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Americana Restaurant and Lounge

1312 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309
+1 515-283-1312
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (56 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Steakhouse, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1312 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great menu including awesome gluten free options! Clean, comfortable with friendly wait staff. Great location in downtown Des Moines, but street parking with meter.

Thank jmw0313
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We checked TripAdvisor and found Americana restaurant as we were driving through Iowa to Omaha. Lunch was great!Great salads with thick garlic focaccia bread. It is next to a lovely sculpture park. Nice find and not expensive.

Thank TJDavis59
Mike U, Manager at Americana Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for the great review! We hope to see you again next time you're in town!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Try the brunch buffet sometime... definitely worth the trip. Nice assortment of foods including a mimosa and bloody mary station. Worth noting is it's much more than that actually. They bring you either vodka on ice or a glass of champagne and you get to...More

Thank BigFatK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were passing through- just staying one night in Des Moines. Found this restaurant across from the Papa John Sculpture Park- really lovely service and the food was quite good. Try the truffle fries as an appetizer. Kids and adult as all had good meals,...More

Thank Seirshalove727
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nailed it! Service was great. Waitress was amazing and the food was fantastic We had a dessert that included habanero and strawberry ice cream. Amazing balance of flavors that should be a regular menu item as I think it would gain a cult following. Nicely...More

Thank Carla M
Mike U, Manager at Americana Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for this great review. We loved the ice cream too! It was made special for our restaurant week from local makers Outside Scoop.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our dinner at Americana. It's a big open plan restaurant and we enjoyed the space on a quiet evening. Everyone in the group enjoyed their menu choices which included appetisers of shrimp, ahi tuna & lettuce wraps. Main courses included gnocchi with chicken,...More

Thank Diane C
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

My wife treated me to a birthday dinner here and it was a ton of fun. I got the Asian lettuce wraps and she had the chicken and mashed potatoes. We also tried a couple of cocktails and they were great! Stellar service, awesome atmosphere...More

Thank kaylaandsilas
Mike U, Manager at Americana Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Thank you so much for your awesome review. We're so glad you had a great night out with us (and happy belated birthday!)

Reviewed 24 July 2017

Ample restaurant parking, plenty of seating, wide drink availability, and a yummy selection of modern, upscale takes on traditional American dishes. Friendly staff, perfect for dinner with friends or date night.

Thank SimpsonTide985
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

We came for brunch on a Sunday. It was packed. Make sure you reserve a table at least two days before. I called the night before (5 minutes after they had closed) and was only able to get a table at 12.15. There are three...More

Thank JoanaLola
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

I recently had out of state business colleagues/friends in town and wanted to take them to dinner. One of the people has severe gluten intolerance so I chose Americana given the "gluten friendly" menu. It was an especially hot day, so we really appreciated the...More

Thank RoLo50312
Mike U, Manager at Americana Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Thank you for not only your great review, but your patience with our new staff. We're so glad we could provide a good experience for you and your guests.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1312 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309
    (15th Street)
  • Public Transportation: Des Moines DART Downtown Shuttle Service makes frequent stops through downtown Des Moines throughout the day and into the evening.
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-283-1312
  • E-mail
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