The Stuffed Olive - Des Moines

4.8
341 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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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was GREAT!

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AngieC
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service tonight; delicious martinis; and wonderful food. Glad you're open and operating at 100%. Always a treat visiting The Stuffed Olive!

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DianeT
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lively and fun with a good variety of food and cocktails. Any type of martini you could ever want!

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Josh
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A+ Work across the board. Excellent service, food, cocktails

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AdamB
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time, great food, will definitely come back!!

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Lena
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I understand the importance of having a digital copy of the menus, but the drinks menu was not available and would not load on my phone. When I mentioned this to the server, they did bring a printed copy of the drinks menu. However, the drinks menu did not have descriptions for any of the Martinis, so I had to use my phone to look up general descriptions, which is not always easy to guage with the specialty drinks.

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RyleeC
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in Des Moines. Great food and drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Love the small plate food options! Super service!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

On vacation with my sisters made reservations online and it was over looked. The manager came over and apologized for the mistake said they’ve been busy. He just gave us the next table available so just wait another 10-15mins. Food was good waitress was nice gave use buy 1 get one free drink for the Voodoo Club above. Food was good and the drinks were too! Overall experience I say is a 7.

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AmyM
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was good, but the food was way overpriced. They charged us for extra bread for our spinach artichoke dip because we didn’t have enough to even finish the dip. We were also charged a convenience fee for paying with our card. Nothing horrible but it would have been nice to be aware of the extra charges.

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vip1633223
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As always the stuff olive delivered! The food is great and compliments the atmosphere and drinks wonderfully. I like the casual setting and quiet background noise so conversations can take place without scream talking. The drink as always are my favorite in Des Moines. We live out of state now and this was my one stop I had to make and it did not disappoint.

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Eric
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to the Stuffed Olive was a successful date night! Service, drinks, and food were all spot on.

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FlavienA
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The tables at this restaurant are spaced enough so as to inforce social distancing. And the service is good.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Kaytee is the best server! She makes great recommendations for martinis and if you don’t like it, she’ll get you something different. Food is good but really, I go there for the awesome martinis. So many kinds to try! My date forgot his credit card but fortunately I had just signed up for their rewards club so they had my phone number and Kaytee called me so we could come back! That was awesome! I will always be a fan of my favorite martini bar in Des Moines!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Waitress was so sweet and attentive. The tuna and bruschetta appetizers were amazing and such a fun martini menu!!!

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Manda
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, enjoyed the visit and was in a great environment!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The stuffed olive is one of our favorite places to eat and have a drink. We always love the food and service

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viptomhoward
Chicago
59 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great all around, especially distancing and very creative libations!

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vipJulieB
Des Moines
10 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere as usual.

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BandK
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to get out of the house for a couple of hours. Our waitress, Katie, was phenomenal and extremely attentive. Fantastic drinks and wonderful food. Definitely will be going back soon. Thank you!!

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
6 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the martinis

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AmyG
Des Moines
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service (and martinis) in town!!! Love this place!!

JB
vipJulieB
Des Moines
10 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was awesome food was delicious it was a great experience. I've been to the stuffed olive multiple times it's always good

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vipSueF
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ten of us dined here before a Civic Center( just up the street) show and we made reservations to come back before a future show with Brenden ( or Brandon?), the mgr., before we left for our show. Great food, great server (Ashley). Will definitely come back. Treat yourself to their salted caramel martini.

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vipDiner
Des Moines
85 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Katee was a fantastic waitress, when she was busy, other helped out. There was a large crowd of people for the Civic Center, but and everyone looked happy. I highly recommend this establishment.

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JodyP
Des Moines
7 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had good service, good food, and the place was buzzing. The noise level was a little high but we really enjoyed the music, so not a big deal.

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DiannaM
Des Moines
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, our experience was wonderful. The food is amazing and service wonderful. Great Experience!

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KenC
Des Moines
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an intimate, well-lit, fashionably appointed cocktail lounge/restaurant. We were seated within minutes of arriving for our reservation. While this was dinner for us, we decided to do drinks and Tapas. There are over 100 martinis on the menu, my wife recommends the Chocolate Bliss (she's not a martini fan, but loved 2 of these), I recommend the Dirty Bird (Goose, dirty with blue cheese stuffed olives). We tried several Tapas and we especially recommend the Steak Bruschetta and the Spinach Artichoke Dip.

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JustJen
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a great place to hit before a Civic Center show!

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EAB11
Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service! Fast & accurate! Food and drink were also great!

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KariS
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place in DSM. Kaytee is the best server!

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MikeS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love The Stuffed Olive, the martinis are awesome! Lots of variety to choose from. Will go back as often as I can.

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Elizabeth
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food3service3ambience4

Great place to catch up with friends. We ordered a few tapas, which were pretty average, not very authentic or as flavorful as I hoped. Martinis however were great!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Martinis were the best part. My date loved the salmon as well. 12 out of 10 experience for sure. Our waitress was great.

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KarinP522
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Always enjoy stopping here for a drink and some food before a show at the Des Moines Performing Arts Center.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our civic center season ticket pre-dining and drinking experience! Make reservations before every show. Thanks Stuffed Olive - it’s not only close to parking and the civic center, but the customer service is amazing!! The food and martinis are wonderful as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

I have eaten here many times with my theatre group. This night I brought my family for the first time. I was very disappointed. We ordered appetizers and entrees. After 25 minutes i asked if they could check on our food she came back and said oh sorry the printer wasn’t working. And only a portion of the food came out. Five minutes later the rest did. In the meantime people that had arrived After us had already received their food. So was the printer really out or did you just forget my order?

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Bigguy311
Des Moines
36 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The choices were great for a pre-theater dinner with tapas, sandwich or full meal. Several specials and drink options were also available. Food was great and reasonable priced.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delightful evening for a friend get together. We were immediately sat at our table. We were greeted promptly by our server. Our drinks were fabulous! The food was amazing!

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 341 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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