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About Splash Seafood Bar and Grill
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.
Des Moines, IA 50309
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
3rd & Locust
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free street parking after 6pm or park in the public ramp adjacent to the building which is accessible from 4th Street.
Private Party Contact:
Mike Holms: (515) 244-5686
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Splash Seafood Bar and Grill Ratings and Reviews
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.
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
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.
Great Dinner. We both ordered off their specials for the month and it was a bit expensive but the food was excellent.
Prime Porterhouse steak for me and a bone in lamb chop for my wife. We eat low carb and they switched out our sides to other vegetables.
CHARCUTERIE & CHEESE board was great as well.
Even though I ordered the wrong dish because of dietary restrictions, the staff graciously replaced it at no extra charge.
Our waitress was attentive, attractive, and friendly.
Due to my mobility disability, we couldn't get to the main dining floor which was only accessible by staircase. We were seated in the bar area, which was less than desirable, and the noise level was louder than we prefer.
Overall we were pleased with the experience, but not wildly excited about it. However, we will probably dine there again, as the food was great.
The service was amazing, the oysters were the best that I've had in the Midwest. But the Carpaccio was more cheese and horseradish than filet. My wife ordered the Sea Bass and it tasted like it had been soaked for an extended period of time in butter. My tuna was swimming in soy and wasabi. All of these components in my opinion accompany items to make dishes really fantastic, but they were overdone and took away from the main item. I'll be back, but probably won't make it past the oyster bar for a Happy Hour.
We dined at Splash before the Symphony on New Years Eve. All 4 of us ordered the special meal, expecting it to be delicious - it was the special, after all! Instead, the salad was slopped together for a poor presentation, the fish was over cooked, and the sorbet iced. Big disappointment, as we have enjoyed Splash in the past.
Made reservation to celebrate son's college graduation. When we arrived (on time) we were told that table had been accidentally given to another party. Host staff wanted to put two tables together and seat us in the lobby bar area. We declined this option. We were then given a table in the corner of back dining area. Our table we located right next to staff area where orders were entered onto computer screen. There was also a door that I think was supposed to be locked but was kept open with napkin wrapped around lock. Staff went in and out door... I think it was a shortcut to somewhere. This was distracting and definitely did not add to our dining experience
The food was wonderful!!! Service was average and overall experience did not met our expectations.
Our server was disinterested, disheveled, and acted liked she'd rather be somewhere else. Very poor repport,no help with ordering,specials,drinks etc. Would not consider a return visit. The food was fair,but not worth the money. Definitely a big disappointment after hearing what a great place this was to dine.
This is probably the best seafood you can get in Des Moines. The crab legs are the largest we have ever seen. The price is a little high - but you are paying for fresh seafood you don't get anywhere else. Atmosphere is nice. Service is great. We ate there before a show at the Civic Center as it is right across the street. We had leftovers and was unsure what to do with them. They offered to hold them in the fridge for us while we went to the show and we picked them up after the show. Thank you very much to the staff for that. Friendly, nice, and great seafood.
As always Splash is quality.
The shrimp cocktail is the BEST around.
The sommelier is new and as outstanding as his predecessor.
The scallops were a bit over cooked. The kale and mushrooms, SUPBERB.
It was a performance night at the Civic Center so the restaurant was quite busy.
As previously stated, quality place.
Hosted out of town guests for dinner and "Waitress" production at Civic Center. Splash was perfect with terrific meal and convenience to theater. The friendliness of hostesses and server also made the visit special. Splash exceeded expectations and we look forward to returning!
I love Splash! The salt water aquariums give it SUCH a cool lighting and setting, and the food is great. Been there many times, wait staff is always efficient and knowledgeable. Recently I had king salmon with their mustard (moutarde) sauce that was amazingly tender and juicy. The building is now 125 yrs old so they are currently having some special recipes and offerings. It's also a great place to go before an event at the Civic Center, just walk across the street. Book well in advance tho - tables fill up on those nights.
I took my husband for his birthday, we have been at the restaurant prior and was very please. With the current visit we were just not impressed. The waiter was not attentive, did not check in on us as often as would expect for the price of the meal. Our glasses were empty the majority of our meal and just overall let down by the visit.
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