Best American Restaurants in Des Moines

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Best American Restaurants in Des Moines

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Manny's Steakhouse
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Steak | Downtown / North Loop
Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - St. Charles
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Contemporary American | St. Charles
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Irina's Restaurant & BarIrina's Restaurant & Bar
169 reviews
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Russian | West Des Moines, Des Moines

A fun atmosphere to meet up with friends. The food is excellent! More

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Table 128 Bistro + Bar1. Table 128 Bistro + Bar
569 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown Des Moines, Des Moines

Awesome! Great food and atmosphere. Great dining experience. More

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Baru 662. Baru 66
360 reviews
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French | Des Moines, Des Moines

Another fabulous meal and a great night with the most talented chef, great staff and his wonderful wife! More

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801 Chophouse – Des Moines3. 801 Chophouse – Des Moines
1490 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown Des Moines, Des Moines

Staff at door checked our coats nicely. Server was nice and informative. Food was hot and delicious. More

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Aposto4. Aposto
214 reviews
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European | Des Moines, Des Moines

Fabulous dining experience! Staff was very attentive, restaurant was amazing, and food was marvelous!!!! More

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St. Kilda5. St. Kilda
185 reviews
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Café | Des Moines, Des Moines

I love the atmosphere and design of St. Kilda. The food is Absolutely Amazing! This is a new favorite. The staff are Exceptional! They are observant to your needs, friendly, knowledgeable, and very sincere! I WILL BE BACK AND WILL BRING FAMILY & FRIENDS!! More

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Ruthie's Steak & Seafood at Riverside Casino & Golf ResortRuthie's Steak & Seafood at Riverside Casino & Golf Resort
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Steakhouse | Iowa City, Iowa City

Flame creates the sizzle at our high-end American steakhouse. The finest cuts of beef and seafood are prepared to impress and delight in an atmosphere of rich wood, comfortable colors, fresh flower centerpieces and warm lighting. Traditional steaks or chops of beef, lamb or pork are prepared as cuts or on the bone. Try our impressive Ruthie's signature line of steaks such as the filet marmalade, Maryland ribeye or, our latest, the French onion filet. Seafood is at its best in the hands of Chef d'Cuisine Tara Hadden. Her attention to detail and delicate touch complete the best sautéed or grilled fish and seafood dishes imaginable. Chilean sea bass, wild-caught salmon, Australian lobster tail, and Argentinian red shrimp help to complete a menu dedicated to extraordinary dining. To complement your fine dining experience, enjoy libations you’d expect from a metropolitan hot-spot. Our wine selection is vast and designed to be the best in Eastern Iowa. More

Discover Iowa

Iowa is known as one of the safest states to live in, which adds to its appeal as a place to visit. With many attractions and things to do, you’re bound to work up an appetite for one of the many local dishes - and there are many! Iowa offers typical restaurant meals from almost any culture imaginable with many of the ingredients being grown in the area. You’ll also see foods iconic to Iowa, such as a loose meat sandwich called Maid Rite, rhubarb pie, Iowa chops, and taco pizza. Although specific to Des Moines, the steak de burgo is a popular item throughout the state. Don't miss some of Iowa's classic corn on the cob.