Smokey Row Coffee

Smokey Row Coffee

Coffee Shop and Café$$$$
Sherman Hill, Des Moines
  • The coffee at Smokey Row Coffee is a can't miss
  • Maureen M.
    "Best cheeseburger chowder!"(11 Tips)
    Rylee O.
    "Get the chocolate smokey row shake!!"(6 Tips)
    Jacob B.
    "Sweet Georgia Brown is absolutely delicious."(4 Tips)
    "Love the Voodoo Chai...get it spiced with no whip cream"(4 Tips)
148 Tips and reviews
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  • cheeseburger chowder
  • chai
  • milkshakes
  • sweet georgia brown
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  • Meredith P.
    Meredith PociusSeptember 6
    Been here 5+ times
    The pumpkin spice latte with soy milk is very good and the people that work there are very friendly and give great customer service.
  • Maura P.
    Maura PageMay 17
    Been here 10+ times
    Cheeseburger soup in a bread bowl is to die for! And the cheesecake choices make it my favorite coffee shop in town.
  • Lisa M.
    Lisa MeeganJanuary 29
    Chocolate shakes made with chocolate ice cream
  • Alyson S.
    Alyson SorensenJanuary 29
    Smokey Row Shake!
  • La-Tica W.
    La-Tica WatsonJanuary 28
    Great coffee and good ice cream
  • Jazmine B.
    Jazmine BrownNovember 8, 2016
    I love the atmosphere & decor of this coffee shop. Try the voodoo chai & cinnamon rolls. Yummy 😋
  • Cassidy O.
    Cassidy OverbeyJuly 24, 2016
    Great food and nice décor! Sometimes it can get really packed, one time my family went in and couldn't find a place to sit, so we had to go somewhere else. Other than that great place!
  • Jeananne H.
    Jeananne HillJuly 19, 2016
    Coffee meeting my friends
  • Jeananne H.
    Jeananne HillJuly 19, 2016
    Coffee dessert conversation
  • Jolene Lindell R.
    Love their malts!
  • Bianca A.
    Bianca AMay 17, 2016
    Get. The. Cinnamon. Bun. Enough. Said.
  • barbara w.
    barbara wrightMarch 29, 2016
    some great coffee
  • Austin W.
    Austin WestermannMarch 17, 2016
    Everything about this place is absolute perfection. I would even go as far as to say it's the perfect coffee shop. Definitely try the muffins and the turtle mocha and get a table by a window
  • Ted C.
    Ted CoppockMarch 3, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Sandwiches, coffee, soups
  • Ted C.
    Ted CoppockJanuary 28, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    "Soup of the day", OFFERED FOR THE PAST 8 DAYS AT LEAST (I was there 8 days ago) Cheeseburger Chowder to put it mildly, AWFULL!!! Small rabbit poop size balls tasteless and unpleasant. Never again.
  • Natalie S.
    Natalie SwaimJanuary 2, 2016
    Flavored Chai never fails
  • Estepha F.
    Estepha FrancisqueDecember 28, 2015
    A great spot to chill or for a casual date. Great environment and unique offerings. One of Des Moines' best spots!
  • Erik R.
    Erik RowleyOctober 26, 2015
    Great, unique coffee joint in Des Moines. I love the vintage Midwest feel, old tin coka-cola signs and all. The snickers latte is worth a try or cool off with a Sioux City Sarsaparilla.
  • Jake M.
    Jake MonahanSeptember 30, 2015
    Great coffee. Always really packed, and long lines; but the service is really fast!
  • Jonathan M.
    Jonathan MeyerAugust 5, 2015
    The pomegranate tea tastes just like I'd expected, but don't leave it sit too long, otherwise it becomes unreasonably bitter.
  • Ricky S.
    Ricky SherrillAugust 4, 2015
    Great place for a coffee business meeting.
  • Eric M.
    Eric MohlisJuly 17, 2015
    Great food and vibe. Nice place to work or visit with friends.
  • Crew
    CrewMay 21, 2015
    Plugs along the walls, booths and back room. Free Wi-Fi, ask for password at the counter. Read more
  • Rick C.
