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Palmer's Deli & Market

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555 Walnut St Ste 219, Des Moines, IA 50309-4116
+1 515-288-4466
09:00 - 15:00
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Sioux City, Iowa
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168 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Have been to Palmer's a couple of times and have never been disappointed.Healthy choices at reasonable prices.

Thank loesshawk2015
Des Moines, Iowa
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Big reputation and a lot of buzz but at the end of the day it is a very pricey deli. They have your basic salad, sandwich, soup, sides kind of offerings and everything tastes good. There is nothing to complain about as far as the food goes but it is not exciting and at the prices there are better options... More 

Thank KGibson23
Des Moines, United States
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Great food, clean establishment, friendly staff. This is a once a month or more stop for us, my wife has tried several sandwiches, I prefer the Pastrami.

Thank Charles H
Des Moines, Iowa
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Palmer's deli lead me to believe that i was going to go to the official deli that i am used to with the stacked deli meat sandwiches and that flavorful official jewish type delicatessan that i am used to. Instead, the sandwich was meh what i got (i can't remember, it was awhile ago) and i did enjoy the premade... More 

Thank bglick21
Des Moines, Iowa
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

Their breakfast is the best. Not all locations serve it so be sure to look before you try to go! They make wonderful sandwiches, and they have a few "gluten free" options but it's not ideal. If you have allergies I would avoid this deli, it's like most and open air so there's no control at all. I've had reactions... More 

Thank Jenna K
Ankeny, Iowa
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97 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

I prefer the Palmer's Deli in Ankeny for its layout and parking, but the food is similar and fresh at 555 Walnut St. The menu doesn't stray toward anything exotic, and you're sure to find something for even the pickiest palate. I like the salads and the hot beef sandwiches.

Thank Iowa50021
Des Moines, Iowa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

Best chicken salad ever! Tried many kinds all over the country, but always come back home to Des Moines for Palmer's chicken salad!

Thank Annie W
Oskaloosa, Iowa
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

Perfect for lunch, everything is fresh and yummy! ! Love the soups and all the different salads they make. After dining I even pick up a quart or 2 to take home!

Thank Laura G
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2015

We had palmeres brought in great service and even better food! We had a full meal with salad, and desert no complaints great job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank Brett K
Des Moines, Iowa
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2015 via mobile

Leaving a photo of this catastrophe that I speak of. I ordered a spinach salad. There is a list of the salads & the fixings to go with it. Why did the salad guy ask me if I wanted spinach, iceberg, or romaine? Spinach, I guess?!? Then he proceeded to ask me what I wanted in it: if there is... More 

Thank Rdaley10

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Delicatessen, Soups
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
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Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 555 Walnut St Ste 219, Des Moines, IA 50309-4116
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-288-4466

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?