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4000 Fleur Dr, Des Moines, IA 50321-2322
+1 515-287-1820
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“walleye” (11 reviews)
“steak” (40 reviews)
“salad” (36 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4000 Fleur Dr, Des Moines, IA 50321-2322
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Before we drove the three hours home, we ate here with a friend who lives in Des Moines. Found Skip’s here on TA, looked good so we tried it. First, the service is top notch. We never had a spinach/artichoke dip have a little jalapeño...More

Thank David U
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brooke took great care of us on our 2nd visit! Three small dining areas so plan to be cozy, although still enough privacy for an enjoyable experience. We ordered steak, shrimp and ahi tuna. Each prepared to perfection. Great drinks.

Thank Go2FunFood
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went back and forth between a 4 & 5. They have a very limited wine menu, so that would be their only fault. However the staff went above and beyond to make us feel welcomed in Des Moines. I ordered the Walleye and it...More

Thank Tiffany D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having been visiting Des Moines for 35 years, can’t believe we’ve never heard of Skip’s. We enjoy locally enjoyed family run restaurants and this fits that lane. You walk into bar area, with several dining rooms off the bar area, which looked a little crowded...More

Thank Robert F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This isn’t a large restaurant but it has a varied menu. The food is very good. Try the Bowtie Creole you won’t be disappointed, it’s great. So is the Carbonara. Service is helpful and friendly. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Don C
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Stopped by Skips on a Tuesday night to meet with friends. The service was amazing!! My drink never got empty and they kept checking back to see if we needed anything. I had the cavatelli. So good!!! When full it can be quite noisy as...More

Thank Denise D
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Had dinner here with a group (six) of friends. Very crowded restaurant, but worth the wait...I'm not a steak eater, but server said "You're in Iowa...have a steak" so I ordered the ribeye. Perfectly prepared. Cheddar potatoes were rich, rich, rich...but very tasty. Onion ring...More

Thank 2jbsdad
Reviewed 4 March 2018

I have been going to Skips for years...The waiters always remember me,,I am always seated promptly...The food is always fantastic and the servers really pay attemntion to detail

Thank Robert J
Reviewed 3 March 2018

This is a fantastic place to eat. The staff is very professional and competent. I have never had poor service and the meals are always fantastic. Give it a chance, you won't be disappointed.

Thank DoubleDDoubleA
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

I decided to stop on my way to the Des Moines airport. Just for the layout, it's worth the trip. Very unique. The rarebit is certainly worth a try.

2  Thank Arnold P
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susan l
16 February 2016|
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Response from Doug P | Reviewed this property |
Susan, I've found the portions more than enough. It's not buffet food. It's good restaurant food (between fine dining and upscale).
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4000 Fleur Dr, Des Moines, IA 50321-2322
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-287-1820
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