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Bauder Pharmacy

3802 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312-3487
+1 515-255-1124
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good17%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
2 weeks ago
“Back to Childhood”
6 Nov 2016
“Beautiful Day for a drive”
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09:00 - 17:00All hours
3802 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312-3487
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Used to come here as a child after a good dental checkup up the street. So happy to see it looks the same. Maintained the charm of a drugstore fountain. Service was small town friendly and ice cream a hit. A neighborhood gem worth supporting....More

Thank T C
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

What a perfect spot to stop for excellent ice cream . I had hot fudge with strawberry ice cream. It was superb. Sat at the old fashioned bar. Asked what there big stellar s were and she gave as generous samples. All good. Paid with...More

Thank Jan F
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Old Fashion Soda Fountain lunch counter and their own ice cream. Great malts and shakes. Nice place for lunch.

Thank LakeWinnieNana
Reviewed 9 June 2015 via mobile

Thank you for the good service. The root beer float and egg & cheese sandwich was yummy. The old pop machine is cool. Thank you from Rita Bennett and Steve Nordstrom from Westminster Colorado

Thank Rita B
Reviewed 7 July 2014

A pharmacy with an old-school soda fountain style lunch counter inside, Bauder's serves up quick grill lunch items, classic sodas and malts as well as delicious homemade ice cream. Inhabiting a space that is much longer than it is wide, the counter has stools for...More

1  Thank Melindalou7
Reviewed 24 May 2014

Very similar to "luncheonettes" around when I was young, only no hamburgers or french fries. We went for the soda fountain angle. We had two summer special strawberry ice cream sodas, a chocolate ice cream soda and a chocolate shake. All were very good. Sodas...More

Thank Thomas K
Reviewed 30 November 2012 via mobile

We had just moved to Des Moines to be near our son and his family and they raved about Bauders Pharmacy. Only living one block away, we walked over and WOW-what a delight!! A real old fashioned soda fountain with stools, just like the one...More

1  Thank Teri19
Reviewed 7 October 2012

Neat counter service! Got a cherry coke, the real thing, and some nuts! Also found neat Christmas cards on sale half price! Like stepping back in time about 50 years!

Thank RKAustin
Reviewed 30 March 2012

Went here based on yelp reviews after a visit at Drake University. 8 flavores of ice cream offered. They were out of 2 but didn't realize it until we ordered. The chocolate was full of ice crystals.

2  Thank jg2rd
Reviewed 10 February 2012

It is impossible to give one reason why the Des Moines, Iowa local soda fountain Bauder’s is one of my favorite restaurants because there are so many reasons. Although Bauder’s is a pharmacy, it is more known for its food than its prescriptions. Every time...More

3  Thank Cole_Brandser
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Open Hours
10:30 - 13:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3802 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312-3487
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-255-1124
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