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Restaurants in Clive

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Cool Basil 1250 86th St, Clive
Cool Basil
Thai • $$

Cool Basil

1250 86th St, Clive, IA 50325

Delicious food, good portion sizes and reasonable pricing. The outdoor patio was a great place to sit. I got the Healthy Fried Rice and it was very good. They...

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  • Superb746 Reviews4.7
John & Nick's Steak & Prime Rib Inc 15970 Hickman Rd, Clive
John & Nick's Steak & Prime Rib Inc
Steak House • $$

John & Nick's Steak & Prime Rib Inc

15970 Hickman Rd, Clive, IA 50325

Great food and we had an excellent server. Prime rib, kabob and linguini alfredo were all very good and the salad bar has the best selection of items around....

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  • Superb273 Reviews4.5
Cosi Cucina Italian Grill 1975 NW 86th St, Clive
Cosi Cucina Italian Grill
Italian • $$

Cosi Cucina Italian Grill

1975 NW 86th St, Clive, IA 50325

We were traveling through the area and Cosi was recommended by our hotel manager. It has an 'old Chicago gangster' decor. We began with Calamari....

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  • Superb192 Reviews4.7
Gazali's Mediterranean Cuisine 15700 Hickman Rd #110, Clive
Gazali's Mediterranean Cuisine
Greek • $

Gazali's Mediterranean Cuisine

15700 Hickman Rd #110, Clive, IA 50325

I LOVE Gazali's! Our favorite place in the metro. I went to their old location and loved it. And it's even better at their new location off Hickman!...

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  • Superb236 Reviews4.7
Nothing Bundt Cakes 1255 Northwest 128th Street Suite 300, Clive
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Cupcakes • $$

Nothing Bundt Cakes

1255 Northwest 128th Street Suite 300, Clive, IA 50325

This is just my cup of tea... I tried several of the miniature Bundt cakes and I have no complaints. I ate them all...in a single setting. On second thought,...

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  • Superb103 Reviews4.8
Club Car Restaurant & Lounge 13435 University Ave #200, Clive
Club Car Restaurant & Lounge
American • $$

Club Car Restaurant & Lounge

13435 University Ave #200, Clive, IA 50325

A very well-run place with great cocktails and food. Very efficient and very friendly. Visiting from out of town but if I lived within an hour of this place I...

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  • Superb172 Reviews4.4
Mi Mexico Restaurant 11407 Forest Ave, Clive
Mi Mexico Restaurant
Mexican • $$

Mi Mexico Restaurant

11407 Forest Ave, Clive, IA 50325

I've been to Mi Mexico dozens of time. Their chips and salsa great. I love thin and salty chips. I would prefer a good hot sauce, but most folks in the...

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  • Superb165 Reviews4.3
Billy Vee’s Italian Restaurant 9968 Swanson Blvd, Clive
Billy Vee’s Italian Restaurant
Italian • $$

Billy Vee’s Italian Restaurant

9968 Swanson Blvd, Clive, IA 50325

I’ve been following Billy Vees since I discovered them in panora, then went to their old valley junction location and then again to their current west Des...

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  • Superb145 Reviews4.4
Sarpino's Pizzeria 15700 Hickman Rd, Clive
Sarpino's Pizzeria
Pizza • $$

Sarpino's Pizzeria

15700 Hickman Rd, Clive, IA 50325

The only reason it get as high a rating as it does is the STAFF. They were amazing and so friendly. The pizza was ok for late night after midnight pizza, but...

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  • Good164 Reviews4.2
Outback Steakhouse 10901 University Ave, Clive
Outback Steakhouse
Steak House • $$

Outback Steakhouse

10901 University Ave, Clive, IA 50325

Had a great dinner here with my wife, got the blooming onion and some great steaks. Our waitress Dee was awesome and very customer focused, we will be back...

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  • Good193 Reviews4
Mandarin Grill & Sushi Bar 1250 Northwest 128th Street # 100, Clive
Mandarin Grill & Sushi Bar
Asian Fusion • $$

Mandarin Grill & Sushi Bar

1250 Northwest 128th Street # 100, Clive, IA 50325

Great sushi and service! We ordered Dduk bok gi which a sticky Rice cakes in a sweet spicy sauce, the ghost pepper roll, the unicorn roll, fire cracker roll,...

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  • Superb129 Reviews4.3
The Flying Moose 8980 Hickman Rd #101, Clive
The Flying Moose
Bar & Grill • $$

The Flying Moose

8980 Hickman Rd #101, Clive, IA 50325

Pretty neat place. Definitely will be going back. Not too busy. 2 pool tables, and like 10 pinball machines. Only down side is some of the machines eat...

  • Superb91 Reviews4.5
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store 11701 University Ave, Clive
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
American • $

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

11701 University Ave, Clive, IA 50325

We had the turkey dressing with sweet potatoes lunch special. The food tasted so good!! Service was fast and our waitress Wanda is awesome!! So attentive!! ...

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  • Good200 Reviews4.1
El Rodeo 1310 NW 118th St, Clive
El Rodeo
Mexican • $$

El Rodeo

1310 NW 118th St, Clive, IA 50325

I was staying at a nearby hotel. I had the vegetarian combo and the food was good. The margarita was excellent. I had 'sopapilla' for dessert, but it...

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  • Good158 Reviews4
Zuzap 12871 University Ave #100, Clive
Zuzap
Thai • $$

Zuzap

12871 University Ave #100, Clive, IA 50325

I've had Thai food in many places across the continent. The Summer Rolls here have been by far the best. Very fresh, great flavor and their sauces...

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  • Good140 Reviews4.1

American Restaurants

American in Clive
Bakers Square Restaurant & Bakery 1310 NW 114th St, Clive
Bakers Square Restaurant & Bakery
American

Bakers Square Restaurant & Bakery

1310 NW 114th St, Clive, IA 50325

Had breakfast pick four and added one I enjoyed it the lady and grand daughter also seem to enjoy it. The service was promt and accurate mildly amusing and a...

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  • Good140 Reviews4.1
Denny's 11820 Hickman Rd, Clive
Denny's
American • $

Denny's

11820 Hickman Rd, Clive, IA 50325

Let's make this clear, it's another "covid" excuse. This place each time I was there had a "waiting list" several tables dirty,...

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  • Good147 Reviews3.7
Pally's Pub 1800 NW 86th St, Clive
Pally's Pub
American

Pally's Pub

1800 NW 86th St, Clive, IA 50325

Really nice and friendly staff and great food. Nice selection of beer on tap and Lot's of room with patio. Block from bike path. Right next to Barr...

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  • Superb35 Reviews4.5

Pizza Restaurants

Pizza in Clive
The Other Place Clive 12401 University Ave, Clive
The Other Place Clive
Pizza • $$

The Other Place Clive

12401 University Ave, Clive, IA 50325

I had the Chicken Alfredo it was good but a little bland. I gave it 4 stars because the service was SPECTACULAR. Would definitely come back to try a different...

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  • Good184 Reviews3.8
Domino's Pizza 2200 NW 159th St #100, Clive
Domino's Pizza
Pizza • $

Domino's Pizza

2200 NW 159th St #100, Clive, IA 50325

I try not to eat pizza often- but still find myself ordering from here as I LOVE the specialty chicken! Friendly staff go above and beyond! Ryan (manager) is...

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  • Good75 Reviews4
Little Caesars Pizza 10201 University Ave, Clive
Little Caesars Pizza
Pizza • $

Little Caesars Pizza

10201 University Ave, Clive, IA 50325

I've been buying from these folks for several years. They really measure up with handling requests, friendly and responsive, really willing to tailor and...

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  • Good60 Reviews3.5

Mexican Restaurants

Mexican in Clive
Nacho Tequilas 1945 NW 86th St, Clive
Nacho Tequilas
Mexican • $$

Nacho Tequilas

1945 NW 86th St, Clive, IA 50325

Best Mexican food in Des Moines, reminds of South Texas. We had the street taco’s, tampiquena, and enchiladas mole. All were very good. The mole sauce was...

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  • Good141 Reviews3.9
Agave Grill 12931 University Ave, Clive
Agave Grill
Mexican • $

Agave Grill

12931 University Ave, Clive, IA 50325

Bruh. It was so delicious. The house salsa is great, tastes fresh and the queso was also really good. I had the Agave Burrito and it was great. It was not...

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  • Superb116 Reviews4.3
Monterrey Mexican Restaurant 8801 University Ave STE 27, Clive
Monterrey Mexican Restaurant
Mexican • $

Monterrey Mexican Restaurant

8801 University Ave STE 27, Clive, IA 50325

Food is ALWAYS great! Been going here since I was a kid and never had a problem.Whether you dine in or pick up it is fast, hot, and tastes amazing. 5 stars...

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  • Good144 Reviews4

Fast Food Restaurants

Fast Food in Clive
McDonald's 11400 Forest Ln, Clive
McDonald's
Fast Food • $

McDonald's

11400 Forest Ln, Clive, IA 50325

Worst McDonalds in 100 miles. I ordered a fish sandwich meal no cheese, extra tartar and an additional fish, no cheese, extra tartar. That confused the kid in...

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  • Average137 Reviews2.8
Arby's 15701 Hickman Rd, Clive
Arby's
Fast Food • $

Arby's

15701 Hickman Rd, Clive, IA 50325

Love me some arbys always good servise an great food an in a timely matter MC Donalds dont have nothing on the crew at arbys thank ladies an gets for ya...

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  • Good82 Reviews3.4
Jimmy John's 1500 NW 86th St, Clive
Jimmy John's
Fast Food • $

Jimmy John's

1500 NW 86th St, Clive, IA 50325

I Order my grandma Jimmy Johns from Minnesota on a weekly basis so my grandma can have a good sandwich in her nursing home. They’re always nice to me. I mess...

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  • Good57 Reviews3.7
Jersey Mike's Subs 12851 University Ave Ste. 200, Clive
Jersey Mike's Subs
Sandwich Shop • $

Jersey Mike's Subs

12851 University Ave Ste. 200, Clive, IA 50325

Had the Chicken Bacon Ranch sandwich, Giant, to go. Guy said thy always cut the Giant ones in 4 pieces, but when we opened it in the car, only cut in half....

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  • Good114 Reviews4.1
PepperJax Grill 9901 University Ave STE 11, Clive
PepperJax Grill
Sandwich Shop • $

PepperJax Grill

9901 University Ave STE 11, Clive, IA 50325

Super short staffed but the two staff were friendly and welcoming especially considering their working conditions. I'm really impressed with the service...

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  • Good123 Reviews3.9
Capriotti's Sandwich Shop 13101 University Ave, Clive
Capriotti's Sandwich Shop
Sandwich Shop

Capriotti's Sandwich Shop

13101 University Ave, Clive, IA 50325

If you like the Sundown sub from Baggins, you'll LOVE the Hot Bobby!And if you love the Eegee's Grinder, the Italian is the closest to it! Amazing...

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  • Good74 Reviews4.2
Fazio's University Tap 7500 University Blvd Ste I, Clive
Fazio's University Tap
Bar & Grill • $$

Fazio's University Tap

7500 University Blvd Ste I, Clive, IA 50325

Place was nice. Monday night. Bartender is a love! She was being told by too many people how to do a job she's clearly knowledgeable enough to do without...

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  • Superb75 Reviews4.5
Nick's Bar & Grill 9769 University Ave, Clive
Nick's Bar & Grill
Bar & Grill • $$

Nick's Bar & Grill

9769 University Ave, Clive, IA 50325

Wonderful 1st experience here. Service alone is top notch. It was so good that who cares about the quality of the food? But the food was good, too. I would...

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  • Good144 Reviews3.7
Tapz Pub 8450 Hickman Rd, Clive
Tapz Pub
Bar & Grill • $$

Tapz Pub

8450 Hickman Rd, Clive, IA 50325

Convenient location tucked away just off of Hickman & 86th. Easy to get to and far enough away from the main roads to provide a little separation from the...

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  • Superb63 Reviews4.4
Down Under Bar & Grill 8350 Hickman Rd, Clive
Down Under Bar & Grill
Sports Bar • $$

Down Under Bar & Grill

8350 Hickman Rd, Clive, IA 50325

Always a great time at the Down Under Bar & Grill! Great atmosphere - plenty of TVs, live music, pool tables & darts, relaxing patio, and outstanding...

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  • Superb99 Reviews4.3
Rookies Sports Bar & Grill 2180 NW 156th St, Clive
Rookies Sports Bar & Grill
Sports Bar • $$

Rookies Sports Bar & Grill

2180 NW 156th St, Clive, IA 50325

Everything I've tried on the menu is fantastic. Pizza, Baked Mac n cheese, Pizza, even build your own burgers or chicken sandwiches, the food is down...

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  • Good112 Reviews4
Front Row 9956 Swanson Blvd, Clive
Front Row
Sports Bar • $

Front Row

9956 Swanson Blvd, Clive, IA 50325

Great place to watch the Hawkeyes. Love that they have a popcorn machine but otherwise don't plan on eating here. The wings look boiled and that they...

  • Good78 Reviews4.1