Reviews of The Radish Dining & Catering (Catering)

721 E 1st St, Grimes, IA 50111, United States

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Currently the business receives a rating of 4.3 out of 5 and the rating has been based on 269 reviews.

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This Catering is classified in the category of American restaurant.

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REVIEWS OF The Radish Dining & Catering IN Iowa

Garry Smith

Great food!

Blake Current

I wish i could tell you more. We got in about 1:22 gal sat us down and took our drink order and said Kathy would be back to take our order. At 1:37 no drink yet everyone in back talking, only other group in the place was a group of ladies talking, assuming they were done already. I asked my wife if she was ready to leave.

James Ingle

I put a $100 dollar bill under one of the tables and no one has found it...

Jacob Thompson

An amazing catering option, and discovered it's a sit-in restaurant. The food is great.

Jeffrey Carson

Had a nice dinner in a cozy environment.


This is one of my favorite places to eat! The food is amazing and we love the atmosphere. We will continue coming back for years to come as this is a hidden gem.

karen patterson

it was great place to eat

William Dunn

From the information I recieved from my family members I got the impression that this is a lazy resturant that doesnt have any business existing. Resturants that cannot provide quality food infuriate me and this is one of them.

Jeremy Brinning

Quaint little restaurant. Decent menu with a good amount of options. It was nice to not have 20 pages of junk to look through. Food was fresh. Server was good. Grimey fries (I think that's right) were nothing to write home about although we were told they were a must try.

nathan wall

Very poor and disappointing. Been here before and was good. Not the same place. Very poor Mother's Day experience. Had a reservation and was seated 52 minutes later. Overbooked our table. Food was constantly out and not replenished. For what we paid and what we received was a down right disappointment. I even sent them a detailed email with no response, so here ya go. Don't give them your business. Plenty of other good choices in town.

Rodney Serbus

Best food in the area

Aaron Lerberg

The food here is excellent and there is something on the menu for everyone's taste. I had the cavatelli and my date had the cannelloni. Both were excellent. Sometimes the sauces in pasta dishes can be bland. Not so with either dish I tried. The right amount of herbs and spices but not overpowering. The service was excellent too. I reccomend The Radish to everyone.

Marit Ivory

The service is excellent. The calamari was strange. They are known for almond crusted chicken. Very crunchy.

Debra Shafer

Great service and great food. Nice to dine were you can have a conversation without needing to raise your voice.

Dustin Howard

Great food and service

Justin Barrett

Small and quaint with good food!

Stephen Prohaska

Good food, nice staff

K3N1977 .

The food was delicious, but the shrimps were smallish. Great bread with plenty of good rosemary taste. Nice prime rib.


Amazing food and won't break the bank, very cozy and friendly, you feel like family when you're there.

Kim Gillman

Amazing... have never had a bad meal or service here. They are so good we had them cater our wedding reception. Well worth the trip.

Gary Knoll

Very good restaurant. Great menu.

Judith Norris

Awesome food and service

Michelle Samuels

The best Top Sirloin I've ever had! The Sat. Night Prime Rib dinner- the Prime Rib was very bland, but the best Au jus ever. Restroom was nice and very clean. My waitress was excellent.

Steven Liston

Good food but cramped and diner is way way over priced.

Joseph Millard

Service is excellent. A nice menu and good selection of food. It can be very busy around noon, but you won't be hurried.

Jeff Ellis

The people and staff are as friendly as they come. The portions are large, quite generous. The food is not home cooked, it's more of a late night dinner variety where the potatoes are probably from flakes, etc. The decor could stand a revenovation.

Agent Yvette Carter

Fantastic chicken fried steak and mashed potatoes. Grimey chips are great!

Greg Williams

Delicious surf and turf and an immaculate cheeseburger with dessert to die for id recommend any and everyone to try it out

Teresa Carmichael

Great Salmon Florentine

Linda Hatch

Very delicious

Claudia Irvine

Service was good. But, a few hours later was violently ill for remainder of day. Will never return.

Debby Wegner

Quaint with a personal touch. Our server was incredible, very attentive, and so accommodating. Our dinners were delicious! And the Pamatini was very yummy! Would definitely dine here again on our next visit to Des Moines.

Jerry Tubbs

Too much dressing on the Greek s alad and the greens were soggy. No request to refill our drinks.

Rene Graham

Food is delicious, large servings. Service was very good.

Richard Glenn

Food was excellent and service even better.

Tim Pierce

Great food & service

Gary Peitzman

Good food and service

Holly Manning

Good food kinda pricey

Pat Spain

Very nice locally owned restaurant with a nice variety of options ranging from comfort style ţo a touch of elegance. Friendly and attentative wait staff. Great place for lunch or dinner!

Hunter Pierce

Great menu and friendly staff

Amanda Bieber

This is such a beautiful little spot. Great service and the food is amazing!

