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Jesse's Embers

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3301 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312-3913
+1 515-255-6011
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11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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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 

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Thank Rex B
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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.

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Thank Larry G
Parkland, Florida
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29 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

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Thank Joe W
Scottsdale, AZ
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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 

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1 Thank TomScottsdaleAZ
Rio, Wisconsin
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319 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 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.

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Thank Richard M
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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.

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Thank Brett F
Urbandale, Iowa
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51 reviews
28 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.

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Thank Mlg2
San Diego, California
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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!!

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Johnston, Iowa
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

Had date night with husband. Place was packed so we ate at the bar. Very pleased with the service and Marty took great care of us. From start to finish had a wonderful experience. We both had steak and cooked perfect. House salad dressing was a hit! Look forward to going back!

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Thank joejoebay
Des Moines, Iowa
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

There are more expensive and possibly higher quality steaks, but for locals Jesse's Embers is a rock solid choice for a good meal and to see your friends and neighbors. Great food at reasonable prices, consistent service, and good drinks bring people back to this small locally owned restaurant. The downside to some is that the dining room is small... More 

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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
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

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