Where to Eat in Urbandale: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Hana Mouser

Urbandale is a city in Polk County and Dallas County, Iowa, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city population was 39,463. It is part of the Des Moines–West Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Things to do in Urbandale

1. Iowa Machine Shed Restaurant

11151 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50322-3741 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 13 - SGD 20 +1 515-270-6818
Excellent
50%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 717 reviews

Iowa Machine Shed Restaurant

Reviewed By beaglesruleNebraska - Nebraska

I stepped out of my box and tried something different this visit. I had the double stuffed pork chop with apple, raisin, bourbon stuffing. This was such a big meal I did not even eat half of one of the pork chops. The pork was so moist the bourbon sauce out of this world. We had great service. I will be back when I am in Des Moines

2. Mi Patria Ecuadorian Restaurant

1410 22nd St, West Des Moines, IA 50266-1403 (Formerly Cazador) Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Latin, Ecuadorean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 26 +1 515-222-2755
Excellent
70%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 223 reviews

Mi Patria Ecuadorian Restaurant

Reviewed By Gerald F - Ankeny, Iowa

With another couple, we decided to try something different. Mi Patria is located in a strip mall near our friends home. Nothing fancy about the inside but the service was excellent and the food fantastic. Portions were very large allowing for each of us to take home leftovers. Prices were very reasonable with 4 of us eating for under $70.00(we did not order any alcohol but it is available). Will no doubt return soon.

3. Cool Basil

1250 NW 86th St, Clive, IA 50325-1006 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Chinese, Sushi, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 515-225-8111
Excellent
52%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 196 reviews

Cool Basil

Reviewed By Rpod-lady - Ankeny, Iowa

Met a friend to talk business and she indicated previous positive experiences.

The decor is pleasing and is one of the most appealing Thai restaurants I've dined in. The outdoor patio was really quite nice. Every member of the staff was exceptionally pleasant. My colleague ordered Larb and said it was quite delicious. I had stir fry, and while it was visually appealing, the sauce missed the mark.

4. La Mie Bakery

841 42nd St, Des Moines, IA 50312-2604 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible French, American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 515-255-1625
Excellent
73%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 364 reviews

La Mie Bakery

Reviewed By Jennifer M - Des Moines, Iowa

Great for a quick bite or to take something back to the office. Healthy and not so healthy choices. Great flavors. Not your usual bakery. Not your usual sandwich shop...

5. Baru 66

6587 University Ave, Windsor Heights, IA 50324-1728 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar French Dinner +1 515-277-6627
Excellent
81%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 87 reviews

Baru 66

(515) 277-6627

Reviewed By Tom H

I've been to 7 3 stare Michelin restaurants in Europe and the US and the dinner we had last week would rank with any of those experiences. If you want an incredible experience in true French cuisine, the 6 course tasting menu is not to be missed.

6. Trostel's Greenbriar

5810 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston, IA 50131-1217 (Formerly Tostino's Greenbriar) Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, International, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 515-253-0124
Excellent
69%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 141 reviews

Trostel's Greenbriar

Reviewed By Rpod-lady - Ankeny, Iowa

We went to a late lunch. This place is so busy over lunch, they were reeling it's not a bad thing. Service was what we needed but I was on a leisurely schedule. The food was good but the portion size was much smaller than the last time I was there. I'm a little girl but this left me hungry which NEVER happens. I've eaten here a dozen or more times and it's usually exceptional or at least above average.

7. Waterfront Seafood Market

2900 University Ave Ste A4, West Des Moines, IA 50266-1251 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Seafood, Sushi, Soups, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 515-223-5106
Excellent
57%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
6%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 306 reviews

Waterfront Seafood Market

Reviewed By promopower - Des Moines, Iowa

Waterfront has been in business since 1984, in the hands of the same family the whole time. They pride themselves on bringing the freshest possible seafood to land-locked Iowa. Their standard menu is always good, but it's the daily specials where the kitchen shows off their skills. This trip I had a beautiful piece of mahi mahi, perfectly pan-fried, atop gnochi with jullienned vegetables in a delicious cream sauce. Prices are fair for the quality of the product and the service.

8. Urban Grill

3651 86th St, Urbandale, IA 50322-4007 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible American, Bar, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks +1 515-278-1016
Excellent
39%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 133 reviews

Urban Grill

Reviewed By Joseph S - Arnold, Maryland

My sister- and brother-in-law--long time Des Moines area residents--took me and my wife to lunch at The Urban Grill. The restaurant is located on 86th Street near I-80. The exterior is very unassuming, but don't let that deter you from visiting for an instant! We arrived at the height of the lunchtime rush, and the place was packed, but we didn't have to wait long for a table as the staff got us settled in just a couple of minutes. The Grill has indoor and outdoor seating and a full-service bar that also has seating, both at tables and at the bar. This happened to be Restaurant Week 2017 in Des Moines, so I elected to have a four-course special: soup, entree, side, and dessert for $14.00. I ordered loaded-potato soup, blackened salmon sandwich, rice pilaf, and cheesecake. It was extremely delicious!!! My dining partners ordered the following: a cheeseburger, chicken salad sandwich, and steak salad. All reported outstanding results. The owner of The Grill, David Thompson, and his senior staff were totally hands-on, seating customers, delivering meals, clearing tables, etc. A great experience all around!!! I can't wait to return to Urbandale.

9. Texas Roadhouse

8744 Northpark Dr, Johnston, IA 50131-3092 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Steakhouse Lunch, Dinner SGD 7 - SGD 26 +1 515-251-4597
Excellent
49%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
6%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 230 reviews

Texas Roadhouse is a steak restaurant providing legendary food with legendary service. Texas Roadhouse specializes in hand-cut steaks, fresh-baked bread, fall-off-the-bone-ribs, and made-from-scratch sides. We also serve ice cold beer and legendary margaritas. Treat your family and friends to a night at Texas Roadhouse.

Reviewed By Robert M - Perry, Iowa

Family of 5 ate here for our son's 10th bday. Great experience again. It was packed for a Wednesday evening, but service was great! Food was hot and delicious. THis location is top notch when it comes to Texas Roadhouse restaurants!! Love it.

10. The Cheese Shop

833 42nd St Ste B, Des Moines, IA 50312-2604 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American Lunch, Dinner +1 515-528-8181
Excellent
80%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 140 reviews

The Cheese Shop

Reviewed By Tom B - Carroll, Iowa

Stopped for the first time Saturday, read some outstanding reviews. This place does not dissappoint, daughter had the "Breakfast" great sandwich, wife had Mac & cheese w/ bacon yum, and I had the Muffaletta WOW!

The staff was extremely helpful with our selections. Felt like I was in the "Cheers" of cheese shops.

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