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American Restaurants in Des Moines

4.8 - 578 votes

3800 Merle Hay Rd #1300, Des Moines
(515) 612-9200

Flix Brewhouse Des Moines

Great place, no sticky seats you can you meals while watching the movie, staff is nice too. More reviews

4.8 - 198 votes

Hours: 5 - 9PM

5800 Franklin Ave, Des Moines
(515) 255-3725


First time experiencing this small family owned restaurant. Heard about it online and it didn't disappoint us at all. We had a great time. The staff... More reviews



4.6 - 247 votes

Hours: 4 - 11PM

1003 Locust St, Des Moines
(515) 248-1780


First off...the food is excellent. All the appetizers where delicious and the entrees were big portion and delicious too. The staff was very profession... More reviews

4.6 - 218 votes

Hours: 4PM - 12AM

208 3rd St, Des Moines
(515) 243-4456

The Stuffed Olive Des Moines

We were celebrating my daughter’s engagement with her fiancé. Food and service were excellent! Thank you for the complimentary glasses of champagne, ever... More reviews

4.5 - 250 votes

Hours: 8AM - 2PM

1300 SE 1st St #1253, Des Moines
(515) 244-1443

Mullets Restaurant

We tried the avocado toast flight and Bloody Mary flight. The avocado toast flight was pretty good but I personally prefer sliced avocado, and maybe a di... More reviews



4.5 - 245 votes

Hours: 4 - 10PM

208 Court Ave, Des Moines
(515) 282-3663


Good experience for a bit of luxury and craft cocktails. Good was decent. They definitely try hard, so I’d go back. Love a place that’s less pretense and... More reviews



4.6 - 196 votes

Hours: 11AM - 10PM

4000 Fleur Dr, Des Moines
(515) 287-1820


A very good place to eat...Great service with a strong customer focus..employees are friendly and very professional.. More reviews

4.7 - 169 votes

Hours: 11AM - 12AM

2100 Wakonda View Dr, Des Moines
(515) 285-5207


Arrived around 5:50ish. Given that we were traveling from the airport, we wanted to keep our visit brief. Been here before after traveling and was in and... More reviews

4.5 - 208 votes

Hours: 11AM - 12AM

215 E 3rd St #100, Des Moines
(515) 243-0827

The Iowa Taproom

Place is HUGE! Great beer selection, with a ton on tap. Came with a party of 9, was seated quickly and waitress was friendly. Had the fish and chips, and... More reviews

4.4 - 226 votes

Hours: 11AM - 9PM

1312 Locust St, Des Moines
(515) 283-1312


I had a 40 person event here and it went well.Was a little slow, but it worked out well for our group. Price was decent. Servers were very polite. More reviews

4.4 - 223 votes

Hours: 4 - 9PM

4040 University Ave suite a, Des Moines
(515) 777-3416

Louie's Wine Dive

Food and service never disappoints. This is a perfect local Des Moines neighborhood place that I would recommend to everyone. More reviews

4.6 - 170 votes

Hours: 4 - 10PM

524 E 6th St, Des Moines
(515) 244-0261

Alba Restaurant

Food was great, Management was wonderful. You can tell that they want to provide a good time for every individual patron. More reviews



4.4 - 210 votes

Hours: Closed today

303 E 5th St, Des Moines
(515) 244-1213


We were completely WOWED by the food and the experience. The Chef brought out flavors you've only read about. Prices were very reasonable. I can't wait t... More reviews

4.5 - 184 votes

Hours: 11AM - 11PM

200 SW 2nd St, Des Moines
(515) 280-1965

The High Life Lounge

We messaged the High Life twice about this issue & never heard back. In a nutshell, my family went out of our way via Uber to go to High Life, celebr... More reviews

4.6 - 150 votes

Hours: Closed today

1301 Locust St C, Des Moines
(515) 244-0655

Proof Restaurant

One of our favorite restaurants in Des Moines. Everything is consistently good - from food, cocktails, service. Highly recommend trying out the chefs tas... More reviews

4.6 - 143 votes

Hours: Closed today

2724 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines
(515) 244-1314


Incredible service with staff passionate about the menu and always willing to offer advice on good picks for the night. The chefs tasting is one of my fa... More reviews

4.6 - 141 votes

Hours: Closed today

3506 University Ave, Des Moines
(515) 255-0433

University Library Cafe

Five stars for the nachos alone. The cheeseburger variety is my favorite. The draft beer selection is also very good. If you can snag a table outside on ... More reviews

4.4 - 173 votes

Hours: 10AM - 9PM

1401 Army Post Rd, Des Moines
(515) 287-4742

Smitty's Tenderloin Shop

It was pretty good but a lot of breading in tenderloin Couldn't quite finish it. O rings were quite tasty More reviews

4.6 - 128 votes

Hours: 11AM - 9PM

1435 Army Post Rd, Des Moines
(515) 630-1677

La Cabaña Mexican Bar & Grill

The ambient is small but very clean, wide variety of drinks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic. The food might take a few minutes, about 15-20 for the bigger m... More reviews

4.3 - 187 votes

Hours: 11AM - 10PM

309 Court Ave, Des Moines
(515) 282-2739

Court Avenue Restaurant & Brewing Company

Court Avenue Brewery is a classic here in Downtown Des Moines. You must try their great selection of beers and mules. I would highly recommend their Buff... More reviews

4.4 - 163 votes

Hours: 4 - 9PM

401 E Grand Ave, Des Moines
(515) 518-6070

The Republic on Grand

We went for drinks! I had the cucumber mule and the Des Moines Skyline cocktail both were delicious and I would order again! Environment was exactly what... More reviews

4.4 - 161 votes

Hours: 11AM - 2PM

2320 S Union St, Des Moines
(515) 243-4516

Baratta's Restaurant

First time to visit. The food was great. Service was great, customer service was great. Great time was had by all... More reviews

4.4 - 161 votes

Hours: 11AM - 9PM

1520 Euclid Ave, Des Moines
(515) 243-3141

Chicago Speakeasy

You get what you pay for here. Believe me, it is a good thing here. After dinning at several other places and feeling over charged on shorted portions I ... More reviews

4 - 249 votes

Hours: 11AM - 10PM

101 Jordan Creek Pkwy, Des Moines
(515) 457-9888

The Cheesecake Factory

$8.00 for a slushy? Really?I had the Artichoke Crab appetizer. That was good. I know everyone thinks their cheesecake is the best, I however, do not.I wo... More reviews



4.5 - 138 votes

Hours: Closed today

420 E Locust St, Des Moines
(515) 243-1115


We had dinner here about a year and a 1/2 ago before the pandemic. The food was amazing. We went a couple weeks ago and there has been a serious step bac... More reviews

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