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

The Stuffed Olive - Des Moines

4.7
4.7
601 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 13 times today

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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

What 601 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Iowa

    Best Overall

  • Iowa

    Best Food

  • Iowa

    Best Value

  • Iowa

    Hot spot

  • Iowa

    Lively

  • Iowa

    American

  • Des Moines

    Best Overall

  • Des Moines

    Best Food

  • Des Moines

    Best Service

  • Des Moines

    Best Value

  • Des Moines

    Hot spot

  • Des Moines

    Lively

601 Reviews
  1. DanK

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food5service2ambience1
    Had Reservation, got stuck right by the door in last open table. very disappointed. been there many times with reservations and always had a table with a name or reserved card on it. Still great food, so will try

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  2. TaylorE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was so good! Highly recommend the grilled cheese and zucchini fritters! Our server was so awesome too.

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  3. AmandaD

    Las Vegas

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2023

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    The food was all fabulous..we had 3 small Plates that we shared;) it was very busy and very loud. We waited quite a bit for our drinks and they forgot to bring my my wine. So service a bit disappointing but we weren’t really in a hurry.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Amazing martini menu, great seafood, fun place but a bit outdated.

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  5. AlexisB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place never ever disappoints! Thanks so much for the great food service and drinks

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  6. Seth

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good date night restaurant.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We love the Stuffed Olive. Good and drinks are consistently well prepared, fresh and delicious. Suggest getting a reservation. It’s an intimate place and often busy.

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  8. Vegas4Life

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great restaurant and bar with over 114 martinis on the menu. The food was excellent and the wait staff incredibly friendly. Definitely will be going back.

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  9. Angela

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food came out super fast! The staff was great and the martini was perfect!

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  10. James2134

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic. Went for my wedding anniversary and my wife and I both loved it. Key Lime martini and cucumber martini were tasty. Tapas options were also tasty and plentiful. Cant believe I have never tried this place but plan on returning soon!

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  11. Phyllis70

    Des Moines

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent, one of the best hamburgers I’ve eaten said one of the friends I was eating with. My Risotto w chicken and spinach was excellent! The espresso martini is my favorite martini drink made to perfection. Alexis has been our server two of three times and I will ask for her every time. She knows when to come and when to go.

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  12. ChrisM

    Des Moines

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great martini selection-recommend the "Dirty Bird". Spectacular pre-dinner drink spot.

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  13. Trenton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alexis was amazing 5/5 stars. I am astonished on how great the food is. Thank you for your energetic and electrifying service

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  14. Elmo2621

    Des Moines

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good Food Good Drinks Good Service! Nice place to have a quiet dinner.

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  15. BarbW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time and food was excellent and so was our server!! We will be back!😊

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stuffed Olive = 10/10. Love it. We will go back again.

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  17. TiffanyR

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Love this place! Great place to visit for work or personal nights out.

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  18. MindiS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Stuffed Olive was a great experience. The live music was entertaining. The food was very tasty. The Wednesday wine deal was super. Our server did an excellent job, refilling our wine and waters and checking back with us the right amount. We will be back.

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  19. CharlesG

    Des Moines

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always fresh, delicious food with wonderful servers and bartenders. Fun environment with great music. Look forward to the next time!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food and awesome martinis. I highly recommend.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun place to go before the musical! Great food. Fun drinks. Great service

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  22. Cindy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food was EXCELLENT!!! We ordered several appetizers and ate every crumb of every one. The drinks are amazing! I just wish I could have had more, as there were several I wanted to try but couldn't because I had to drive home. I will definitely return. Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup was AMAZING!!!! You're missing out if you don't try it.

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  23. Bigguy311

    Des Moines

    48 reviews

    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great value with the special on shareables. Food is always great and service was fantastic.

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  24. Percy

    Des Moines

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    While a reservation isn’t required, it’s a must on nights when there’s an event nearby, so check the calendars. That said, you can’t go wrong here. Small plates are perfectly shareable with tasty options to suit most everyone. The martini menu is extensive and they even offer a choice of several olive styles.

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  25. ManyaP

    Des Moines

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great martinis and food prior to a concert. Service was great

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks are a hit here, the sharing plates are well prepared and a great way to have variety

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  27. JadeA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff were very kind. Food was great. Would recommend.

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  28. RossW

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Couldn't have had a nicer evening. The service food and atmosphere was on point.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Totally one of our favorite places. We were there celebrating a birthday...excellent cocktails & food, great service.

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  30. AmberM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food and service was fantastic. An old building and shows its wear inside. Bit noisy from the lounge but would not discourage us from going again.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Celebrated birthday. Conveniently located for going to the Broadway show after dinner & martinis.

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  32. Ronn

    Des Moines

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So convenient before civic center show.ms. We love the shared plates and the food quality is really good. Perfect for our group of 6. We also enjoy the daily specials.

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  33. LindaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, food and martinis. Very extensive martini menu! Service was all that could be expected and more! Perfect place for dinner and drinks before a show at the Civic Center.

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  34. robinl

    Des Moines

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend and I met here before The Lion King. It was not busy when we got there a few minutes before our reservation but it quickly filled up. We each enjoy a martini and ordered the Cajun Salmon. Both were wonderful. Our server was very attentive and answered questions with knowledge. Will definitely be back.

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  35. RonH

    Des Moines

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    The salmon and cauliflower was wonderful. The brisket was not very tender and a little too sweet. When it was time to go we cannot find our waitress We had to get up and go find another waitress to help us check out. The food was a little expensive for the small portions.

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  36. JenniferS

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a great spot to get amazing martinis and good appetizers. My only suggestion would be to update the martini menu and categorize the drinks in terms of sweetness, spicy, ect. It’s also across the street from the Civic Center, so walkable distance.

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  37. JohnR

    Des Moines

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Drinks were good, food very good, fun atmosphere. People seemed to be having a great time and involved with each other.

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  38. Bohner

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great drinks, awesome food and good service. Definitely our favorite Court avenue restaurant

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  39. DrewH

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2023

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Terrible service. Waiter neglected us for most of our meal. Food was average. Not worth a return trip.

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  40. CarlB

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. The manager is the very best.

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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 601 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 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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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