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Leaning Tower of Pizza - Uptown Ankeny 512 SW 3rd St, Ankeny
Leaning Tower of Pizza - Uptown Ankeny
Pizza • $$

Leaning Tower of Pizza - Uptown Ankeny

512 SW 3rd St, Ankeny, IA 50023

My friend & I stopped here after riding the High Trestle Trail from Woodward to Ankeny, and I'm glad we veered off to find this place. The pizza was...

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Flavory Bistro The District - Left on Main, 1450 SW Vintage Pkwy, Ankeny
Flavory Bistro
Bistros • $$

Flavory Bistro

The District - Left on Main, 1450 SW Vintage Pkwy, Ankeny, IA 50023

We stopped here for dinner last night and while it was on the pricy side, the quality of the experience was top notch. Our waiter Matthew was fantastic, with...

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  • Superb219 Reviews4.7
Uptown Food & Beverage Co. 302 SW Maple St, Ankeny
Uptown Food & Beverage Co.
Bar & Grill • $$

Uptown Food & Beverage Co.

302 SW Maple St, Ankeny, IA 50023

We have been there several times for lunch. Their salad/pizza buffet is very good. I've seen the burgers they serve and they look good as well. Very...

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  • Superb218 Reviews4.6
Main Street Cafe & Bakery 2510 SW White Birch Dr #1,2, Ankeny
Main Street Cafe & Bakery
Sandwich Shop • $$

Main Street Cafe & Bakery

2510 SW White Birch Dr #1,2, Ankeny, IA 50023

I'm not sure how we haven't eaten here before. We will definitely be back to try something different off of the huge menu. On top of the delicious...

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  • Superb226 Reviews4.5
Fong's Pizza Ankeny 1450 SW Vintage Pkwy #120, Ankeny
Fong's Pizza Ankeny
Pizza • $$

Fong's Pizza Ankeny

1450 SW Vintage Pkwy #120, Ankeny, IA 50023

On a Sunday afternoon we took three 5 year old boys to Fong’s. This is never an easy task. We had a waiter named Bailey… and I don’t think we could have...

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  • Superb215 Reviews4.4
Guadalajra Mexican Restaurant 202 SE Delaware Ave, Ankeny
Guadalajra Mexican Restaurant
Mexican • $$

Guadalajra Mexican Restaurant

202 SE Delaware Ave, Ankeny, IA 50021

I'm a foodie, well-traveled and have lived all over the United States. We just moved to Ankeny (she's well-travelled also but from Ankeny) and...

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  • Superb172 Reviews4.5
Siam Table 757 N Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny
Siam Table
Thai • $$

Siam Table

757 N Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA 50023

I loved going here when I lived in Iowa. This restaurant has good vegan options and the food was always freshly cooked and healthy. The green curry was always...

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  • Superb160 Reviews4.5
Amigos Mexican Grill Ankeny 502 N Ankeny Blvd Suite 5, Ankeny
Amigos Mexican Grill Ankeny
Mexican

Amigos Mexican Grill Ankeny

502 N Ankeny Blvd Suite 5, Ankeny, IA 50023

I highly recommend this hidden gem! We have been looking for really good authentic Mexican food for awhile, and are SO happy we finally found our place! The...

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  • Superb151 Reviews4.8
Mojito's Mexican Restaurant 802 SE Oralabor Rd #102, Ankeny
Mojito's Mexican Restaurant
Mexican • $$

Mojito's Mexican Restaurant

802 SE Oralabor Rd #102, Ankeny, IA 50021

This is such an amazing place! The food is delicious. The music is great. The staff are a bunch of stars. Seriously, everyone is friendly and happy and nice. I...

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  • Superb129 Reviews4.6
Cazador 103 NE Delaware Ave, Ankeny
Cazador
Mexican • $$

Cazador

103 NE Delaware Ave, Ankeny, IA 50021

It was my first time there. Great beer, excellent chips, and the Cazador burrito will be excellent on its second meal because it's way too big to eat just...

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  • Superb162 Reviews4.4
The Other Place Ankeny 2010 SE Delaware Ave Suite 260, Ankeny
The Other Place Ankeny
Sports Bar • $$

The Other Place Ankeny

2010 SE Delaware Ave Suite 260, Ankeny, IA 50021

I live 2 hours away and had another great lunch at The OP ( the Other Place) in Ankeny...as expected, the food was awesome, drinks were perfect and the wait...

