The Other Place - OP

My wife and I headed to the OP for a quick dinner.  I had visited the The Other Place in Cedar Falls in my College days and remembered the fantastic pizza. The Other Place opened in the former Boston location in Clive serving your favorite appetizers, sandwiches, salads, and pizza.  

As we entered the OP we were met with a friendly staff smiles.   They have a full bar area to the right and high top tables and booths throughout.   The OP seems to be a great place to meet friends and watch the game.  I would say that it is not the place I would take a date for quiet conversation.  

We started out with an appetizer- Spinach Artichoke Dip.  Was fantastic.


My wife went with a quesadilla off the appetizer menu - Chicken Bacon Avocado Quesadilla.  Grilled chicken, bacon, avocado, tomato, cheese, between 2 flour tortillas.  Very delicious.


I jumped on the breaded pork ternderloin.  It was lightly hand breaded and thrown on a toasted bun and served with fries.   I appreciate a thick cut loin. 


If you like the Sports Bar and American Grill type foods - check out the OP.  It is good. 


The Other Place


12401 University Avenue
Clive, IA 50325

Chicken Coop Sports Bar & Grill

Stopped by the Chicken Coop Sports Bar & Grill in Urbandale for some lunch. The Chicken Coop is very similar to a Okoboji Grill or Legends.  They offer a variety of appetizers, sandwiches, salads, dinners, and deserts. I usually judge a place like this based on the cheeseburger.  However a friend told me that they had recently stopped by for a burger and loved it.  So I ordered the pork tenderloin with fries.  The sandwich was served hoagie style.  The pork tenderloin was cut in half which I thought was quite brilliant.  The bread was soft and allowed the whole sandwich to come together with out splitting the top bun from the bottom.  I loved the use of the clausen pickles and setup was fresh. One of the best pork tenderloins I have had in quite awhile. I did not count the many televisions which are hanging throughout but seems a great place to catch the game. Check-out the West Des Moines Location as well.



12725 Meredith Drive
Urbandale, IA 50323
(515) 334-2667

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