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

Tupelo Honey - Des Moines

4.3
4.3
446 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 47 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Southern, Southern, American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 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 446 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
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Iowa

    Hot Spot

  • Iowa

    Great for Lunch

  • Iowa

    Most Booked

  • 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. R

    R777

    Atlanta

    22 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Poor bar tending / very bad pours on liquor . The food service was extremely slow as it took nearly an hour to receive our entree and the food was terrible. Don't waste your time and money at this restuarant. Will not return!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service. The wait staff is helpful and fun! We were not good customers in that we stayed for 3.5 hours chatting and were never ready with our order. Never were we made to feel like we were an inconvenience. The food was amazing.
  3. SN

    SandyN

    Louisville

    61 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    61 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    This was our 4th time dining here for a business meal. The first three times were stellar. This time, the service went way downhill. We arrived at 11:30 am for our reservation and ordered apps immediately. We ordered lunch at 11:45 and the food was not delivered until 12:45, an hour after ordering. Nothing ordered was complicated. Our client had a meeting at 1 pm which we told our server at 12:10 pm. They had to get their food to go. The food was very good as usual.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we ate was delicious. Cauliflower appetizer was my favorite. Bright fresh ambiance and good, friendly service. Definitely will come again.
  5. C

    Carker

    Des Moines

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Slow service & subpar food. Incredibly noisy, too. One word? Disappointing.
  6. DS

    DianeS

    Des Moines

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Good service and the food was very good. As the restaurant filled up yhe noise level was a little high. Overall we had a great time

    Tupelo Honey - Des MoinesResponded 2 days agoHey Diane, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review! Being a new restaurant we appreciate having people talk about us. I'm glad you enjoyed your time while you were in with us but next time, if there's anything that we can do to make your experience more comfortable please just let us know. Thanks again, Team Tupelo Honey Des Moines

  7. JB

    JeffB

    Des Moines

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Good food, great service. It was noticeably loud, but not so much that you can't have a conversation with your table. A pleasant experience.

    Tupelo Honey - Des MoinesResponded 2 days agoHey Jeff, Thanks for taking the time to leave us such a kind review! We pride ourselves on being able to give people a place to enjoy their meals, as well as appreciate their time while letting us take care of them. If ever you're in and the ambience needs a little tweaking to make your experience a little more comfortable please don't hesitate to ask! Thanks again, Team Tupelo Honey Des Moines

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fun, decadent food and drinks!

    Tupelo Honey - Des MoinesResponded 2 days agoThanks for leaving the kind review! Can't wait to do it all again. Team Tupelo Honey Des Moines

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    The famous chicken was small and overcooked and thought portion was small for price.. Manager was kind and took care of issue.

    Tupelo Honey - Des MoinesResponded on August 3, 2022Thanks for leaving the honest review! I'm very happy to hear that you spoke up about your experience and it was dealt with accordingly. We are always happy to ensure that your experience is handled with grace and humility, so thank you again for your honesty. Team Tupelo Honey Des Moines

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great and friendly service, and quality food. Highly recommend
  11. JF

    JoeF

    Des Moines

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding. The service was excellent. We will definitely go back there to eat and have drinks.

    Tupelo Honey - Des MoinesResponded on August 3, 2022Hello Joe! Thanks for leaving the kind review. I will be sure to show the staff this comment to remind them of how stellar they are! Come back soon and be safe until then, Team Tupelo Honey Des Moines

  12. SB

    SuzanneB

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was soooo good!

    Tupelo Honey - Des MoinesResponded on August 3, 2022Hey Suzanne! Thanks for taking the time to leave such a kind review! I'll make sure to show the chefs that their efforts do NOT go unnoticed. We'll see you soon! Thanks again, Team Tupelo Honey Des Moines

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cocktails, service, and food were exceptional

    Tupelo Honey - Des MoinesResponded on August 3, 2022Thanks for leaving us such a raving review! I'll be sure to show the staff these kind reviews so they understand that their hard work is recognized. Come back soon!

  14. KR

    KathrynR

    Des Moines

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Our waitress was very attentive and the food was great as usual. The only thing that bothers me to come here is the absolute din in the dining room. It’s just my preference not to have to yell to be heard. But I come anyway for the food, just not often.

    Tupelo Honey - Des MoinesResponded on August 2, 2022Hello Kathryn, Thanks for taking the time to leave us an honest review. We are always happy to hear about the good aspect of your experience but, we also need to hear about the other side of things so we can better serve our guests. If you run into this problem next time you're in with us, ask to speak with a manager and we would be glad to change the volume of our music or alter our ambience in almost any way to make your experience more comfortable. Thanks again, Team Tupelo Honey Des Moines

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service, really good food, the restaurant itself is beautiful and full of energy, great time.

    Tupelo Honey - Des MoinesResponded on August 2, 2022Hello, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review! Our chefs and service staff always appreciate getting commended on their stellar efforts, so thank you for shouting them out. Please come back soon and we'll do it all over again! Thanks again, Team Tupelo Honey Des Moines

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was excellent. A perfect combination of flavor and style. The best grits!

