our food that I had also ordered chicken skewers and she acknowledged. However, the food never came. She didn’t come back to us until she wanted payment. I mentioned again that I didn’t get my food and she then said she would get an order to go and it would only be a few minutes. Then she also said my chicken skewers had been delivered to another table. After 5 minutes I got up and said to forget the to go food as we had to leave for a show. Another person heard and said she would refund my payment and managed to get an order in a to go box. I also believe I was overcharged. I had a glass of wine, Parmesan fries and the never provided chicken skewers and was charged $33. No indication yet of a refund.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great good and atmosphere.

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Bigguy311
Des Moines
39 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was quick. Menu selections were varied and food was great. Nice place to stop in before the theater or event downtown.

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Bella
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stuffed Olive is a perfect place to stop before any event at the Civic Center or Wells Fargo Arena - great food, better drinks, and great staff/service.

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DebR
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food3service3ambience3

Service is always excellent at Stuffed Olive never have a problem

JD
JamesD
Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great! We have been there before and we love it when we return, never disappointed.

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SueW
Des Moines
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and martinis were fabulous! We'll be back!!

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice restaurant. Quick and friendly service. Tasty and priced right.

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MarkG
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had excellent service, great food, and unique cocktails. We went to celebrate our friend's birthday and had a fantastic time. Our server made sure that our friend felt special on her birthday. We can't wait to go back. I love that we can usually make a reservation here.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, food, price, and location. It's hard to go wrong with this place! I cut a half of a rating because of seating. We made a reservation, yet we sat by the toilets.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration for my husband prior to and after attending the Leanne Morgan comedy show.

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BrendaM
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, atmosphere .staff very friendly and helpful..The martini selection is impressive .

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SusanH
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grant was an excellent wait person! All the martinis were wonderful.

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LEJD
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! Service was great! So glad we made reservations with Michael Buble in town. We were seated right away and got out right when we wanted to before the show!

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vipChrisN
Des Moines
8 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the service was awesome! Can’t wait to go again!

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AmyG
Des Moines
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service, great deals on martinis and tapas! Great vibe!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had reservations for 5pm for a party of 6 and we got right in. Our server, Katie, was very attentive and knowledgeable. Food and drinks were good. We will definitely go back

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viplemongrl
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really great martinis with a million choices. Loved the food too. Took us a long time to get our drinks but other than that we loved it. Brussel sprouts were great. Salmon tacos good too.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great drinks and great service. I didn’t drink but my husband had a salted Carmel martini and said it was delicious. We both had their hamburger and fries for our main entree and it was probably the best we’ve ever had. We also had the spinach artichoke dip for an appetizer. There was no flavor of artichoke but still give the food 5 stars because we still really loved the appetizer too. We will be back!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Des Moines
12 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner there

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Adam
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks, and service. 5 stars all the way around. Meatballs were bomb!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good, service was excellent! Nice location Downtown Des Moines that allows for a nice walk after dinner.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were delicious and the service was wonderful!

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TristanS
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good selection of martinis! The entree menu is a bit limited but regardless everything on there is super good! Our serve also gave us great recommendations and was super!

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debrar
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable time. Great atmosphere

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Bobbie
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend and the Caribbean Salmon is absolutely delicious!

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Biscuit
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food and drinks were delicious! I really enjoyed the extensive martini list, there is something for everyone. I would give it 5/5, but it took 10-15 minutes to get our drinks each round.

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Delaney
Omaha
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Bloody Mary martinis are to die for! The blue cheese olives are simply amazing.

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Diner
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Co2 was out so all the soda was flat, small draft selection and the “tapas” was really just mediocre appetizers. Waiter was a super great guy and the service was nice, great ambiance but the food couldn’t keep up. Seems well rated so maybe they just had an off night

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vipftsmjs
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The service was very good as was the food. For a Tapas bar the proportions are quite large. Good if you have a large group. For just 2 people order one each to start, then determine if you want more or not.

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dedeet
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing selection of martinis...and the food is excellent too!

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Colleen
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent 1st time experience. The martini list is exhaustive. Several menu items not available due to lack of supply. There was still plenty to choose from. Our server was very helpful in selecting several tapas.

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ShanaO
Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

We enjoyed pre-dinner drinks and an appetizer. Everything was great - appetizer was on the small side for two people. Service was good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my daughter’s engagement with her fiancé. Food and service were excellent! Thank you for the complimentary glasses of champagne, everything was perfect!

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Adam
Des Moines
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bruschetta was on the small side but very good. Banana cream martini and old fashioned both exceptional. Chicken-bacon-ranch mac n cheese was great. Brisket sandwich was tasty. Service was top notch. Would definitely recommend.

FAQs

The Stuffed Olive - Des Moines does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. The Stuffed Olive - Des Moines also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (515) 243-4456.

The Stuffed Olive - Des Moines is rated 4.7 stars by 396 OpenTable diners.

The Stuffed Olive - Des Moines does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://centraliowa.shopwhereilive.com/product/stuffed-olive-gift-card/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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