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The Other Place

12401 University Ave, Clive, IA 50325-8201
+1 515-225-9494
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good30%
  • Average28%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (33 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
$$ - $$$
12401 University Ave, Clive, IA 50325-8201
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

My husband and I have eaten and The Other Place (2 locations) in Cedar Falls/Waterloo and always had great service and food, so when we were in Des Moines on a Tuesday for an eye appointment, it was a no-brainer for us. We arrived on...More

Thank Stanbro81
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

We frequent the OP in Clear Lake on a regular basis and love the food there. However, I think the food at the OP in Clive is actually better than the OP up North. Great food, great beer selection and great place to watch games....More

Thank CARCOR2014
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

Stopped for dinner on a Saturday night and ordered cheese sticks. These were hand breaded and just delicious a different type of coating than normal. Each of us ordered a mini pizza of our choice and it was also delicious. I would go back if...More

Thank beaglesruleNebraska
Brian W, Manager at The Other Place, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2018

Thanks for coming to the Other Place! Im glad to hear you enjoyed the cheese sticks and our famous pizza! We hope to see you again soon, have a great weekend.

Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

The food is always outstanding. Great pizza, tenderloins, sandwiches, etc. Service is spotty (drink refills are often a challenge) ... additionally, the pizza there takes quite a while to bake, so pizza is not a good choice if you’re pressed for time. GREAT food overcomes...More

Thank PantherFanz
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

I LOVE the OP! It can get a little loud, but every time I go, I basically order what's in my subject line... breaded mushrooms are awesome, gumbo chili is the bomb (only if you like olives) pizza is good and a nice beer selection.

Thank mojozenguy
Brian W, Manager at The Other Place, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

Thanks for being such a fan! Glad to hear you enjoy the food so much. We hope to see you again soon. Have a great weekend!

Reviewed 20 August 2017

This was the first meal of our vacation, and by far, the best one our trip. We got into Clive around 10pm and had not eaten dinner. The GPS gave us this place as a close by the hotel meal choice so we drove a...More

Thank bondedinoz
Brian W, Manager at The Other Place, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Thanks so much for the review and I am so happy to hear that everything went great, from the food to the service! We hope to see you back again! Have a wonderful weekend!

Reviewed 15 August 2017

From pizzas to burgers the menu is loaded with flavor! We were in a group of 8 ... every one was pleased with their selection, four people took boxes home. I had a cup of chili and salad, both were excellent!

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Great place for beer and pizza. Burgers and sandwiches good as well. Can be loud when crowded at lunch. Much more of a sports bar than a typical casual restaurant. Service is quick and friendly.

Thank mike m
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Everything about this place is really solid. The pizza is really good, beer is cold, the service was good...the layout is fantastic. It's a great place to go after work with co-workers...or to hang out to watch a game. Nothing was unbelievably amazing, and I...More

Thank ccg001
Brian W, Manager at The Other Place, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Thanks for sharing with us and we appreciate your patronage! Im glad to hear you enjoyed the beer and the pizza! We hope to see you back again soon!

Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

We ordered a salad before 12 noon. It is now 1:20 and no salad... I should NOT have to say anything else.

Thank Randy H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12401 University Ave, Clive, IA 50325-8201
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Clive
  • Phone Number: +1 515-225-9494
  • E-mail
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