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Wellman's Pub

) #307 of 471 Restaurants in Des Moines $$ - $$$ Bar, Pub
2920 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312-4015
+1 515-245-9737
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good37%
  • Average25%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible4%
17 Oct 2016
“Weekly lunch at Wellman's”
21 Jan 2017
“Bad service”
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
2920 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312-4015
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Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Horrible service. Our waitress came back twice to get our order because she forgot it. When it arrived, she argued with us about our order. Food was lukewarm. We got eye rolls and huffing when we asked for more drinks. Pretty much threw our checks...More

Thank jwbradley
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I'm not a super regular but I have eaten at Wellmans many times over 30 plus years. The place is dingy and dark and I don't think has changed in 30 years except that since Iowa passed the no smoking law it smells much better....More

Thank Tciowa
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Patterned after an old fashioned neighborhood style Tavern. it has been around for quite a while in Des Moines. It has a nice outdoor seating area and a large seating area around the bar so you can watch sports. The food is good with lots...More

Thank Cliff K
Reviewed 13 August 2015

We stopped here specifically because they have a nice patio. Seated outside at a table to the side of the patio we were instantly greeted before our entire table had been seated. 10 minutes later our server returned (only server on the patio) and gave...More

Thank Zuletzt
Reviewed 14 May 2015

Very decent place with lots of room. The outside seating is a nice big area, as is the roof top. The menu was pretty intriguing & the food was very good. The service was not so hot though. The server didn't know anything about the...More

Thank MSmith2915
Reviewed 1 May 2015

The outside patio is very nice. The food and service were very good. I had the salad and half BLT sandwich. The salad was large and fresh and there was plenty of bacon on the BLT.

Thank Dianna123456
Reviewed 24 April 2015 via mobile

Wellman's is a old standard in DM and it doesn't disappoint. We've been coning here for years. It has a great patio and we can sit there for hours. While the food is typical bar fare, it's served quickly and comes hot. And it always...More

Thank IowaIrish
Reviewed 30 December 2014

Wellman's Pub is a nice place to hang out, have a drink, watch the game, etc. The staff was very friendly, the atmosphere is to be expected, and they have several food/drink specials. Not a bad place to spend some time.

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 25 November 2014

The booths were roomy and can seat at least 6. The high sides of the booth help obstruct some of the noise which was needed due to the noisy atmosphere. Still, we could barely hear each other. Every spot has a view of a TV....More

Thank Kathy M
Reviewed 20 January 2014

Although it may not look like the most inviting restaurant/pub it is well worth the stop in. Me and my girlfriend have to stop into Wellman's Pub whenever we are in town. They by far have one of the best burgers I've ever had! There...More

Thank Cpt219
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Bar, Pub
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2920 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312-4015
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-245-9737
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