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Americana Restaurant and Lounge

) #19 of 477 Restaurants in Des Moines $$ - $$$ American, ,
1312 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309
+1 515-283-1312
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (54 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1312 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On a business trip I made a vow to do something interesting in Des Moines. Went to the wonderful sculpture park and noticed several restaurants nearby. Walked into Americana and was pleasantly surprised. Good wine list, great pork chop. Met my Gluten Free needs

1  Thank Jason R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot for family brunch after high school graduation. Cool vibe, contemporary menu-on trend brunch--grilled cheese , mashed potato, brunch taco bar, and traditional fare. Awesome Bloody Mary bar too

Thank Margaret G
Mike U, Manager at Americana Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Meet clients at Americana and was not disappointed. The service was great. Our server was Niva, I believe, and she was amazing. The food was really good. I would suggest getting asparagus as a side. Mine were delicious. My only complaint was that it took...More

Thank adam h
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had brunch here one Sunday and was terribly disappointed. Brunch to us is a mixture of breakfast items and dinner items. There were no dinner items, except maybe some type of potatoes. The breakfast items had a good taste, but 95% of the food...More

Thank Shirley G
Mike U, Manager at Americana Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Shirley, we're sorry to hear about your disappointing experience. Sounds like a lot of things were frustrating for you. We'd like a chance to redeem this with you, and perhaps you'd like to try us again for dinner which may be more satisfactory. If you're...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We made a reservation which was a plus to begin with. At 830, there was plenty of room--the restaurant itself seems to have tons of space. The atmosphere is very cool and the building looks great. The service was pretty good--only thing I'd say is...More

Thank Chase D
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Took my son and his friends to this restaurant for a quick meal before heading back home to Wisconsin. There was one other party in the restaurant and we ordered hamburgers and pizza pot pies (horrible item), and the six of us waited 42 mins...More

Thank Michael D
Mike U, Manager at Americana Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Michael, we're sorry to hear about your disappointing experience with us. Pot pies can take time, but this is certainly no excuse if you were additionally unhappy with it as a whole. Long wait times for food are frustrating whether you have a long drive...More

Reviewed 8 May 2017

As senior citizens, we often like to eat at places with good appetizers and sharing plates, especially when traveling. While spending the weekend in Des Moines, we searched for a place that appeared to have some interesting choices. Americana, with a hummus plate, lettuce wraps,...More

Thank OldFinn0914
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Very good service and no wait even though Prom was going on in city. I had Bousin Burger and it was spectacular. The topper of the meal was the key lime bites for dessert. I would definitely recommend this to anyone in the area.

Thank Philip S
Mike U, Manager at Americana Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Thanks for chosing us and we're pleased you had a great experience. If burgers are your thing we'd love to see you back on a Sunday evening when we feature our regular menu burgers and more for $6!

Reviewed 20 April 2017

Excelent food but a little pricey, great locaton for a date night or for entertaining a large group.

Thank MtDuffy
Mike U, Manager at Americana Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Thank you for coming in. Check out our Happy Hour Monday-Friday 3-6 with great deals on drinks and appetizers, and even $3 craft cans!

Reviewed 29 March 2017

Amazing food, great atmosphere ,wait staff was very helpful, braille menus available. Easy to find in city.

Thank Don S
Mike U, Manager at Americana Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

Hi Don, thank you for the kind review. We hope you join us again sometime. Cheers!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 30
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1312 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309
    (15th Street)
  • Public Transportation: Des Moines DART Downtown Shuttle Service makes frequent stops through downtown Des Moines throughout the day and into the evening.
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-283-1312
  • E-mail
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