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  • Good225 Reviews4.1
Alohana Hawaiian Grill 802 SE Oralabor Rd #128, Ankeny
Alohana Hawaiian Grill
Hawaiian • $

Alohana Hawaiian Grill

802 SE Oralabor Rd #128, Ankeny, IA 50021

Loved the food. We bought 2 seafood combo plates to eat there and 1 BBQ mix plate to go. Will definitely be visiting this place again. I gave it 4 stars...

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  • Superb180 Reviews4.5
Wig & Pen Pizza Pub 2005 S Ankeny Blvd #300, Ankeny
Wig & Pen Pizza Pub
Pizza • $$

Wig & Pen Pizza Pub

2005 S Ankeny Blvd #300, Ankeny, IA 50023

This is one of my favorite pizza places. The crust is so awesome. Not sweet, not bland. Just very good. I also like their fried pickles and taco salad. Great...

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  • Superb164 Reviews4.3
Waterfront Seafood Market Restaurant 2414 SE Tones Dr, Ankeny
Waterfront Seafood Market Restaurant
Seafood • $$

Waterfront Seafood Market Restaurant

2414 SE Tones Dr, Ankeny, IA 50021

Had our Submarine Veterans Meeting and Lunch today. Private Room and Service was excellent. About 18 people had very good meals and service. Everyone had a...

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  • Good204 Reviews4.1
Yanni's Grill & Vineyard 410 S Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny
Yanni's Grill & Vineyard
Greek • $$

Yanni's Grill & Vineyard

410 S Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA 50023

Service was on point. Quick to clear empty plates and refill our drinks. Everyone I saw working tonight had cheerful attitudes that made my family and I's...

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  • Superb144 Reviews4.4
Panera Bread 2310 SE Delaware Ave, Ankeny
Panera Bread
Sandwich Shop • $

Panera Bread

2310 SE Delaware Ave, Ankeny, IA 50021

Panera has good food overall. I've been disappointed that they no longer do paninis, but that's likely an overall policy.This location does a good...

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  • Good263 Reviews4.1
Jade Garden Chinese Restaurant 602 N Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny
Jade Garden Chinese Restaurant
Chinese • $

Jade Garden Chinese Restaurant

602 N Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA 50023

This was my first time eating here and it was absolutely fabulous! I had the sweet and sour chicken it was all white meat crispy and delicious with veggies and...

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  • Superb207 Reviews4.3
District 36 Wine Bar & Grille 1375 SW Vintage Pkwy, Ankeny
District 36 Wine Bar & Grille
Family • $$

District 36 Wine Bar & Grille

1375 SW Vintage Pkwy, Ankeny, IA 50023

Solid menu variety, with a mixture of burgers, bar-type food, pizza, pasta, and even some steak and seafood. Reasonably priced, considering the restaurant...

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  • Good182 Reviews4.1
Sweet Swirls Rolled Ice Cream 303 SW School St, Ankeny
Sweet Swirls Rolled Ice Cream
Food Trucks • $$

Sweet Swirls Rolled Ice Cream

303 SW School St, Ankeny, IA 50023

I had been looking for an ice cream truck to have come to my neighborhood, and I decided on Sweet Swirls Rolled Ice Cream. I'm so happy I chose them,...

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  • Superb112 Reviews4.5
Outback Steakhouse 2410 SE Tones Dr, Ankeny
Outback Steakhouse
Steak House • $$

Outback Steakhouse

2410 SE Tones Dr, Ankeny, IA 50021

We got seated right away and our waitress did a great job. The cheddar fries were enough for 4+ people. The ribeye sandwich was a little heavy on bun but had...

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  • Good178 Reviews4.1
Sorriso Grille 7015 NE 14th St, Ankeny
Sorriso Grille
American • $

Sorriso Grille

7015 NE 14th St, Ankeny, IA 50023

I've eaten here a few times. Good diner food. Very nice staff. They have daily specials but are only open for breakfast and lunch. I haven't tried...

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  • Superb171 Reviews4.4
Olive Garden Italian Restaurant 770 SE Oralabor Rd, Ankeny
Olive Garden Italian Restaurant
Italian • $$

Olive Garden Italian Restaurant

770 SE Oralabor Rd, Ankeny, IA 50021

Paulette was a superior server. And the food so good we ordered additional frozen items from the menu. We also eat regularly at the Olive Garden in Redding...

