About us


The Open Flame Steakhouse is a family owned restaurant on Main Street in Gilbert and serves Iowa cuisine. The Open Flame has been owned and operated by Randy and Michelle Thompson since 1978. We specialize in steak, chicken, and shrimp dinners and feature a full service bar and offer a variety of wines.

We have nightly specials at the Open Flame and Happy Hour is on Tuesdays from 4:00 – 5:30.

Nightly Specials
– Iowa Top Sirloin
Tuesday – Steak Burgers
Wednesday – Beef Kabobs & Chicken Fillets
Thursday – Barbeque Ribs & Prime Rib
Friday – Prime Rib
Saturday – Prime Rib

Carryout and catering are available for any occasion so feel free to call us and place an order. Our full menu is available online here…

The Open Flame accepts Cash, Checks, Visa, or Master Card.

Hours: Monday – Saturday
Lounge opens at 4:00 p.m. — Dinner from 5:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Now open for lunch!  Thursday – Saturday  – 11am – 2pm.

Want to have a party? Party rooms are available Monday through Sunday. We regularly host events like birthday parties, anniversaries, holiday parties, wedding receptions, and rehearsal dinners so make arrangements now.

For groups of 8 or more 15% gratuity added.

The Open Flame
Main Street – Gilbert, IA
(515) 232-9745

See map for directions.