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Americana Restaurant and Lounge

) #18 of 478 Restaurants in Des Moines $$ - $$$ American, ,
1312 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309
+1 515-283-1312
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (54 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1312 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309
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Reviewed yesterday

Ample restaurant parking, plenty of seating, wide drink availability, and a yummy selection of modern, upscale takes on traditional American dishes. Friendly staff, perfect for dinner with friends or date night.

Thank SimpsonTide985
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We came for brunch on a Sunday. It was packed. Make sure you reserve a table at least two days before. I called the night before (5 minutes after they had closed) and was only able to get a table at 12.15. There are three...More

Thank JoanaLola
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I recently had out of state business colleagues/friends in town and wanted to take them to dinner. One of the people has severe gluten intolerance so I chose Americana given the "gluten friendly" menu. It was an especially hot day, so we really appreciated the...More

Thank RoLo50312
Mike U, Manager at Americana Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for not only your great review, but your patience with our new staff. We're so glad we could provide a good experience for you and your guests.

Reviewed 6 days ago

We ate here on evening and were quite pleased with the selection and prices. Good American food and a good value

Thank David M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Three of us popped in for some light fare after walking the sculpture park. What a treat! Crab rangoon, chicken lettuce wraps, and truffle oil fries fed all three of us very well. Good pricing and amazing wait staff. If you are in Des Moines,...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had lunch upstairs at Americana with family and had a great meal with great service. There is a full bar and a menu with a wide variety of meal choices. We opted for sandwiches and salads for lunch.

Thank tripandtravel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed a great dinner salad and then some lettuce wraps with a beer! Great lighter dinner after a good run in the city. Lettuce wraps were spicy but packed fresh mango, carrots and cilantro.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I used to love this place. I've been there several times since moving to DES Moines. I won't be going back. Last Sunday my husband and I went for burgers. The server didn't place our order, so we waited an extra 30 minutes with an...More

Thank DrandMrandSadie
Mike U, Owner at Americana Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the review. I am sincerely sorry your last few visits have been disappointing, and I understand your frustration. I will take your experience to my staff so they will be better informed and to correct the mistakes that were made at each...More

Reviewed 13 June 2017

On a business trip I made a vow to do something interesting in Des Moines. Went to the wonderful sculpture park and noticed several restaurants nearby. Walked into Americana and was pleasantly surprised. Good wine list, great pork chop. Met my Gluten Free needs

1  Thank Jason R
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Great spot for family brunch after high school graduation. Cool vibe, contemporary menu-on trend brunch--grilled cheese , mashed potato, brunch taco bar, and traditional fare. Awesome Bloody Mary bar too

Thank Margaret G
Mike U, Manager at Americana Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2017

Thanks for the great review!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1312 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309
    (15th Street)
  • Public Transportation: Des Moines DART Downtown Shuttle Service makes frequent stops through downtown Des Moines throughout the day and into the evening.
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-283-1312
  • E-mail
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