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Pie Five Pizza 1315 SW Oralabor Rd Ste 101, Ankeny
Pie Five Pizza
Pizza

Pie Five Pizza

1315 SW Oralabor Rd Ste 101, Ankeny, IA 50023

This was our first time trying out pie five, it was very good. They have multiple crust, cheese, & topping options. You can build your own or choose from...

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  • Superb198 Reviews4.3
Tasty Tacos 2401 SE Delaware Ave, Ankeny
Tasty Tacos
Mexican • $

Tasty Tacos

2401 SE Delaware Ave, Ankeny, IA 50021

Love me some Tasty Tacos. Stope here whenever possible. Grab some guac to complement your original taco. Get some hot sauce and eat up. Delicious! Highly...

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  • Superb172 Reviews4.3
The Outside Scoop 2410 SW White Birch Dr Suite 100, Ankeny
The Outside Scoop
Food Trucks

The Outside Scoop

2410 SW White Birch Dr Suite 100, Ankeny, IA 50023

No boring flavors here! Tried their Boston cream pie and it has big, yummy chunks of vanilla cake in it with drizzles of delicious chocolate all through. My...

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  • Superb111 Reviews4.7
Pizza Ranch 201 SE Oralabor Rd, Ankeny
Pizza Ranch
Pizza • $$

Pizza Ranch

201 SE Oralabor Rd, Ankeny, IA 50021

This was delivery, very impressed with new menu items. Delivery was fast and accurate. For info, double orders get placed in the same box. So two orders of...

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Sports Page 1701 N Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny
Sports Page
American • $$

Sports Page

1701 N Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA 50023

We were wanting to try a new place and were glad we tried this place. The service was great, food was amazing, and prices very reasonable. We found a new...

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  • Good130 Reviews4.2
Lola's Fine Kitchen 1615 SW Main St #106, Ankeny
Lola's Fine Kitchen
Filipino

Lola's Fine Kitchen

1615 SW Main St #106, Ankeny, IA 50023

Excellent food! I will definitely be back again. The restaurant is spotless. Everything tasted fresh and was seasoned very well. The staff is friendly and...

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  • Superb181 Reviews4.3
Teriyaki House Ankeny 1802 SE Delaware Ave #108, Ankeny
Teriyaki House Ankeny
Japanese

Teriyaki House Ankeny

1802 SE Delaware Ave #108, Ankeny, IA 50021

Great place to grab a quick meal! They make it simple to order and yet have a lot of options to build your own bowl. The steak was tender and gristle free. Get...

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  • Superb140 Reviews4.5
Rosati's Pizza Ankeny, IA 1550 N Ankeny Blvd #110, Ankeny
Rosati's Pizza Ankeny, IA
Pizza • $$

Rosati's Pizza Ankeny, IA

1550 N Ankeny Blvd #110, Ankeny, IA 50023

Food was fantastic the whole family loved it and pretty fast delivery. Got here sooner than expected which was a nice surprise. Our delivery driver was super...

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  • Good174 Reviews3.9

American Restaurants

American in Ankeny
Chili's Grill & Bar 2601 SE Delaware Ave, Ankeny
Chili's Grill & Bar
American • $$

Chili's Grill & Bar

2601 SE Delaware Ave, Ankeny, IA 50021

Dined with a friend Saturday evening. Had to wait about 30 minutes, only one dining area was open. Apparently there is some remodeling going on. We both...

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  • Good172 Reviews3.7
Grumpy Goat Tavern - Ankeny 810 E 1st St, Ankeny
Grumpy Goat Tavern - Ankeny
American • $$

Grumpy Goat Tavern - Ankeny

810 E 1st St, Ankeny, IA 50021

I had never been here before, but went here for lunch.The service was great, the food was great, everything was great. This was a Monday at noon, so it...

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  • Good214 Reviews3.3
Ankeny Diner 133 SE Delaware Ave, Ankeny
Ankeny Diner
American • $

Ankeny Diner

133 SE Delaware Ave, Ankeny, IA 50021

Ankeny Diner was a pleasant discovery. We ordered breakfast which was great and the wait staff was very friendly and attentive. So if you ever find yourself in...

