Des Moines Restaurants

Make a free reservation

View all 2313 restaurants in Des Moines

Best American Restaurants in Des Moines

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - West Des MoinesFirebirds Wood Fired Grill - West Des Moines
(68)
$$$$
American | West Des Moines, Des Moines
Booked 32 times today
The Stuffed Olive - Des MoinesThe Stuffed Olive - Des Moines
(82)
$$$$
American | Des Moines, Des Moines
Booked 2 times today
Sam & Gabe's at The LyonSam & Gabe's at The Lyon
(222)
$$$$
American | Des Moines, Des Moines
Booked 17 times today
Prairie Canary Restaurant & BarPrairie Canary Restaurant & Bar
(25)
$$$$
American | Des Moines, Des Moines
Rock Bottom Brewery Restaurant - Des MoinesRock Bottom Brewery Restaurant - Des Moines
(39)
$$$$
American | Des Moines, Des Moines
GrazeGraze
(64)
$$$$
American | Iowa City, Iowa City
Booked 4 times today
CRAVE - Sioux CityCRAVE - Sioux City
(128)
$$$$
American | Sioux City, Sioux City
Booked 4 times today
Tony Roma's - DubuqueTony Roma's - Dubuque
(24)
$$$$
American | Dubuque, Dubuque
Booked 1 time today

Best Italian Restaurants in Des Moines

Centro RestaurantCentro Restaurant
(1751)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown Des Moines, Des Moines
Booked 81 times today
BRAVO Cucina Italiana - Des Moines - Jordan CreekBRAVO Cucina Italiana - Des Moines - Jordan Creek
(345)
$$$$
Italian | West Des Moines, Des Moines
Booked 8 times today
Sam & Gabe's - UrbandaleSam & Gabe's - Urbandale
(341)
$$$$
Italian | Urbandale, Des Moines
Booked 9 times today
+39 Italian Restaurant+39 Italian Restaurant
(100)
$$$$
Italian | Des Moines, Des Moines
Booked 2 times today
Vinny Vanucchi's 'Little Italy' - DubuqueVinny Vanucchi's 'Little Italy' - Dubuque
(428)
$$$$
Italian | Dubuque, Dubuque
Booked 1 time today

Popular restaurants in Des Moines

Browse some of the most booked restaurants in Des Moines

Prairie Canary Restaurant & Bar
(361)
$$$$
American | Des Moines
Eatery A
(31)
$$$$
Mediterranean | Des Moines
View all Des Moines restaurants

Treat your taste buds: Explore Des Moines restaurants.

Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

Des Moines's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Table 128 Bistro + Bar1. Table 128 Bistro + Bar
324 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Des Moines, Des Moines
Booked 15 times today

The Chicken and gnocchi special on Monday might be there best creation yet. Fashionably displayed, delectable to the palate and perfectly portioned to leave you happily full, but not sleepy afternoon stuffed. Well done! More

OpenTable Diner -
Harbinger2. Harbinger
129 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Des Moines, Des Moines
Booked 4 times today

We enjoyed the choice of menu items and the many flavors that were offered. The service was excellent. More

OpenTable Diner -
Alba Restaurant3. Alba Restaurant
276 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Des Moines, Des Moines
Booked 18 times today

Staff was well informed, friendly, and nicely paced. We never felt rushed nor neglected. We will definitely be back! More

OpenTable Diner -
Baru 664. Baru 66
199 reviews
$$$$
French | Des Moines, Des Moines
Booked 9 times today

The best food in Des Moines. Creative authentic French cuisine. David, the chef and owner, is a Master Chef. More

OpenTable Diner -
Centro Restaurant5. Centro Restaurant
1751 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Downtown Des Moines, Des Moines
Booked 81 times today

Everything was wonderful as usual except for a hiccup in service by the waitress. Upon arrival I asked about the martini special that ended at six. Our waitress said she would see if it was still applicable, stating that it was dependent on the time showing at the register. So rather than take our order and check, she stopped at two tables on her way to the bar. When she returned it was 6:00 and she stated that the offer window had passed. Ok. I had the lamb pasta that included some of the widest flat noodles I’ve ever had and it was delicious. My date had the two medallions of beef and it was equally good. We finished up with the flourless cake that was truly decadent. All in all another wonderful experience at Centro! More

OpenTable Diner -

New to OpenTable

Des Moines restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Joe's Crab Shack - Des MoinesJoe's Crab Shack - Des Moines
$$$$
American | West Des Moines, Des Moines

Joe's Crab Shack is an American chain of beach-themed seafood casual dining restaurants. Founded in Houston, Texas, the restaurant now operates locations all across the United States of America. It serves seafood and American cuisineMore

St. Kilda Cafe & BakerySt. Kilda Cafe & Bakery
$$$$
Modern Australian | Des Moines, Des Moines
Booked 4 times today

St. Kilda is a full-service Australian-style café & bakery specializing in healthy modern dishes, fresh-baked pastries and breads, artisanal coffee beverages using Counter Culture Coffee, along with a full bar serving cocktails, beer, and wine.

Breakfast and lunch is served daily until 5PM, with baked goods, egg dishes, toasts, sandwiches, housemade soup, and salads, gluten free bread also available.

Dinner at St. Kilda offers snacks, starters, main courses, including vegetarian options, and housemade desserts. Full bar, craft cocktails, and a selection of wines by the glass and/or bottle. More

Discover Downtown Des Moines

Des Moines, nestled deep in the heartland of Iowa, is a surprisingly great place to find new American cuisine. Native-born Iowans and recent immigrants have combined their cultures to create fusion flavors like Polynesian pizza and Asian tacos from the highest quality ingredients. Downtown Des Moines has steakhouses that have high-quality Midwestern beef sitting right next to some of the heartland's best produce. Whether you prefer modern takes on pizza, seafood or pub food, head down East Court Avenue or Locust Street to try some incredible restaurants. Along the river, you can find bars and brewpubs for spending a casual night out.