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Waveland Cafe
American Restaurant$
Today 6:00 am – 2:00 pm
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4708 University Ave Des Moines, IA 50311, United States
4708 University AvenueUSIowaDes Moines50311
(515) 279-4341
$American Restaurant, Cafe
American Restaurant
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Today 6:00 am – 2:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am – 2:00 pmTuesday 6:00 am – 2:00 pmWednesday 6:00 am – 2:00 pmThursday 6:00 am – 2:00 pmFriday 6:00 am – 2:00 pmSaturday 6:00 am – 2:00 pmSunday 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
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"Their biscuits and gravy are commendable, according to my boyfriend."
"It has the atmosphere of a family owned, small town diner."
"We were served by the rudest waitress in the world."
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Selena Jachens
2 weeks ago
This place is always really busy, and I don't understand why. The food was mediocre and the servers are awful. This was my first time going there, on Valentine's Day, and our waitress was extremely rude. It ruined my experience instantly. Although the food was warm, it was nothing special. I won't be returning.
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Donald Davidoff
3 months ago
The ultimate in a "greasy spoon" and I say that with love. Great diner food, friendly service. Harkens back to a different era of restaurants/diners.
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Jessica Arnold
a year ago
I went here with my mom and my boyfriend in July. We were told that there's usually a wait, so we were prepared to wait. But we stepped inside and the waitress told us to take a seat over there and she'd wipe the table down. Talk about efficient! It has the atmosphere of a family owned, small town diner. The food was just perfect. I got the cheesy omelette with hash browns and toast. It was so cheesy! There was literally a mountain of cheese on top! I've been craving it ever since. Their biscuits and gravy are commendable, according to my boyfriend. It's easy to get to, as well. I will definitely go again (and again and again and again)!
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Christie Smith
a year ago
I went in around 1:15 pm on a Sunday not knowing it closed at 2 pm and the waitress had no problem with that, we were out by 2:00 pm. The last man to enter the restaurant came in around 1:50 and waitress was SO rude. It was an older man who sat right behind me, he just wanted some eggs and toast. The man was asking the waitress what veggies would come in the eggs if he got them and her response sounded nothing but irritated. She place his order to the guy in the kitchen shouting "SORRY TO PLACE THE LAST ORDER, I KNOW WE CLOSE IN 10 MINUTES BUT THIS GUY INSIST HE STILL ORDERS" The waitress 5 minutes later yells to guy in the kitchen (so the guy eating could hear) "IS THAT ORDER READY YET, WE CLOSE IN 5 MINUTES?" How disrespectful can someone be? Does the extra 10 minutes at work really kill you to treat a customer that way? It's safe to say I did not leave her a tip.
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Bad Apple
4 months ago
We were served by the rudest waitress in the world. Unbelievable. Apparently was in a fight with another waitress and took it out on us by snapping at us although we were nothing but polite to her. Will NEVER eat here again and if you eat here you should have your head examined. There are way too many other places trying to do a good job. There is no reason to have to take the crap this place dishes out. The bathrooms are filthy and that is always a sign of what the kitchen looks like. GO SOMEWHERE ELSE.
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Tony Simons
3 weeks ago
Breakfast the way it should be served; Hot, fresh, and fair priced. Gimme that French Toast platter, baby!
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Jessica Lee
a year ago
Laid back, diner atmosphere. It was nice eating breakfast here. The food was wonderful, homestyle taste, and very reasonably priced. The cinnamon French toast is worth it, over easy eggs are cooked right, and the hash browns are the best we've had in a while.
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Cassidy James Blaede
2 years ago
Cute and super casual little diner. There's not a lot of seating and it can get a bit cozy, but the food is excellent and I've always gotten quick and friendly service. The French toast is probably my favorite breakfast item with the chocolate chip pancakes coming in at a close second.