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Exile Brewing Company

1514 Walnut St, Des Moines, IA 50309-3420
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamb sliders” (14 reviews)
“fries” (46 reviews)
“burger” (51 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1514 Walnut St, Des Moines, IA 50309-3420
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Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

There were only four other tables occupied but it took us longer than we expected to get served; food was very good. The Beer-Brined Chicken Bites were excellent. I have to say, the Fried Brussels Sprouts and Exile Truffle Fries were the best I’ve ever...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank LisaJo1983
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

Went to Exile Brewery on Tuesday for a presentation in the beer hall. Unfortunately there were about a dozen Millieans there drinking and every time the speaker talked louder they talked louder. They had no interest in what the speaker was saying and didn't care...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Robert B
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Come try a sample of the local mocha stouts along with your favorite burger. Lots of space and different seating venues.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank chicago90Phoenix
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Celebrated my husband’s birthday there with our 2 college aged kids. Everyone found food they loved. The pretzel appetizer came with a warm cheesy dip that my kids said was the best they had ever had. For my part the Exile Truffle Fries should not...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Travel643070
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

And judging by the variety on the day's beers-on-tap list, they've got that angle covered, too. My wife & I stopped for a late midweek lunch at Exile Brewing, on our walk back from the Pappajohn Sculpture Park to our hotel on the south side...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed 18 September 2018

I was there with a group. The service was good. The food was great. My burger was cooked perfectly and the fries were wonderful. This place is popular with a young crowd. There were people coming in on their bicycles all night.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank bgleas0n
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Great beers! We enjoyed a sampler and most of the beers included were good. The patio is big and beautiful and a lot of fun when they have live music!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank patn03
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Went here to do the brewery tour and have some beer. Tour was awesome, super informative and interesting. We had some appetizer's after our tour and they were very good. Overall wonderful experience. I highly recommend.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Brad L
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Nice place. Food was just not good. Hamburger and fries. Tasteless meat. Fries tasted like cardboard. Flavorless

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank dlrabe
Reviewed 25 August 2018

Great service. They did a great job with my large party. The grilled cheese and truffle fries were delicious and filling

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Thomas M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1514 Walnut St, Des Moines, IA 50309-3420
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: 515-883-2337
  • E-mail
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