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Johnny's Hall of Fame Bar

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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302 Court Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309-2210
+1 515-280-6679
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Des Moines, Iowa
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168 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is great spot to watch the game and hang out. However, a Saturday evening dinner was probably not the best time to try out the menu. The food was ok, but nothing spectacular. Service was slow given the loud crowd. Worth another try for lunch or maybe a weeknight.

Thank Dan M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

I've been to this bar after work on a weekday and at 1 a.m. on a Saturday. If you want a chill, relaxed place I recommend not going after 10 p.m. on the weekends. Gets crowded, hard to move, unless you want to hang out with 21 year olds buying shots of Fireball. Loved it either way!

Thank vacagirl2016
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Stopped in during world series game. Packed with Cubs fan. Bartender was hustling. Good waitstaff. Would go back.

Thank Ryan D
New Prague, Minnesota
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

A group of us stopped by for lunch. It was so loud that we moved to an outside table. Then our service was so poor, the waitress needed to be reminded three times to get us silverware(after our meals were delivered to our table). My friend ordered fries along with a pizza and those were never brought to our table(could... More 

Thank Dianne E
Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped in this place for an afternoon beer and appetizer. Ordered the nachos which were supposed to have Monterey Jack cheese sauce (my bad for not seeing the word "sauce" or I wouldn't have even ordered them) but it was not any kind of Monterey Jack I've ever seen. The sour cream was supposed to come on the side and... More 

Thank bpdbarb
Delray Beach
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214 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Beer drinking and loud. If that is what you are looking for-this is your place. We didn't eat here, just met friends for drinks.

Thank Karen C
Sloan, Iowa
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125 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

I stopped in by chance since our conference didn't serve lunch. Although they had three ladies working the front they were not prepared for the full house due to the conference people like me. So my review is based on a non-typical Wednesday. It took a long time to order from the bar since the tables were full. The waitstaff... More 

Thank jlutt87
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a drink before a show at the Civic Center. Staff friendly and welcoming. Returned after the show for a bite to eat and more drinks. Surprisingly the bartender remember us, that was nice. Nachos hit the spot.

Thank Nocturnalife
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132 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

My wife and I were attending an event in the Des Moines Downtown area and needed a quick bite before the event. The Hall of Fame bar had a very nice menu with many choices. I noticed piazza's going past my table and they looked very good. Since is was lent we asked about fish options. There are a couple... More 

Thank travelbugIowa
Des Moines, Iowa
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98 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

This is for YOU. Ok drinks, but a complete sausage fest in there... went with a buddy of mine and felt super awkward with my fiancee there. I'm surprised she didn't get hit on.

Thank johnlwood

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 302 Court Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309-2210
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-280-6679

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?