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Olympic Flame Restaurant

514 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309-1922
+1 515-243-4361
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“baklava” (7 reviews)
“gyros” (23 reviews)
“lamb chops” (6 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
514 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309-1922
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have a sister in Greece and I go to Greek restaurants all the time and grew up eating this kind of food in Detroit very often. I was dying to finally try this place and it did not disappoint! I tried the Moussaka dinner...More

Thank SimpsonTide985
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friday night. Crowded. One waiter. Chef's discretion to serve us saganaki ?? Really ?? Not the way to run a railroad or restaurant. What food we did get was pretty good. Felt sorry for the waiter.

Thank HOTROD37
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

We had a small greek salad, and we both had gyros. DELICIOUS!! Already have plans to visit again and know what we are going to have.

Thank MommaDuv
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I've been here several times over the years and I always talk my table into splitting saganaki to start and then I get the gyro sandwich. I don't bother with the fries and salad, but most people opt for the meal combo. It's always delicious....More

Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 11 February 2017

We were looking for a local place to experience and found the Olympic Flames Restaurant. What a great little place. Very good service from the single waiter and the food was delicious. The gyro was one of the best we've had but the Greek fries...More

Thank Steenbk
Reviewed 3 February 2017

The Olympic Flame Restaurant has been an east-side institution in Des Moines for many years, serving up genuine Greek food and wine. I'm not sure why I had never been there. But that all changed last night, when my wife and I decided to check...More

Thank Keith032
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Oh how I love this place. The gyros are amazing, as are the many other Greek specialties they make. The flaming cheese is amazing and fun. This place serves food just as good as I have had in Greece itself

Thank NDomino
Reviewed 14 August 2016

While in Des Moines for work, I came here back to back nights because the food was beyond excellent. I try to eat a different Greek places when I travel and this is the best in the mid west. The prices were good considering the...More

Thank cmw887
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Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

First time here and I'll be back. I had the lamb chops and it was delicious. They were a bit fatty and it was definitely finger food but still presented and cooked very well. The salad was lacking, very small. Overall, my experience was very...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 11 July 2016

The food was excellent. The people working were very friendly & helpful with suggestions. We came in about 15 minutes before they were supposed to close, but they did not care & welcomed us. Fed us well & gave us a drink on the house!

Thank Lynne B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
10:30 - 14:30
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 514 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309-1922
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-243-4361
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