We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

John & Nick's Prime Rib & Steakhouse

15970 Hickman Rd, Clive, IA 50325-7948
+1 515-987-1151
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“prime rib” (28 reviews)
“steak” (28 reviews)
“salad” (10 reviews)
4:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
15970 Hickman Rd, Clive, IA 50325-7948
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (89)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 89 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Full menu at lunch and dinner. Steaks well prepared. Atmosphere is steakhouse, plenty of padded booths. The salad bar is second to none!

Thank stone595
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were in the area for a funeral and took our grandson here for dinner one night. We had ribeye, a steak-ka-bob and a walleye meal along with an onion ring appetizer. All were excellent. The onion rings are the very thin sliced kind and...More

Thank Kae S
Reviewed 20 August 2017

A busy place but worth the wait which was about 15 minutes for us. The menu is fairly extensive covering meat and fish items. All our guest sated their meals were very good and prepared well. the service was excellent. The beer selections were also...More

Thank Travelingman1212
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Stopped there for lunch on a Friday. The salad bar is the highlight of this cozy restaurant on the Clive - Waukee border. Like it's sister restaurant, Chicago Speakeasy, the salad bar is filled with many choices and can easily serve as a full meal....More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Got seated relatively quickly. Mahi was prepared very well. The others had steaks or scallops , all presented very well. Our server Kelsi was super fun, but not smothering!

1  Thank JamersonRocks
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Wonderful people, great service, fantastic food -- prices to match. Menu is as good as the food. Go there hungry.

1  Thank michaelcI3150WF
Reviewed 10 July 2017

A very nice restaurant, especially with a small group. You can actually talk and be heard here! Great menu with lots of choices and the salad bar cannot be beat! Only problem, they don't take reservations. Can call ahead, but still always a wait.

1  Thank auvoir
Reviewed 4 July 2017

I don’t about you but one thing I demand from a semi-local restaurant is consistency. Yes, I want it to be good, excellent even. But no hit-or-miss visits. That’s why this place is maddening. A few years back, a group went on a birthday. Opinions...More

Thank Mhainey924
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

If you like a quiet atmosphere and excellent food this is the place for you! They have steaks seafood and a wonderful salad bar with many options to choose from. The wait staff are amazing. My husband and I own a business and took a...More

1  Thank kmajors
Reviewed 22 June 2017

This place is known for it's large and very good salad bar and prime rib. I had prime rib which was excellent. The service is always good as is the salad bar and the seafood, steaks, and prime rib. They also have excellent sandwich choices...More

Thank Roger E
Nearby Restaurants
Casey's Carry Out Pizza
10 reviews
1.52 km away
Market Grille
19 reviews
1.41 km away
Phoenix Asian Restaurant
6 reviews
.28 km away
Nearby Attractions
Warrior Lanes
7 reviews
2.55 km away
Living History Farms
182 reviews
5.49 km away
Clive Aquatic Center
18 reviews
5.40 km away
Jordan Creek Town Center
19 reviews
5.64 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Leslie W
18 January 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Dominic G | Reviewed this property |
I don't but the place is slightly pricey
1 December 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from mhelmick2016 | Reviewed this property |
Their hours are 11: 00 AM to 9:00 PM. Since you have internet it surprises me that you don't look it up yourself or since you are in the same town as the restaurant why not walk over or call them?
Rich S
21 February 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from sunshine2390 | Reviewed this property |
Yes and it is one of the very best in the Des Moines area. Or sometimes we just get the salad bar. A lot of good eating.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$38
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15970 Hickman Rd, Clive, IA 50325-7948
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Clive
  • Phone Number: +1 515-987-1151
  • E-mail
John Jaeger opened John & Nick's Steak & Prime Rib, in Clive. Enjoy John & Nick's famous salad bar, bigger and better with over 60 fresh and homemade items, and hand cut Black Angus, USDA Choice steaks, aged 21 days for maximum taste and tenderness. Enjoy an amazing selection of incredible seafood, chops, pasta and John's specialty Prime Rib, USDA Choice rib eye, slow roasted and carved to order, plus many other delicious menu items. John's father, Ron Jaeger, opened a restaurant on the Northeast side of Des Moines in 1978. For over thirty years, it featured prime rib and a salad bar offering thirty items. John was raised in the family business, working under his father's direction. After Ron's passing, John successfully managed the family restaurant, for over six years, completing a major renovation and creating a dramatic increase in business. In 2009, John opened John & Nicks Steak & Prime Rib, in Clive, with the intention of passing this family business down to his son, Nick. In 2013, John & Nicks was a finalist in the Des Moines CityView Best of and Ultimate Steak Challenge contests. In 2014, John & Nicks won four categories of CityView's Best of including Best Steakhouse, Local Family Restaurant, Salad Bar, and Best Local Chef - John Jaeger. In 2014, the DSM Register Datebook reviewed John & Nicks with a Highly Recommended rating.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing