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Restaurants in Urbandale

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El Barco Mexican Restaurant 8801 Hickman Rd b, Urbandale
El Barco Mexican Restaurant
Mexican • $$

El Barco Mexican Restaurant

8801 Hickman Rd b, Urbandale, IA 50322

Best Mexican food ever. El Barco & Fiesta in WSDM are owned by the same man. Always have had great service, the choripollo is what I always order. The...

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  • Superb267 Reviews4.6
Machine Shed Restaurant Urbandale 11151 Hickman Rd, Urbandale
Machine Shed Restaurant Urbandale
American • $$

Machine Shed Restaurant Urbandale

11151 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50322

This is probably the closest you can get to a home cooked meal at a restaurant. The staff is friendly, it's clean and the food was delicious. The portion...

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  • Good301 Reviews4.2
Irina's Restaurant and Bar 2301 Rocklyn Dr, Urbandale
Irina's Restaurant and Bar
Russian • $$

Irina's Restaurant and Bar

2301 Rocklyn Dr, Urbandale, IA 50322

Had large group on patio. Nice setting. Staff took good care of us. Drinks good. Had Southern Russian. Nice mix of appetizers. Entree had blackened chicken...

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  • Good235 Reviews4.2
Hidalgo Mexican Bar and Grill 2675 100th St, Urbandale
Hidalgo Mexican Bar and Grill
Mexican • $$

Hidalgo Mexican Bar and Grill

2675 100th St, Urbandale, IA 50322

2 stars for friendly service and repeatedly checking in. 2 stars for a zippy plate of sliced steak in hot sauce. 1 star for having Pacifico on tap. Usually...

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  • Superb151 Reviews4.4
The Urban Grill 3651 86th St, Urbandale
The Urban Grill
American • $$

The Urban Grill

3651 86th St, Urbandale, IA 50322

Second visit to The Urban Grill yesterday. Enjoyed the patio, and had great service. We have learned they get some of the freshest, highest-quality seafood in...

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  • Good187 Reviews4.2
Range Restaurant + Cocktail Bar 11865 Hickman Rd, Urbandale
Range Restaurant + Cocktail Bar
American • $$

Range Restaurant + Cocktail Bar

11865 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50323

Food was excellent, however a few more shrimp would be nice. Some seasoning on that shrimp is needed as well. The only negative would be the obnoxious golf...

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  • Good203 Reviews4.1
Cancun Grill And Cantina 3855 121st St, Urbandale
Cancun Grill And Cantina
Mexican • $

Cancun Grill And Cantina

3855 121st St, Urbandale, IA 50323

I can not say enough about this little hidden gem! The restaurant is super fast, kind, clean, and well priced for the huge amount of food you get! Done in and...

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  • Superb170 Reviews4.5
100th St. Corner Cafe 3017 100th St, Urbandale
100th St. Corner Cafe
Breakfast • $

100th St. Corner Cafe

3017 100th St, Urbandale, IA 50322

One of the best breakfast joint I've ever visited. Had the Big breakfast, 3 eggs, sausage links, toast, and literally A TON of hashbrown. Great portion,...

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  • Superb158 Reviews4.5
Bennigan's On Merle Hay 4800 Merle Hay Rd, Urbandale
Bennigan's On Merle Hay
American • $$

Bennigan's On Merle Hay

4800 Merle Hay Rd, Urbandale, IA 50322

The restaurant, tables, and restrooms were spotless.The waitress was very friendly, professional, and knowledgeable about the orders.The food was quick and...

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  • Good161 Reviews4.2
B-Bop's 4565 86th St, Urbandale
B-Bop's
Fast Food • $

B-Bop's

4565 86th St, Urbandale, IA 50322

Bbop's is a must and this is the best location! Their food is always consistently hot and fresh. They have the best ranch and nuggets. Don't forget...

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  • Superb152 Reviews4.4
Tasty Tacos 8549 Hickman Rd, Urbandale
Tasty Tacos
Mexican • $

Tasty Tacos

8549 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50322

So delicious. Definitely not traditional, but the way they fry their flower tortillas is delicious. One of the best splurges in town while also being easy on...

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  • Superb151 Reviews4.4
Teds Coney Island West 2667 86th St, Urbandale
Teds Coney Island West
Hot Dogs • $

Teds Coney Island West

2667 86th St, Urbandale, IA 50322

Will not find a better gyro in the Midwest. I've tried. Minneapolis, Chicago, Iowa City. No other spots compare because of the Tzatziki sauce. The...

