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Court Avenue Restaurant & Brewing Co.

$$ - $$$American, ,
309 Court Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309-2245
+1 515-282-2739
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good45%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Brew Pub, Bar, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
309 Court Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309-2245
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We ate here on a Friday night. When seated and settled in the dining room, we asked about the happy hour specials only to be told they weren’t available in the dining room. (Happy hour specials were only available in the bar just few feet...More

Thank B L J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited a few times now with my significant other. The decor is nice and the wait staff are attentive. The prices were fair and the food quite tasty. I recommend a visit!

Thank Molly-Mayrose
Justin B, General Manager at Court Avenue Restaurant & Brewing Co., responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for choosing CABCo. We've been in having fun on Court Avenue for 21 years now and plan on sticking around at least another 21 years! Come back and see us soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good menu of beers and entrees. Veggie burrito was delicious. Their Oktoberfest brew appears to be the choice of September/October - I cannot wait until it comes out. Belgian Weiss was good and the patio appears to be a nice place for lunch.

Thank wlamb123
Justin B, General Manager at Court Avenue Restaurant & Brewing Co., responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

wlamb123, Thanks for your review! Remember you can always enjoy our Belgian White or any of our in-house brewed craft beers during 3-4-5 Happy Hour for $3! Also enjoy $4 Moscow Mules and $5 appetizers! Monday through Friday, 3-6PM.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a breeze to set this event up. They have us a few good menu items to choose from. Our servers were very friendly and prompt, food was good and our portion sizes were generous. I would highly recommend this for a group lunch.

Thank Marla M
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We visited with friends who had enjoyed it so much they wanted to visit again a few days later. My husband enjoyed a rack of 8 beers, chosen from the menu. It's always good to try the local beers, especially in small 4oz glasses. The...More

Thank Diane C
Justin B, General Manager at Court Avenue Restaurant & Brewing Co., responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Diane, Thanks for choosing CABCo while in Downtown DSM. We love what we do and are glad you liked it too!

Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

I had dinner here while working in Des Moines. The food was good, the service attentive and I enjoyed my meal. The dining room is a nicely done renovated older building. The steak was done just right and quite tasty. The restaurant is within walking...More

Thank Geof J
Justin B, General Manager at Court Avenue Restaurant & Brewing Co., responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Geof, Thanks for coming in. I enjoy our food and think we give great service and I'm glad that was your experience too! Please remember when in town for business we offer a different lunch special every weekday and all are handmade. Cheers!

Reviewed 21 July 2017

Five people, five different dishes and wings were probably the best thing we ate. Comfortable atmosphere, decent service, but the food was nothing special.More

Thank JanieSawatsky
Justin B, General Manager at Court Avenue Restaurant & Brewing Co., responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2017

Janie, I get it. You were underwhelmed. I know I don't like that feeling when I go out. I'm sorry. If I could I'd like to improve based on your recommendations. Please reach out to me at justinb@courtavebrew.com to either give me some more details...More

Reviewed 16 July 2017

We were greeted by an extremely friendly, professional host and we were seated on the patio in front of the building. Our waitress was good at the start, but it took ten minutes to get our drink order and continued downhill from there. She recommended...More

Thank TC6012
Justin B, General Manager at Court Avenue Restaurant & Brewing Co., responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

TC6012, I am glad you enjoyed our food. We are very proud of Chef Neil's menu. That being said service is key. I don't like to feel forgotten when I go to dinner. I am sorry we made you and possibly other guests feel that...More

Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Found this place on a Sunday evening. Looked like a nice place. Food was good but service was not. Asked for samples of two beer. Server brought three for me to try. Ended up being charged $2.50 per taste. Server did not mention the charge....More

Thank fortgirlCA
Reviewed 30 May 2017

We did not enjoy our meal here. My husband ordered the rib-eye to be cooked medium; it came out well done. The greens that came out with the rib-eye were cold when served, as were the vegetables that came with my meatloaf order. We would...More

Thank redsubarugirl
Justin B, General Manager at Court Avenue Restaurant & Brewing Co., responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2017

I am so sorry that you had this experience. I would not enjoy going out for dinner and having this happen to me. Seriously, I am sorry. We have talked with kitchen staff about quality expectations. We also strive to educate our service staff on...More

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
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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