The Stuffed Olive - Des Moines

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$30 and under
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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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
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4.6
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4.6
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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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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
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
58 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great all around, especially distancing and very creative libations!

JB
vipJulieB
Des Moines
6 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
5 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
7 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
2 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.

JJ
JustJen
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

EA
EAB11
Des Moines
3 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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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
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.

KP
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!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were top notch, as always.

KP
KarinP522
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Stuffed Olive, especially before a show at the Civic Center. Our reservation was actually on the wrong date which was my error but they accommodated us well and our waitress was lovely. Food is good and we enjoy their small plates. I highly recommend for both drinks and food.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!!

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Douglasp
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Civic center production

JD
JamesD
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is very good and strives to please. Food is good and a nice choice on the menu.

CB
vipCharlieB
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Drinks good Food good w 2 Tappas very good and one average or less

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

News Year’s Eve event with live music! Great hospitality from the manager, top notch server, the martinis and food were delicious!

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NaomiS
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

12 bar charity

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
8 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great place

OT
OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The service here is excellent! Great martini menu. :)

OT
OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
9 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a nice relaxing place to have a cocktail and bite it eat.

MD
MicheleDSM
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Martini menu is pretty much regular cocktails served in martini glasses. Tapas were tasty but nothing special. It's a small place so tables are very close together and you inadvertently share your neighbor's conversation whether you want to or not. If you want a quick nosh before a civic center event or after work it's fine but it's not a destination restaurant.

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DiannaM
Des Moines
9 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as usual! Our server was amazing and they were very accommodating to our family group of 12!

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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 327 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/.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.

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