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Simon's J Benjamin's

5800 Franklin Ave, Des Moines, IA 50322-6132
+1 515-255-3725
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good13%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, American, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
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5800 Franklin Ave, Des Moines, IA 50322-6132
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a restaurant that I always enjoy going to when I am back in Iowa visiting my parents. The service is great. Simon, the owner, actually comes out and chats with all of the customers, knowing my parents first names. I particularly enjoy the...More

Thank eht82
Reviewed 1 week ago

Met the owner at the front door. He was getting drinks for folks standing in line! The place was packed- and for good reason! Great italian food and other items. We will definitely be back. Don't be scared off by the line... people will wait...More

Thank Marty H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We'd never been here before and were amazed at the quality of the food and the service for a small intimate and funky restaurant in this neighborhood area. They open at 5 and there was already a line. Jazz starts at 7 p.m. and they...More

Thank JodieB50
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

This was the best Italian I've had in forever (possibly ever). I had the shrimp scampi, my boyfriend the spicy chicken vodka pasta. Both dishes were utterly scrumptious. We arrived at 5:15 on a Friday, and it was already packed, but we were able to...More

Thank Katherine C
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

We visited Simons and just loved it. The service is outstanding and Food is exceptional. Our entrees were shared and raved about. The seafood bisque was great. I highly recommend Simons J Benjamins.

Thank Ed S
Reviewed 24 August 2017

We had been wanting to try Simon's for quite some time and finally had the opportunity. We were very impressed! The food was amazing and the service top notch. I had the Vodka Chicken. The spices were impeccably arranged so that many flavors came through,...More

1  Thank FormerHoosier
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Best little secret in Des Moines. Food is consistently great. Service is excellent and great choice of food

Thank caroleekay
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Intimate Italian restaurant with a big flair for tasty dishes. Each of us tried different entrees and all agree they were quite good. Prices are reasonable. Staff was friendly and food items came out quickly. Would return to try a different menu item.

Thank Tom S
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We finally visited and glad we did. It is only 3 blocks from our home. Greeted at the door by owner/chef. Very cheerful, welcoming and inviting. Hubby complained about the cost until he ate the meal. He said it was some of the best B.B.Q...More

Thank CarolBJ
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We've known about this place for years, but never made the stop until recently. We're very sorry that it took us so long to enjoy this nice dining place. The house wine was well priced for a bottle, $18. We enjoyed the steak de burgo,...More

Thank welv2trvl
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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