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John & Nick's Prime Rib & Steakhouse

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15970 Hickman Rd, Clive, IA 50325
+1 515-987-1151
16:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Neenah, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stephanie is a fantastic server! The salad bar is excellent. We had a ribeye & Steak deBurgo w/garlic mashed - both awesome! Hubby had a hamburger, it was average. Would definitely go back!

Thank Dawn B
Red Oak, Iowa
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a jewel tucked in Clive. It doesn't look like much from the outside but the inside is beautifully decorated and inviting. It has a huge salad bar that is wonderful with many many items. The steaks are among the best I have had. The seafood is also very good; luckily you can get combinations. It is a little... More 

Thank Jill B
Urbandale, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the Walleye dinner and my husband had the special 8oz Prime Rib with Shrimp and Lobster. We were both blown away by the quality, taste, and preparation.. Everything was perfect. The salad bar was unique and all dishes had the perfect taste. The service was excellent. Our waitress checked on us several times to see if we needed... More 

Thank gllesch
Des Moines, Iowa
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I go out to dinner, I like to get seafood because I don't cook it often at home. This had a great variety and I really enjoyed the seafood platter. You start off at the salad bar which has a huge variety of items (you can even get Oreo fluff and other items for dessert). Great wine menu. Atmosphere... More 

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Chicago, United States
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115 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Went foe couples night out and i asked a out the Alfredo comparing to my sis old restaurant in Grimes. Wait staff said make another selection, i took the chops and ribs. Never eating ribs before. OMG they were sooooooo good I tell you! Great staff, ambience and eats and I never give all excellent!

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127 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Wanted a nice prime rib and did not disappoint. Went on a Friday late afternoon. They have a wonderful fresh salad bar. Only trouble was I just sat down from my trip to the salad bar and my prime rib arrived. Would have preferred more timing. The meal was excellent however I tried to order a Martini from their menu... More 

Thank Jan F
Waukee, Iowa
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

I'm a big fan of Prime Rib and John and Nick's serves a perfect Prime Rib. I ordered the 16 ounce version, medium rare, and it was cooked to perfection. I had Asparagus as my side and it was also very good. All entrees come with an unlimited salad bar and the salad bar has a wide variety of choices... More 

Thank Mike S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Great staff, great food, great service. I've been coming here since I moved back to the Des Moines area last February, and it is a consistent delight. Brian at the bar is a top-notch professional who will make you feel welcome and special. I only wish John would quit doing the father and son commercials. The place deserves more professionalism,... More 

Thank Jude G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Absolutely the best food at a great price. The best drinks and starters and any entree is prepared exquisitely. Service is also amazing and the manager and staff make you feel like family. Fantastic experience

Thank Jack T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Service was good, wait time was fairly minimal for a Sat eve, prices are fair but... I want to elaborate quickly on the prime rib. I ordered a moderate prime rib 8oz size with a baked potato. It comes with a small cup of tasteless au jus. Like the au jus, I thought the prime rib was lacking in flavor,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$38
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15970 Hickman Rd, Clive, IA 50325
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Clive
  • Phone Number: +1 515-987-1151
John Jaeger opened John & Nick's Steak & Prime Rib, in Clive. Enjoy John & Nick's famous salad bar, bigger and better with over 60 fresh and homemade items, and hand cut Black Angus, USDA Choice steaks, aged 21 days for maximum taste and tenderness. Enjoy an amazing selection of incredible seafood, chops, pasta and John's specialty Prime Rib, USDA Choice rib eye, slow roasted and carved to order, plus many other delicious menu items.

John's father, Ron Jaeger, opened a restaurant on the Northeast side of Des Moines in 1978. For over thirty years, it featured prime rib and a salad bar offering thirty items. John was raised in the family business, working under his father's direction. After Ron's passing, John successfully managed the family restaurant, for over six years, completing a major renovation and creating a dramatic increase in business. In 2009, John opened John & Nicks Steak & Prime Rib, in Clive, with the intention of passing this family business down to his son, Nick. In 2013, John & Nicks was a finalist in the Des Moines CityView Best of and Ultimate Steak Challenge contests. In 2014, John & Nicks won four categories of CityView's Best of including Best Steakhouse, Local Family Restaurant, Salad Bar, and Best Local Chef - John Jaeger. In 2014, the DSM Register Datebook reviewed John & Nicks with a Highly Recommended rating.

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