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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4.6based on recent ratings
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SonyaC
Des Moines
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We just didn’t feel the food was the quality we normally have when dining at Splash.

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vipEricD
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michelle Booth and her staff provide an amazing dining experience. I would highly recommend Splash

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PerryM
Des Moines
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner for our anniversary and our server was awesome with some special goodies for our 15 month old granddaughter, thank-you!

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BillM
Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

4 course seafood dinner as a fundraiser for Dorothy’s House and showcase for a private wine distributor. A most enjoyable evening with a superb menu.

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PORTIAW
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time in your establishment. It was a pleasureable experience. The wine tasting was fabulous. I was able to meet some very nice people. Also, the wines and food paring was awesome. Fayes, guesture to invite me to her table was very nice and friendly, appropriate. Thanks to you all.
I had a great time!!

KM
KarrieM
Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our birthdays

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AMPLE
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was spectacular. Our waitress answered all of our questions and was very attentive. Bartenders were also friendly and approachable

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vipCathyC
Omaha
11 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would definitely eat at this restaurant again if traveling to or through DesMoines.

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WilliamS
Des Moines
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great. Social distancing was well managed even on a Friday evening. A little higher priced than some other options, but it was overall good and we didn't mind the little extra expense for a good experience.

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vipBarbaraK
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and attentive service.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was fabulous. She made the evening fun. She recommended a couple of fabulous wines and the meal was absolutely outstanding! Such a delight!

TM
TamiM
Savannah
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Miso Salmon again! Such attentive service, you can tell people like working at Splash. My favorite place when I want to treat myself.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent!!!

JJ
JainaJ
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MG
MrsG
Des Moines
5 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
5 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
16 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

TM
TamiM
Savannah
6 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.

SB
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.

DH
DeniseH
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
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.

SB
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.

LM
LynM
Chicago
7 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!

EB
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.

BM
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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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 1733 OpenTable diners.

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