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Rube's Steakhouse & Lounge

3309 Ute Ave, Waukee, IA 50263-8081
+1 515-987-8237
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Steakhouse
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3309 Ute Ave, Waukee, IA 50263-8081
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

Great place to enjoy a steak with a fun atmosphere. Great place for families and large groups if you enjoy grilling.

Thank IAChuck
Reviewed 19 March 2017

I have eaten there twice. Each time I had a great steak dinner. The meat was expertly prepared and the sides were first class. The service was fast and accurate. I was a guest and I did not have to pay. It is fine dining...More

Thank david_hance_iowa
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Took my wife for a Valentine's Day dinner after reserving a table for 2 a month in advance (even in this remote part of the country). It was a pleasant surprise. We had to cook/grill it in open flame to our taste - a lot...More

Thank SoumavaAdhya
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

If you like grilling your own steaks (we do) you,will love this place. Casual atmosphere...always busy...and a good selection of cuts of meat. They tend to be getting pricier than they had been, considering you do all the work...so its not someplace you'd go often...More

Thank IowanTraveler
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Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Grab a drink and visit around the barbecue as you wait for your choice of deliciousness to be cooked to your choice of perfection on the open grill. This brings a new meaning of a Japanese hibachi grill to a country western theme. Service was...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Every year we plan a fun and exciting Christmas Party for our office and this year it included stopping at Rube's for our Dinner. Our reservation was met as soon as we stepped inside the door. We were seated and our drink order taken. The...More

Thank Don H
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Our office of 12 (20+ with spouses) had our Christmas party here. It was fantastic! A bit more casual, but still a high-quality meal. This was a favorite place still talked about when we'd come here 8-10 years earlier. No one left hungry! Our waitress...More

Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We took a group of 7 to Rube's and it works well for larger groups. I would admit that the side dishes at Rube's are good, not great. But the STEAKS ARE BY FAR THE BEST I have had in many years. Part of the...More

Thank wayne c
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed the atmosphere. (I made someone else cook my steak), but it was still neat to chat with everyone around the grill. We took a large group of customers and everyone really liked it! I would return just for the jalapeno poppers :)

Thank Morgan M
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

This is the second time this year I've eaten here and you cannot go wrong here. It's just outside of the Des Moines area nestled off the highway. I always cook my own and the potato and salad bar is great. Our sales team is...More

Thank Byron H
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3309 Ute Ave, Waukee, IA 50263-8081
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Waukee
  • Phone Number: +1 515-987-8237
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