Ankeny >Chips Restaurant
This place has been neglected. It sad, filthy & while the prices have gone up like most other places the food quality is mediocre to say the least.
Make you feel at home..
Having moved from Ankeny to Minnesota almost four years ago, I have yet to find a restaurant where everyone tries to make you feel at home like Chips does.
The Oak-fired oven combined with the expertise of the chefs produces some of the best pizza you will get in the area. The Reuben pizza is second to none, but they all are delicious.
The portions are generous and prices are reasonable.
The lounge is small with a local type atmosphere. Mike the bartender, and local fishing expert, is the best. They do close early, but get to know them and you will find that they tend to forget about the time.
Brian the Allied guy.
Employees Rule the Roost. I have frequented Chips since it sat alone. Traveling alone I stopped in the bar area. It became evident the bar area doubles as the employees' lounge. From manager to waitress the bar is abuzz. Some employees are point blank rude, others cordial, Mike the bartender was the high point. Newpapers and cigarettes abound. Waitresses pop in and out sometimes in groups of three. The conversation is dictated by the employees that screw their faces up at your attempt to comment. Uncomfortable at best. The food as always was good to very good. I suggest you retire to the main dining room if you would like to dine or imbibe. This all seemed like odd behavior with Ankeny growing, a new Outback a stone throws away, and many places to choose from. I shall choose elsewhere in the future and leave the employees' lounge to the Chips employees.
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