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Snookies Malt Shop

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1810 Beaver Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310-3814
+1 515-255-0638
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Port Washington, New York
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 truck. Suffice it to say, we all left happy.

Thank Zach_Silver_87
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 out there with their families and dogs...

Thank David M
Pleasant Hill, Iowa
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

The line was out to the street, but moved quickly! Good sundaes and local nostalgia! Prices were pretty reasonable?

Thank happyIAcruiser
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We came out on a busy weekday evening. The line was very long, but seemed to move quickly enough. We got a strawberry and a hot fudge malt, topped with their signature shortbread cookie, and they were amazing. It's really hard to find an old-fashioned malt and these guys nailed it.

Thank Jaime M
Marshalltown, Iowa
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95 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Really nice little place to get a cool treat! My son and I are celiac and they have a variety of choices for us. I love their slushed. Their ice is nice and granular. Not too small, but large enough to really enjoy. I don't know how to describe it, but it isn't as granular as DQ, and I love... More 

Thank James G
Des Moines
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122 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Had an "arctic blast", which seems to be just soft serve ice cream with candy. The ice cream quality was very good though. Would like to go back and try some of their other specialties.

Thank jzgreens
Des Moines, Iowa
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

I really enjoy the local feel of this place in the heart of Beaverdale neighborhoods. It has two wooden rockers which make it fun. The ice cream I don't think is above average by any means, but they always put animal crackers on the cones and their peanut butter hot fudge malt is yummy, so i like the place. :)

Thank knorda
Des Moines
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119 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

Great for the neighborhood, but it's just ice cream with things to go in it. Dairy Queen makes a better blizzard, and I don't like the styrofoam cups here for ice cream. They do have doggy cones though if you bring your pup.

Thank Casey Y
Corydon, Iowa
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210 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015

We always take our food home from Snookies. Their barbecue beef sandwiches are good. I like the hot fudge shake and the turtle sundae. Expect to pay about what you'd pay at DQ. It's a nice place to grab a quick lunch.

Thank empressoftheuniverse
Des Moines, Iowa
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134 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

its about expectations - this is a old fashioned neighborhood ice cream place. They have a nice mix but its not for the ice cream snob. I enjoy the shakes and dip cones.

Thank Cliff K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Fast food
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?