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Rookies Sports Bar & Grill

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2180 NW 156th St Ste 108, Clive, IA 50325-7982
+1 515-987-0093
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Des Moines, Iowa
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44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We frequently stop into Rookies to watch football, drink beer and eat bar fare. Last Saturday we were at Rookies and the beer was flat, the service was horrible and the food was meh. I ordered a chicken quesadilla and it was made with dark chicken meat, which was wierd. I like dark chicken meat but did not like it... More 

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Thank CARCOR2014
Management response:

CARCOR2014, Thanks for the feedback. My name is Curt Gomes, I purchased Rookies 2 1/2 years ago and have been working to change the culture and perception. I'm sorry to hear that you had a subpar experience while visiting. In regards to the Beer being flat I can certainly talk with our vendors but our lines are cleaned weekly and... More 

Waukee, Iowa
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94 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Went here with family. Kids had chicken strips. Mom and dad had burgers and brews. Typical bar food. Kids played a couple of video games. Its close, so will be back.

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Thank John B
Management response:

John B, Thanks for the feedback. My name is Curt Gomes, I'm the new owner of Rookies Sports Bar and Grill. I purchased it in April of 2014, so its still a work in progress but its getting better. Thanks for Joining us and hope to see you again. Curt Gomes More 

Bettendorf, Iowa
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff, plenty of TV's and seating for larger groups (call ahead and they will make sure to reserve for a large group and have extra staff on hand, if possible). Great selection of food and fair prices. They offer pool, darts and a few video games in the back room. Locally owned is always a plus for me.

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Thank Queen_Of_Road_Trips
Management response:

Thanks for the feedback! Hope you have had a chance to make it back in! Let us know if there is anything we can do to make your experience better. Sincerely Curt Gomes More 

Des Moines, Iowa
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2015

Since this place is down the street from me, I've visited from time to time. We went this past weekend on a Friday evening - they had about 2 servers and of course we got the new guy. I've had some fantastic food experiences (their burgers are usually worth craving and the wings are better than you'd expect) but this... More 

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Thank adoszzil
Management response:

Adoszzil, Thanks for your feedback. My name is Curt Gomes I'm the new owner of Rookies Sports Bar and Grill. My wife and I purchased it back in April of 2014, its a work in progress but we have already made a lot of nice improvements. As always we continue to work on the inconsistencies and always try to hire... More 

Frankfort, Illinois
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014 via mobile

We happened upon this place by accident. We were looking for the pizza place across the parking lot. We realized the pizza place was just ok looking pizza, we went across the way. No disappointment here. The atmosphere was normal bar, the service was good and the food was very good. Wide selection of items. Would go back.

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Thank Leslie T
Management response:

Thanks for your feedback, we hope that you have been able to visit again. We are constantly trying to improve and make positive changes. Sincerely Curt Gomes More 

Urbandale, Iowa
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

My husband and I went Tues., July 1 to eat supper, the first room was less than half full and the other room had one family in it, so not too busy. Our server was very attentive and pleasant. We had their drink special, margarita, which was quite good. My husband's salad was very good, not iceburg lettuce, but a... More 

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Thank Liza K
Management response:

Lisa K, My name is Curt Gomes, the owner of Rookies Sports Bar & Grill. I hope you were able to give us another try. We have make a lot of improvements in the last few years and if you have been in I hope you notice them. We are constantly trying to hire the most qualified staff and recently... More 

Waukee, Iowa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

Steak night special on Wednesday night is the best!!!! They know how to cook their steaks! Choice of rib-eye or sirloin served with baked potato and Texas toast. The drink special is long island iced tea for $3. Great appetizers and wide selection of sandwiches. Chicken, hamburger, ruben, philly, etc... is Wednesday! Nice size steak grilled exactly how you want... More 

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Thank IaGal1
Management response:

IaGal1 Thanks for the feedback. My name is Curt Gomes, I'm the new owner of Rookies Sports Bar and Grill. I purchased it in April of 2014, so its still a work in progress but its getting better. Thanks for Joining us and hope to see you again. Curt Gomes More 

Mokena, Illinois
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014 via mobile

Passing through and needed a place to watch the Blackhawks game. Food was good, nicely stocked bar, great server (Jordan, and fairly priced.

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Thank GoodIntenders
Management response:

GoodIntenders, Thanks for the feedback. My name is Curt Gomes, I'm the new owner of Rookies Sports Bar and Grill. I purchased it in April of 2014, so its still a work in progress but its getting better. Thanks for Joining us and hope to see you again. Curt Gomes More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

Stopped in here for a meal with a big family group on the recommendation of a local. We were having late lunch on a Saturday so it was not too busy. Our server was very friendly and helpful. The food was delicious and portions were large. Even vegetarian Me, found something yummy on the menu. My kids are still asking... More 

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Thank mbmommy
Management response:

Mbmommy, Thanks for the feedback. My name is Curt Gomes, I'm the new owner of Rookies Sports Bar and Grill. I purchased it in April of 2014, so its still a work in progress but its getting better. Thanks for Joining us and hope to see you again. Curt Gomes More 

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76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2013 via mobile

We went there for the first time on a Friday night at 6pm. Very busy, but there were just 2 of us so we got right in at the bar. The service was a bit slow, since there was only one bartender working for the entire place. We both got sandwiches and sides. The reuben was great and the kettle... More 

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Thank lezliejc
Management response:

Lezliejc, Thanks for the feedback. My name is Curt Gomes, I'm the new owner of Rookies Sports Bar and Grill. I purchased it in April of 2014, so its still a work in progress but its getting better. Thanks for Joining us and hope to see you again. Curt Gomes More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Dinner
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2180 NW 156th St Ste 108, Clive, IA 50325-7982
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Clive
  • Phone Number: +1 515-987-0093

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?