Splash Seafood Bar and Grill

4.6
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
DiRoNA award winning Splash Seafood Bar & Grill serves only the freshest seafood flown in daily and expertly prepared in both traditional and contemporary styles. Splash Seafood bar and Grill also serve the Midwest's finest cuts of steaks and chops with the same care as they give the seafood. Be pampered by the highly experienced wait staff in one of Des Moines most unique and elegant dining rooms surrounded by whimsical wall murals as well as 9 large salt water aquariums. Splash Seafood offers an extensive wine list, recognized with an Award of Excellence by Wine Spectator, as well as a full bar specializing in tropical drinks. Also enjoy a more laid back atmosphere in the raw bar, Splash Oyster Bar & Seafood Market, just across the hallway from Splash Seafood. Enjoy all the fresh oysters and shellfish that the raw bar has to offer as well as the full menu from Splash Seafood. Also be sure to take advantage of the raw bars Seafood Market to enjoy the freshest seafood at home.
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JainaJ
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner every time, good wine choices, great service!

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MrsG
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants! Always delicious! Do yourself a favor, if you like seafood you'll love Splash!!

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quite and set up just for 2

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amy was awesome! Wonderful experience all around.

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GerryK
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Splash is a wonderful dining experience, the staff was very helpful when we had questions. The food was excellent and plentiful.

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SharonF
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food and service was outstanding. It met all of our expectations. I was disappointed that your staff did not wear face masks. This is the only restaurant I have eaten at that did not require employees to wear a mask. I did make a comment to your hostess.

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SB2017
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Delicious seafood, and presented beautifully with delicious side dishes.

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vipGregS
Des Moines
8 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, the service and food were of the highest quality. Our go to place for special occasions.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Based on an email from the owner I was led to believe that the restaurant was taking the proper precautions including servers and all employees wearing masks. When we arrived the hostess nor our server were wearing masks. When we asked our server to wear a mask she grew very agitated and argued with us. However she did comply and wear a mask for the rest of our dining experience. Our food was delicious but the entrées came out just as we were starting our salads. Overall our experience was not what we would expect from a fine dining establishment like Splash. I won’t be returning.

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DuaneH
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent. I had the full Lobster & for once, could not finish it all. They graciously added a couple of extra pieces of Lobster as the one I was given, was determined to b on the small side. So that was very nice.

My spouse had scallops and they were very fresh in a slightly spicy sauce, which was excellent. Server was attentive & knowledgeable. There was a slight problem with the Lobster & Oyster app price, but was attributed menu price changes, not yet in computer yet. Oysters were tasty & fresh, but on the small side. Other than that food was excellent.

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NancyC
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Splash is by far the best seafood restaurant in the Midwest! Bravo!

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KristinS
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Splash is one of our most favorite restaurants to eat seafood at. The professionalism of the staff, the quality of the food and the overall ambiance of the restaurant is always at the highest level.

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CaraJ
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very upscale experience. The hosts and servers are all fantastic. They help create an unforgettable experience of a romantic atmosphere, delectable, unique food, and unbeatable service. Tim at the bar is exceptionally friendly, knowledgable, and attentive. Everyone who has ever served us at our tables has made us feel comfortable, important and very well taken care of. This is an absolute must for a romantic night out!

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vipdaniels
Milwaukee
14 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Air conditioning not working. Very warm. Service slow food fantastic

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vipIowaDiner
Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food and service from our server were top notch. I was concerned to see a restaurant of this caliber not requiring masks of their servers or staff but the tables were quite a ways apart from each other. Not sure if I would dine in here again until things have settled down. There are many other restaurants going to great length

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TamiM
Savannah
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Miso Salmon!! Wow best meal ever! We are planning on coming back in 2weeks just to eat the Salmon again

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JesseB
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner. Great food, drinks, and oysters.

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StuB
Des Moines
7 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amber did a fabulous job waiting on us. She anticipated all our needs and was especially friendly and especially knowledgeable in the entire evening could not have been more pleasant.

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DeniseH
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service, food and atmosphere as always. Great way to celebrate our anniversary!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic, food was great, staff put up with us

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Davey
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SPLASH IS BACK! I got a shank that was veal or beef that was out of this world. Stay Splashy.

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StuB
Des Moines
7 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shrimp cocktail what is the very best I’ve ever had. Huge and extraordinarily fresh and crunchy.

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LynM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were amazing! Love Splash!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks. Great service as usual! So good to be back!

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EricB
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to Splash - We are sure to get back there. Monte was great, helped us choose a very good appetizer of shrimp and calamari in sweet chili sauce. Steaks/Filets were cooked to perfection as medium rare. Scallops, clams, lobster, king crab all good.

Splash Seafood Bar and Grill
Responded on June 12, 2020

Hi Eric! I am so happy to hear you had a great time with Monte and celebrating your anniversary. I will be sure to pass on the praise! Thank you for your kind note and choosing us for you special night. See you soon! Michelle

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AmyD
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are both amazing. A wonderful place for a special occasion.

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BarbM
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I know I can always count on Splash for the very best food, service and ambience...always exceeds my expectations.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere was good and service was wonderful! Food was also yummy, well proportioned and cooked perfect.
My only compliant was, I wish there was more description on the side of risotto I ordered. It had blue cheese which isn’t typically in risotto and I DO NOT like blue cheese. I had one bite and couldn’t bring myself to eat more. :(

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Jorgy
Des Moines
14 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience4

The restaurant has great decor, but the food was terrible and way over priced and my wife and I eat out in classy restaurants . Splash needs to upgrade food or chef. I had osobuco, all bone, little meat and tough. Very disappointed. My wife had like a four seafood combo. The oysters, mussels were so tiny you couldn’t hardly see them! Very sad!

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Digitaljose
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Tough seafood and falla flavorless pasta. Expect more for the price.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal again.

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PatrickF
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our first time there. We really enjoyed it. Had the crab cake as starter and it was very good and a generous portion. My wife’s salmon was great. I had chilean sea bass. It was good, but not great. Overall though, we had a great experience. Good service with a friendly waitress.

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vipRandy
Des Moines
27 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and wonderful service. Could not ask for better.

RK
RKFoodie
Springfield
10 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service

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JonH
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks were awesome and so was the staff. Outstanding food!!

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ToddB
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here and we were very impressed. The food was fantastic and service great. The ambience is very unique, especially for Iowa. Lots of aquariums and interesting art on the walls. It is not inexpensive, but was worth the value. Great place for a special occasion!

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vipRobbo1
Milwaukee
122 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My wife and I wanted seafood for dinner while in Des Moines and we made a reservation at Splash Seafood Bar and Grill. We were seated immediately upon arriving and our server was very prompt in coming to our table. After reviewing the menu options my wife chose the Sea Scallops and I decided to have the Cioppino. When our server delivered the meals and we took our first bites we discovered they were prepared very well. Throughout the meal we were provided very good service and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The next time we're in Des Moines we will return to Splash Seafood Bar and Grill.

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RogerW
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All we expected!! Would recommend it to everyone.

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Ollie
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Overpriced and average. Everything seems old , carpet aged. Bathrooms dirty

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for the first time on Valentines day date with my wife. Her salmon was perfectly cooked, and I had the best scallops of my life. Waiter was great. We will definitely be back.

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Splash Seafood Bar and Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (515) 244-5686.

Splash Seafood Bar and Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 1720 OpenTable diners.

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