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3600 Westown Pkwy, West Des Moines, IA 50266-1084
+1 515-224-0824
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were told 25 minutes, but was only 10 minutes to get seated. Our server Danny was excellent. He checked on us throughout the the meal, was accommodating with our extra wishes and wished me well & happy birthday! Must have overheard :) The food was awesome, hot and speady! The portions were big and was able to take some... More 

Thank W7503OYdenised
Des Moines, Iowa
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place! I called on the way to reserve a spot so we got in right when we got there. Waitress was amazing, and food was phenomenal! I had the margarita chicken and it was so good. I also had the frozen strawberry-mango margarita to go with it. The bartender brought it right over so it wasn't all melted!... More 

Thank KKay87
Des Moines, Iowa
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

Everything we tried has been delicious and the portions are large enough to share. The prices are high so we split meals. The desserts are wonderful especially the lemon cake, the chocolate cheese cake. The staff is friendly and efficient.

Thank Gigi7810-4188
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

As always, Olive Garden had great food. Hearing all the other servers, they all seemed great. However, our waiter was bad. He spoke quietly, checked on us rarely, and seemed as if he just wanted us out of there. I think it was just him, as all the other waiters sounded very nice.

Thank ztrigg
Des Moines, IA
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69 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed a dinner out with my daughter who had never been to Olive Garden before. We had great service, the refills kept coming and the food was great. I had my favorite Chicken Marsala, which has the most delicious sauce. The breadsticks were warm and soft, and the salad was as good as I've ever had. Definitely coming back... More 

Thank JennioDesMoines
Des Moines, Iowa
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210 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Good meal, love the soup and salad. Calamari was good, great breadsticks. Service was ok, had to ask for beverage refills. Price was ok for 4 of us. Don't like the credit card thing on the table.

Thank David_MD2713VH
Ottumwa, Iowa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

If you want great Italian, or great food in general, Olive Garden is the place to go. I've been going all my life (I'm 20), and it's where I go every time I go to Des Moines. It's not even a debate, it has to be Olive Garden. The building scenery is comfortable, the service is top notch, and the... More 

Thank TannerClark3
Chicago, United States
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117 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Had the new spicy chicken finger sandwich and salad. Snap that was fiyah!!!! Robin was very attentive and seating prompt

West Des Moines Iowa
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We got there about 6:00 and not busy for a Wednesday night. Anyway ordered our meal and all around us just kept getting their salad breadsticks. We got our main meal AND finally got salad & breadsticks. Don't know what was going on as NOT busy. No comp for a dessert or a drink. Food good but don't know what... More 

Thank littlefox14
Forest City, Iowa
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

We stopped here for lunch on a vacation trip out of Iowa. My family loves Olive Garden, and we have yet to be disappointed. My kids love the chicken and gnocchi soup, as well as the bread sticks. Our server was courteous and friendly.

Thank Becky G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3600 Westown Pkwy, West Des Moines, IA 50266-1084
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  West Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-224-0824

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