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Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brwry

4508 University Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50266-1025
+1 515-267-8900
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good38%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (17 reviews)
“chicken” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4508 University Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50266-1025
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A family of 4 with 2 babies in car seats and we all fitted into a large booth. Nice place. Lots to look at. Service was wonderful. Craft beer choices were so very many -- but what we had was good. Had sandwiches and salads...More

Thank Pip18Wisconsin
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Made a reservation and we got in right away but It took 20 minutes to get our drinks & another 45 for food! Our appetizer was served right after our drinks which was good, not hungry now for dinner had to wait too long!

Thank Wendi S
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Loved the variety of the menu. The food was excellent, with large portions. The service was good as well.

Thank MinnesotaRandy
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Husband enjoyed his beer, although after a sample he opted not to have the newly tapped pumpkin beer. We both ordered the pretzel crusted chicken which was very tasty and tender, and not a bit greasy. The thick spicy cheesy sauce on top was very...More

Thank HMP32015
Reviewed 22 August 2017

I used to go here a lot on Friday nights. Now, about once a month when I'm in the U.S. Their claim to fame is their beer, and it's almost always good. Brewed on site. You can see the tanks. Food is also good. Prepared...More

Thank Randy K
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Great dinner stop. Didn't do and beer selections but both the food and service were great. Had a broad cross section of items at our table and everything was great. Troy provided superb service. Recommend.

Thank the_muser
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

In from the slush to a warm Brewery to sit down to a plateful of ultimate nacho appetizers followed by a salad and an colossal club sandwich.

Reviewed 17 August 2017

The food is very good. I like how the menu changes for a wonderful variety. The Chicken Genovese is wonderful. I highly recommend either of the "Crisp" beers..

Thank Here4theride
Reviewed 24 July 2017

We had never been to Rock Bottom but had received a coupon for a discounted dinner for two so we decided to check it out. We went early on a Saturday evening hoping to beat the crowds and probably didn't need to as it was...More

Thank FormerHoosier
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Ate dinner on the patio on Saturday night. Their menu is very diverse and the beers match most brew pub standards. The most memorable dish was the bison burger...gotta try it. Service was good and the parking is easy.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4508 University Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50266-1025
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  West Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-267-8900
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