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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want a sandwich, soup or an amazing salad - look no further. The food is amazing, the Reuben is one of my coworkers favorites. I myself go for their soups and salads. Their meatloaf is also amazing. Must go here for lunch at least once and you'll get hooked!

Thank vacagirl2016
Sioux City, Iowa
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180 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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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42 reviews
22 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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61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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99 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

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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
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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?