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Splash Seafood Bar and Grill

4.5
1278 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(515) 244-5686
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Dominic Iannarelli
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Private party contact
Mike Holms: (515) 244-5686
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Cross street
3rd & Locust
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Parking details
Free street parking after 6pm or park in the public ramp adjacent to the building which is accessible from 4th Street.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1278 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.4
service
4.3
ambience
3.9
value
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Emte 
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Food was great! We got stuck being about the only table in the middle of one room so that was kind of awkward but overall experience was nice.

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OpenTable Diner (Des Moines)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

The food and service is always great. My only complaint is that it is time for a renovation.
The carpet and furniture are worn and dated and I think they need to update the interior.
We will definitely go back because we always enjoy the food!

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

We were treated very well, they made our special occasion very special. The food was fresh and delicious. Only downgrade was that we were seated next to a large event room and the noise from the room was loud enough to bother us. Made it hard to hear ourselves speak.

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BrentB 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Our server Jamie was very good! She was knowledgeable about the menu and very professional! The food was prepared exceptionally well! We enjoyed our rare night out on the town! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Anniversary

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grog (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great food and also great service. Possibly the best seafood in Des Moines. White table cloth dining.

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OpenTable Diner (Des Moines)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Overall good place to eat and solid seafood. Lobstertail was a bit undercooked and the price was a little on the high side for an add. We will go back however.

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OpenTable Diner (Des Moines)
3.0  Dined 7 days ago

The waitress was very slow and forgetful......the bus staff were much better. Food was very pricey and could have been better. It is seafood, so dont overcook the lobster.

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JeremyB (Des Moines)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Good but over priced for the experience. It was nothing to rave about.

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OpenTable Diner (Des Moines)
1.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Been here many times and this was my worst experience to date. Our waitress, Amber, did not fill waters or wine glasses. Walked past our table several times without checking if we needed anything. Waited until 25 minutes after we ordered entrees to let us know that they were out of scallops. Not at all impressed.

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RonM (Des Moines)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Splash was a great restaurant and our family had a wonderful time. There was not anything that was ordered at out table that was not fantastic. We all sampled each others food because it tasted so good. I can't wait to go back again and again.

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Gabby (Des Moines)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

We had a party of 9. Everyone’s food was excellent. Service was very efficient but not very friendly

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DanetteC (Denver)
4.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

I asked for an intimate table... we were sat in between everybody it was my anniversary dinner and my food was way overcooked I had to send it back by the time it got to me, my man was done eating so I had to pack it up and take it home the meal cost me $200 between the two of us I wish it would’ve been a much better experience but the food was very tasty

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OpenTable Diner (Des Moines)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Great time! Wish you were open after 1030 pm for brandy Alexander’s!

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OpenTable Diner (Des Moines)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

My 56th birthday! Our server, Ashleigh was amazing! She explained our courses, & was pleasant & intelligent to visit with! Our party of 5 had a great time, all our food was delicious ;)

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vipFamilyfun (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Amazing food and service once again!!
Always great.

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arladd (Des Moines)
3.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Great service. Food was okay considering the cost. I wasn’t impressed with what we ordered given that I have paid less for better quality. We had the crab cake, Siracha scallops, and filet. The women’s restroom is embarrassingly dated and small. I can’t say I’d really recommend splash, unless you are downtown and specifically want seafood.

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Jo1st (Des Moines)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

We absolutely love Splash. Not sure it's possible, but every visit is better than the last. The servers have always been delightful as well, and aah... the food... delish!

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OpenTable Diner (Des Moines)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Fine dining at its best. I love All seafood. Splash is the best in town. East coast oysters and escargot is a must have.

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OpenTable Diner (Des Moines)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

The food is fabulous. I have eaten here several times with many different people, no one has gotten the same thing and each thing has been excellent. Nice and quiet.

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