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Enjoy a night of western fun at Cowboy Jack’s


Cowboy Jack’s is the latest southern-style bar addition to West Glen Town Center.

Cowboy Jack’s is the latest southern-style bar addition to West Glen Town Center.

At Cowboy Jack’s, Daisy Duke will be your server, and you’re sure to find cousins Bo and Luke at the bar, never meaning no harm. It is a relaxed and lively saloon-style restaurant and bar where everyone in West Des Moines is sure to make themselves right at home. But don’t think you’re going full-on “Dukes of Hazzard” — they don’t sell moonshine.

Resting in the heart of West Glen Town Center where Gino’s was formerly located, Cowboy Jack’s has found its home. With one foot in the door, you are instantly transported back in time to the 1800s by the restaurant’s rustic décor and barrels for tables. All of the wood, dim lighting and the old-west themed photo spreads on the walls set the tone for a wild Western saloon. You can even grab a beer and some friends to hang out by the fireplace and watch the game, because in the middle of the restaurant is a cozy arrangement of leather couches for everyone to relax on.

So where do Bo and Luke come in, you ask? Don’t let the interior deceive you — the 1980s are well and alive at Cowboy Jack’s. The livelihood and excitement of the guests create an environment the Dukes of Hazzard would fit right into. Country music from every era fills the area between the loud chatter and laughter of friends and family alike.

But the food is where everything comes back to 2014. They have everything from fish tacos and queso dip to nachos and brats. The exciting part, however, is in their juicy Angus beef burgers. Served with waffle fries and available for $2 on Wednesdays, anyone would be excited to try this burger.


The specials don’t end with two-dollar burgers. Recover from your late night on Saturday with “rehab brunch” on Sunday, which boasts $10 bottomless Bloody Mary’s and screwdrivers from 10 a.m. to noon. Besides, what better way to recover from all that whiskey on Saturday than to have a savory Bloody Mary on Sunday?

Monday brings $2 Sloppy Jack’s, which are Cowboy Jack’s southern-comfort-food-style version of the Sloppy Joe. Tuesday is taco Tuesday with two beef or chicken tacos for $5 starting at 5 p.m. Start winding down the long week on thirsty Thursday for half-price bottled wine starting at 5 p.m. Finally, end the week with $9.99 fish fry beer battered fish with fries and coleslaw starting at 5 p.m.

The Wall Street Journal, along with several police stations, have dubbed Thanksgiving Eve the biggest drinking day of the year, and Cowboy Jack’s doesn’t want you to miss out on all the fun. Stop in on Nov. 26 for $2 rail and call drinks, $2 select beers, $4 house wines and half off select appetizers and flatbread. Happy hour is from 10 p.m. to midnight

After you’re done enjoying half-price wine, a delicious Angus beef burger or sitting by the fireplace, don’t forget to book your next event upstairs. Cowboy Jack’s has a second story dedicated to events ranging from wedding receptions to social media soires. It’s fully equipped with tables, a lot of space and buffet-style tables for whatever exciting event you have planned next. CV

Cowboy Jack’s
5513 Mills Civic Parkway
West Des Moines
Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-2 a.m.
Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m.-2 a.m.
Happy Hour: 3-6 p.m., 10 p.m.-midnight

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