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Find the best places to eat in town


Starbucks: Starbucks is a globally recognized coffeehouse chain that has become synonymous with quality coffee and a welcoming atmosphere. With locations around the world, Starbucks is known for its wide variety of coffee and tea beverages, from classic favorites like lattes and cappuccinos to innovative seasonal creations. Their menu also includes a range of delicious pastries, sandwiches, and snacks to complement your drink of choice. 

Smokey Row Coffee is a popular coffee shop located in Ankeny, Iowa. They offer a variety of coffee and espresso-based drinks, including lattes, cappuccinos, and mochas, all made with high-quality beans. Known for its cozy atmosphere and excellent coffee, Smokey Row has become a favorite spot for locals and visitors.

Quick Food

Jersey Mikes: Jersey Mike's in Ankeny is a popular sandwich shop known for its delicious subs and friendly service. With a wide variety of fresh ingredients and customizable options, it's a go-to spot for locals looking for a satisfying and flavorful meal.

Address: 1510 SW Vintage Pkwy Unit 200 Ankeny, IA 50023

Distance From Facility: 0.5 Miles 3 Min

Main Street Cafe & Bakery: Ankeny’s latest destination for unique breakfasts, soups, and sandwiches served all day. Great for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Order online or stop in for a bite!

Big Al’s: a family-run, independent restaurant offering high-quality smoked BBQ and homemade sides, in a fun and relaxed environment. We offer a great place to meet, eat and shoot the breeze for lunch or dinner – or cheer on your favorite team during the big game. So please come on in, grab a table, dig into some BBQ (or those #1 Rated Burgers), and enjoy yourselves!

Dough Co Pizza: Situated in Prairie Trail, mere moments from the facility, Dough Co presents an enticing array of delectable options perfect for both lunch and dinner, including their renowned New York-style pizza.

Sit Down

Magees: Nestled in the heart of the community, the local Irish Pub is a haven for seafood enthusiasts. Delighting patrons with an extensive menu of captivating and tantalizing dishes, the pub also boasts a diverse selection of beer, wine, and spirits, ensuring a delightful experience for all.

Hidalgo: A Mexican restaurant located in the district. Each dish is amazingly seasoned to suit your taste buds. The customer service is unmatched with a great staff ready to serve you. Thirsty? Walk over to our bar which has a variety of adult beverages that can accompany one of our original tasty appetizers!

Chicken Coop: The Chicken Coop was opened in April of 2012 and offers a full menu with enough TVs to watch almost any sporting event. The menu offers items anywhere from Wings to Steak and Burgers to Ribs. There is a children’s menu as well as daily lunch and drink specials.

Jethros: Experience the unique identity of Jethro's Lake House, a renowned restaurant that combines the best of shrimp, salmon, world-famous BBQ, and Cajun-Creole creations. As your go-to Ankeny neighborhood sports bar, Jethro's Lake House offers a delightful blend of flavors, a welcoming ambiance, and a vibrant sports atmosphere.


30 Hop: Discover the ultimate sports bar experience at 30 Hop. Catch every game on big screens, indulge in mouthwatering pub fare and seafood dishes, and choose from a wide selection of beers, cocktails, wines, and spirits. Comfortable seating, friendly staff, and a vibrant atmosphere make it the perfect destination for sports enthusiasts.


Cold Stone:Cold Stone Creamery is a beloved ice cream parlor renowned for its delicious, made-to-order ice cream creations. Cold Stone offers a unique and interactive experience for ice cream lovers of all ages.

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