Splash Seafood Bar & Grill

303 Locust St, Des Moines
(515) 244-5686

Recent Reviews


Food and service was fantastic. We arrived a little early so we had a snack at the bar. We had a great time so we decided to have dinner at the bar. Perfect.

opentable dinner

Server Emily was fantastic and made birthday celebration perfect.


Absolutely awesome dining experience. The staff were super accommodating and really set the tone for the evening. The food was devine. I highly recommend this establishment for anyone looking for a remarkable meal.


Good food and great service! The oysters are always yummy snd we tried the charcuterie plate…good also.

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Never disappoints!!


The Shrimp and Calamari starter was really tasty. Scallops were perfectly prepared. The Key Lime Cheesecake was big enough to share.


The good- service, wine was reasonably priced, oysters fresh and flavorful presentation The Bad- cioppino fell flat a little bland, Caesar salad was ok. Overall the value wasn’t there for me, maybe I ordered the wrong dish but it was listed as a chef specialty so if that’s their best then their best is a bit flat and bland.


As always our food and service at Splash was excellent. Scott, our waiter was outstanding in every way, knowledgeable of the food and preparation of. He went out of his way to make our 44th anniversary dinner special.

Shawn That one guy

Lovely. The Scallops were perfectly cooked and the Key Lime Cheesecake was big enough for sharing. The Shrimp and Calamari starter was beautiful and tasty. Service was was excellent. We will be back.

opentable dinner

What an amazing experience! If you’re in Des Moines it is worth the stop. Emily, our server was top notch. She knew her stuff when it came to the menu and dinner choices. What a great place to dine and enjoy fantastic seafood.

Mona Bond

Definitely a 5 Star restaurant. Food served exactly as requested and service was fabulous! Highly recommend


I went to Splash Seafood for dinner. I was promptly seated and service was great for the entire meal. I ordered lobster bisque and it was definitely worth the price since it had large pieces of lobster in the bisque. I ordered grilled salmon with asparagus for my main course. It was prepared well and tasted great but the price was rather steep. After all grilled salmon is a common dish at many restaurants and at a lower price with the same quality.


Our food and the service was fantastic! A great dining experience for a special occasion

opentable dinner

We made a reservation thru OpenTable on a whim with short notice for a Friday night. Had no issues there. Luckily a parking garage is right next door so parking is easy. We were greeted by a welcoming host and seated immediately. We had a very friendly, knowledgeable and caring server who made our evening wonderful. Now, going in knowing that seafood in the Midwest is either limited in range of selection or quality, or is expensive, it was nice to see that selection nor quality was NOT the limiting factor with Splash. Our party fully enjoyed the food we had and the service we received. You have to like seafood to make selecting an item to order easier as their non-aqueous based selection is limited. Thank you to all who are part of what makes Splash Seafood Bar and Grill what it is. Most of my party will be back at some point to enjoy it again.

James Kilmer

Really fun upscale seafood dining experience. My wife ordered the shrimp risotto and I had the mixed grill which was a filet mignon Oscar style, grilled shrimp and mussels with asparagus and garlic potatoes. It was all delicious. Our server was prompt, pleasant and professional. Looking forward to our next visit, Splash is a wonderful place for a special occasion.

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