Arby’s

1700 22nd St
West Des Moines, 50266
Reviews:
Yes. It's Arby's. It's the trustworthy roast beef sandwiches, curly fries and horsey sauce you expect. This 5-star review was wholly earned by their employees. I don't have employees opening doors for me at restaurants where I'm going to drop $50, let a lone a place I am walking in with a $5 bill to budget. We arrived on Sat. April 17th at 10pm hoping we could get something quick before heading downtown. We were the only patrons here, and I would have never expected the warm friendly reception from fast-food employees working a bummer of a late-night weekend shift. This is a very clean and well-maintained franchise. The door was opened for us, and we were kindly asked how hungry we were. The woman at the register tipped us off to their 5 for $5 special and let us know that part of the floor may be slippery because they mopped. They thanked us heartily as we left. These reviews are more than just finding "cool" or trendy places to eat to me, they are about giving credit where it is due wherever people do businesses. This Arby's deserves credit. Their management and ownership should be proud of these employees. They could make millions offering a boot-camp for other fast-food franchises on customer satisfaction.

(515) 440-3599

Fast Food

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Cold Stone Creamery

101 Jordan Creek Parkway, Ste. 12516
West Des Moines, 50266
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I always enjoyed a little Cold stone ice cream at the mall even though I sometimes believe they are a bit overpriced. If you have not been to a Cold Stone before, they have many different flavors to choose from and a lot of "specialty" flavors which are just pre-designed flavor and topping combinations. Watching them combine your chosen flavors and toppings on the cold piece of stone is cool. I have never had any issues with the deliciousness of their ice cream or their service.

(515) 223-1227

Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt

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Chipotle Mexican Grill

1551 Valley West Dr
West Des Moines, 50266
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Best Mexican food in Des Moines. Delicious and never greasy. Fast and friendly service. You will be hooked after your first visit!

(515) 223-9579

Mexican, Fast Food

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Auntie Anne’s

101 Jordan Creek Pkwy Ste 11014
West Des Moines, 50266
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When you are walking in the mall and not in the food court area and you get a whiff of some amazing smelling food, this is most likely what you are smelling. The smell of their food alone makes me want to purchase some pretzels. I have tried nearly all their different products and have not had a bad experience. Usually the line is not long and you can get your food ASAP. If they do not have what you want on display, you can custom order it and wait a few minutes. Staff is friendly.

(515) 223-1345

Specialty Food

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General Store Eatery

206 5th St
West Des Moines, 50265
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First time here, went for lunch. The atmosphere is welcoming, and there's all sorts of memorabilia covering the walls. It's a pretty casual place; order at the counter, find your seat, and pay when it's all ready. Half a sandwich, chips, and a glass of water will run you $4.50, and a full one goes for about $8.00. I had the Roast Beef and Provolone, and I was more than impressed with the quality of the sandwich. As another reviewer said, this place is clean, quaint, and simple. If you're looking for that, definitely give it a try, especially for a light lunch. You'll be glad you did.
Excellent food . Turkey and Swiss was excellent. Cheeseburger chowder was very rich and filling. Reuben was great but not toasted
Went for lunch. They suggested a Reuben so that's what I got. Wow! What a great sandwich. If you want a quaint clean simple place with good food give it a try!

(515) 279-6828

Delis

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Donut King

220 Grand Ave
West Des Moines, 50265
Reviews:
Love all of their donuts!
Donut King has quite possibly the best donuts in town. They are exceptionally soft and fresh. Often when you buy donuts from a chain, they have that almost hard or worn out feel to the dough. These are about perfect. We travel 25 minutes each way just to get a tasty Donut King original. Their old-style feel in the shop is quite cozy. From the cash register with the large pop-up numbers to the bar stool seating for the coffee crowd, it's a hit! The traffic here in the morning is non-stop. Do remember to bring cash. On Fridays and Saturdays they do their famous caramel rolls that are almost always gone before 7:30. If you're lucky enough to get one, you'll see why.
Best donuts in town. Probably the best donut I've ever had. I'm partial to the yeast donuts over the cake, but you can't go wrong here. I haven't had a bad bite yet. All the donuts are a buck a piece just about. Honey dipped (glazed donuts) is probably the most popular. It has a crisp lightly fried texture and nice and light in the middle. They've got an assortment of cream and jelly filled donuts which are terrific, but I'm just partial to the simpler ones like the humorously named "them" donuts (chocolate-frosted yeast donut). The angel donut is a favorite of my friend's- a powdered donut with a cream filling (he thinks it's mascarpone, but I think it's vanilla frosting). It's located in a shopping mall between a taqueria and a Burger King. Don't be intimidated, because you'll miss out on this gem. Make sure to bring cash, because they don't take cards or IOUs!

