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

4.8
4.8
538 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 20 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 538 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • 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

    Innovative

  • Des Moines

    Lively

  • Des Moines

    Most Booked

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  1. AJ

    AngieJ

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Average. Just average. Not good. Not bad.
  2. AE

    AmyE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful time for my husbands birthday. The waitress forgot to bring the cake but overall the experience was great!
  3. NS

    NatashaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was outstanding, martinis were delicious and service was great. Definitely will be back!
  4. M

    Matt

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    We arrived on time for our reservation, 15 minutes after sitting down the server let us know that there were reservations for our table in an hour and 15 later. Also the server ran closed out the wrong bill and we had to close out twice.
  5. LJ

    LindaJ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Everything was good until our waitress told us we had to be out by 7:30. This was with an hour and a half left. Put a damper on our evening. We were going to Civic Center so would have been out. Rude!!
  6. GR

    GeneR

    Des Moines

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    The perfect setting for a relaxing light meal before a show at the Civic Center. The drinks are very good. We tried several appetizers to mixed reviews (some great, some okay), but the service and server were fantastic. We will be back!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New Years Eve Celebration
  8. PG

    PatrickG

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New Year’s Eve before the concert
  9. B

    Brians

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly amazing! Loved every second!!!!!! Our annual tradition will never die. If they are open we will be there!!!!!!!!!
  10. NL

    NanL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great food once again! The Stuffed Olive continues to be one of our favorites!
  11. TD

    TheresaD

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had so much fun and loved everything! We had crispy cauliflower, croquettes, artichoke dip, Mac and cheese (yummy!), Cajun and Caribbean salmon, salmon tacos, burger with fries and AMAZING crème brûlée. Everything was delicious. The drinks were amazing too. The mule with Revelton mulberry gin was my personal favorite. Our waitress was great and we found close street parking. What a fun night!! Reservations are a must.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alexis was a great host. The martinis are craftily made and decorative! I had a wonderful Irish coffee as well.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We arrived during a snowfall where all other surrounding businesses were closing for 2” of snow. The service was outstanding! There was a band playing and they were wonderful. The martinis…. I didn’t have one that I didn’t like! And my dinner of chicken and spinach risotto was amazing! I can’t say enough good things about this place. Recommend it to all!
  14. SC

    SamanthaC

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite place Always top notch service, martinis and food
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is fun choosing martinis at this place! There are so many options and flavors. The three for the price of two special on certain nights is a great way to branch out and try new flavors. Food is yummy. Love the small plates. Our wait staff was very knowledgeable of the drink and food menu, making winner suggestions. Can’t wait to go back!
  16. TB

    TriciaB

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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!
  20. G

    Gayle

    Omaha

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the Monday night martini bogo!
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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!
  24. 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!
  25. 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.
  26. DB

    DonnaB

    Des Moines

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always have Katie and she is remarkable 🥰
  27. JD

    JamesD

    Des Moines

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Civic center show
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

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

    NancyL

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

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

    sherrilyns

    Baja California Sur

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great…as always!
  31. 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!!!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant!
  33. AM

    AshleyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good service. Yummy food and even better martinis!!!
  34. 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!
  35. 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.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening! Great food and martini's
  37. 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!
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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 👍

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 538 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 20 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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