We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Jesse's Embers

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
3301 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312-3913
+1 515-255-6011
Today
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

92 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 92: English reviews
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We hadn't eaten here in 30 years but it's been around Des Moines a long time so we met some friends there for dinner. Most of us had steaks. They were all perfectly cooked, nicely brown on the outside and perfect inside. My friend ordered a filet well done and that's tough to get right. Salads were adequate. House made... More 

Helpful?
Thank Amy W
Chicago, United States
Level Contributor
103 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had an amazingly good time on New Year's Eve Eve with my wife and dear friends who had never ate at the restaurant before! The wait was not long and the food was superb and service outstanding.

Helpful?
Thank REIKE P
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Good food and good service. There is a nice variety of steaks, ribs, and seafood. The burgers are fine, but not really their signature specialty. It is dark and cramped, so avoid bringing a group of people bigger than 3. Lots of locals who obviously enjoy the food and atmosphere. I have yet to have the steak, ribs, etc., so... More 

Helpful?
Thank Rex B
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

It's hard to make a trip to Des Moines and not stop at "The Embers". My mom and dad have been going there since it opened and it's still our go to spot. Great food, great service. Just ate there and I can't wait to go back.

Helpful?
Thank Larry G
Parkland, Florida
Level Contributor
30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

fantastic place walk in thru the kitchen, tables rammed tight I hope you like your neighbor but highly recommend this place its been there forever the steaks are wonderful a great meeting place

Helpful?
Thank Joe W
Scottsdale, AZ
Level Contributor
49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

You had better like meat if you come here -- there is not much else on the menu. The steaks are really just so-so, nothing incredible. Drinks are OK as long as you do not ask for anything fancy. It is a small place and rather noisy. It was crowded when we were there on a saturday night -- very... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank TomScottsdaleAZ
Rio, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
321 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

My wife and I ate here for lunch. The atmosphere is great (if you like the local establishment feel). I had a greek salad and half Rueben and my wife had a cheeseburger. The food was really good and well priced. Will return.

Helpful?
Thank Richard M
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

I have been going to Jessie's for years. No-frills, old-fashioned steakhouse but consistent and in my opinion the best burger in town. Marty the owner is there most nights and he's always eager to ensure your experience was a good one.

Helpful?
Thank Brett F
Urbandale, Iowa
Level Contributor
53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Locally owned and wonderful! Both steaks and seafood are over the top great. Have the Cajun shrimp appetizer it is amazing! You can't go wrong by checking out this little locale steakhouse.

Helpful?
Thank Mlg2
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

We have not lived in Iowa for several years. It still amazes me that my husband walks in to jesses a couple of times a year and everyone greets him by name!! The food is always consistent, drinks cold and service with a smile And your name!!

Helpful?
1 Thank rebecca k

Travellers who viewed Jesse's Embers also viewed

 

Been to Jesse's Embers? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3301 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312-3913
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-255-6011

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Jesse's Embers and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Jesse's Embers staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?