    Rick CampbellApril 30, 2015
    A great place to meet. Great selection of coffee and pastries. A great atmosphere to brainstorm with friends and co-workers.
  • Justin C.
    Justin CopelandMarch 21, 2015
    Cafe borgia all the way!
  • Aaron S.
    Aaron SFebruary 19, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Their Hot Fudge Mocha is a favorite of mine. I often go through their drive thru before I hop on I-235.
  • Eric G.
    Eric G.February 14, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    The creme cheese muffin is very good!
  • Kathryn S.
    Kathryn SolerFebruary 11, 2015
    Friendly people. Maybe because it is the Midwest.
  • Katie
    KatieJanuary 20, 2015
    There's much more here besides just coffee, like ice cream/shakes and burgers/sandwiches. Plus a drive through!
  • Yev P.
    Yev PusinJanuary 7, 2015
    Moroccan mint tea here is perfect for cold days.
  • Lanae G.
    Lanae GreeneDecember 8, 2014
    The Tuscan turkey panini is good. Filling but not too much. The vanilla chai tea is AMAZING!
  • Michael S.
    Michael SadlerNovember 23, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Coffee and conversation
  • Megan P.
    Megan P.October 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Convenient drive-thru to grab a quick, local coffee while passing through Des Moines.
  • Lanae G.
    Lanae GreeneSeptember 9, 2014
    First time here thanks to my co worker! Love the set up!
  • Tony T.
    Tony TandeskiSeptember 7, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Great atmosphere. Plenty of room. Great place to get work done or study. Free refills on coffee. If you love tarimisu, it's amazing! Also check out the unique lattes and mochas like the Nutty Irishman
  • Heaven S.
    Heaven SlyeAugust 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Espresso is the best! Also good smoothies with soymilk.
  • Courtney
    CourtneyAugust 6, 2014
    They NEED to offer coconut milk or almond milk! They also have very few items you can eat if you're gluten-free.
  • Courtney
    CourtneyJuly 11, 2014
    They still don't offer coconut milk or almond milk. Kind of hard to have a drink here if you're dairy & soy free, unless you like black coffee.
  • Chad L.
    Chad LowmanMarch 30, 2014
    The cheeseburger chowder is worth a try
  • Ty M.
    Ty McCubbinMarch 16, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Get a booth, grab a cup of Highlander Grog, and enjoy. :-)
  • Annie
    AnnieMarch 15, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    If you're a frequent visitor and/or live in the DSM area, ask for a punch card. After 10 (speciality) drinks, you get one free!
    Upvoted Oct 7
  • Lila S.
    Lila StarrMarch 12, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Chocolate Chai is fantastic, with whipped creme of course!
  • Becky K.
    Becky KMarch 6, 2014
    Espresso machine. One more please!
  • Roberto
    RobertoFebruary 20, 2014
    Great atmosphere
  • Matt D.
    Matt DennerJanuary 15, 2014
    Andes mint pie sounds delicious, but kind of tastes like chocolate toothpaste.
  • James B.
    James BowJanuary 4, 2014
    Fantastic milkshakes here. Leave room for some.
  • Myra K.
    Myra Krieger-CoenDecember 12, 2013
    They have outlets you can use to charge your laptops! Such a great accommodation :)
  • Carmela T.
    Carmela TaylorDecember 6, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Best coffee shop in town! Always run into at least two people I know every time!! Good place to conduct business, bible study, games & hang out
  • Jason S.
    Jason SwartzNovember 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    If you love chocolate or brownies, get one of the Espresso brownies by the cash register. You will not be disappointed.
  • Heidi M.
    Heidi MannetterNovember 20, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    The smokey row shake is delicious, but I highly recommend the egg nog shake during the holidays.
  • Jess C.
    Jess CullenOctober 19, 2013
    Their apple cider tastes like liquid Carmel apples... Delicious.
  • Anna K.
    Anna KellySeptember 28, 2013
    They need another expresso machine and a few more baristas. I love this place but it took me 30min to get a mocha.
  • Stephanie E.
