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The Stuffed Olive - Des Moines

4.7
4.7
679 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 48 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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

What 679 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Iowa

    American

  • Iowa

    Most Booked

  • Des Moines

    Best Overall

  • Des Moines

    Best Service

  • Des Moines

    Best Ambiance

  • Des Moines

    Best Value

  • Des Moines

    Hot spot

  • Des Moines

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679 Reviews
  1. CH2024

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the new location. Great food and awesome martinis

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  2. FloydS

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An exceptional improvement ambiance, food and service !

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  3. FrankieH

    Des Moines

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We were so excited to come to the new spot! The food and drinks were great, the service was good, wasn’t super quick but was ok. And the space was beautiful! The thing that stuck out to us most was how hot it was… it was so warm.. we were sweating while trying to enjoy our food and drinks.. we will be giving it another shot tho, it was the first “hot day” since they’ve moved so hoping they can figure something out to keep it cool.

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  4. KERI

    Des Moines

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great drinks and excellent food as always. Love this place!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The stuffed olive is always an amazing dining experience ! The food and drinks are always phenomenal and the service is on point.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had an amazing time! Our server was so patient and helpful. The Stuffed Olive was so much fun!! Will be coming back for sure!

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  7. JasonT

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really love the new location and decor. The food as always was outstanding and the service was great.

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  8. maswesey

    Des Moines

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at the new location and it did not disappoint! The great decor and ambiance was matched by the food, drinks and service. We will definitely be back !

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  9. Michelle

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love the new and vibrant location! Alexis is always amazing!

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  10. Amber

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    New space is beautiful and service was great. There was a small mix up with what we reserved and they handled it all without a hitch.

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  11. JustinJ

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The new place is is amazingly beautiful!  Love the vibe! Service was excellent! My fav place to go out in Des Moines is The Stuffed Olive!

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  12. EAB11

    Des Moines

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service! Good food! Great drinks! The new location is awesome.

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  13. simones

    Des Moines

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The Ambiance is beautiful! I would always visit the old location and have a great experience. Decided to have dinner at the new location for my birthday. I booked/reserved for a table for two in a particular area of the restaurant. The moment we walked in the manager immediately decided to change our seating- which was in the back of the restaurant. My server was on her first day and forgot we were seated. She did not check on us, forgot our drink orders and the appetizer came out with the meal. I spoke with the manager who did not seem to care that we weren’t getting any service. He never came back over to the table to check on us or make any accommodations. He never apologized for the service. We paid, tipped well, and I will NEVER return.

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  14. AmyG

    Des Moines

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience as always! Continued success to Brendan and his remarkable team!!

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  15. NatashaD

    Des Moines

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    We came opening night. It was busy which was definitely to be expected. However it took a manager to notice my eyes looking around for our waitress for us to finally get a drink order in after being seated for about 10 minutes. Then it took another 15 -18 minutes to get our drinks. My Prosecco was flat. My friend was very pleased with her martini 👍🏽 however the young lady who brought our drinks had to go find our waitress to come take our food order. We waited a while then I had to go to the hostess booth to ask for our check so we could just leave. Our waitress finally came and did apologize. She took the Prosecco off and offered to take our food order. We respectfully declined and thanked her. I also let her know we understood it was opening night and busy we’d come back another time. She proceeded to explain her delay but with a bit of attitude however we continued to sympathize and just ask for our check and thanked her again. I like Stuff Olive even before the move and will stop back in another time to experiment the new location. This just wasn’t a good night.

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  16. Bryce

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Moved to a bigger location. Great food and service.

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  17. Varonnica

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Their new location is STUNNING! I’ve been a stuffed olive fan for a couple of years now. Their spinach dip and Nashville hot sliders pair so perfectly with my favorite strawberry lemon drop martini. It’s my usual everytime and NEVER disappoints. I’m so glad they have this new space and will be able to accommodate more people and their outdoor patio will be a game changer. So happy for them and will continue to make this a monthly stop!!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Still working out service issues. Too many staff not attentive. Sat for 20 minutes then flagged down one who sent someone else over to take an order

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  19. bbatkins

    Denver

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Went pretty early on a Friday at their new location and it was already starting to fill up. Lots of regulars and we can see why. Great drinks and very good food. A little pricey but I thought it was worth it based on quality! Service was good but slowed as the place filled up - but other servicers and food runners made sure we were taken care of even when our server was busy. Overall, we were super impressed and will gladly return!

