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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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2100 Wakonda View Dr, Des Moines, IA 50321-2338
+1 515-285-5207
11:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Waukee, Iowa
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place to grab lunch or dinner close to the airport and downtown. Food is good, beer is cold and the service is friendly.

Thank IAChuck
Norwalk, Iowa
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small place and always busy but very friendly. The best thing is their food, never had a bad meal there. Last time in it was crowded but they quickly found a place for us to sit down and order. Service was great as usual.

Thank olebuck1923
Lakeville, Minnesota
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70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate hear with a large group in town for youth sports. There was both indoor and outdoor seating. The menu is pretty limited--mostly American fare bar & grill food. It is obvious that this place focuses on quality rather than quantity on their menu selections. The people sitting near me in our large group all said their food was... More 

Thank LJBeem
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My sister and I went here for lunch for the first time and it was great. I got a berry Moscow mule and we both got the cheddar bacon burger so delicious will definitely come back.

Thank Kayla L
Des Moines, Iowa
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 March 2017

The sandwiches are large enough to share and the peppy waitresses are amenable to splitting entrees and providing optional sides. Homey sports bar and great place for lunch.

Thank dglass2016
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Stopped in mid afternoon on Wednesday and the place was busy, got a table right away people had a wide range of food, from nachos, hot wings(very good), and sandwiches. They have a nice selection of craft beers, yes you can find bigger selections at other places, but Im telling you these people maximize and give great product and service... More 

Thank cbed1
Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

A delicious burger, crinkle cut fries, and delicious IPA on tap... need I say more! Causal unpretentious perfection at its finest.

Thank Michelle L
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Flight delays, hungry with time to Kill we stopped here for a late dinner. I had breaded tenderloin & husband had Grinder(sausage sandwich), both delicious and was amazed how fast food arrived. Loud, dim lights but it's a bar, waitress was great and best of all we watched the Hawkeye basketball game

Thank Wendi S
Des Moines, Iowa
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90 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Francie's is popular sports bar on the south side. It's just a bit hard to find as it sits off of the main street, but it's worth looking. Sandwiches are good. Always a crowd which may mean having to wait, but it also means a fairly noisy place.

Thank wakondarev
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49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

After a few hours running errands in Des Moines we decided to go to Francie's for a couple drinks and dinner. We arrived at about 8:00 P.M. on a Cubs playoff night, but only had to wait about 10 minutes for a table. The greeter and waitress were friendly and acted like we were friends. Our drinks arrived quickly, and... More 

Thank JAMESknoxville

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2100 Wakonda View Dr, Des Moines, IA 50321-2338
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-285-5207

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?