    Stephanie EskerSeptember 7, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Blueberry muffins will melt-in-your-mouth- ask for it warmed up!
  • Nathan B.
    Nathan BushJuly 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Espresso shake with extra shots=in love!!! I live on Starbucks but this place is an awesome establishment that earns my patronage!
  • Allie W.
    Allie WrightJune 9, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the Sweet Georgia Brown latte. It has brown sugar and honey in it. Delicious.
  • Michele O.
    Michele OvertonJune 7, 2013
    The Smokey Row shake is the best!
  • Justin W.
    Justin WiseMay 16, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Booths are always filthy here. Bummer.
  • Brian O.
    Brian OlsonMay 13, 2013
    The Cafe Borgia is an awesomely refreshing change to normal coffee...get one!
  • Natalie Q.
    Natalie QApril 26, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Borgia, it sounds a little weird but it is amazing!!
  • Nathan E.
    Nathan EricksonApril 22, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Vanilla Voodoo Chai. Great drink for a casual evening or night time study session!
  • Deb G.
    Deb GaskinsApril 17, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Great!! chee
  • Laura S.
    Laura SigalApril 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    With some of the best coffee in Des Moines smokey row is one of the new places to do homework or just catch up with friends!
  • Nathan E.
    Nathan EricksonApril 14, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Any of their teas are a great choice. Soothing, delicious, and free refills on your pot as well!
  • Halli K.
    Halli KubesApril 11, 2013
    Great study spot for Drake students, plus free refills on coffee. What could be better!?
  • Justin W.
    Justin WiseMarch 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    For Pete's sake, stay away from the hightop tables. They will annihilate your tush.
  • Gaston
    GastonMarch 10, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the Chocolate Chai! If you want to make it healthier, ask them to make it with milk. Even if you are not fond of Chai, you will love this!
  • emily p.
    emily perryFebruary 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Order the Blushing Pink Latte! It's a delicious raspberry mocha drink, and only here for a limited time in February.
  • Stephanie E.
    Stephanie EskerFebruary 5, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    try almond & armaretto together... so good in a latte!
  • The Mayor O.
    The Mayor Of Smokey RowJanuary 9, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    This coffee shop isn't big enough for the both of us.
  • Shawn C.
    Shawn CWJanuary 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Chicken pot pie lunch special was very good. EAt MoRE chIKEn!
  • Liv S.
    Liv SlaterDecember 24, 2012
    Everything they have to offer is amazing, it doesn't matter if you get dinner, dessert, coffee, tea, etc. You literally cannot go wrong here.
  • Erica S.
    Erica S.November 10, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Double Decker Club
  • Sydney K.
    Sydney KainSeptember 26, 2012
    Get the veggie wrap!
  • Joe D.
    Joe DolackSeptember 23, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Yum Voodoo Chi always hits the spot.
  • Taylor B.
    Taylor BoeyinkSeptember 22, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If you love coffee AND ice cream you don't have to choose. Get a Smokey Row shake. Delicious!
  • Bri N.
    Bri NystromSeptember 10, 2012
    Spiced chai is delicious!
  • Jacob B.
    Jacob BarkerSeptember 3, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Sweet Georgia Brown is absolutely delicious. A must have for anyone.
  • Grant B.
    Grant BachmanAugust 7, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Want something refreshing and not coffee based? Add some coconut to your bottomless Coke!
  • Ross H.
    Ross HesseltineJuly 29, 2012
    On a hot day, grab a caramel shake with whipped cream. The blend of sweet and salty. Love it.
  • Melissa K.
    Melissa Khodai-BurkheimerJuly 29, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Chicken pot pie is oh so yummy.
  • Desarae V.
    Desarae VeitJuly 7, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Smokey row accepts dwolla
  • Rica G.
    Rica GoettscheJune 28, 2012
    Don't eat here. Forgot half my food then found a glob of yellow crap at the bottom of my dish
  • Dave B.
    Dave BrownJune 2, 2012
    Try sweet Georgia Brown, it's wicked awesome
  • Rylee O.
    Rylee OrigerMay 25, 2012
    Get the chocolate smokey row shake!!
