Now Closed: Spaghetti Works Restaurant – Kids Eat Free on Mondays

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Now Closed: Spaghetti Works Restaurant – Kids Eat Free on Mondays

It’s the end of an era for Iowa residents and families! For over 40 years, Spaghetti Works has been serving loyal patrons with all-you-care-to- eat pasta bowls, grilled entrées, sandwiches, the house favorite hot naked sauce with bow tie pasta, and pizzas in downtown Des Moines. Everyone’s favorite unique salad bar included fun toppings such as black olives, green peppers, and parmesan cheese. With daily lunch specials, kids eat free Mondays, and an ideal location at the heart of the historic Court Avenue District, Spaghetti Works has developed a fan base that was heartbroken with the sudden announcement on Monday that the Des Moines location would be closing their doors for good. Employees were notified at the start of their last day and a clear reason has yet to be released for the restaurant’s sudden closure.

We were fortunate to be among the diners enjoying the restaurant’s last dinner service one last time and, despite no formal announcement on social media regarding their closure, the restaurant slowly filled up with hungry patrons seeking one last meal as word of mouth spread. By the time we left, the lobby was full as seating and servers were found for the remaining pasta-seeking patrons.

Address: 310 Court Ave., Des Moines, IA 

Other Spaghetti Works Locations

Spaghetti Works continues to serve up delicious dishes at their two Nebraska locations in Ralston and Omaha. The Omaha location can be found in Omaha’s Old Market and is mere minutes from The Henry Doorly Zoo, a perfect dinner destination during your next family trip.

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Michelle Jarnagin

Michelle Jarnagin

My name is Michelle Jarnagin and I live with my husband Dave and our son Devic in Des Moines. We have two Chihuahuas - Loki and Ollie. I work full time as a social worker and Dave is the stay-at-home parent in our household. Devic is currently in Kindergarten and will be entering 1st Grade this fall. In our free time, our family enjoys walking with the dogs, exploring parks and playgrounds, and visiting bowling/arcade centers. This summer you're likely to find us at the baseball fields for Devic's second season or enjoying one of the many festivals/activities Des Moines has to offer.

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