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Yanni's Grill & Vineyard

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410 S Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA 50023-3129
+1 515-965-7802
11:00 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 14:00
Tue 11:00 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 09:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

This is a Great Buffet with a nice variety of soups salads pizzas and meat and potatoes. The price is very fair. The atmosphere is great. And the wait staff is fantastic. I will continue to eat there.

Thank Connie J
New Braunfels, Texas, United States
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

A Greek restaurant in Iowa? Well, yes. We stay in Ankeny several times a year. We usually eat at one of the Chinese restaurants in town. This time we decided to try Yanni's. Good gamble! Food was authentic Mediterranean, well-prepared and tasty. Reasonable prices in a unique setting.

Thank 17Bob17
Ankeny, Iowa
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Ankeny. The décor is so intimate and inviting. The food is exceptional; both Italian and Greek. The $10.00 menu is amazing. The wait staff is very friendly and the service is speedy.

Thank el_kniepo
Des Moines, Iowa
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Had a big party planned, about 15 people and reservations made over a month in advance. I called the day of to reaffirm everything. When we arrived, they acted like they didn’t know we were coming and it took a while to get seated, once seated it took over 20 minutes before anyone even came by the table and then... More 

Thank Willy46
Hannibal, Missouri
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107 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This is one of those places where you can go and just relax. The saganaki quickly arrived at our table, and who doesn't enjoy a good "Opah!" The dolmades were prepared to order and tasted delicious. The waiter even made sure that one of my sons received a "special pizza" that was pineapple. He loved that! The stuffed veal was... More 

1 Thank anderson213
Libertyville, Illinois
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108 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

on saturday last, my wife and i went with our daughter and her family of four for dinner. an eclectic menu of greek and italian food. each was able to choose his or her favorite. the salads were fresh. the house dressing, parmesan cream, delicious. service was very very good. price exceedingly reasonable. for some reason it shares a building... More 

Thank glschles
Des Moines, Iowa
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

We ate here in July, 2016. Pulling up to Yanni's is a bit disconcerting since it shares a building with a Dairy Queen. You may be tempted to keep driving by, but give this place a chance. You will be pleasantly surprised. This Greek themed restaurant has earned high marks from the local food critics and after eating there, I... More 

Thank Russell H
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

This is a relocated restaurant as it was formerly in West Des Moines. Some of the furniture is transplanted and so is the dust. With a little more management this could be a nice location. The food is decent but it seemed to be out of a food service pan and not freshly made. Which is really not the way... More 

Thank matthewd461
Davenport, Iowa
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

It went downhill from there! Calamari seems to have come from a grocery store. Dinner salads awful, spanakopita ok if eaten with calamari sauce, otherwise bland. Steak diane overcooked. Women's bathroom out of order, so had to use men's which was dirty. What could go wrong with Tiramisu I thought? It was served frozen! Couldn't put fork into it. Told... More 

Thank Louie1930
Ankeny, Iowa
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

We like Yannis for consistently excellent soup, pasta, bread knots, salad with fresh vegetables, and homemade dressing. The beef and chicken are awesome. Tirimusu is divine. Service is impeccable and friendly. Date lunch or Sunday brunch. Order steak deburgo off the menu...yummy. flaming appetizer or homemade onion rings. You cannot go wrong.

1 Thank Janalou M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 410 S Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA 50023-3129
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ankeny
  • Phone Number: +1 515-965-7802

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