  • Allison V.
    Allison VialMay 8, 2012
    The bagel knots are to die for!
  • Lynette M.
    Lynette MMay 7, 2012
    Ur five minutes from me
  • Christy C.
    Christy CaseMay 7, 2012
    The Smokey Row salad is Fabulous!
  • Hannah K.
    Hannah KleinApril 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Cheeseburger chowder!!!!!!!!!!
  • DrakeDeals
    DrakeDealsApril 24, 2012
    Become the Foursquare Mayor and get $1 off your drink!
  • Laura H.
    Laura HassebrockApril 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get a Vanilla Chai and ask for a bit of the Spice flavoring.
  • Desarae V.
    Desarae VeitApril 18, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    My special smoothie : banana and spinach.. Don't knock it until you try it
  • Bobbi
    BobbiApril 18, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If you come in to use the wifi don't be a cheap jerk buy a cup of coffee at least!
  • Drew V.
    Drew Van Woert 🍺April 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    This place would do well to have some local Iowa beers available.
  • Jenny V.
    Jenny VollenweiderApril 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    I only stop here because it's in my neighborhood. Very over-rated. Coffee is ok. It's always different depending on who makes it. Food is bland. Good luck finding a seat when there's a party going on.
  • Emily L.
    Emily LeeMarch 31, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If you are debating between a caffeinated drink and something sweet go for the smokey row shake. It has shots of espresso and ice cream.
  • Brad T.
    Brad ToussaintMarch 12, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Great day for a chocolate shake
  • Grant A.
    Grant AwesMarch 10, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Very rustic, and the only place I've ever been asked,"Would you like your muffin warmed up?" So awesome! (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Benjamin G.
    Benjamin GranFebruary 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Chicken pot pie. Vanilla Bean Cheesecake.
  • Drew V.
    Drew Van Woert 🍺February 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Gets very crowded around lunch on weekends if you're coming to get work done.
  • Ashley R.
    Ashley ReinFebruary 9, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Definitely try the vanilla chai it is amazing! For food either cheeseburger chowder or a panini
  • Rick H.
    Rick HowardFebruary 3, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    The beef burgers here are quite tasty.
  • Erica S.
    Erica S.January 28, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    There malts are so good! My favs are rocky road and moose tracks!
  • Maureen M.
    Maureen MitchellJanuary 8, 2012
    Best cheeseburger chowder!
  • Kelsey J.
    Kelsey JonesDecember 26, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Don't want to smell like coffee after an afternoon of drinking it and working on projects or papers? Stop by Smo-Row! Free coffee refills, awesome food for all meals and great milkshakes.
  • Scott J.
    Scott JonesDecember 18, 2011
    Mmmmm Andes Mint pie
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SuckowNovember 15, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Best spiced chai I've had so far!
  • Tim P.
    Tim PrattOctober 31, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Campfire mocha is the bomb
  • Ryan
    RyanOctober 29, 2011
    Vanilla Chai and Cheeseburger Chowder bread bowl. That is all
  • Juice Magazine
    Juice MagazineOctober 25, 2011
    Best for a business meeting over coffee With several large tables, and the ability to pull together smaller ones, it’s an ideal place for group studies or business meetings. Read more
  • Grant R.
    Grant RodgersOctober 1, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The chicken tortilla soup is my favorite soup anywhere.
  • Amanda M.
    Amanda McCallumSeptember 15, 2011
    Blueberry or cream cheese muffins are amazing!
  • Madison F.
    Madison FisherSeptember 5, 2011
    A must get : MUFFIN! They are the best muffins you will ever have! Lemon Poppyseed is my favorite!
  • Jessica V.
    Jessica Van WykSeptember 2, 2011
    This place has a very relaxing atmosphere, great for studying with a delicious cup of coffee.
  • Michael S.
    Michael SadlerAugust 30, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Get a cream cheese muffin.
  • Kensie S.
    Kensie SmithAugust 25, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Sit at the bar...baristas may offer free shots (of espresso).
  • Graham P.
    Graham PocialikAugust 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Chocolate malt w/ whipped cream. Can't ever say no - even when it is cold out.
