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Court Avenue Restaurant & Brewing Co.

$$ - $$$American, ,
309 Court Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309-2245
+1 515-282-2739
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  • Very good44%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Brew Pub, Bar, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
309 Court Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309-2245
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Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

I had the sirloin (Medium) it was good of you liked your streak to be chewed like bubble gum. However, another person had the pork chops. Man o man should I have gotten the pork chops. Yum yum. Our waiter was Jeff he was slow....More

Thank Fam_Tvler
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

The bar and dining area reflect the craft brewery motif. Several easily viewable TVs in the bar section was great for watching the game. The pretzel appetizer was a nice version of this classic pub item. I had the fish and chips which were tasty...More

Thank Don M
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Ran the Des Moines Marathon Sunday and decided to try this establishment. A great choice - my falafel sandwich and wheat beer were amazing! Highly recommend!

Thank Maureen L
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Restored old building. Server was very friendly. Food was good and beers were ok, but have tried better. Worth giving it a try.More

Thank tdw295
Justin B, General Manager at Court Avenue Restaurant & Brewing Co., responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

I'm glad you liked the building! The Saddlery Building was built in 1881 as, you guessed it, a saddlery! I'm sorry to here you weren't jazzed about our eats or drinks. Reach out to me at justinb@courtavebrew.com and let me know what we could have...More

Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Not sure what the problem was tonight. Have eaten several times. Waitress tonight - had a lot of issues with service. She did comp things on our bill without our saying anything but sales before drinks. Salad dressing all over plate, floor and table. Wrong...More

Thank Deborah S
Justin B, General Manager at Court Avenue Restaurant & Brewing Co., responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Deborah, Pfew! That sounds like no fun! When I go out I like to ber wowed and it sounds like not only did we miss the mark here, we completely whiffed! I'm sorry. I'd like to get that server the training you point out she...More

Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Five of us went for Happy hour and dinner. They have the Restaurant Menu and the Brew Pub Menu. While the Restaurant menu looked excellent, we all ordered from the Brew Pub Menu. Drinks are very affordable at happy hour: my house-brand dirty martini was...More

Thank Jay Y
Justin B, General Manager at Court Avenue Restaurant & Brewing Co., responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Thanks for coming in! Don't forget all entrees are 1/2 off when ordered for dine-in between 11am and 11:30am, Monday-Friday!

Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

We ate here on a Friday night. When seated and settled in the dining room, we asked about the happy hour specials only to be told they weren’t available in the dining room. (Happy hour specials were only available in the bar just few feet...More

Thank B L J
Justin B, General Manager at Court Avenue Restaurant & Brewing Co., responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

I'm sorry we didn't wow you. Remember: street parking and parking ramp parking are free after 6pm on weekdays and free all day Saturday, Sunday and Federal holidays. I'd love to hear more about your visit and try to retain you as a customer. Please...More

Reviewed 13 September 2017

Visited a few times now with my significant other. The decor is nice and the wait staff are attentive. The prices were fair and the food quite tasty. I recommend a visit!

Thank Molly-Mayrose
Justin B, General Manager at Court Avenue Restaurant & Brewing Co., responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Thanks for choosing CABCo. We've been in having fun on Court Avenue for 21 years now and plan on sticking around at least another 21 years! Come back and see us soon!

Reviewed 4 September 2017

Good menu of beers and entrees. Veggie burrito was delicious. Their Oktoberfest brew appears to be the choice of September/October - I cannot wait until it comes out. Belgian Weiss was good and the patio appears to be a nice place for lunch.

Thank wlamb123
Justin B, General Manager at Court Avenue Restaurant & Brewing Co., responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

wlamb123, Thanks for your review! Remember you can always enjoy our Belgian White or any of our in-house brewed craft beers during 3-4-5 Happy Hour for $3! Also enjoy $4 Moscow Mules and $5 appetizers! Monday through Friday, 3-6PM.

Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

It was a breeze to set this event up. They have us a few good menu items to choose from. Our servers were very friendly and prompt, food was good and our portion sizes were generous. I would highly recommend this for a group lunch.

Thank Rpod-lady
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 309 Court Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309-2245
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-282-2739
A casual brew pub that fits all occasions. Stop in for a quick beer, bring the family for a round table dinner, or have that workplace pow-wow your employees deserve! Call ahead for reservations, or just swing on in.
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