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.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
745 S 51st St, West Des Moines, IA 50265-6991
+1 515-440-2849
16:00 - 22:30
Open now
See all hours
Sun 16:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 22:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

8 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 8: English reviews
Clarksville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Service was basically nonexistent. Young employees were screwing around. Running from back to front and just immature. I get horrible for the manager on staff who was trying to keep staff in line. Several kids were eating and then running trays to people. The garage was overflowing and tables were not clean. Will probably never have to stop through there... More 

Thank OliviaV23
Level Contributor
74 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

This is one of the most consistently good McDonalds in the city. Quality drops after 4pm quite a bit but lunch is always good. A lot of professional friendly and long tenured crew. All McDonalds seem to have gone to a quasi-made to order system so not really the fastest. I eat lunch in this area and am usually most... More 

Thank IowaTravellinGuy
Level Contributor
106 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

This is the one McDonald's that I know will deliver a consistent quality sandwich and fries. Do check your order at the drive thru though to make sure it is correct.

Thank HannahIowa
West Des Moines, Iowa
Level Contributor
51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015

We are not fans of this type of fast food to begin with, but when i have stopped here a total of about 6 times in as many years, our order has NEVER been right.

Thank Dawn V
Tucson, Arizona
Level Contributor
76 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2015 via mobile

Just there for lunch- incredibly rude employee (young female with braided black hair) While all the McDonald's staff (except her) were hustling to keep up with extremely busy time (approx. 11:40am) This "worker" well, she left counter and prep areas work station to go over to soda machines, budge an elderly couple to get a drink- When she interrupted the... More 

Thank Mac776
Buxton, North Carolina
Level Contributor
172 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2013 via mobile

We're not in a hurry, not in a rush, but I have learned to start a timer when at McDonalds. Most are xcellent, however, when you stand at a counter for 4 minutes & the manager stands with his back to you, waiting for a "special order" without acknowledging me, or the 8 people behind me, one must wonder how... More 

Thank Bsuttie
Level Contributor
45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2013 via mobile

This one is very efficient. They are on top of the crowd demands. Hot fries and they didn't taste like old grease. They serve alot of people. Good friendly servers. I havent met any unfriendly people in iowa yet. Thanks for that.

Thank Lynda B
Des Moines, Iowa
Level Contributor
12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2013

What can you say. If your starving and broke then this is the place to eat. It still amazes me the long lines during noon and dinner time that are at the drive ups. I see this and just keep on driving.

Thank Rob R

Travellers who viewed McDonald's also viewed

West Des Moines, IA

Been to McDonald's? 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
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Fast food
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 745 S 51st St, West Des Moines, IA 50265-6991
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  West Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-440-2849

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from McDonald's 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?