We have the best burgers in town! For 21 years we’ve won Cityview’s “Best Of” readers’ poll and are proud to serve these burgers at more than seven locations throughout the metro. Multiple locations in Des Moines, Ankeny, Altoona, Urbandale and Ames.

The Club Car

While great food and service may be the “primary products” of The Club Car, the casual atmosphere also elicits captivation from the moment you walk in the front door. Railroad memorabilia, original framed posters, model train cars and signs from “way back” always draw attention. 13435 University Ave., #200. Clive. 226-1729.

Food Aracde

The food arcades offers a wide array of grab & go food options like whole pizza or by the slice, burgers, tenderloins, wings, fries, hot beef sandwiches, homemade soups, subs, ice cream and much more.  Open 10:00AM – 7:00AM Daily. Part of Meskwaki Bingo Casino & Hotel.

Holiday Inn Cityscape Lounge

Discover the delicious Cityscape Lounge for downtown dinner and drinks… with a view! Located in the Holiday Inn downtown, Cityscape Lounge offers daily Happy Hour drink specials and half-price appetizers Mon.-Fri. during Happy Hour. From our almond-crusted tenders and skyline platter to our cowboy steak and old-world, baked cavatelli pasta… whatever you do, make sure you save room for dessert! Come escape the day and enjoy the view. 1050 Sixth Ave. (515) 283-0151.

Jackpot Buffet

The Jackpot Buffet at Meskwaki Casino is one of the largest buffets in the Midwest with more than 20 homestyle entrée choices along with our fresh, never-frozen, broasted chicken, many homemade desserts and, of course, our famous Friday Seafood Night featuring jumbo snow crab, shrimp scampi, fried whole catfish, fried shrimp, herbed-baked fish, clam strips and many other seafood favorites. The Jackpot Buffet is also well known for an outstanding breakfast, which is served daily Monday thru Saturday. Meskwaki Bingo and Casino, 1504 305th St., Tama. (641) 484-2108.


Oddfellows Burger Kitchen is full of “fun” and “funky”. Their motto is “Be Kind, Tell the Truth, and Eat Good Food”. How can you go wrong? Known for their outstanding burgers, Oddfellows grinds a secret mix of beef brisket and sirloin to create their third-pound patties. The buns, just like the burgers, are created in the Oddfellows kitchen each day… The freshest and tastiest burger you can get. 823 Wheeler St., Ames. 292-2066.

Prairie Meadows

When it comes to outstanding dining, you’re only as good as your reputation.  Which is why our award-winning chefs stake theirs on everything they create.  We invite you to experience their expertise, and their passion, at the Triple Crown Eatery, AJ’s Steakhouse, and Café at The Meadows.


Located at 506 E. Grand in the East Village, Quinton’s is open seven days a week from 11 a.m.-2 a.m. and serves food until midnight. Our unbeatable all-day drink specials are supplemented with a daily happy hour from 3-7 p.m. featuring $3 23-oz. domestic Big Girl beers, $4 premium Big Girls, $5 Big Girl mixed drinks and half-price chips and salsa, C.C.Q. and spinach artichoke dip. We can accommodate groups of up to 60 people. Visit us at to check our menu of unique sandwiches, breadbowl soups, giant loaded spuds, fresh salads and gourmet burgers, with take-out always available.

Trostel’s Greenbriar

Trostel’s Greenbriar is offering a new menu featuring five seasonal specialties, Cracker Crust pizzas and of course, your favorite entrees. Not just for specials occasions but for every occasion when you want… Simply the best! Reservations accepted. 253-0124.


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