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  20. FoodieWino

    Des Moines

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server, food and drinks were great. Bathroom was a disaster.

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  21. BeckyT

    Des Moines

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to eat before the theater. Great food as well.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This place is AMAZING.. great food with great service and the largest variety of martinis in the Midwest and the food is 2nd to none 

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous Martini s !Our server Kennedy was very attentive. We were at Stuffed Olive the night before St. Patrick’s Day. Staff controlled the crowd . Great experience.

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  24. Tammy

    Western NC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were there during the Court Avenue St. Patrick's Day party. We had a reservation for four but ended up with eight people and they were happy to accommodate us in a corner booth. Thankfully, we had an early reservation so it worked out. As we were leaving they were getting busy. Everything was fabulous! 

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was great, I had the salmon tacos they were amazing.

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  26. MartinD

    Des Moines

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Our server sucked. We had to ask other servers several times to have her come to our table. We don't drink and I suppose that when she found out that we were not going to have cocktails she just sort of ignored us.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Cool place with unique menu items. My guests enjoyed the martini/cocktail menu. Crab Rangoon were tasty and made with real crab. The Cajun Salmon was awesome. Seasoned well and that sauce packed a sneaky punch. The risotto with the salmon was awesome! Had a tang to it…maybe Romano cheese- Loved it! Wasn’t overcooked like many restaurant risotto’s are! Would go again if I make my way back to Des Moines

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  28. JeffC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great overall, moderate noise, food order was slow

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  29. desmoinesnative

    Des Moines

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The drinks were a little pricey, but were very good.

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  30. KatML

    Des Moines

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was absolutely amazing our drinks didn’t go empty a single time and the wait time for the food was not long at all! I think the food was a little bit underwhelming (I was there for Valentine’s Day) but overall I had a great experience and I am totally coming back on a night when the full menu is available:)

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  31. Music

    Des Moines

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a terrific Valentine’s Day celebration - The 4 course prix dinner was delicious and it was accompanied by beautiful, live music. The wine list is exceptional and we had a wonderful time!

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  32. Will

    Des Moines

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good, drinks and service were great. Place was busy. We arrived at 530, was seated, ordered/received our food and drinks in good time. I was not impressed at 7 when the server came to us and said they needed our table for another reservation. We were finishing our martini's and planning to have another. Seemed like a poor job of managing reservations as there were other open tables around us. I have never encountered this type of request, especially when we were still ordering drinks. I could understand if we were just setting there having paid our check and taking up space.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience for our early valentines dinner! Always one of our favorite places!

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  34. RobM

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was extremely knowledgeable about the food and drinks, very professional and nice. Food and drinks were excellent and we easily got in and out in time for the show at the Civic Center.

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  35. OliviaH

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about this experience was amazing! Great service and recommendations, delicious drinks and food. You can’t go wrong with the Cajun salmon! 

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  36. Cory

    Des Moines

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was average but the martinis and ambience were spectacular.

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  37. BeckyT

    Des Moines

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love to eat here before going to the theater. The food is always good.

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  38. Bigguy311

    Des Moines

    52 reviews

    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual the food was good and the service as prompt. Can’t wait until the move happens to the larger space.

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  39. Champ

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this place!! A friend from work told me about it in early fall of 2023 and I think I've been there at least 5 times since. I absolutely love it and it is my goto when we are deciding where to have a fantastic meal and great martini's!!!

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  40. BRIANH

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food, drink and atmosphere. Will be back.

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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 679 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 48 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Stuffed Olive - Des Moines

216 Court Ave. Suite 100, Des Moines, IA 50309

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Des Moines
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4.00pm - 10.00pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Takeout, Wine
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