    Tupelo Honey - Des MoinesResponded on August 3, 2022Thanks for taking the time for leaving us a review! We appreciate you taking the opportunity to let everyone know about your experience at the new restaurant in town. We'll see you soon!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience3
    I’ve eaten at other franchises before. This chicken at this location was over done, and extremely small.
  18. G

    Glomgard

    Des Moines

    42 reviews

    3.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Overpriced, noisy, food on floor, slow service, won't return.
  19. R

    Rachel

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We went to your location in Denver a few years ago and we’re very excited to get one in Des Moines. Overall it was very fun, but we were surprised that all of our chicken dishes were very subpar. Very dry, stringy cuts of meat, and small cuts. A better experience with the chicken would have leveled up all of our dishes considerably!
  20. R

    Rckc

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Food was good, small shrimp. Meatloaf needed more sauce. Dessert phenomenal
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great! Friendly and professional employees! Food was freshly made and delicious!
  22. AG

    AshleyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food3service3ambience5
    Great atmosphere. The esthetic was cool. Food was good.

    Tupelo Honey - Des MoinesResponded on July 19, 2022Hello Ashley! Thanks for the kind review and taking the time to share it with the world. Can't wait to see ya again! Team Tupelo Honey Des Moines

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food.
  24. S

    Sarah14t

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The biscuits are delicious! We will definitely be back.

    Tupelo Honey - Des MoinesResponded on July 16, 2022Hello Sarah! Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review and letting everyone know it's worth the trip(and even a return trip!). We can't wait to see you the next time you're around. Team Tupelo Honey Des Moines

  25. e

    erove

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience3
    The main reason I go out to eat is to have delicious food. I did like the waffle but the fried chicken was mediocre. I didn't like the coating. I do like an option to have dark meat. So that is the reason I will not return.
  26. AP

    APeats

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The portions were smaller than expected. The mac and cheese was dry. My entree of the Mac and cheese waffles with chicken was also dry. Couldn’t taste the Mac and cheese in the waffle. The chicken was tasty but overall very dry, and I’ve had tastier food and been more impressed at less bougie places. Not in a rush to go back.
  27. MS

    MandyS

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Tupelo Honey is a great option for a fun night out with friends in Des Moines. Good food, great atmosphere. A little touch of the South!
  28. m

    marcngin

    Des Moines

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lunch was great and our server Melissa was even better
  29. MR

    MarkR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and excellent wait staff. I'll be back again.

    Tupelo Honey - Des MoinesResponded on July 16, 2022Hello Mark! Great to hear that you had an excellent experience, please come back and see us anytime! Thanks for leaving a review, Team Tupelo Honey Des Moines

  30. RF

    RamonaF

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The food was horrible, this was not my first time eating at Tupelo Honey. My friends were not happy with the quality of food. The chicken had no seasoning on it and it was served warm it was not hot. The waitress Nova was not friendly. We had to ask for water at least twice everyone was not given refills. People had ask for desserts to go and did not receive them. I’m not sure if there is a shortage of servers that day.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, drinks and service!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Made last-minute reso for 9:30 (they close at 10) for the patio since it was so nice out. Welcomed - seated - server was prompt and friendly - dining room looked nice as we walked thru - but patio was our destination - we are still Covid cautious and do not eat indoors. Waffles, biscuits and dessert were the highlights.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    My meal was great I had the meatloaf. However my wife had the fried chicken which came out way over cooked and dry. Loved the staff and the ambiance but the food was underwhelming.
  34. TG

    TiffaniG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was excellent, so much so that we ate there two days in a row. We ate both the dinner and brunch offerings and both were good. I have a teenager and they really appreciated the mocktail menu and having non alcoholic beverage choices outside soda and water. Our family is still only eating at establishments that have outdoor seating and the patio was clean, pleasant and well attended to by the waitstaff. The restaurant was busy both times we went, especially during the Sunday brunch, but we were still sat, served and received our orders in a timely fashion. Lastly-and this is a big one for me-the coffee is good.

    Tupelo Honey - Des MoinesResponded on July 12, 2022Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, Tiffani! It's a great pleasure to hear about your consistently excellent experiences with us. You were pretty thorough with your review but we would love for you to come back and try something new! Our bartenders love to make off-menu drinks so we would be glad to concoct something exciting for the teenager with great taste! Thanks again, Team Tupelo Honey Des Moines

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, atmosphere, and staff. Tupelo Honey actually came up as a Facebook advertisement and out of curiosity, decided to check it out. We were impressed by the quality of food and the presentation. Definitely worth checking out and will be back! Make sure you make a reservation so you’re promptly taken care of.
  36. WF

    WesleyF

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Food was wonderful. We will certainly be coming back to try other items on the menu. Drinks were strong but good. Service was good, although my wife and I felt we could have had more timely interactions.
  37. JF

    JulieF

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    The chicken sandwich was over cooked and extremely small. My husband’s shrimp Poboy was not very good and the other for people just said the food was here, OK. Our first visit and not impressed
  38. JB

    JoshuaB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    My wife and I enjoyed a nice anniversary dinner. Food was good but the place can be noisy. Staff was amazing.
  39. DG

    DianG

    Des Moines

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food, good service. It is quite noisy, so not recommended if you are looking for a quite more formal conversational dinner.

    Tupelo Honey - Des MoinesResponded on July 12, 2022Hello Dian! Thanks for taking the time to write us a review as we always appreciate honest criticisms. Next time you come in just let your server know if need us to accommodate in terms of volume, temperature or brightness in the restaurant and we would be glad to oblige. See you soon, Team Tupelo Honey Des Moines

  40. D

    Decline

    Des Moines

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    I would say this is an average restaurant. The food was good but not wow.

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  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • 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 446 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 47 times today
Google Map for Tupelo Honey - Des Moines

655 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309-2704

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Des Moines

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 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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