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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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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good44%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“jambalaya” (13 reviews)
“pretzels” (10 reviews)
“prime rib” (17 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Brew Pub, Bar, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
309 Court Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309-2245
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1 - 10 of 266 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 23 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 16 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 5 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 30 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
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We visited with friends who had enjoyed it so much they wanted to visit again a few days later. My husband enjoyed a rack of 8 beers, chosen from the menu. It's always good to try the local beers, especially in small 4oz glasses. The...More

Thank Diane C
Justin B, General Manager at Court Avenue Restaurant & Brewing Co., responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Diane, Thanks for choosing CABCo while in Downtown DSM. We love what we do and are glad you liked it too!

Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

I had dinner here while working in Des Moines. The food was good, the service attentive and I enjoyed my meal. The dining room is a nicely done renovated older building. The steak was done just right and quite tasty. The restaurant is within walking...More

Thank Geof J
Justin B, General Manager at Court Avenue Restaurant & Brewing Co., responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Geof, Thanks for coming in. I enjoy our food and think we give great service and I'm glad that was your experience too! Please remember when in town for business we offer a different lunch special every weekday and all are handmade. Cheers!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
Meals
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, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 12:30 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 12:30 AM
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
Description
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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