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Pizza Restaurants

Pizza in Ankeny
Old Chicago 2732 SE Delaware Ave Suite 101, Ankeny
Old Chicago
Pizza • $$

Old Chicago

2732 SE Delaware Ave Suite 101, Ankeny, IA 50021

We had a great experience at Old Chicago. Our server was very knowledgeable on the beer choices. The food was exceptional. The atmosphere and music ? Made...

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  • Good170 Reviews3.5
Fazoli's 930 E 1st St, Ankeny
Fazoli's
Pizza • $

Fazoli's

930 E 1st St, Ankeny, IA 50021

Ashley made our night an excellent experience. They were quite busy but she had an amazing attitude and was very positive about it. The food was fast and hot...

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  • Good135 Reviews3.9
Little Caesars Pizza 1620 N Ankeny Blvd SUITE 102, Ankeny
Little Caesars Pizza
Pizza • $

Little Caesars Pizza

1620 N Ankeny Blvd SUITE 102, Ankeny, IA 50023

This is a great place to go when you are in need of a quick meal. Their ready to take pizzas are hot and ready for a reasonable price. Not the most amazing...

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  • Good65 Reviews4.2

Mexican Restaurants

Mexican in Ankeny
Los Charros 2010 SE Delaware Ave #230, Ankeny
Los Charros
Mexican • $$

Los Charros

2010 SE Delaware Ave #230, Ankeny, IA 50021

We were looking for something new and the food was fantastic! Guac was to die for, and cheese dip was great. The pineapple filled with fajita was mouth...

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  • Good132 Reviews4.1
El Azteca 1701 SE Delaware Ave, Ankeny
El Azteca
Mexican • $$

El Azteca

1701 SE Delaware Ave, Ankeny, IA 50021

Polite and Fast service. Not complex menu, but food always comes out consistent, tasty, and good serving size. Rice is delicious. I like supporting these local...

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Abelardo's Mexican Fresh 209 S Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny
Abelardo's Mexican Fresh
Mexican • $

Abelardo's Mexican Fresh

209 S Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA 50023

Pretty good burritos for the price and being fast food. Those are the best item on the menu. They've had some updates/reno to the building that was much...

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  • Good113 Reviews4.2

Chinese Restaurants

Chinese in Ankeny
Lucky Bamboo Asian Cuisine 1555 SE Delaware Ave # I, Ankeny
Lucky Bamboo Asian Cuisine
Chinese • $

Lucky Bamboo Asian Cuisine

1555 SE Delaware Ave # I, Ankeny, IA 50021

Always good food and good vibes. Togo orders are neatly packed. Pho is always great and flavorful. Definitely one of the top places for some fire pho in Iowa!...

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  • Good146 Reviews4.2
China Moon Restaurant 225 SE Oralabor Rd, Ankeny
China Moon Restaurant
Chinese • $$

China Moon Restaurant

225 SE Oralabor Rd, Ankeny, IA 50021

I had a very pleasant meal (Dinner). It was very relaxing and the food was amazing! I highly recommend the egg roles! The staff was amazing, very kind and...

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  • Good137 Reviews3.9
China buffet 2010 SE Delaware Ave, Ankeny
China buffet
Chinese • $

China buffet

2010 SE Delaware Ave, Ankeny, IA 50021

An excellent variety along with traditional Chinese food (all of which is excellent), the price is reasonable and you pre-pay before eating, and the interior...

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  • Average105 Reviews3.2

Fast Food Restaurants

Fast Food in Ankeny
B-Bop's 2205 SE Delaware Ave, Ankeny
B-Bop's
Fast Food • $

B-Bop's

2205 SE Delaware Ave, Ankeny, IA 50021

This burger place is a must we got 2 1/2 bacon burgers and 1 large fry and 2 cups of cheese sauce we shared the fries and the cheese sauce had a jalapeño...

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Sonic Drive-In 1451 N Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny
Sonic Drive-In
Fast Food • $

Sonic Drive-In

1451 N Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA 50023

Have to have the famous corn dogs and onion rings and my cherry slush! That's what we come for and make a special trip to Ankeny Sonic to get? ...

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  • Good134 Reviews3.8
Arby's 1017 E 1st St, Ankeny
Arby's
Fast Food • $

Arby's

1017 E 1st St, Ankeny, IA 50021

S/O to Jeff!!…100! I’m assuming is the night manager?! Called tonight with an issue and he was very polite and hella helpful never got irritated or...

