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Diners' Choice: Best Value restaurants in Des Moines

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best value restaurants in Des Moines? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Cooper's On 5th restaurant
4.8
4.8 (100)
$30 and under
American
West Des Moines
About the restaurant
Cooper’s on 5th is a great place for Lunch & Dinner. We have had the pleasure of being West Des Moines’ first Craft Cocktail Bar. Join us for our amazing food menu & award-winning cocktail program. Classic & Reimagined Americana comfort food paired with one of Des Moines’ original & highly awarded craft cocktail programs. Great beer, wine, and martinis.
Top review
Markvip
Dined 4 days ago
Great food, great service, first time at this restaurant! Highly recommended!!!
A photo of Fleming's Steakhouse - Des Moines restaurant
4.8
4.8 (861)
$50 and over
Unspecified
West Des Moines
About the restaurant
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is an outstanding choice to enjoy an exceptional Prime steak, glass of wine, or handcrafted cocktail. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion, hosting a business dinner, or simply wanting to enjoy an excellent culinary experience - we will create a safe and memorable evening for you. If you prefer to enjoy your fine dining experience at home, you can order and pay for lunch or dinner online and then pick up curbside or select from one of our delivery partners.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 1, 2024
Food was perfect as usual and we had our favorite waiter Emmett. We celebrated my son’s 8th birthday and they made him feel so special. Fleming’s is our favorite!
A photo of Fresko restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1121)
$30 and under
Farm-to-table
Des Moines
About the restaurant
“Fresko” meaning “fresh” inspires our creation of seasonal menus made from locally sourced ingredients. Fresko makes natural food from the bounty of Iowa farms whenever possible. The culinary team prepares product from start to finish applying natural time honored techniques with care at every step. This enriches the flavorful and nutritious product we serve and benefits our community. Fresko believes we are what we eat and eating well means living well.

Fresko features a splendid assortment of original cocktails with a deep spirits menu and a beer program with sixteen beers on tap in addition to bottles and cans. Fresko's wine menu focuses on quality selections at a great value to our guests.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Everything was lovely but best of all was the elderflower spritz.
A photo of The Stuffed Olive - Des Moines restaurant
4.7
4.7 (712)
$30 and under
American
Des Moines
About the restaurant
The Stuffed Olive is about the entire “Martini & Tapas Experience.” From your favorite classics to new and exciting blends you’ve never seen before, you’re sure to find a cocktail to love on our vast martini menu. Add a warm, comfortable atmosphere, great wines, beers and top-shelf spirits, and The Stuffed Olive will become your favorite place to start, end or spend your entire evening. Our tapas menu offers appetizer-sized portions of globally influenced entrees, for a sampling and sharing dining experience. Pair tasty tapas with your favorite martini for happy hour, dinner or a late-night snack. We welcome you to sit back, relax, enjoy great food, good conversation and your favorite martini. Welcome to the Stuffed Olive!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
One of our favorite date night spots ! They always have excellent service food and martinis ! The new environment is super chic and comfortable.
A photo of Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Clive restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1030)
$30 and under
American
Clive
About the restaurant
Experience the perfect fusion of award-winning wines, Napa-style tasting rooms, and modern casual dining at Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants. Enjoy contemporary American cuisine influenced by international flavors from our scratch kitchen. Each dish is expertly paired with our selection of wines for the best food and wine match. Whether you explore the tasting room for a pre- or post-dinner adventure or join the world's largest wine club, we believe in the power of food and wine to create lasting connections. Dining reservations are highly recommended, but walk-in guests are always welcome on a first-come, first-serve basis. Gluten-free and vegetarian dishes are available.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
We had a wonderful dining experience celebrating our 36th anniversary- the food was amazing and we even received complimentary champagne! Great service!
A photo of Blue Sushi Sake Grill - Des Moines restaurant
4.6
4.6 (179)
$30 and under
Sushi
Des Moines
About the restaurant
Blue Sushi Sake Grill unites creative ingredients with energetic vibes, premium cold sake with happy moments to give you a fresh and fun new way to experience sushi. Our sushi and grill menus allow you to explore your sushi favorites in new and unexpected ways. We like to say that sushi is for sharing, and our menu encourages it. Order a spread of all your maki, nigiri and sashimi favs from the sushi bar, and throw in a few orders of starters from the grill. We'll stagger your plates so you can savor it all bite-by-bite, and maximize the sushi experience you've been craving all week. If you're not sure where to start, tour the menu during Happy Hour, where all our guest favorites — from our sushi, grill and drink menus — are available at an amazing value. We offer Happy Hour every day of the week at Blue Sushi Sake Grill!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Overall, a great dinning experience!!! The food, drinks and ambiance was great.
A photo of Bar Nico restaurant
4.8
4.8 (63)
$30 and under
Mexican
Des Moines
About the restaurant
Our restaurant's mantra is "Sin Maiz, No Hay Pais" meaning "without corn there is no country" as such, our tortillas are hand ground in house from heirloom organic Mexican corn varietals - made daily & cooked to order. As a result of our corn obsession, we have no flour in house & are a completely gluten-free kitchen.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 18, 2024
Great food and atmosphere. Staff was stressed given every table and bar was full, but we did not feel rushed nor did the staff act anything but pleasant and welcoming. Dishes were distinct and flavors were memorable.
A photo of Parlor restaurant
4.6
4.6 (21)
$30 and under
Pizza Bar
Des Moines
About the restaurant
At Parlor we've created relaxed, social surroundings with family booths, shuffleboard, patio seating, full bar and sports on tv. Reconnect with the simple joy of a cold drink and a hot slice of pizza, or sausages and slaw. Everything is curated for you to enjoy yourself, so what are you waiting for?
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 12, 2024
The only complaint I have is that the server let us sit with our dirty dishes. Came to the table at the end of the meal to ask if we needed anything else - left the dishes. Brought the check to the table - left the dishes. Came and took the check - left the dishes. Finally the hostess came by and we handed them to her. I understand this a casual place, but this is basic service. Never let your customers sit with their dirty dishes. Even if it is someone else's job to clear them. If you are at the table and dinner is over, take the dirty dishes away when you leave. Other than that, the service was very good and the food and ambience were fantastic.
A photo of Eatery A restaurant
4.7
4.7 (513)
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Des Moines
About the restaurant
Eatery A is Des Moines's destination for Mediterranean-inspired cuisine. Perfecting simple dishes that focus on local, quality ingredients, we strive to offer our guests exotic flavor profiles that let the ingredients take center stage.
Top review
JustJames
Dined on Jun 9, 2024
Always a good time...if in doubt go for the happy hour, daily 3-6...
A photo of Proudfoot & Bird restaurant
4.8
4.8 (639)
$50 and over
Global, International
Des Moines
About the restaurant
Fine Dining in every aspect. Proudfoot & Bird, named after the original Hotel Fort Des Moines architects, pays homage to the glamorous days of years past with every detail. Adorned with stunning marble tables, intricate gold ceiling inlay, plush soft seating, and grand circular bar we have recreated a time that was filled with elegance, extravagance, and indulgence. Housed in the historic Hotel Fort Des Moines, we have taken every step possible to protect a valued piece of Des Moines’ cherished history. Two semi-private areas available, seating eight and ten guests respectfully.
Top review
Becci
Dined on Jun 9, 2024
Absolutely delicious! Sat in the bar area…beautiful. Service was fantastic!
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