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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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2100 Wakonda View Dr, Des Moines, IA 50321-2338
+1 515-285-5207
11:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Des Moines, Iowa
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The sandwiches are large enough to share and the peppy waitresses are amenable to splitting entrees and providing optional sides. Homey sports bar and great place for lunch.

Thank dglass2016
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stopped in mid afternoon on Wednesday and the place was busy, got a table right away people had a wide range of food, from nachos, hot wings(very good), and sandwiches. They have a nice selection of craft beers, yes you can find bigger selections at other places, but Im telling you these people maximize and give great product and service... More 

Thank cbed1
Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

A delicious burger, crinkle cut fries, and delicious IPA on tap... need I say more! Causal unpretentious perfection at its finest.

Thank Michelle L
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Flight delays, hungry with time to Kill we stopped here for a late dinner. I had breaded tenderloin & husband had Grinder(sausage sandwich), both delicious and was amazed how fast food arrived. Loud, dim lights but it's a bar, waitress was great and best of all we watched the Hawkeye basketball game

Thank Wendi S
Des Moines, Iowa
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87 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Francie's is popular sports bar on the south side. It's just a bit hard to find as it sits off of the main street, but it's worth looking. Sandwiches are good. Always a crowd which may mean having to wait, but it also means a fairly noisy place.

Thank wakondarev
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

After a few hours running errands in Des Moines we decided to go to Francie's for a couple drinks and dinner. We arrived at about 8:00 P.M. on a Cubs playoff night, but only had to wait about 10 minutes for a table. The greeter and waitress were friendly and acted like we were friends. Our drinks arrived quickly, and... More 

Thank JAMESknoxville
Castle Rock, Colorado
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323 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

A cozy sports bar with plenty of TVs adorning the walls. Had the french dip which was outstanding. The fries were crispy. Side salad with balsamic dressing was very good. And, they serve bottled root beer - an excellent hand crafted local brew called Peace Tree. Service was friendly and efficient.

Thank Don M
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98 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

What a nice little hole in the wall off of Fleur Drive. Their sandwiches rock - great tenderloins. Nice bar with a neighborhood look and feel. It has been around for quite some time and the regulars still love it!

Thank ostrem88
Sibley, Iowa
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

We ate here for supper. Had a great waitress, I had the best glass of wine, and our sandwiches were amazing!!! Its loud inside, but it is a bar, but very cool and great menu!!

Thank Beach Pal
Cedar Falls
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

I had never been to Francie's before. I was meeting a friend that lives in Des Moines that I had not seen in YEARS! We had a great time catching up over drinks and good sandwiches. We were there for a couple of hours and did not feel in the least like we were being rushed to leave, like some... More 

Thank Susan S

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2100 Wakonda View Dr, Des Moines, IA 50321-2338
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-285-5207

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