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Stuffed Olive - The Stuffed Olive - Des Moines, Des Moines, IA

The Stuffed Olive - Des Moines

4.8
4.8
522 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4.00pm - 10.00pm

  • Phone number

    (515) 243-4456

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Des Moines

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Takeout, Wine

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What 522 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. TB

    TriciaB

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Stuffed Olive's food is always fabulous! It has become our go-to place when we want a nice dinner in the downtown Des Moines area.
  2. p

    pwax

    Des Moines

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There were 3 of us. We ordered dinner salads and 3 shareable plates (meat balls, bruschetta and crab dip.) Excellent food and it was plenty for the 3 of us.
  3. MT

    MikeyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best burgers I have ever eaten. Martinis were good.
  4. KH

    KatieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We had reservations but when we arrived, our table wasn’t quite ready yet. The host was in constant communication about our table and offered to get drinks for us while we waited. Once seated, the wait staff was great. The drinks were amazing and the food was delicious. We will definitely be back!
  5. G

    Gayle

    Omaha

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the Monday night martini bogo!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waitress was great. Alex? Light music so could still chat. Food was delicious.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went out to dinner for a friends birthday. Love the staff here. Usually here for Martini Monday and always get treated nicely.
  8. E

    Elmo2621

    Des Moines

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and wonderful service! Nice variety of drinks!
  9. JD

    JessD

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We tried & shared multiple small plates. Each one was fantastic!
  10. DB

    DonnaB

    Des Moines

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always have Katie and she is remarkable 🥰
  11. B

    Bigguy311

    Des Moines

    47 reviews

    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Staff was very accommodating to adding people to a reservation. The food options are good and the flavors are spot-on. Staff is attentive.
  12. JD

    JamesD

    Des Moines

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Civic center show
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I eat at the stuffed olive when I go to the plays at the Civic Center
  14. NL

    NancyL

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super! Our favorite before-event place !
  15. s

    sherrilyns

    Baja California Sur

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great…as always!
  16. CP

    CherylP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stuff Olive has a very pleasing ,casual comfortable atmosphere. Great service and very friendly. Drinks and food was excellent. I recommend this place wholeheartedly!!!
  17. AM

    AshleyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good service. Yummy food and even better martinis!!!
  18. PH

    PaulaH

    Des Moines

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our go to spot for all of our theatre nights! The drinks are great and the food is fantastic!! We usually get a bunch of appetizers to share. Works out perfectly for any size group!
  19. SH

    SiegnerHoff

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Delicious martinis and food. The mushrooms and risotto croquettes were delicious. The service was wonderful and very attentive. Only con: pricier than other restaurant options.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening! Great food and martini's
  21. K

    Kris

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was great, drinks and service excellent. Noise level was little too loud, hard to talk but overall good experience!
  22. KA

    KirbyA

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience2
    From the online description and positive rating I was expecting a nice restaurant that served tapas along with a selection of martinis. What I found was primarily a bar, with a number of large bachelorette parties, lots of noise, and a wait staff stretched far too thin. The food was good.
  23. TL

    ThelmaLouise

    Des Moines

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    We had a reservation for 6 and we got there a little early so our table wasn’t ready. That’s fine, we had a seat at the bar. While we were sitting at the bar we saw other people who came in after us being seated. I reminded the manager that we were waiting for a table and we finally got a table. Because we had drinks, our server assumed someone had already taken care of us. We had to ask for menus. Fine, I can see this mistake. But then anytime we needed something, I had to get the servers attention. We are trying to get to a show that started at seven so we were on a bit of a schedule. We saw tables around us who placed their orders after us get their food first. I had about ten minutes to wolf down my food so we could leave for a show that started at 7:30. I made a reservation for 6:00 to avoid this exact scenario. This was our first time at this establishment, we won’t be coming back.
  24. JD

    JamesD

    Des Moines

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kennedy was a great waitress. Ladies greeting us and seating us were wonderful. All very good as usual 👍
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always come to Stuffed Olive when I go to the plays the service is always outstanding The food is always very good I have no complaints at all it’s one of my favorite restaurants
  26. J

    Johnny

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We always have a great time at Stuffed Olive. Have not been here for several months as we stay closer to home and don't hit the downtown scene much anymore. Nothing has changed, in a good way. Service is always great, good atmosphere, good people. Live music on Wednesdays is always a plus. They appeared to be a bit short staffed while we were there, so service was a bit spotty at times, but nothing to complain about, just noting it. That's unfortunately everywhere these days. We were not disappointed by the service, I'll phrase it like that. We had a great couch setup right up front as we were celebrating a birthday in the group, thanks to the Owner for setting that up for us. We will continue to come to S.O. whenever we are feeling a downtown mood.
  27. E

    Erinn

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service, and drinks!
  28. P

    Pilot1098

    Des Moines

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Love The Stuffed Olive. Consistently great good and service. Our food on this visit came out in 5 minutes or so and everything was hot and tasty. We shared tapas and got the blueberry-lemon tart (a special not on the menu). Martinis of course are fantastic!
  29. DP

    DoriP

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food The martinis are my favorite! Yum
  30. DF

    DebF

    Des Moines

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Convenient location for a meal before going to a show at the Civic Center. There is a musician playing background music which is enjoyable to listen to while having dinner. The parmesan fries are always delicious.
  31. JD

    JamesD

    Des Moines

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat at bar and received excellent service.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attending play at Civic Center
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Noisy but wonderful food!!!!
  34. YM

    YalinM

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cajun salmon was incredible
  35. s

    shannonp

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Drinks were fantastic! Food was not so great…the flavors were lacking and everything came out mildly warm, not very hot and fresh.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great food and a cute and fun place!
  38. CQ

    CaseyQueue

    Minneapolis

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here. We had appetizers & cocktails. Cute place. Food was good. House salad great value @ $5.
  39. AW

    AnnW

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is one of our go to places in downtown Des Moines. Never disappoints! Food is always good and love the small plate (appetizer) options. Good drinks and great service. Customers of all ages and casual attire (or dress up!).
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First timers…we will be back! Loved the mushrooms!

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 4.8 stars by 522 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today
Google Map for The Stuffed Olive - Des Moines

208 3rd St, Des Moines, IA 50309

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Des Moines

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4.00pm - 10.00pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Takeout, Wine

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