Larry Jensen

Love this

Ellen Knupp

Great food! The chocolate torte was to die for, tasted even better than it looked. The waitresses were very nice and friendly.

Katherine Lewis

Had a wonderful meal there last night. Our server, Cecelia, was wonderful and the NY Strip was exceptional! Also, the Italian wedding cake we had for dessert was to die for!!!

Scott Ingebrand

Great food and service.

Susan Day

WORST meal ever! We went for Thanksgiving. The food was very obviously not fresh. Everything had been re-warmed and not well. The food was barely warm, had no flavor. Save your money! This restaurant has gone to hell.

Dave Grimm

we tried the Radish for lunch yesterday. we are new to Grimes and had never been there. my philly cheesesteak sammy had NO GREEN PEPPERS! inexcusable, especially this time of year. the breaded tenderloin was big and boring. the servers were good but the food order took forever. then insult to injury, the trees out back dropped some kind of weird crap all over the front of my truck and had to go directly to the car wash. there should be a warning sign

Bridget Weaver

We have never been disappointed! Food is outstanding! Service is amazing! Onion rings were probably some of the best I have had! Italian wedding cake was out of this world! Five star rating without hesitation!

Tim Young

Great food!

Steven Peretti

Quiet, a nice place to eat. Good portions, well seasoned. Sincerely nice people, good service.

Lesley Anderson

Had a great meal and great service. Cute and cozy setting in a repurposed home.

Cathie Graves

Okay. My lunch of a sandwich &soda was $14 plus a 20% tip since l was with a group of 20. Service was outstanding,. But I don't think I will be going again siin.

Debby Patterson

It is a cute little place to dine and meet a friend for lunch but they are on the pricey side and seem to be particularly proud based on the prices of certain menu items. When I was there several months ago I had a really nice server who could not have been more helpful however when I was leaving there were a couple of the staff smoking in the back doing a lot of complaining loud enough that customers could hear as they were coming and going. I know that everybody is entitled to a bad day but it seemed incredibly unprofessional to see and hear the staff say the things they were saying about the restaurant staff and policies one waitress even complaining about side work

Cholle Robinson


Scott Croonquist

Super Groovy

Kevin Dorr


Maureen Backstrom

Went for Mother's Day, and the food pwas ok. Service was great as a waitress was checkinlg every few minutes. We went towards the end of the buffet and there was still lots of food. The place was packed. I think the staff was working hard to create a good buffet. They need some time to make their buffets better.

Brian Buethe

I often have business lunches at The Radish and have never been disappointed. The service is top notch and the food is great. From ownership to staff, this place is a well run restaurant, one which I will continue to frequent. Note that they are sometimes very busy. On weekends and holidays, I recommend making a reservation. Also of note, is that The Radish was named the Business of the Year in Grimes, Iowa, so they are well respected in their community.

Mark C.

Split plate prime rib. Awesome

Paul Hawkins

The signature potatoes are excellent All excellent food and a very cozy motif

Ryan cooley

Love the food and staff!!

Amanda Jorgensen-Razor

Great food! Great service!

Krista Henricksen

Expensive but delicious.


Darling quaint atmosphere. Ordered off the lunch menu. Had the side salad with housemade creamy parmesan dressing and excellent homemade croutons. Also had the hot roast beef sandwich called 'Where's the Beef' on the menu and the chicken fried steak that came with green beans and a breadstick. All big portions and very good. Waitress Katie was an excellent server.

Kathryn Thee

Great food and service

Isaiah Lackland


Eric S

Salmon cakes were grilled to perfection. Rueben and grimey chips were excellent for 9.99 special. Staff was cheerful and pleasant. Well decorated for holidays and music was great. Defiantly coming back!

Jimmy Lela

Very good food and good service. Chef Mike is excellent. Sunday brunch is great in particular.

Greg Bailey

Always great food and service

Penney Smith

Use to be my favorite dinner place to go but my recent visit in May left me disappointed.

Brooksany Jobes

It was overpriced and underwhelming. I even got sick while still at the restaurant and the server didn't seem to care enough to pass the message along to management. Definitely won't return.

Tim Fitzpatrick

Great food. The prime is outstanding!

Jason Harper

Blackened mushrooms are awesome, as was the spinach tortellini.

Rose Lee

Good service, excellent meal

Kyle Shimp

Great food, good service, excellent local place

Ben L.

Everything on the menu is good, great local family owned type of place.

Rocky Matthias

Poor service, very average food, overpriced for what you receive.

Mike Sweetman

This is the best please I have eaten in a long time there food is great and the staff is wonderful

Colette Simpson

The food was superb and the wait staff was wonderful. A very nice place to go for a good meal. Probably best to make reservations. Looking forward to going again!

Eric Richards

saw a big ass rat out back

Greg Clauson

Pasta was good. Steaks not so much.