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  • Good100 Reviews3.8

Burger Restaurants

Burgers in Ankeny
Ben's Burgers 1325 SW Oralabor Rd, Ankeny
Ben's Burgers
Burgers

Ben's Burgers

1325 SW Oralabor Rd, Ankeny, IA 50023

Not better than in n out like someone said in one of these reviews, but it was a good burger. Fast service but kind of awkward staff. A lot of younger kids...

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  • Superb103 Reviews4.4
Wendy's 2421 SE Delaware Ave, Ankeny
Wendy's
Hamburgers & Hot Dogs • $

Wendy's

2421 SE Delaware Ave, Ankeny, IA 50021

I seem to go to the Wendy's at least once a week. The staff are always friendly and I have yet to be disappointed with the food. Even when it is a large...

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  • Good117 Reviews3.8
Five Guys 2325 SE Delaware Ave, Ankeny
Five Guys
Burgers

Five Guys

2325 SE Delaware Ave, Ankeny, IA 50021

Five guys has the best fries and one of the top burgers around. You sort of get a free show watching the team getting everyone's order ready. This is a...

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  • Good157 Reviews3.4
Blimpie 1975 N Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny
Blimpie
Sandwich Shop • $

Blimpie

1975 N Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA 50023

Ate here for nostalgia awhile ago, it was exactly as I remember! I thought the blimpie name had faded from view when the company had closed a location in my...

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  • Good66 Reviews4
Subway 1350 NW 18th St Suite 104, Ankeny
Subway
Sandwich Shop • $

Subway

1350 NW 18th St Suite 104, Ankeny, IA 50021

I had unusually good service here today. Everyone on staff was engaged and attentive. The line moved quick! The whole experience was so unexpected that...

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  • Good52 Reviews4.2
Jersey Mike's Subs 1510 SW Vintage Pkwy Suite 200, Ankeny
Jersey Mike's Subs
Sandwich Shop

Jersey Mike's Subs

1510 SW Vintage Pkwy Suite 200, Ankeny, IA 50023

Great first experience! Malik the manger was very helpful and patient while we decided what to order. Employees are fast and friendly! We will definitely be...

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  • Superb40 Reviews4.4
Chick-fil-A 2410 SE Delaware Ave, Ankeny
Chick-fil-A
Chicken • $

Chick-fil-A

2410 SE Delaware Ave, Ankeny, IA 50021

Today's experience was just ok because the chicken nuggets were cold and dried out as if they were 1 day old. I have always had great fresh food from...

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  • Good173 Reviews4.2
Buffalo Wild Wings 1690 SE Delaware Ave Suite 117, Ankeny
Buffalo Wild Wings
Chicken Wings • $$

Buffalo Wild Wings

1690 SE Delaware Ave Suite 117, Ankeny, IA 50021

Pickup Order was ready right at suggested time, which was picked up during the Iowa Hawkeyes game. Full house inside and was pleasantly surprised the food was...

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  • Average182 Reviews3
KFC 918 E 1st St, Ankeny
KFC
Chicken • $

KFC

918 E 1st St, Ankeny, IA 50021

My boyfriend and i came through the drive thru at about 9:30, i felt kind of bad because it was close to close but i had been craving kfc all day. the super...

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  • Average103 Reviews3
The Whiskey House and Bourbon Grill 2510 SW White Birch Dr, Ankeny
The Whiskey House and Bourbon Grill
Bar & Grill • $$

The Whiskey House and Bourbon Grill

2510 SW White Birch Dr, Ankeny, IA 50023

Nice place, knowledgeable bartenders. Pandemic has affected drink and food supply as they did not have certain products. Service wasnt the best, but...

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  • Good177 Reviews3.7
Chicken Coop 1325 SW Oralabor Rd, Ankeny
Chicken Coop
Bar & Grill • $$

Chicken Coop

1325 SW Oralabor Rd, Ankeny, IA 50023

Love this place! Thank you Lori for the awesome service and always being friendly when we come in! Between here and the other Coops, it's hard to choose!...

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  • Good166 Reviews3.7
Yankee Clipper 312 SW Maple St #2915, Ankeny
Yankee Clipper
Bar & Grill • $

Yankee Clipper

312 SW Maple St #2915, Ankeny, IA 50023

Stopped in for a quick noontime bloody mary. Good n spicy! Nice homey comfortable atmosphere. Wife had a raspberry mule. Had to leave because they were going...

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  • Superb122 Reviews4.3

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