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Simon's J Benjamin's

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5800 Franklin Ave, Des Moines, IA 50322-6132
+1 515-255-3725
17:00 - 21:00
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Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Des Moines, Iowa
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89 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I first came here with my family on Christmas Eve. We arrived for dinner and was pleasantly surprised with the hospitality. Everyone was super nice, service was quick and the place was super cute and quaint. I ordered the pasta (can't remember the name but it had red wine and veggies in it), my fiance had the manicotti with alfredo... More 

Thank hdingeman
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

The food was good and the service was ok. At times it felt a bit slow. However, the restaurant conditions were a bit inadequate. Dirty menu and wobbly table. The overall setting is run-down.

Thank Gustavo L
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

My husband and I live in Des Moines and were looking for a new location to have our date nights. We love supporting local businesses, having both grown up in Des Moines. We found Simon's on Trip Advisor, and have been there three or four times now, and we are NEVER disappointed. The staff is so friendly, and the food... More 

Thank Lumea J
West Des Moines, Iowa
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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

This was our first visit to Simons and we love it!! It's a very small place and you might have to wait,but the food and service is well worth it. We were greeted at the door by Simon and he made us feel right at home. We had a short wait but enjoyed some wine while we reviewed the menu.... More 

1 Thank MarkM36364
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Second trip to Simon's, both times had great food, friendly and efficient service, generous wine serving, and complimentary dessert. Best meal and $50 for a dinner for two (one glass of wine)! The Red Velvet cake is truly great!

Thank AKA_Pablo
Sandpoint, Idaho
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100 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

I had the Mac and Cheese with chicken and artichokes and my friend had the Baked Pasta with Graziano's sausage (a regional fave). Served up hot, fresh and delicious by delightful staff.

Thank dawnya
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Been here multiple times... food is consistant and so is the staff. Always a good sign when the staff remains after multiple years. Can be busy but worth the wait. Fun cozy atmosphere with great food and even better prices!

Thank Jay B
Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Simon has taken care of us since 2005. His menu has an amazing selection with some great specials. We have been visiting Simon's since my son was born and he has grown up going to and loving Simon's.

Thank Jessica F
Urbandale, Iowa
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

My hubby and i came here for our anniversary. I'm not sure why w never went before. The food was to die for. I had the stuffed chicken with half marinara, half alfredo. From the first bite I was in heaven. My husband had the sausage chicken. Amazing. The house dressing was delicious. Light, yet flavorful. I'd call this the... More 

Thank Julie T
Johnston, Iowa
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

What a romantic little place...can't believe that I have never been here before. Food was fantastic. I had steak deburgo and my husband had sausage stuffed chicken. We argued over which was better. If you are anywhere near here....stop! Can't wait to go back to our new favorite place.

Thank joejoebay

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Pizza
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5800 Franklin Ave, Des Moines, IA 50322-6132
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-255-3725

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