(515) 274-9892

Donuts

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Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

150 S Jordan Creek Pkwy
West Des Moines, 50266
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Classy steakhouse chain. Been here twice, both times they met my expectations. Great cuts, seasoned right, amazing service, and big portions. They do charge extra for side dishes, but they are family style made for sharing. Great place to try on a special occasion. They really make you feel special with their dining experience.
The two things I would like to emphasize about this place is VERY GOOD FOOD AND EXPENSIVE. Now the price is not over the top, you definitely get what you pay for. The atmosphere is phenomenal, a very classy and romantic place for a date. This is also good for families. It would be fitting for you to dress up nice eating here to blend in with the crowd and decor. I had the prime rib here and it was one of the best I've ever had. Their sides were no disappointment either. Staff is extremely friendly and professional, what you would expect from a classy establishment. I would go here again for special occasions only.
The service was fantastic and filet was cooked perfectly. Great wine list with tons of options and knowledgeable staff to help make recommendations. Our waitress Leslie was superb and provided us with a great dining experience. Go, You won't be disappointed.

(515) 457-2916

Steakhouses, Wine Bars

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Mi Patria

1410 22nd St
West Des Moines, 50266
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It's not a fancy restaurant to take your family out to. It's more of a to go or on the run kind of thing or if you are by your self and don't want to spend much. Food is delicious certainly
This is a casual setting restaurant but an Amazing authentic Ecuadorian restaurant. "Hornado" appetizer was out of this world. Also, "Lomo Soltado"(stir fry steak and french fri) was also amazing. The sauce was so much thicker and darker than most Lomos I had before. Highly recommended!
Well for half of yesterday's lunch I was trying to figure out where Ecuador was on the map, I had forgot my phone at home and I was about to eat my 2nd ever meal from the country! I was pretty certain it was on the Atlantic Ocean side of South America. Well I was wrong on that, but I was right on deciding on Mi Patria for lunch! The one meal that looked vegetarian on the recently changed menu could be made Vegan so I was set! It was pretty amazing arrangement of flavors in my mouth, and the plate was packed full of it. I can't remember what it was called, but check out my photo for the proof of the goodness! They also brought us homemade hot sauce for our meals, which was not really that hot, but it was really fresh tasting and really good! Even though some of my meal was fried it all seamed really fresh tasting to me. And I did not feel loaded down after the meal! The service was great, and the place was clean. I wish I could explain it better but sometimes words can't do a meal justice!

(515) 222-2755

Latin American

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Palmer’s Deli & Market

4949 Westown Pkwy Ste 180
West Des Moines, 50266
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I'm from Chicago ( the city, not the 'burbs) here for a wedding. Pleasantly surprised is a gross understatement. The Beef Eater was a revelation. Steamed Ciabatta Kaiser, Roast beef, pastrami, cream cheese? Genius. Delicious. The Clam Chowder was fresh, tasty. Mac and cheese etc, etc,..... I ordered quite a few items, hoping something was palatable. I ended up like Homer Simpson, drooling, stuffed, and happy. I'm seriously considering sneaking a couple of beef eaters into church. I've had B& B's, I frequent Taste of Italy, dig Grazianos, but man, this joint rocks. It's 3:00 am, and I 'm ripping the hotel fridge apart knowing someone stole my leftovers. Only 5 hours to opening! Do yourself a favor, if you need to knosh, this is the spot. I ate at the Ankeny spot.
My favorite deli place in Des Moines! I eat here every time I am in Des Moines. I have never been disappointed with a meal or service. I wish they were in my hometown.
A very happening spot during the week over the lunch hour. I have not had a bad meal here yet! And I work .5 miles away, so I'm here OFTEN. The menu is very large and there is something on it for all types of taste buds. Bon apetite!

(515) 223-0123

Caterers, Delis

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Chick-fil-A

Jordan Creek Town Center,101 Jordan Creek Pkwy
West Des Moines, 50266
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Chic-Fil-A is Wonderful in many aspects. Customer service is great, Food is great & Atmosphere is great! I have always been warmly greeted upon arrival & thanked when I am leaving. I have never had a problem at Chic-Fil-A!!! I love their spicy chicken & the peach shakes! Can't forget the waffle fries!!! So Good! Can't wait to go back! Keep up the good work!!!
I'm not normally a big salad eater, but when it comes to Chick fil-A, it's a winner! Their new frozen lemonade drink is also quite nice. The only bad thing is the line at times as this place is so popular, but they usually have enough staff to make the long lines go fast.
Best chicken ever it's always taste fresh and not like it's been left out all day crusty chicken it's always greasy and good I'm not a big fan of the waffle frys bland and not all that but everything else is good I would recommend this place

(515) 327-5033

Fast Food

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