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Olympic Flame Restaurant

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514 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309-1922
+1 515-243-4361
10:30 - 21:00
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Mon 10:30 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 10:30 - 21:00
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I've been here several times over the years and I always talk my table into splitting saganaki to start and then I get the gyro sandwich. I don't bother with the fries and salad, but most people opt for the meal combo. It's always delicious. Exactly what you want in a small, casual Greek restaurant.

Thank Sarah H
Breckenridge, Colorado
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

We were looking for a local place to experience and found the Olympic Flames Restaurant. What a great little place. Very good service from the single waiter and the food was delicious. The gyro was one of the best we've had but the Greek fries are the best. You have to get an order if you get here.

Thank Steenbk
Des Moines, Iowa
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62 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

The Olympic Flame Restaurant has been an east-side institution in Des Moines for many years, serving up genuine Greek food and wine. I'm not sure why I had never been there. But that all changed last night, when my wife and I decided to check it out. It's a modest but pleasant place with Greek music playing softly in the... More 

Thank Keith032
Des Moines, IA
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67 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Oh how I love this place. The gyros are amazing, as are the many other Greek specialties they make. The flaming cheese is amazing and fun. This place serves food just as good as I have had in Greece itself

Thank NDomino
Springfield, Missouri
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

While in Des Moines for work, I came here back to back nights because the food was beyond excellent. I try to eat a different Greek places when I travel and this is the best in the mid west. The prices were good considering the quality/taste of the food. The staff was great.

Thank cmw887
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Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

First time here and I'll be back. I had the lamb chops and it was delicious. They were a bit fatty and it was definitely finger food but still presented and cooked very well. The salad was lacking, very small. Overall, my experience was very good. This is a great place to take a date…unless you want to solo it... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Kahoka, Missouri
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

The food was excellent. The people working were very friendly & helpful with suggestions. We came in about 15 minutes before they were supposed to close, but they did not care & welcomed us. Fed us well & gave us a drink on the house!

Thank Lynne B
Lime Springs, Iowa
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Our family wanted to try some Greek food so gave the Olympic Flame a visit. We were all glad we did. Great service, fantastic food and reasonable prices. Could not ask for anything more and will definitely visit again!

Thank Joseph H
st. charles, Iowa, USA
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed the excellent food and laid back staff. The flaming cheese appetizer was a highlight.

Thank Hermes010
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

I came here with a large group of friends and the owner was super nice. We tried cheese that they lit on fire right in front of us. It was amazing. Also i had a beef gyro, best i ever had. Also the owner let us sample baklava. Now it's one of my favorite desserts. I cannot wait to come... More 

Thank amon O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:30 - 14:30
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 514 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309-1922
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-243-4361

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