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

The Stuffed Olive - Des Moines

4.8
4.8
494 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 8 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 494 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
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Iowa

    Best Overall

  • Iowa

    Best Service

  • Iowa

    Best Value

  • Iowa

    Hot Spot

  • Iowa

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Iowa

    American

  • Des Moines

    Best Overall

  • Des Moines

    Best Food

  • Des Moines

    Best Service

  • Des Moines

    Best Ambiance

  • Des Moines

    Best Value

  • Des Moines

    Hot Spot

  • Des Moines

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. P

    Pilot1098

    Des Moines

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Love The Stuffed Olive. Consistently great good and service. Our food on this visit came out in 5 minutes or so and everything was hot and tasty. We shared tapas and got the blueberry-lemon tart (a special not on the menu). Martinis of course are fantastic!
  2. DP

    DoriP

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food The martinis are my favorite! Yum
  3. DF

    DebF

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Convenient location for a meal before going to a show at the Civic Center. There is a musician playing background music which is enjoyable to listen to while having dinner. The parmesan fries are always delicious.
  4. JD

    JamesD

    Des Moines

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat at bar and received excellent service.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attending play at Civic Center
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Noisy but wonderful food!!!!
  7. YM

    YalinM

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cajun salmon was incredible
  8. s

    shannonp

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Drinks were fantastic! Food was not so great…the flavors were lacking and everything came out mildly warm, not very hot and fresh.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great food and a cute and fun place!
  11. CQ

    CaseyQueue

    Minneapolis

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here. We had appetizers & cocktails. Cute place. Food was good. House salad great value @ $5.
  12. AW

    AnnW

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is one of our go to places in downtown Des Moines. Never disappoints! Food is always good and love the small plate (appetizer) options. Good drinks and great service. Customers of all ages and casual attire (or dress up!).
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First timers…we will be back! Loved the mushrooms!
  14. C

    Ckhamill99

    Des Moines

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service is outstanding!Food and Martinis are AMAZING!!
  15. FU

    FoodiesUnite

    Des Moines

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Quick bite and drink before a show. Fun place! Try the artichoke dip!
  16. KM

    KristinaM

    Des Moines

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    I had a reservation at 6 but on our way there, I got an email saying seating confirmed and thanks for dining. We get there and they had seated someone else at our table so we had to sit on these low couches by the windows. Martinis and service was good but not impressed with our table being given away
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice time!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Food was not that impressive. If you like martinis this would be the place to go. They have pages of different kinds to drink.
  19. MW

    MairiW

    Des Moines

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Relaxing, fun, delicious!
  20. KE

    KERI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is great, nice atmosphere. Huge selection of martinis!
  21. J

    Jmo2g

    Hawaii

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Didn’t disappoint. Incredible food & drinks. Such a fun martini menu and all we tried were tasty! Will definitely go back!
  22. KT

    KatherineT

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun drink menu. Lots of small plates to choose from. Delicious entrees. We had a party of eight and everyone loved what they had. Seared ahi tuna was the best!
  23. B

    Bordeauxbob

    Milwaukee

    135 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    135 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a group of 10+ for a celebration of life event and could not be more pleased with our choice of the Stuffed Olive. We had a number of the small plate selections and all were outstanding. The waitstaff were engaging, helpful, and patient. Cocktails, wine and beer were all quick to arrive at the table. Highly recommend this restaurant for casual dining.
  24. JE

    JENCV

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and beverages were incredible!
  25. TC

    TimC

    Des Moines

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The risotto balls are great, as were the fries. Food service was a little slow, but it was a full house pre-Hamilton crowd, so understandable. The wait staff was very friendly.
  26. m

    mmmg

    Des Moines

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner before the show...quick and tasty. Varied small plate options. Service was excellent!
  27. DB

    DonnaB

    Des Moines

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated a birthday and Katie is an excellent waitress.
  28. DS

    DanielS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    If your significant other enjoys martinis…then why are you going anywhere else? The Mac and cheese was amazing, girlfriend had the risotto, also amazing. I’ll be back.
  29. ST

    SusanT

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We often eat here before Civic Center events and last night was no exception. We had a reservation but tables were backed up so we sat at the bar until our table was ready. The staff was so apologetic about the wait and did everything possible to make us comfortable. We really appreciated the great service!! Though we had to wait to get a table, our food was ordered while we were at the bar and arrived shortly after we got to our table. We made it to the Civic Center with time to spare. We'll be back!!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, friendly server, great atmosphere!
  31. JN

    JulieN

    Des Moines

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Stopped in here with a reservation before a performance at the Civic Center. Already bustling. Seated right away. Server right over to get drinks. Very attentive. Got three small plates, creamy crab dip (yummy), the cheeseburger sliders (pretty good) and the bruschetta (was okay this time, but have had better there. Bread was soggy. Perhaps sat too long. But great taste! Place is hopping, and people working hard. It is a gem downtown and nice and close for a walk to a show! Will always return!
  32. CM

    CycoMomma

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time. The food was good and the staff was wonderful!
  33. JS

    JulieS

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Hamilton tickets, great spot to eat and have a drink before the show!
  34. LM

    LeeM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was attentive and food and drinks was served in a timely manner.
  35. D

    Doug

    Des Moines

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice place to eat. 2 for one wine. Good service as usual. Went to the Civic Center as did most of the restaurant when done.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Went to Hamilton
  37. LH

    LindaH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent martinis. Spot on food. Wonderful experience before a Civic Center show.
  38. PG

    PatrickG

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Date night with spouse before a Civic Center event. First time back since 2020. A real treat at one of our favorite Des Moines eateries.
  39. DC

    DeeC

    Atlanta

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food is really good. Very age-diverse crowd. The martini menu is amazing!! Very extensive.
  40. RW

    RossW

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best place in Des Moines Iowa for a date.

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 494 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 8 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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