Jane Anania

It was ok

Lynn Sparks

That's good food meal!

Mike Velvick

Good food.but expensive.

Kimmy Koch

The service here sucks. They recently got a new ownership and no longer offer some of their best foods. The waiters and waitresses don’t refill drinks or even check in on how your food is. Takes forever to get your food too. I would personally not recommend this place.

Daniel Rosenthal

Best food in Des Moines!

Theresa Kramer

We live in Grimes and think this restaurant is amazing! If you haven't been then you MUST go!! Everything is awesome, can't go wrong with Mike's cooking :)

Dominic Bilotta

Great service and very good food!

Kenneth Siemering


Cliff Richardson

If you have a couple of hours to kill eating this place will be ok but if you have a hour or less forget about it. My wife and i have been here many times and i can say that even when the place is empty the food takes a very long time and as of lately it has been very inconsistent and usually smaller portions. The brunch was good for until 8 months ago and then the food quallity dropped. They stated that catering very busy so i guess they dont care about customers.

Clint Dudley

Mike does a great job delivering awesome food and great service. Never had a bad experience.

Traci Havlik

Excellent service, quaint atmosphere and quality food.

John and Anna Bissell

Excellent brunch and steaks! Great service too! Highly recommend

Bryan Curtis

Great food and very reasonable wine prices. I have been happy with the food and service every time I have been there.

Bret Runyon

The food here is amazing and it has a great environment as well

Jim Wessels

Nice dinner. They will add extra garlic if you request it. Great service and quiet atmosphere. We were there with another couple. Great time with friends.

Scott Gerstenberger

Food is great, I have never left The Radish disappointed. Prime Rib is my all time favorite there.

Bud Easley

Ok food price is high.

Josh Holt

Great food and good wine! Superior service is standard here.

Misty Eiteman

Incredible food. This was the first time we ordered lunch catered by them and we received nothing but rave reviews. I will definitely order again very soon.

McKayla Schrofer

Always delicious! Staff is awesome.

Matthew Kliegl

Awesome local resturant

M Nemmers

It had been years but we loved it tonight!

Brandon King

Very good. I don't know what it was like before Chef Mike returned but I'm glad I didn't have to find out.

Marie Christian

Almond chicken fingers are good

Latonya Calderon

Nice quaint place. Went for brunch. A little pricy but good food

Eva Heckathorn

We have dined at the Radish several times, meals were always excellent and so was service. This time we were very very disappointed. First it took some time to get appetizers then the meals. Husbands steak was a charred mess, he didn't say anything, but ate abt half. The five other entrees were lacking in taste and we're greasy. So disappointed. Will not go back. Service over all was good, they had no control over food prep.

allan jones

The quality of food was excellent you name the dish it was perfect

Mary Swalla Holmes

Was once a favorite dinner place. Still good food, but service is slipping.

Garrett Fry

best steak ever had ! great service,

Mike G

Excellent tenderloin

John Green

When visiting our granddaughter this is a must place to eat.

Sophia Dalke

If I lived in the area I'd probably be here a lot. It's really cute, and the menu is creative and reasonably priced. First time through I had a gyro, which while light on the sauce was really fresh and moist and well seasoned. Came with freshly homemade chips and cheese sauce for same. Second time through had their salmon cakes with beans and peppers on the side. Salmon cakes were well blended with a good amount of capers, vegetables tasted fresh and weren't overcooked. The only thing I'd complain about a little was the service, which is a bit slow and sometimes cold, but not egregious.

Tim Bayse

Steak was perfect!! Outstanding dining experience.

Waylon Alexander

Great food. Fancy atmosphere

Susan Ward

Nice place. Staff was great! Food was just ok.

alex neswold

Very delicious food. Decent price. Chic decor and the place was clean.

Mike Schultz

Food was decent, but we waited over an hour and it wasn't very busy. Doubt we'll come back.

Crystal Dunham

We have had brunch on a Sunday morning and it was the best experience we had. We recently came in for dinner tonight and the experience was not at all close to what it should have been. I ordered pasta which was perfect, yet my boyfriend ordered a medium steak but when he received it, it was over cooked and charred. We let our waitress know and she told us that it Was cooked how he wanted and not once apologized. He got a new steak that was made how he wanted it. Our waitesss never came back to ask how our food was or ask if we needed a refill on drinks. By the time we were done eating another associate came to ask if we wanted anything else, we told her no and she said ok and gave us our bill. We were curious how they cooked the steak so we asked if it was on a grill or in a pan, she assured us it was on a grill with no pan. Yet I am still sceptical because the steaks had no lines defining a grill cook. I took a picture of the steak after he had eaten a part of it, half of the steak was rare while the other half was medium. We were not impressed at all and will not be going back for dinner or even a brunch.

