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Snookies Malt Shop

1810 Beaver Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310-3814
+1 515-255-0638
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good43%
  • Average23%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream” (12 reviews)
“scones” (7 reviews)
“sundae” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Fast food
1810 Beaver Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310-3814
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Please consider adding to your website the fact that you CLOSE for late fall/winter. That would have been helpful before we made the drive here. Very disappointed.

Thank Elizabeth750
Reviewed 26 August 2017

A very nice summer past time to satisfy your ice cream craving for a cone or sundae. Bring your dog because they offer a free mini cone for Fido, but make sure that your dog isn't lactose intolerant.

Thank busy_traveler
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Some places live up to the hype (Bauder's peppermint bar at the State Fair, the Dairy Queen in Denison, IA...), other places you wish you'd never heard about, because you know you would have enjoyed it way more if your experience wasn't clouded by what...More

Thank ccg001
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

I don't live in the area of Snookie's, but have been hearing about it for years. My daughter and I finally decided to try it out. People go to Snookie's for the atmosphere & the experience. The ice cream itself was tasty, but nothing special....More

Thank Tasha J
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

It's about expectations it's a great old school family oriented ice cream shop. Is places to sit up front and a really family-friendly atmosphere. A medium chocolate shake for me.

Thank Cliff K
Reviewed 24 May 2017

This is a blast from the past. They have quite the variety, so they'll probably have something you'll enjoy. Bring your cash - no credit or debit cards!

Thank 233BK233
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Just had to say what a super little malt ship this is. We found ourselves here following a service at the nearby church and had no cash (they don't take any other form of payment). On hearing this, the charming woman being the counter absolutely...More

Thank Heidi M
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

This morning was the opening day for Snookies. Some customers camped out all night to be first or second or third in line to buy ice cream in this new season. Snookies is an old fashioned parlor with a sidewalk ordering window. You can get...More

Thank david_hance_iowa
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Stopped by after dinner at Jethro's. Snookies is not fancy or gimmicky, but the service and ice-cream are both great. And worth the visit. We all had a (soft-serve) ice-cream dip. Mine was vanilla dipped in peanut-butter...took me back to my childhood the Mr Softee...More

Thank Zach_Silver_87
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Anyone with any connection to Beaverdale will tell you that they love this place. Its not the most amazing ice cream ever... its mostly soft serve in generic flavors (Chocolate - Strawberry - Vanilla) but its a great neighborhood place. All summer long people hang...More

Thank David M
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1810 Beaver Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310-3814
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-255-0638
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