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Hours & Location

4345 Hickman Road,
Des Moines, IA 50310


**Follow the smell of smoking fruitwood.** 

Additional parking is available across the street, west of FM at 4401 Hickman Road.

**We quietly re-opened the door to the dining room on October 6, 2021, so we are in our transition back phase of our "restaurant pandemic journey", Hours are Wednesday through Saturday beginning at 5:00 pm. 

Guests are not seated until their party is complete and inside the building. 

RESERVATIONS are taken by phone (not through forms, emails or FB) for parties of 6 or more. 
Maximum party size is 10 on weekends and 16 on weeknights. These reservations are for specific blocks of time, not for open un-ending times. We limit the number of reservations we accept so there is plenty of room for other diners. 

WAITING LIST, aka "calling ahead", is not a reservation. You may phone the restaurant during dining hours and ask to be put on the waiting list when you are on your way to the restaurant. If you live in the immediate neighborhood or are traveling into the metro from far away, we suggest phoning 30 minutes in advance of your arrival to be placed on the list. If you do not arrive within one hour of calling ahead, your name will be removed from the list, as we will imagine you have changed your mind. Our crystal ball is on the fritz, so we are unable to forecast or predict waiting times.

**TAKEOUT orders are easy to place online for guests using credit cards. Use the ONLINE ORDER LINK on this site to place your order and pre-pay for it. IF you wish to pay with Cash or redeem a Gift Card, you will phone the restaurant to place your order. Please refer to the Online Order link for the menu so you can see what we are offering. You will enter the building to pick it up.  Carry out orders will be accepted between 5:00 - 8:30 on weeknights, and 4:30 - 9:00 weekends. Randomly, there may be times we cannot accept Carryout orders, dependent on the busy-ness of handling seated guests. If that occurs, it is rarely longer than a window of 45 minutes. 

We sell gift cards in any amount. They are available any time we are open for service. If it is not possible for you to come to the restaurant to purchase, please use the Contact form in the footer of this website to communicate. The office will respond by email with a link to purchase your card.

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