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Rube's Steakhouse & Lounge

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$$ - $$$
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3309 Ute Ave, Waukee, IA 50263-8081
+1 515-987-8237
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Waukee, Iowa
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to enjoy a steak with a fun atmosphere. Great place for families and large groups if you enjoy grilling.

Thank IAChuck
Ankeny, Iowa
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368 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

I have eaten there twice. Each time I had a great steak dinner. The meat was expertly prepared and the sides were first class. The service was fast and accurate. I was a guest and I did not have to pay. It is fine dining and expensive by my standards. It is a long drive out to this small town... More 

Thank david_hance_iowa
Waukee, Iowa
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7 reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Took my wife for a Valentine's Day dinner after reserving a table for 2 a month in advance (even in this remote part of the country). It was a pleasant surprise. We had to cook/grill it in open flame to our taste - a lot of fun! Once we started eating we realized why people come here again and again.... More 

Thank SoumavaAdhya
Marion, Iowa
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

If you like grilling your own steaks (we do) you,will love this place. Casual atmosphere...always busy...and a good selection of cuts of meat. They tend to be getting pricier than they had been, considering you do all the work...so its not someplace you'd go often to for a meal out. Example...my hubby had a large rub eye and I had... More 

Thank IowanTraveler
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Grab a drink and visit around the barbecue as you wait for your choice of deliciousness to be cooked to your choice of perfection on the open grill. This brings a new meaning of a Japanese hibachi grill to a country western theme. Service was amazing, food was delectable. Be forewarned that it comes with a hefty price. It's a... More 

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Ankeny, Iowa
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Every year we plan a fun and exciting Christmas Party for our office and this year it included stopping at Rube's for our Dinner. Our reservation was met as soon as we stepped inside the door. We were seated and our drink order taken. The drinks arrived and we were off to pick out our steaks. Just like that we... More 

Thank Don H
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Our office of 12 (20+ with spouses) had our Christmas party here. It was fantastic! A bit more casual, but still a high-quality meal. This was a favorite place still talked about when we'd come here 8-10 years earlier. No one left hungry! Our waitress was fantastic. Very attentive and remembered all our drinks. She brought take-home boxes and even... More 

Thank Sarah H
Lipetsk, Russia
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We took a group of 7 to Rube's and it works well for larger groups. I would admit that the side dishes at Rube's are good, not great. But the STEAKS ARE BY FAR THE BEST I have had in many years. Part of the fun is grilling them yourself and chatting with the group while doing it. The atmosphere... More 

Thank wayne c
Saint Louis, Missouri
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93 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed the atmosphere. (I made someone else cook my steak), but it was still neat to chat with everyone around the grill. We took a large group of customers and everyone really liked it! I would return just for the jalapeno poppers :)

Thank Morgan M
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74 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

This is the second time this year I've eaten here and you cannot go wrong here. It's just outside of the Des Moines area nestled off the highway. I always cook my own and the potato and salad bar is great. Our sales team is visiting again in a couple of weeks. The service there is outstanding as well.

Thank Byron H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Steakhouse
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3309 Ute Ave, Waukee, IA 50263-8081
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Waukee
  • Phone Number: +1 515-987-8237

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