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Americana Restaurant and Lounge

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, Steakhouse,
1312 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309
+1 515-283-1312
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (56 reviews)
“grilled cheese” (22 reviews)
Closes in 24 min
9:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Steakhouse, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
1312 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309
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1 - 10 of 226 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

I'd been to the Americana back in 2016, but on this trip through we decided to host a business meeting/lunch there, and it went great! There are probably "quieter corners" in the place, but we loved sitting by the window and watching all that's happening...More

Thank Bill W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sooooo why does everyone think this place is so great? I swear I keep trying it and am consistently disappointed. I really WANT to like this place! My wine was skunky, and I knew it was a ‘different’ type of wine but this was skunky....More

Thank clbosco
Mike U, Manager at Americana Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're very sorry to hear of your disappointing experience, and it sounds like this isn't the first time we have failed to meet your expectations. Please, always feel free to bring issues to the attention of the manager so we can make corrections at the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Dinner lead us to Americana, a restaurant in Downtown Des Moines with a wide range of classic American food from steaks and chops to creative burgers as well as a touch of Asian and Italian flare, and they specialize in hand crafted cocktails. It’s a...More

Thank theitalianguest
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of my favorite places to eat downtown. So many awesome dishes on the menu. Love the crab dip appetizer too! Amazing selection for gluten free person. Across the street from the beautiful sculpture park. Great views!

Thank jmw0313
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the best brunch I have been to. Period. $30 all you can eat, endless mimosa / bloody mary brunch is EVERYTHING! And it's most definitely worth the price. They also have the buffet w/o drinks for $20... still worth it in my opinion....More

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

Brandon, we're so glad you enjoyed our brunch! Thank you for this great review. Sounds like you found the perfect spot here to enjoy the morning. We generally allow two hours for brunch as a courtesy to all our guests, but when people would like...More

Reviewed 13 October 2017

My wife read about the restaurant as having the best buffet in Iowa so we decided to stop there during a day trip. They serve brunch on Saturday and Sunday which is what we went for. The brunch was well stocked and food was always...More

Thank Geoff C
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped here on a recommendation by the Uber driver. Fantastic Mediterranean salmon salad for lunch and my work partner had the Thai tacos. Both would be a recommendation and it seems they have tons of specials nightly and was a hopping spot!! I would recommend...More

Thank Huhner
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We had the prime rib, the cut was generous and properly prepared but a bit bland, potatoes were great but service was below average

Thank Tom S
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped in on business trip. Took reservations online. Food was good. Service staff good. Very nice and clean. Need some better appetizers.

Thank Cliff F
Reviewed 4 October 2017

This place has THE MOST impressive brunch buffet experience I have encountered in my life. Everything you could ever imagine and more! There is even an impressive mamosa station and bloody mary bar!

Thank Brian A
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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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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
Americana celebrates classic American pop culture with a modern urban flair. Our menu has something for everyone from classic steak house and contemporary Americana to signature share plates and comfort dishes. Private rooms available. Brunch served on wekeends. Reservations accepted.
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