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2811 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312
+1 515-244-0790
09:00 - 02:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 09:00 - 00:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat 09:00 - 02:00
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Des Moines, Iowa
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am in love with the fish tacos and black beans. That said, the rest of the food leans more toward basic bar fare. More Fresh/Mex and less French/Fried would be appreciated. If you're a liquid dieter like myself, you will appreciate the toweringly awesome bar.

Thank Ginnie P
Urbandale, Iowa
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94 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Went for lunch and enjoyed an excellent burger and fries. Prices were very good. The soda was OK - not a spot-on mix, but good enough. Our server doesn't put enough ice in the glasses, but I noticed another server got that right, so that shouldn't be a consistent issue. Server was friendly and attentive but a little slow (and... More 

Thank ccg001
Des Moines, Iowa
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145 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

So Star Bar doesn't have the most extensive menu, and most of it won't really surprise you. Burgers, sandwiches, some pastas, etc. Most of which are decent to good. However, they also happen to have the most amazing blackened catfish tacos. On a nice night, it's hard to beat sitting on the small patio (or inside with the large doors... More 

Thank Cyclone05
Ames, Iowa
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

The atmosphere is great here, and they do have some great live music. However, the service is almost never good. Rude and slow.

1 Thank Katie S
Des Moines, Iowa
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

I have been to Starbar several occasions for drinks and this time food. Every time we have gone, the service is slow and not very attentive. We stopped again for drinks and this time ordered food. We ordered chicken fingers as an appetizer and they were incredibly dry. Our crab ragoon was burnt on the edges. None of our food... More 

Thank StudentTraveler14
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

My friends and I stop here from time to time for martinis and parmesan fries! They sometimes have live music too!

Thank JenJenJenJenJen13
Des Moines, Iowa
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015

Great food at the Star Bar but sadly really inconsistent service. Acoustics in this place are tough. Really loud. It's too bad too because we really enjoy the food at this place but often decide against going because of the service. Not family or senior friendly.

3 Thank clbosco
Twickenham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015

I've been here between 5-10 times and the service leaves a lot to be desired. Each time I've been here I've been waiting to get served/order another beer. There are other, places on Ingersoll where my friends and I now go to have our drinks and food. The problem could be due to a lack of bar staff, which would... More 

1 Thank MSB_0000
Ankeny, Iowa, United States
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

I love the food at the Starbar. They have a reasonably priced menu of really good food. This is a well known and loved locals place with many regulars. Only knock is the servers sometimes seem preoccupied with each other to the detriment of the customer

1 Thank Mike C
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2014

The beer and burgers are relish!!! We went there for just that...beer and burgers and they were excellent! Our burgers arrived exactly the way ordered and were VERY filling. The waitress was very friendly and it was obvious that she knew her beer and how to properly communicate with the customer. We will definitely be going here again!

Thank mandidandi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2811 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-244-0790

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?