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Honey Dusted Fried Chicken - Tupelo Honey - Des Moines, Des Moines, IA

Tupelo Honey - Des Moines

4.3
4.3
499 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Southern
Tupelo Honey is a revival of Southern food and traditions rooted in the Carolina Mountains we call home. We craft brunches, lunches and suppers that bring family and friends around the table and allow for conversations and cocktails to linger longer than usual. Please arrive on time with all members in your party present. We will cancel reservations 15 minutes after the scheduled time. The combining of separate reservations will not be honored. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 39 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Southern, Southern, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–8:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sat 9:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–8:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–4:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (515) 513-5922

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    AJ Briggs

  • Neighborhood

    Des Moines

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 499 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Iowa

    Good for Groups

  • Iowa

    Great for Lunch

  • Iowa

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Iowa

    Most Booked

  • Des Moines

    Fit for Foodies

  • Des Moines

    Good for Groups

  • Des Moines

    Hot Spot

  • Des Moines

    Great for Lunch

  • Des Moines

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Des Moines

    Most Booked

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  1. J

    Judyb

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Thoroughly enjoyed my first visit here on my birthday smothered chicken collard greens and grits with goat cheese topped off with a piece of chocolate cake complementary. Will definitely be back
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Portions are fairly small and the meal was very salty. Ambience was great, service and drinks were good.
  3. D

    Diningfun

    Minneapolis

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was great! The room is lovely and quant. Service was slow and server was low energy. It was close to 10 minutes after being seated that we were even acknowledged. The service impacted the experience.
  4. D

    Denny

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Found the menu and good to be unremarkable. This place is about average. Nothing special to see here.
  5. MC

    MelissaC

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food for all types of eaters. Service is excellent
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My new favorite place to eat
  7. SC

    SusanC

    Des Moines

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was good but a couple of the sides came out cold. The banana pudding was very soupy & not great. Server was good.
  8. m

    madisona

    Des Moines

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Service was a little slow but overall it was a great experience, we will definitely be back!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great fun. Thanks
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambience, great service, great food. Place is a must try.
  11. PM

    PaulM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Mediocre food. Their famous chicken was bone dry, and not even close to the tastiness you find at Pizza Ranch. Waiter was friendly and attentive, check in persons were very young and inattentive , staring at their “screen” our entire wait for seating.
  12. MD

    MarkD

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had an early reservation at 5:00 PM on a Saturday night. Seated quickly and watched the place fill up over next hour. Service was friendly and knowledgeable. Signature fried chicken was the best I have ever had. Broasted Brussel Sprouts were a great side for the chicken. "Biscuits For A Cause" really are the size of a cats head and really tasty. Somewhat limited wine list was certainly acceptable and my wife reports Bloody Moon Elixir cocktail was 'yummy". Highly recommend for a relaxed delicious meal.
  13. s

    scooter

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Experience was Unacceptable. Ordered Spicy Chicken Sandwich, it was cold and extremely spicy. The Side of Potatoes was just has Cold. My Wife Ordered a Cesar Salad…came with No Cheese. Send it back, reordered a Cobb Salad, asked Server to not include Eggs (Allergy.) The Protein was Less than a tea spoon of Bacon, Cheddar Cheese was same result. Salad came out with Eggs. My Wife did not attempt to eat her Salad and I choked down the Chicken. I paid the full bill and did not want to waste my time with Manager….He/She had the opportunity to have a conversation, I guess they declined This was our first experience with this location. We will not be going again and a referral to friends and co workers will not happen. Hope the correct their challenges.
  14. BL

    BarbaraL

    Denver

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was great, service was outstanding. The fried chicken was the best I've had in Des Moines.
  15. JH

    JoyceH

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday and Jacob made me feel special. The pecan pie was great. I have the breakfast bowl and it filled me up for the whole day
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience - wonderful service and amazing food!!
  17. GR

    GeorgeR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a great meal at this beautiful venue. Will go back again soon. Especially enjoyed the roasted brussel sprouts appitizer - delicious!
  18. CA