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  • Superb139 Reviews4.4
Taki Japanese Steakhouse 2677 86th St, Urbandale
Taki Japanese Steakhouse
Sushi Bar • $$

Taki Japanese Steakhouse

2677 86th St, Urbandale, IA 50322

Service was awesome, had a great time for a friend's birthday. Food was great, but let's be honest, you go here for the atmosphere first. Had...

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  • Good158 Reviews3.9
Bandit Burrito 5340 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston
Bandit Burrito
Tex-Mex • $

Bandit Burrito

5340 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston, IA 50131

Breakfast burritos are devine!! Chipotle style eatery where it’s build your own burrito/bowl. Great fresh ingredients and very well seasoned food. Came here...

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  • Superb143 Reviews4.3
The Chicken Coop Sports Bar and Grill 12725 Meredith Dr, Urbandale
The Chicken Coop Sports Bar and Grill
Bar & Grill • $$

The Chicken Coop Sports Bar and Grill

12725 Meredith Dr, Urbandale, IA 50323

Had a great lunch here a couple of weeks ago. Jolene was the bartender that day and she was so friendly and we had a great time visiting with her. We would...

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  • Good155 Reviews3.9

American Restaurants

American in Urbandale
Ruby Tuesday 4900 86th St, Urbandale
Ruby Tuesday
American • $$

Ruby Tuesday

4900 86th St, Urbandale, IA 50322

Good food. Service a little slow due to lack of help. Waiter was great though. Gave us plenty of time to catch up with friends we hadn't seen in a while....

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  • Good176 Reviews3.7
Urbandale Clubhouse And Restraunt 4022-4098 NW 86th St, Urbandale
Urbandale Clubhouse And Restraunt
American

Urbandale Clubhouse And Restraunt

4022-4098 NW 86th St, Urbandale, IA 50322

  • Superb6 Reviews5
Cucina Fantasma DSM 11865 Hickman Rd, Urbandale
Cucina Fantasma DSM
American

Cucina Fantasma DSM

11865 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50323

I am beyond impressed with Cucina Fantasma customer service. We placed our order thru GrubHub. The driver had not shown up on time. The restaurant reached out...

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  • Good3 Reviews3.7

Pizza Restaurants

Pizza in Urbandale
Pizza Ranch 4954 86th St, Urbandale
Pizza Ranch
Pizza • $$

Pizza Ranch

4954 86th St, Urbandale, IA 50322

Always have a good time here, the little one loves having the variety to choose from. I have a bit of an addiction to the fried chicken, surprisingly good for...

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  • Good158 Reviews3.8
Northern Lights Pizza 7611 Douglas Ave #28, Urbandale
Northern Lights Pizza
Pizza • $$

Northern Lights Pizza

7611 Douglas Ave #28, Urbandale, IA 50322

Just ordered from here, when we travel we love trying different pizzas, I know it's a risk at times lol. This was by far one of the best pizzas I have had...

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  • Good107 Reviews4
Sam & Louie's Italian Restaurant & New York Pizzeria 8561 Hickman Rd, Urbandale
Sam & Louie's Italian Restaurant & New York Pizzeria
Pizza • $$

Sam & Louie's Italian Restaurant & New York Pizzeria

8561 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50322

Would have been 5 stars but for two days in a row as soon as this woman answered the phone she'd put me on hold and never come back. Finally some Spanish...

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  • Good111 Reviews3.5

Mexican Restaurants

Mexican in Urbandale
El Patron Mexican Restaurant & Cantina 6350 Douglas Ave, Urbandale
El Patron Mexican Restaurant & Cantina
Mexican

El Patron Mexican Restaurant & Cantina

6350 Douglas Ave, Urbandale, IA 50322

I've tried almost everything on the menuI always get Carnitas (Best I've found in the metro) My son loves the fish tacos AND let's not forget...

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VIVA Mexican Restaurant 4531 86th St, Urbandale
VIVA Mexican Restaurant
Mexican • $$

VIVA Mexican Restaurant

4531 86th St, Urbandale, IA 50322

Food was tasty and quick to the table after being ordered. Place was clean on the inside and the wait staff were fairly friendly. I would have given 5 stars...

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  • Good135 Reviews3.9
El Rodeo Mexican Restaurant 7420 Douglas Ave, Urbandale
El Rodeo Mexican Restaurant
Mexican • $

El Rodeo Mexican Restaurant

7420 Douglas Ave, Urbandale, IA 50322

Love going to El Rodeo. My favorite place in Des Moines for Mexican food. I have tried multiple dishes but the burrito Mexicano is my favorite. The staff that...

