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Club Car Restaurant & Lounge

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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13435 University Ave Ste 200, Clive, IA 50325-8216
+1 515-226-1729
Today
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Clive, Iowa
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I like going here when you need a quieter place; either a business lunch or to meet your paramour. This time it was a business lunch. I had the hot roast beef open-faced sandwich. It was within budget, quick and satisfying.

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Thank ja1800
Chicago, United States
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102 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The family and I went to club car tonight for a special treat on a cold wintry night. We had the flat iron ateak, macaroni/bacon and cheese and chicken parmesan. Our sides of fresh broccoli with hot garlic butter were amazingly delish! Chelsea was a delight as our wait staff and glasses always filled to the rim. No derail here,... More 

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Thank REIKE P
Davenport, Iowa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the Reuben. Really good. They have a huge gluten free menu. I will definitely return. My other family members had the Taco Salad, hamburger, and Italian Grinder. Great service too.

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Thank lanmidwest
Dave T, Owner at Club Car Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

The Reuben is always a good choice! Thanks for coming by and checking us out. We hope to see you and your family again soon! All my best, Dave, Owner More 

Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Hot beef sandwich and beef Stroganoff were excellent. Would definitely return to try other entries. Highly recommended as local hangout by Hampden Inn staff.

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Thank dwj2015
Dave T, Owner at Club Car Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Those are both great choices! Thanks so much for coming by and hanging out with us. I hope you'll visit again next time you're in the area. All my best, Dave, Owner More 

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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This is a place with two levels and an adjacent bar. Food is served in the bar. It features red meat and is a standard steakhouse in my view although they have other specials. Both the service and food is very good. Staff is friendly and welcoming.

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Thank Roger E
Dave T, Owner at Club Car Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Thanks for spreading the word about us, Roger! I'm happy to hear you're a fan. We hope you'll swing by again in the very near future. All the best, Dave, Owner More 

Westbrook, Minnesota
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93 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

my brother and his wife took 3 family members here for supper sat. night. they said they'd been there before and had really good food, and they weren't kidding. Theres many choices on the menu and we had great service and terrific food, we were all very happy with our meals. Definitely would eat there again

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Thank gkd624
Dave T, Owner at Club Car Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

We're so glad your brother decided to bring you by! It makes my day that you enjoyed everything. Thanks so much for all the kind words. We hope to see you and your family again very soon. All the best, Dave, Owner More 

West Des Moines, Iowa
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Club Car is very conveniently located for those working in the University Ave. area of Clive/West Des Moines. It is also just a minute or two off of I-35 (or even I-80). It has a nice atmosphere that is casual yet cozy. You can be in and out within an hour for a lunch break, and the lunch special (quiche... More 

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Thank Russell G
Dave T, Owner at Club Car Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Thanks for coming by and spending a quick lunch with us, Russell! We're happy to hear that you had a good time. We hope to see you again very soon. All my best, Dave, Owner More 

Carver, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

I've been to the Club Car five or six times over the last three months while traveling for work. I went on the recommendation of a co-worker, who suggested I try the Coal Car Ribeye. Great suggestion, and a great steak. The steak is always done to perfection (medium rare is best) and the herb seasoning gives the steak a... More 

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Thank jonkels
Dave T, Owner at Club Car Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

It means a lot to me that you've continued to come by when you're passing through. The coal car rib-eye is definitely a good choice. We hope to see you again in the very near future. Best wishes, Dave, Owner More 

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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

The Club Car is no longer a favorite of ours as they dropped my favorite dish - Osso Bucco. We would go there for special occasions just to enjoy that meal. Nothing else on their menu tempts us to pay their prices.

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Thank Gwenda Y
Dave T, Owner at Club Car Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Gwenda, we tweak our menu from time to time based on seasonal changes because we not only want to keep things exciting, but also because we only ever aim to use the freshest ingredients in each of our dishes. I'm sorry you'll miss the Osso Bucco, but I'll do what I can to make sure it comes back! In the... More 

Waukee, Iowa
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94 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Ordered a taco salad for lunch with co-workers. Service was quick, food was good, enjoyed the atmosphere. Have been back twice recently and ordered both the chicken and beef taco salad. Great with either.

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Thank John B
Dave T, Owner at Club Car Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Thanks for continuing to come back and see us, John! It means a lot to me that you've liked everything you tried here. We hope to see you again very soon. All my best, Dave, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Parking Available, Television, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13435 University Ave Ste 200, Clive, IA 50325-8216
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Clive
  • Phone Number: +1 515-226-1729
Description
The Club Car Restaurant & Lounge offers classic American food and "A Unique Concept in Casual Dining."

The Club Car Restaurant & Lounge has become a staple in the community of Clive, Iowa. The Club Car provides a unique & casual atmosphere with exceptional service. The broad menu includes - homemade soups, specialty salads, sandwiches, & pasta dishes for lunch, a full dinner menu that ranges from Walnut Chicken to Shrimp Scampi to Steak De Burgo. The Club Car supports gluten-free diets & offers daily specials, including Prime Rib on Friday & Saturday nights. Receive your sixth lunch for free when signing up for our Lunch Club today!

Follow our pages for special offers and updates. Join us for Happy Hour Monday thru Friday, 3pm-6pm and Saturday, 8pm-10pm for half off on appetizers and $1 off on all draft beer and house wine.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?