Splash Seafood Bar and Grill
Broiled Willapa Bay Oysters (1/2 Dozen)
Garlic herb butter, pickled shallots
We celebrated my son’s graduation. They had a printed menu for Iowa State and wrote a congratulatory message on his dinner plate. Our server kept recommending more expensive appetizers or side options. He made it appear that the soup or salad came with the entree. I didn’t want to to tell our guests that it was extra.
Super food and service
The service and food was top-notch. Highly recommend.
Unbelievable ! Seated immediately, Saturday night, fish tanks everywhere, I had the halibut and she had a linguini enhanced with the lobster. . . . we had a little wine with our dinner - - - it was excellent. Service was superior and his advise was spot on.
When I made the reservation on Open Table I mentioned it was my wife’s Birthday and surprisingly know one at the restaurant even acknowledged it!!
Was a great date night. We enjoyed our food and service as great.
Overall nice atmosphere, but the food was bland. Overall the service was ok, but the server gave me the wrong bill and I paid it, but they called later to have it adjusted. In my humble opinion it's not better than Red Lobster
We have lived in Central Iowa for 25 years and never tried Splash. We had a great time! Food was amazing and the service was great!!! Our only regret was not trying it sooner!!! Definitely a new favorite for us. We will be taking our adult children out for dinner when they visit in July.
Celebrated my husbands bday at splash. They made it extra special, adding Happy birthday with his name on our menu. Food is always good. Worth every penny!
Everything was excellent
The food was creative and tasted perfect. Great specials and the service was perfection. Lucky to have a place like this in Des Moines!
Great date night for my Wife’s birthday.
Good food and decent service.
I would recommend Splash
Friends from out of town, they were very pleased with dinner. Especially the chocolate cake. Highly recommend Splash.
We always have a great meal and experience when we dine at Splash.
Delicious, decadent, fresh seafood. Worth every penny.
This is, by far, my favorite restaurant. The restaurant has a welcoming, relaxing, and unique atmosphere. The dim lighting and quiet ambience are perfect for romantic dinners. The service is ALWAYS exceptional - the staff are friendly, pleasant, and explain new menu items and specials in great detail every time. The food - AMAZING - everything on their menu tastes luxurious. The steaks are always tender and the garlic mashed potatoes are richly decadent. They have a bartender that makes the absolute best strawberry mojito I have ever had, but the rest of their drinks are also delicious.
While this restaurant is expensive, it is absolutely worth every penny for the unique, delicious experience.
Food and staff were excellent! One of the best seafood dinners in the Midwest. The attention paid to us by Amber(?) made our experience that much more enjoyable.
My waitress was very professional and friendly!
Great service and great food
Excellent food, service and atmosphere!!!
Always a top notch option in Des Moines metro. Tonight's server was subpar for this establishment and our history of previous service staff.
We always eating at Splash!! Service was great as well.
Great steaks, good wine list, friendly staff. Chef knows how to grill!
Had the whole oyster bar to ourselves. Our server was amazing.
Our server was good, but didn't pick up our plates for sometime after we were finished. The main issues were the food and the ambiance. I ordered 2 lobster tails with broccolini and garlic mashed potatoes. The lobster was good. The broccolini tasted charred/burnt. Both the broccolini and the potatoes were luke-warm. However, the steak was very good. We were seated underneath blue lights which made our drinks and food look very unappetizing. Due to the blue lights, our salads and lobster tails looked brown. It was a bit noisy due to another couple sitting near us that was loud...no fault of Splash.
We will still go back and ask not to be seated underneath the blue lighting and hope our food is hot and not charred next time.
Our waitress was prompt and courteous. She had great suggestions and checked on us the perfect amount of times. The food was amazing, as always and came out on time as well. Great ambiance and setting for an evening out with my husband.
We started with the Wonton tuna tacos. Flavor was an explosion in my mouth! Delicious! Our server suggested adding one more because it came with only 3 tacos. Perfect - we'd get two a piece. Good thing. Not only were they so small, like two bites each, they were shy on the tuna. To be honest they should be called Radish Slaw Tacos with Ginger chili tuna sprinkle. For $17+$6 for the additional taco - my frugal side kicked in and went off-kilter. I ordered the 8oz filet. It was cooked to perfection and perhaps the best steak I've had in some time! Between our server, Scott, and my knowing how I like my steak, we got it perfect the first time. For my sides, I chose garlic mashed potatoes and the vegetable special which was brussels spouts with bacon. Unfortunately, I felt both sides were sub-par. Neither had any type of favor to speak of which was seriously disappointing. Mashed potatoes and Brussel sprouts are two home-cooked items even an inexperienced cook can get right. Ok, maybe not the Brussel sprouts but Mashed potatoes?? I do enjoy Splash for the uptown atmosphere and quiet. This visit had elements of disappointment which were unfortunate for sure.
The employees at Splash made my birthday dinner extra special!
Our server was Emily and she did a phenomenal job! She was very knowledgeable about the menu and answered all of our questions. The food was wonderful and we enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. We would highly recommend Splash.
Great food and service!
We have dined here twice, both times for my birthday. Both times we were extremely happy with the food, the service and the ambience. There is no place around like splash for the freshest and most delicious oysters and clams!!!!
Excellent food and outstanding service. Great night out for my wife and I for Valentine’s Day!
Our server was fantastic and very friendly. We will definitely be coming back.
Amazing food and service! Everything was perfect for our early Valentines day date.
Wonderful service and delicious food
loved it except something you can't control...Rude customers that were waiting outside to go in and honking at me when i moved my truck back a foot to make sure i was out of the loading zone. They pulled up when i was paying the meter..so they knew, i knew they were behind me.. Don't like the parking for the downtown restaurants.
Excellent food and service! Great selection of items. Highly Recommend!
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 4.8 stars by 1800 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.