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  • Good131 Reviews4

Fast Food Restaurants

Fast Food in Urbandale
Long John Silver's 7421 Douglas Ave, Urbandale
Long John Silver's
Fast Food

Long John Silver's

7421 Douglas Ave, Urbandale, IA 50322

Good service, delicious fish & root beer. July 2021 and the dining room is still not open - we had to eat in our car in the parking lot. Disappointing - we...

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  • Good131 Reviews3.7
Arby's 2919 100th St, Urbandale
Arby's
Fast Food • $

Arby's

2919 100th St, Urbandale, IA 50322

Pretty standard fast food experience, tho this location on 100th is always quick with getting orders ready. never had to wait more than 4 minutes from ordering...

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  • Good67 Reviews3.8
McDonald's 3441 86th St, Urbandale
McDonald's
Fast Food • $

McDonald's

3441 86th St, Urbandale, IA 50322

I don’t understand why there is so much negativity with this McDonald’s. Every time I’ve come through the drive thru everyone has always been more than...

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  • Average108 Reviews2.6

Burger Restaurants

Burgers in Urbandale
Wendy's 3815 100th St, Urbandale
Wendy's
Hamburgers & Hot Dogs • $

Wendy's

3815 100th St, Urbandale, IA 50322

Pulled up to the drive through before the official close time, but they were closing early because of short staff. They ended up giving us free sandwiches to...

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  • Good112 Reviews4
McDonald's 4900 NW Urbandale Dr, Urbandale
McDonald's
Burgers • $

McDonald's

4900 NW Urbandale Dr, Urbandale, IA 50322

Excellent fast service and fresh hot fries during a busy lunch hour. The lady who helped me got my shamrock shake right away while I waited. I would describe...

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  • Average103 Reviews3.1
Wahlburgers @ HyVee 8701 Douglas Ave, Urbandale
Wahlburgers @ HyVee
Hamburger

Wahlburgers @ HyVee

8701 Douglas Ave, Urbandale, IA 50322

My coworkers and I like to stop here for a quick lunch. There are options for everyone including chicken, meatloaf, Mac and cheese, pizza, Chinese entrees,...

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Hungry Boyz 3070 100th St, Urbandale
Hungry Boyz
Sandwich Shop • $$

Hungry Boyz

3070 100th St, Urbandale, IA 50322

A great place to go for lunch. I recently moved to the Des Moines area and this place is close to my office. The service is great. The owner is very friendly...

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  • Superb79 Reviews4.4
Palmer's Deli & Market 3719 86th St, Urbandale
Palmer's Deli & Market
Sandwich Shop • $

Palmer's Deli & Market

3719 86th St, Urbandale, IA 50322

New kid made my sandwich, took it to the counter and the lady must have been a manager… I didn’t fuss, just expected to pay and eat my sandwich, however...

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  • Good115 Reviews4.2
Arby's 4920 86th St, Urbandale
Arby's
Sandwich Shop • $

Arby's

4920 86th St, Urbandale, IA 50322

I've never been to this location but they were amazing! I got there about 30 minutes before they closed with a big order and they never once made me feel...

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  • Good108 Reviews3.7
The U Neighborhood Grill 7500 Douglas Ave, Urbandale
The U Neighborhood Grill
Sports Bar • $

The U Neighborhood Grill

7500 Douglas Ave, Urbandale, IA 50322

On my visit to Urbandale I went twice. The first time was Awesome! Katelyn who I had never met was Bartender/Server. Great attitude, the bar was full and...

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  • Good103 Reviews4.1
Groucho's Lounge 2763 NW 86th St, Urbandale
Groucho's Lounge
Sports Bar • $$

Groucho's Lounge

2763 NW 86th St, Urbandale, IA 50322

We would have never known about this place except a regular invited us to stop by to watch the Vikings game. We were told it was a vikIng bar, and while there...

  • Superb38 Reviews4.3
Blue Shark Ale House 3701 NW 86th St, Urbandale
Blue Shark Ale House
Sports Bar

Blue Shark Ale House

3701 NW 86th St, Urbandale, IA 50322

Take a bite out of this place! I have no idea how Blue Shark swam into Urbandale but I'm glad it did! Our seat on the patio was delightful - just like...

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  • Good57 Reviews4.1