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Prairie Canary Restaurant & Bar
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American | Des Moines
Django Restaurant
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French | Downtown Des Moines
Bubba
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Irina's Restaurant & BarIrina's Restaurant & Bar
179 reviews
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Russian | West Des Moines, Des Moines

This is a fantastic place for a special occasion or date night! More

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Table 128 Bistro + BarTable 128 Bistro + Bar
617 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown Des Moines, Des Moines

Table 128 is always our go-to place for a great dinner with wine and/or cocktails. Been there dozens of times. More

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

Table 128 is always our go-to place for a great dinner with wine and/or cocktails. Been there dozens of times. More

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

Having traveled a great deal, its been a while since I have been to Baru 66. It was one of the best meals I have had in years. The food is exceptional and the ambiance even better. This is a true gem for Des Moines, Iowa. More

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801 Chophouse – Des Moines3. 801 Chophouse – Des Moines
1549 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown Des Moines, Des Moines

We're not from the area, but we read other reviews and knew we wanted to celebrate our anniversary here. We were welcomed with a romantic table, sprinkled with heart confetti and a 'Happy Anniversary' card. The waitress was fantastic, we asked for her opinion, trusted it, and were pleasantly surprised with our orders! More

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Twisted Tail Steakhouse & Saloon4. Twisted Tail Steakhouse & Saloon
72 reviews
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Steakhouse | Logan, Western Iowa

We were lucky to have a reservation on a Saturday night because the place was standing room only! We were seated within 10 min of our reservation time. The food was served promptly and the service was great. The only complaint I had was that my fries were cold, but I didn't think it was a problem worthy of returning my plate of food, especially given how well they were managing service in a crowd of that size. More

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Aposto5. Aposto
258 reviews
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European | Des Moines, Des Moines

Great food and ambience. One of the best in Des Moines! More

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Des Moines restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Bistro NomadBistro Nomad
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Mediterranean | Des Moines, Des Moines

Located across the Pappajohn in downtown Des Moines, Bistro Nomad brings you the richness and colors of the Mediterranean cuisine.More

Mabe's Pizza & RestaurantMabe's Pizza & Restaurant
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Pizzeria | Decorah, Decorah

Made-from-scratch tradition with sincere customer service! Mabe’s Pizza enjoys the satisfaction of serving food to others and has carried this tradition since their beginning as Mabel's Lunchroom in 1953. "We love to support our community. Being here for 65 years now, I like to think that we're a stone in the community to help out who ever we need and whenever it needs to be done.” - Collin White, Manager of Mabe’s Pizza More

Union 29Union 29
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Contemporary American | West Des Moines, Des Moines

Union 29 is an American tavern that honors the spirit of Iowa with an energetic atmosphere that features culinary favorites with local ingredients.More

Wasabi - JohnstonWasabi - Johnston
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Sushi | Des Moines, Des Moines

Wasabi Johnston is a modern restaurant and lounge specializing in ramen and sushi. Hoping to bring new school vision to old school values.More

Wasabi - WaukeeWasabi - Waukee
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Sushi | West Des Moines, Des Moines

Wasabi is located on 9500 University Avenue in West Des Moines. Chefs at Wasabi serve the highest-quality New York-style sushi, Japanese fusion dishes. unique custom cocktails and more. 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.

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.