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Starbar

$$ - $$$
Bar, American, Pub
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2811 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312
+1 515-244-0790
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11:00 - 02:00
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Sun 09:00 - 00:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat 09:00 - 02:00
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been coming here for years now. Great bar scene with upscale 'bar food'. Eclectic menu that can vary from traditional burger/fries to Asian Fusion. The fish tacos are a must - blackened catfish that is spiced up perfectly and topped with cabbage and aioli. Live music several nights a week and a side room that can be reserved for large... More 

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Thank Mike S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

If you need a great lunch spot or are craving a burger this is a great place to visit. The outdoor patio during the summer is also fantastic, the space itself inside is very open and you don't feel like you're on top of other customers which I love.

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Thank vacagirl2016
Des Moines, Iowa
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

I am in love with the fish tacos and black beans. That said, the rest of the food leans more toward basic bar fare. More Fresh/Mex and less French/Fried would be appreciated. If you're a liquid dieter like myself, you will appreciate the toweringly awesome bar.

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Thank Ginnie P
Urbandale, Iowa
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95 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Went for lunch and enjoyed an excellent burger and fries. Prices were very good. The soda was OK - not a spot-on mix, but good enough. Our server doesn't put enough ice in the glasses, but I noticed another server got that right, so that shouldn't be a consistent issue. Server was friendly and attentive but a little slow (and... More 

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Thank ccg001
Des Moines, Iowa
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145 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

So Star Bar doesn't have the most extensive menu, and most of it won't really surprise you. Burgers, sandwiches, some pastas, etc. Most of which are decent to good. However, they also happen to have the most amazing blackened catfish tacos. On a nice night, it's hard to beat sitting on the small patio (or inside with the large doors... More 

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Thank Cyclone05
Ames, Iowa
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

The atmosphere is great here, and they do have some great live music. However, the service is almost never good. Rude and slow.

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1 Thank Katie S
Des Moines, Iowa
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

I have been to Starbar several occasions for drinks and this time food. Every time we have gone, the service is slow and not very attentive. We stopped again for drinks and this time ordered food. We ordered chicken fingers as an appetizer and they were incredibly dry. Our crab ragoon was burnt on the edges. None of our food... More 

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Thank StudentTraveler14
Iowa
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

My friends and I stop here from time to time for martinis and parmesan fries! They sometimes have live music too!

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Thank JenJenJenJenJen13
Des Moines, Iowa
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54 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015

Great food at the Star Bar but sadly really inconsistent service. Acoustics in this place are tough. Really loud. It's too bad too because we really enjoy the food at this place but often decide against going because of the service. Not family or senior friendly.

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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015

I've been here between 5-10 times and the service leaves a lot to be desired. Each time I've been here I've been waiting to get served/order another beer. There are other, places on Ingersoll where my friends and I now go to have our drinks and food. The problem could be due to a lack of bar staff, which would... More 

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1 Thank MSB_0000

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, American, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
09:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2811 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-244-0790

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