Allen Smith

From homemade bread to the perfectly cooked steak this place is a no brainer.

Elaine F

Almond crusted chicken finger salad is the best!

Patrick Dahlen

Great food

Don Mason

We had the lasagna special, which was excellent, and everyone else enjoyed their meals. And the wait staff and service were friendly and fast. Definitely recommended.

Tee Hee

Dined at Radish for the first time today. We opted for the brunch and it was killer.....scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, sausage, bacon, french toast, pancakes, corned beef hash, fried chicken, prime rib casserole, au gratin and hash browned potatoes, bread pudding, cinnamon rolls and more. Needless to say, we didn't leave hungry and everything was fantastic. Service was prompt and friendly. We'll be back.

Tom Lyons

Great food and great service!

Janel Lageschulte

Hidden gem in Grimes. Great food, excellent service. Love coming here! Great cuts of meat, tender seafood, wonderful sides & delicious desserts. ☆☆☆☆☆

Cole Rixner

This place is a surprisingly fantastic place to eat.

Andrea S

Great menu options, delicious food, and friendly service!

Chris Allen

Always a great place to eat and friendly service. Highly recommend!

David Meyer

We had a awesome dinner here!! A little spendy but good food!!

Suzanne Van Baren

The food and service was wonderful.

Jennifer Lyon

Great food and beverage

Tina Christy

The restraunt smells like dirty, damp carpet. The food took forever to get. There was hardly anyone else to wait on, so I am not sure what took so long. We only had 2 at our table. They were out of baked potatoes, but had garlic mashed potatoes, that came out cold. The squash was undercooked, very small portion, and had no flavor. Very disappointed with the experience.

Scott Spetman

Great food and service!

Andy Walsh

Absolutely love it. Mike and his crew know how things should operate. This place is a great locally owned gem. PS: Make reservations on a weekend

Lynnell Simonson Popowski

Fabulous Mediterranean salad. I skip the tomatoes

Ron Haugen

Very slow service, we were told "we are very busy". Steak was way over cooked. They replaced it, but it was jut ok as far as flavor, nothing spectacular. I will try them one more time, perhaps it was an off night.

Brett Altman

Good food guaranteed no matter what you order!

Ted Coppock

Excellent to go tenderloin/fries.

Jacob Geer

Went to brunch with my girlfriend this morning. They had excellent food on an all-you-can-eat buffet with many different options. The staff were friendly and we were well taken care of. Would definitely go again, and will have to try out the lunch/evening meals as well.

Carol Swift

Great meal, generous portions- a real gem. If you haven’t been here you should go

Hiram Houghton

Great local restaurant

Vicki Goldsmith

I had family birthday gathering on a Saturday night, so disappointed. Prime Rib tasty but too tough to cut with steak knife, onion rings were so uncooked and weighted down with grease. Disappointing. I will go back one more time to be fair, their sandwiches are great

Tyler Moulton

Great food & service! The owner is always there waiting to greet guests and makes sure everyone is happy. Call for a reservation if you want to eat on Friday and Saturday night. It fills up quick. Also call to ask for the special. I would recommend asking to have it reserved for you if its prime rib or another popular didn't!

dan lovett

Food is great. Pricey. Staff is very nice and accommodating.

Jason Galbraith

Great food, new ownership(thank goodness) and a very nice dining experience. The surf and surf was amazing!

Julia Seaton

Great food here. If you love home cooking and large portions, you will not be disappointed. Friendly staff, prices are a little high, but the food is cooked to perfection.

Tej Dhawan

Flavorful and comfortable local food. A gem in Grimes

Megs Barber

This is one of the best, a little gem of a restaurant in central Iowa. Everytime we have been there, we have been greeted by the owner himself, sweet guy. The staff is always amazing, the food is great. A bit pricey but the staff and atmosphere, and quality of the meal you get justify that price completely. Definitely worth checking out!

Thomas Haynie

Excelent food. The steak was amazing!

Eleanor Stever

Lunch menu/ outstanding food at a reasonable price. Waiter very courteous and professional. Loved this easy to find restaurant and highly recommend it!

Jared Brees

Meal was okay, but not wonderful. Quite pricey. Decent service. Desserts were fantastic.

Brad Putney

An absolute jewel in Grimes. Haven't had a bad meal at the Radish. Nice wine list and good desserts.

Brian Carroll

Cecilia was a perfect waitress. The food was amazing. The atmosphere was very festive. The wine list was very nice as well

Allen Hentscher

Great low key environment with great food and portions at a reasonable price. Staff is always friendly and I consider it a local hangout. I know a few PTO moms that meet here for lunch a lot.

Linda Michael

Super food & services

Vicki Stephens

This is the best kept secret in Grimes. I rate this as 5 star restaurant.

Nicole Stiles

Food is always good and the wait staff is polite and efficient.

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