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“Don't go for German food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hessen Haus

Hessen Haus
Ranked #24 of 563 Restaurants in Des Moines
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: German, Bar, European, Pub, Central European
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Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
McAllen, Texas, United States
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31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Don't go for German food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

I understand why beer drinkers love this place, but we were looking for good German food and were disappointed based on other TripAdvisor reviews. The food was good, but not memorable. However, the service was great. We asked to split an entree, and they were extremely accommodating.

Visited May 2014
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English first
Fairplay, Colorado
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149 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“An Excellent Experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2014

We celebrated our son's graduation from Drake University with a meal at Hessen Haus. A lovely day, we were able to eat outside on the patio and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The entire family also shared a "boot" of Oktoberfest beer, much to the delight of our son. The food was excellent and there was a large variety of items to choose from so each family member was able to select a meal to their liking. We will visit Hessen Haus on our next visit to Des Moines.

Visited May 2014
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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300 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“German goodness”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

I sat at the bar and the bartender was amazing. He let me sample nearly every beer on draft. I settled on several, and then had a couple from the bottle. Very good selection of German beers. The food was excellent - I can't pronounce the name, but it was a solid piece of pork with a knife through the middle. Large portion and better flavor. Only a quarter mile or so from the Residence Inn.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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87 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A boot? I think so!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014 via mobile

Who wouldn't want to drink from a huge glass boot? I didn't have the food; we just drank good beer. The atmosphere was relaxing and fun.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Authentic German meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014 via mobile

Whole Foods guy mentioned this place for the beer, so I decided to try it for a meal. Was glad I did, they worked with me getting some flights so I could try more of the beers, and the bartender found me an off-list brew that was my favorite of the 8 when I said surprise me on the last choice. Food was fantastic, nice ambiance. Would visit again when I'm in town.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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