  • Beth P.
    Beth PAugust 21, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The breakfast casserole is amazing!!
  • Raymond E.
    Raymond EmbryAugust 8, 2011
    The veggie croissant is wonderful.
  • Heather R.
    Heather RyanJuly 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The ice cream is to kill for!
  • Gregory H.
    Gregory HauensteinJuly 3, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Cheeseburger chowder. Bread bowl. Do it.
  • Norah C.
    Norah CarrollMarch 24, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Don't tell my mom, but Smokey Row's chili is just as good as her homemade recipe! Try it on a chilly day for a hearty treat.
  • Amanda T.
    Amanda ThompsonMarch 9, 2011
    Try the Snickers latte mmmmmmmm
  • Brad T.
    Brad ToussaintJanuary 31, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Club sandwich with cheeseburger chowder. Love it!
  • Brad T.
    Brad ToussaintJanuary 26, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Great hot chocolate on a very cold morning
  • Emilee R.
    Emilee RichardsonJanuary 4, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    The homemade breakfast casserole is delicious!
  • Danell L.
    Danell LillandDecember 18, 2010
    Peach muffin is delish!!
  • Tim P.
    Tim PrattNovember 22, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    try the campfire mocha.
  • Megan H.
    Megan HensleyOctober 30, 2010
    If you are in the mood for something sweet but don't want to consume the calories ...get a medium sugar free vanilla energy? Add a shot of espresso :-)
  • Mike D.
    Mike DennisSeptember 10, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    The Malibu Chicken-nini sandwich is the best. Roasted red peppers and moist chicken breast in great panini style.
  • Sarah P.
    Sarah PughAugust 17, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Best flavored coffee, hands down.
  • Kensie S.
    Kensie SmithAugust 4, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    On a hot day, nothing beats an iced Ginger Peach tea. Also, coconut iced lattes are suprsingly refreashing.
  • Carrie C.
    Carrie CavanaughMay 19, 2010
    Yummy chocolate peanut butter ice cream!
  • Jason S.
    Jason SigalMarch 11, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Free refills on coffee and soft drinks, plus free wi-fi. This place rocks.
  • Chelsea
    ChelseaMarch 9, 2010
    Love the Voodoo Chai...get it spiced with no whip cream
  • Nick T.
    Nick ToussaintFebruary 10, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Gotta love the sweet georgia brown!
  • luke h.
    luke hukeeFebruary 3, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    great place
  • David H.
    David HanceFebruary 3, 2010
    The cheese Danish is great.
  • Macy K.
    Macy K.January 29, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Vanilla Chai! It's AMAZING! It tastes like crumb cake..only in the liquid form. Excellent atmosphere here too! (bring stuff to study if you want!)
  • Mike M.
    Mike MottJanuary 24, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Cobb salad w/ French & a voodoo chai! Awesome...
  • Beth Ann D.
    Beth Ann DeadmondJanuary 23, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Try "the row" bagel sandwich. it's awesome!
  • Mandy M.
    Mandy MillerJanuary 22, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Good coffee. Good people. Read more
  • Jesse V.
    Jesse VanDerPolJanuary 22, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Mint chocolate chip icecream in a waffle cone is a great one.
  • phoever
    phoeverJanuary 14, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Have their toffee lattes. I'm addicted to them!
  • Autumn R.
    Autumn RupkeyJanuary 12, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Go to Smokey Row and check out their milk shakes for shiz. Also, great place to get your study on.
  • Jeff J.
    Jeff JanssenJanuary 8, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Go to @SmokeyRow and get a mug of coffee! The staff is very enjoyable to talk to. Read more
  • Brad
    BradJanuary 7, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Have some yummy Cheeseburger Chowder. Also try the flavored coffee. Free refills!
  • Seth S.
    Seth SparksJanuary 6, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    You've got to get the Cheeseburger Chowder. It's unbelievable. Read more
  • Lisa L.
    Lisa LewisJanuary 6, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Eat cheeseburger chowder and quench your thirst with a Tea Zing - DELISH! Read more
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