    CyndiA

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious brunch food. Can't wait to go back sometime!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing! It was busy but still had great service!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A very nice spot for a beautiful breakfast.
  21. L

    Lissette

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time trying this location and every food item we ordered was amazing and delicious. We were also impressed with our drinks. The atmosphere at night is a little more cozy with dimmed lights which was perfect for our anniversary dinner. It also has a cool night life city vibe for something more laidback for the weekend. Definately plan on going back again.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    Indifferent greeting by hostess. Cafeteria ambiance. Waitress was slow or indifferent? Cauliflower app was great. We were two bites in when main course showed up. Hello timing?! Would have loved wine with dinner but waitress arrived with three bites left. Shrimp was ok,grits were bad. That was a bummer. Egg bowl was pretty ok. Kind of a sloppy mess. Waitress then pushed for dessert and when we declined, check was on table in three seconds. Wow. Food servers were warm and friendly at least. Glad we went,as menu looked really interesting. But will definitely NOT go back. Go to Bubba or even Buzzard Billy’s instead.
  23. AD

    AmandaD

    Las Vegas

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    It was a fun environment and our food was good! We enjoyed our dinner!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    My friends were visiting from out of town. The biscuits were great, but our entrees were lacking. I, personally, loved the spicy chicken sandwich and pork cracklin’. My friends didn’t enjoy her shrimp and gritz bowl.
  25. TR

    TraceyR

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time there. The food was amazing. The service was fast and very friendly. We look forward to going again.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience5
    Food was very good and portion size was decent. The only complaint is that the cocktails were a little overpriced and underwhelming. Food was delicious but took forever to be served and we ate relatively early in the evening so not a large crown. Would definitely go again but have drinks at home.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great atmosphere! great food!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply wonderful. Excellent food, service.
  29. NF

    NatalieF

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    Mediocre food, drinks are great, service was great and ambiance was very pretty!
  30. DF

    DebF

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great service and food arrived quickly. Love the interior of the restaurant especially the location lights.
  31. DS

    DeanneS

    Des Moines

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Drinks were pricey...but delicious. Smothered chicken was really good...as were the brussel sprouts. Salad also tasty. There were 10 of us and the service was super.
  32. GR

    GeneR

    Des Moines

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    The food is fantastic and the service was stellar; however, the noise level was so bad we could hardly carry on a conversation. I recommend it for the food but come expecting conversation to be difficult.
  33. AC

    AlisonC

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    Tupelo Honey is very trendy and cute! Service was great and our drinks were yummy. Unfortunately, the food was sub-par. Everyone in our group had been before for dinner wanted to give them a second chance with brunch, but it still did not impress.
  34. KG

    KGALLA

    Des Moines

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    very good food. the smothered chicken was moist, yet crispy. the brussel sprouts were very good.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Pre-Show brunch was fabulous! I asked for COVID accommodations and we were seated in a more isolated area. Ashley, our server, was outstanding! The food, fantastic! Old fashioned breakfast bowl, avocado eggs Benedict were generous, well presented and packed with flavors.The reason for the 4 rather than the 5 star...even without a packed house, the noise level at Tupelo Honey is too much.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Good, not great. Very loud!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    1st time here and I gotta say I'm so glad I came the food was delicious service was great. Bloody mary wasn't the best but I didn't complain.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thoroughly enjoyed our lunch. Beverages and food were outstanding; menu is great! Beautiful restaurant; looking forward to returning when in Des Moines again!
  39. L

    Localdiner2

    Des Moines

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    So loud! Great service.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We enjoyed a fabulous pre theater meal at Tupelo Honey in Des Moines. Our appetizers and meal were satisfying and delicious. The house made cocktails added a special touch to our dining experience.

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    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

Tupelo Honey - Des Moines offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (515) 513-5922.

Tupelo Honey - Des Moines is rated 4.3 stars by 499 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 39 times today
Google Map for Tupelo Honey - Des Moines

665 Grand Ave, Suite 100, Des Moines, IA 50309

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Des Moines

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–8:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sat 9:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–8:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–4:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Southern, Southern, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    AJ Briggs

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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