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Court Avenue Restaurant & Brewing Co.

$$ - $$$
American, Brew Pub, Bar, Fusion
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309 Court Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309-2245
+1 515-282-2739
11:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:30
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Ames, Iowa
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88 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've walked past this place a few times and thought we would stop in and try it...glad we did. I( had the best Reuben sandwich I've had for a long time. It was toasted and not soggy with just the right amount of sauerkraut and dressing with quite a bit of very good pastrami. The atmosphere is great and service... More 

Thank David H
Justin B, General Manager at Court Avenue Restaurant & Brewing Co., responded to this review

David, We think it's great you gave us a shot, hope to see you again soon! Pro tip: Stop in for our Wednesday lunch special, Hot Pastrami on light rye with swiss cheese and topped Pittsburgh style with coleslaw and french fries. Order your sandwich before 11:30am for dine in and get 50% off it or any entree! CHEERS! More 

West Branch, Iowa, United States
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166 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Court Avenue Brewing just might be our new DSM favorite when we attend shows at the Civic Center...it's close and the food is great. The building is a history lesson, starting in 1881 as a saddlery company, housing a number of businesses after that. It had 19 feet of water in the flood of 1993, then became CABco in 1996.... More 

Thank Glenda1947
Justin B, General Manager at Court Avenue Restaurant & Brewing Co., responded to this review

The staff was stoked to here your compliments. Thanks! We love seeing you before Civic Center shows. Pro tip: Save room for dessert after the show! Return to CABCo for bread pudding, chocolate mousse or apple crisp with a cup of coffee. While you enjoy yourself the post-Civic Center traffic will dissipate, allowing you smooth sailing home. Cheers! More 

West Union, Iowa, United States
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took some friends down to Court Avenue Brewing for steaks. C.A.B. Did not let us down. Great steak specials and pasta. Their own beer choices are diverse and tasty. Service was very good. Wish it was easier to get to. Parking downtown kind of limited

Thank Duane98
Justin B, General Manager at Court Avenue Restaurant & Brewing Co., responded to this review

We love that you loved it; hope to see you again soon! When you next come down don't forget the city parking ramp at 4th & Grand, 2 blocks away. Cheers! More 

Bellevue, Nebraska
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our meals at Court Avenue! The pot roast was excellent! The Pork tenderloin was wonderful too!

Thank Susan C
Justin B, General Manager at Court Avenue Restaurant & Brewing Co., responded to this review

Susan, I'm glad you enjoyed your food at Court Avenue. I am however confused by your title. Please contact me directly at justinb@courtavebrew.com to let me know more. JB Berkley GM, Court Avenue Brewing More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

In town on an impromptu road trip. Stopped in with a friend while checking out the local brew scene and had the beer sampler. Decent selection and good for price. Would return (and sample the food menu) next time in Des Moines

Thank Anton G
Charleston, West Virginia
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214 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Wife and I were visiting for the marathon and stopped by for some beers and lunch. The food was very good and the beers were fantastic. The service was also excellent. Highly recommend this place.

Thank Timmayo
Justin B, General Manager at Court Avenue Restaurant & Brewing Co., responded to this review

Folks like you make our job fun! Cheers! More 

Wash DC
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Great beer selection and the staff will give you tastes of different brews to help you figure out what to order. Very helpful staff! The food at the bar was tasty. Big screen tvs for sports. I had a good time as a visitor to the city.

Thank AbeWashDC
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I had the shrimp andouille pasta. It was excellent. Good beer selections and a varied menu. Nice environment and good service.

Thank Russ S
Tempe, Arizona
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385 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Stopped in for a late afternoon snack, and it was blissfully empty. I can tell though, that this place really gets going with the happy hour crowd! I wish I would have been there for happy hour, but we had other plans. Their food was delicious and the beers we sampled were fabulous as well.

Thank Hannahbears_mom
Longboat Key, Florida
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

The chicken pasta dish had great flavors and was an endless bowl. I had dinner and two lunches! My parents shared a salad and pork chop. We all enjoyed the meal and beverages. Friendly and professional service. Group of 17 around the corner made it a bit noisy until they paid up and left. Bar area is very quaint and... More 

Thank Cyndi S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
American, Brew Pub, Bar, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:30
11:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 309 Court Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309-2245
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-282-2739
A casual brew pub that fits all occasions. Stop in for a quick beer, bring the family for a round table dinner, or have that workplace pow-wow your employees deserve! Call ahead for reservations, or just swing on in.

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