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Johnny's Hall of Fame Bar

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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302 Court Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309-2210
+1 515-280-6679
11:00 - 02:00
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West Des Moines, Iowa
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to grab a burger and watch a game. The burgers have a nice beefy flavor and are not over cooked. Plenty of screens to watch too.

Thank Tammy M
Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Chill spot, Lots of TVs, watched a lot of champions league here which isn't always easy to do. Good food to eat, including popcorn. fair prices. used this bar for a meet up spot had some drinks and continued on from here. Staff were friendly and talkative.

Thank drad416
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We visited as an informal evening of event fun. It is a sports bar of course with lots of TVs. Lots of people but the servers did a great job of keeping up with the crowd. Cold beer, good service and fun. Just as expected.

Thank Harry S
Des Moines, Iowa
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175 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

This is great spot to watch the game and hang out. However, a Saturday evening dinner was probably not the best time to try out the menu. The food was ok, but nothing spectacular. Service was slow given the loud crowd. Worth another try for lunch or maybe a weeknight.

Thank Dan M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

I've been to this bar after work on a weekday and at 1 a.m. on a Saturday. If you want a chill, relaxed place I recommend not going after 10 p.m. on the weekends. Gets crowded, hard to move, unless you want to hang out with 21 year olds buying shots of Fireball. Loved it either way!

Thank vacagirl2016
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Stopped in during world series game. Packed with Cubs fan. Bartender was hustling. Good waitstaff. Would go back.

Thank Ryan D
New Prague, Minnesota
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

A group of us stopped by for lunch. It was so loud that we moved to an outside table. Then our service was so poor, the waitress needed to be reminded three times to get us silverware(after our meals were delivered to our table). My friend ordered fries along with a pizza and those were never brought to our table(could... More 

Thank Dianne E
Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped in this place for an afternoon beer and appetizer. Ordered the nachos which were supposed to have Monterey Jack cheese sauce (my bad for not seeing the word "sauce" or I wouldn't have even ordered them) but it was not any kind of Monterey Jack I've ever seen. The sour cream was supposed to come on the side and... More 

Thank bpdbarb
Delray Beach
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216 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Beer drinking and loud. If that is what you are looking for-this is your place. We didn't eat here, just met friends for drinks.

Thank Karen C
Sloan, Iowa
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126 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

I stopped in by chance since our conference didn't serve lunch. Although they had three ladies working the front they were not prepared for the full house due to the conference people like me. So my review is based on a non-typical Wednesday. It took a long time to order from the bar since the tables were full. The waitstaff... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 302 Court Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309-2210
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-280-6679

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?