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Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen

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4140 Merle Hay Rd, Des Moines, IA 50310
+1 515-251-7670
10:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 10:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 23:00
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Des Moines, Iowa
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

I really like their chicken. Similar to many other fast food chicken places, but each is different. For example, I enjoy the biscuits here, but not at the other brand. Popeyes has the usual things, but also has a chicken strip, i.e. tender, that is dipped in spices, but not breaded. I like the flavor of that one and the... More 

Thank seacorp
Urbandale, Iowa
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75 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Twice in two weeks -- at dinner time -- they were short on items. 1st time would have required a 15 minute wait for spicy chicken(fast food, right?) The second time they were out of onion rings -- even tho' they had six orders for them -- the rings hadn't been put down until after the 4th order. The staff... More 

Thank JohnnyB33
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We ate at this Popeye's location for lunch... It had been a LONG time since I ate at a Popeye's and wanted my wife to try it. The service was very fast and extremely friendly!!! I would recommend this location to anyone!!!

Thank Gene A
Des Moines, Iowa
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

This is my go to dinner place.. the chicken is always good and just cooked. SERVICE IS FAST AND FRIENDLY.I go here at least once a week or every 2weeks. I recommend this place. Great fast food go to place.

Thank Annaliza D
West Des Moines, Iowa
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309 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

The drive through is a bit of a trick to get through, but I prefer to get my chicken and go to a park or home or back to work. The food is great for a fast place, and the sides are even excellent, but the chicken, its the best! Love it.

Thank David W
West Burlington, Iowa
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

I was looking forward to eating her but my fish order was burnt and what wasnt burn was nothing special

Thank doug b
Des Moines, Iowa
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

First off they messed my order up and only gave me half my order. Then I spent the rest of the night sick

Thank AMarie123
Des Moines, Iowa
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493 reviews
448 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

I got the two piece combo with dirty rice and it was very good! Clean drive thru, friendly staff. Marcydiner tantrum scale of 5/5-no screaming kids.

Thank init4keeps
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112 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

Popeyes have been in Iowa for awhile now, but we just never made it into one. I have read reviews here and other places that claim that the Des Moines area Popeyes have rude staff that always get their order wrong. We didn't have any problems, and we were there for lunch on a Saturday. It is a little different,... More 

Thank primalclaws1974
Omaha, Nebraska
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015

We picked up a family pack of tenders at the drive-thru around 9:00 on a Friday night. The texture of the chicken seemed off and the biscuits were too salty. Hopefully this isn't normal for this location.

Thank nerainmakr

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4140 Merle Hay Rd, Des Moines, IA 50310
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-251-7670

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