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3802 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312-3487
+1 515-255-1124
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 10:30 - 13:00
Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat 09:30 - 14:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

What a perfect spot to stop for excellent ice cream . I had hot fudge with strawberry ice cream. It was superb. Sat at the old fashioned bar. Asked what there big stellar s were and she gave as generous samples. All good. Paid with a card and because it was still a pharmacy could not add top. Friendly staff.... More 

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Thank Jan F
Des Moines, Iowa, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

Old Fashion Soda Fountain lunch counter and their own ice cream. Great malts and shakes. Nice place for lunch.

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Thank LakeWinnieNana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015 via mobile

Thank you for the good service. The root beer float and egg & cheese sandwich was yummy. The old pop machine is cool. Thank you from Rita Bennett and Steve Nordstrom from Westminster Colorado

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Thank Rita B
West Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

A pharmacy with an old-school soda fountain style lunch counter inside, Bauder's serves up quick grill lunch items, classic sodas and malts as well as delicious homemade ice cream. Inhabiting a space that is much longer than it is wide, the counter has stools for about 10 at most and, on the day we visited, two behind the counter serving... More 

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1 Thank Melindalou7
Marysville
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152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2014 via mobile

Very similar to "luncheonettes" around when I was young, only no hamburgers or french fries. We went for the soda fountain angle. We had two summer special strawberry ice cream sodas, a chocolate ice cream soda and a chocolate shake. All were very good. Sodas were smallish. Ice cream is made in the back so they do run out at... More 

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Thank Thomas K
Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2012 via mobile

We had just moved to Des Moines to be near our son and his family and they raved about Bauders Pharmacy. Only living one block away, we walked over and WOW-what a delight!! A real old fashioned soda fountain with stools, just like the one at the Woolworth store when I was growing up! My husband and I enjoyed root... More 

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1 Thank Teri19
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2012

Neat counter service! Got a cherry coke, the real thing, and some nuts! Also found neat Christmas cards on sale half price! Like stepping back in time about 50 years!

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Thank RKAustin
Normal, Illinois
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2012

Went here based on yelp reviews after a visit at Drake University. 8 flavores of ice cream offered. They were out of 2 but didn't realize it until we ordered. The chocolate was full of ice crystals.

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2 Thank jg2rd
Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2012

It is impossible to give one reason why the Des Moines, Iowa local soda fountain Bauder’s is one of my favorite restaurants because there are so many reasons. Although Bauder’s is a pharmacy, it is more known for its food than its prescriptions. Every time I visit my grandparents Des Moines, going to Bauder’s is always on the list of... More 

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3 Thank Cole_Brandser
Des Moines, Iowa
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2011

You will never have better Ice Cream. Bauders makes their ice cream on premise, from fresh ingredients. no foo, foo here. The egg salad sandwich is to die for. This is probably the only soda fountain in des moines, when you walk through the doors, it is a walk in the past. Have a chocolate malt, or the strawberry ice... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Delicatessen
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 13:00
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
09:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3802 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312-3487
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-255-1124

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?