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2300 University Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50266-1418
+1 515-223-0010
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Knoxville
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

In town for shopping and decided to have a late lunch at VI. Greeted and seated immediately at the booth of our choice and our waitress was prompt and courteous. We ordered breakfast entrees; the food arrived in excellent time and was hot and fresh. The meals were exactly as expected with good service.

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Thank JAMESknoxville
Ludington, Michigan
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352 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Great value and the food is always very good, at all the Village Inn restaurants that we have visited. This one is no exception. this time the service was better then in the past, but it was not a very busy time of day, on a Sunday. Good value good food, good stop.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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140 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

We each ordered the "ultimate skillet." The potatoes were deep-fried squares mixed with greasy onions, peppers and fresh mushrooms. We asked for our bacon extra-crisp, but it arrived limp and undercooked . The link sausage was grey, not browned. Eggs were fine. Pancakes were good. Service was poor, due to understaffing. Our waitress was rushed and curt with us. I... More 

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Thank PlainJane23
Des Moines, Iowa
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112 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

I have to admit; I dislike most "traditional" American food. That said, if you're into it and would like to go on the cheap, VI is a good place to go. Get your traditional dishes at a cheap price, and have some pie for dessert.

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Thank JASON H
Ludington, Michigan
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352 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2015

Great food, especially breakfast, every time! The place is nothing fancy, and they want to sell you a pie or at least a slice of one. The seating is average, but the food is always excellent. Service is a bit on the slow side for sure, but overall it is a good value.

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Thank David W
Des Moines, Iowa
2 reviews
Reviewed 30 August 2015

We walked in, got seated and our waitress came over and acted if we were bothering her by being there. She took our order with out a "Hello" or a smile. I got Biscuits and Gravy and it was the WORST I had ever had. I couldnt even eat it. It was so salty it tasted like i drank a... More 

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Thank Rocket2003
Des Moines, IA
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93 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2014

We visited the West Des Moines Village Inn as a last minute stop while shopping. The service at this location is ridiculous - our waitress complained over and over again about how tired she was and SAT DOWN at our table to take our order. She then complained about other restaurant patrons around us and how demanding they were, even... More 

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Thank shanac2008
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2014

had a great breakfast with friendly waitress. good location relative to the hotel...just a short walk away.

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Thank David R
Des Moines, Iowa
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345 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2013

Not sure why people flock to this place. It's crowded. Service can be spotty. Food is uninspired and costs a lot for what it is. For same $$ go elsewhere and enjoy more.

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Thank auvoir
Des Moines, Iowa
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122 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2013

Good average food-with reasonable service- the food came promplyafter ordering was was prepared properly. We both had eggs benedict- would order again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2300 University Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50266-1418
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  West Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-223-0010

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