Best American Restaurants in Des Moines

The Stuffed Olive - Des MoinesThe Stuffed Olive - Des Moines
(73)
$$$$
American | Des Moines, Des Moines
Booked 4 times today
Sam & Gabe's at The LyonSam & Gabe's at The Lyon
(210)
$$$$
American | Des Moines, Des Moines
Booked 5 times today
Prairie Canary Restaurant & BarPrairie Canary Restaurant & Bar
(24)
$$$$
American | Des Moines, Des Moines
Booked 2 times today
Rock Bottom Brewery Restaurant - Des MoinesRock Bottom Brewery Restaurant - Des Moines
(39)
$$$$
American | Des Moines, Des Moines
Booked 2 times today
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - West Des MoinesFirebirds Wood Fired Grill - West Des Moines
(58)
$$$$
American | West Des Moines, Des Moines
Booked 22 times today
GrazeGraze
(64)
$$$$
American | Iowa City, Iowa City
CRAVE - Sioux CityCRAVE - Sioux City
(120)
$$$$
American | Sioux City, Sioux City
Booked 6 times today
Tony Roma's - DubuqueTony Roma's - Dubuque
(23)
$$$$
American | Dubuque, Dubuque

Best Italian Restaurants in Des Moines

+39 Italian Restaurant+39 Italian Restaurant
(87)
$$$$
Italian | Des Moines, Des Moines
Booked 1 time today
Centro RestaurantCentro Restaurant
(1724)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown Des Moines, Des Moines
Booked 31 times today
BRAVO Cucina Italiana - Des Moines - Jordan CreekBRAVO Cucina Italiana - Des Moines - Jordan Creek
(339)
$$$$
Italian | West Des Moines, Des Moines
Booked 23 times today
Sam & Gabe's - UrbandaleSam & Gabe's - Urbandale
(328)
$$$$
Italian | Urbandale, Des Moines
Booked 7 times today
Vinny Vanucchi's 'Little Italy' - DubuqueVinny Vanucchi's 'Little Italy' - Dubuque
(424)
$$$$
Italian | Dubuque, Dubuque
Booked 9 times today

Popular restaurants in Des Moines

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Southern | Des Moines
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Des Moines Restaurants

Table 128 Bistro + BarTable 128 Bistro + Bar
317 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Des Moines, Des Moines
Booked 8 times today

Love having such a nice small, healthy, creative restaurant in our neighborhood. Also, like being able to make reservations on Open Table. More

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HarbingerHarbinger
118 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Des Moines, Des Moines
Booked 18 times today

While we were seated quite a bit later than our reservation, the food and service more than made up for it. There is not another restaurant in the Des Moines area that is using the Asian flavor profiles found here and they find a way to make them surprising yet still approachable. We had the tasting menu and, while each dish was superb in its own right, the cauliflower with miso and sesame oil (pictured) was the star of the night. Their attention to detail (both on the plate and through their service) and use of varied techniques made for a fantastic, unique experience. I will definitely be back!! More

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Baru 66Baru 66
196 reviews
$$$$
French | Des Moines, Des Moines
Booked 5 times today

This place was perfect! More

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Alba RestaurantAlba Restaurant
262 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Des Moines, Des Moines
Booked 16 times today

Alba never disappoints. Hadn't been there for a few months, so it was especially good. We had the duck breast and the short rib. Exceptional! More

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Le JardinLe Jardin
29 reviews
$$$$
French | Des Moines, Des Moines
Booked 2 times today

Well developed and unique farm to table fare. Great service. More

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BubbaBubba
433 reviews
$$$$
Southern | Des Moines, Des Moines
Booked 40 times today

Bubba's was excellent, the food was great, low key classy atmosphere, great service, a variety of options on the menu - a tasting experience, not a food trough. We'll be back! More

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The Stuffed Olive - Des MoinesThe Stuffed Olive - Des Moines
73 reviews
$$$$
American | Des Moines, Des Moines
Booked 4 times today

We came in for tapas and drinks before our show. They had our reserved table ready. Were were able to order, eat and drink in plenty of time. More

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Strudl HausStrudl Haus
83 reviews
$$$$
European | Des Moines, Des Moines
Booked 2 times today

What a nice find for brunch! This is a unique experience. We would be interested in returning for dinner sometime. More

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Eatery AEatery A
375 reviews
$$$$
Mediterranean | Des Moines, Des Moines
Booked 28 times today

A stylish restaurant with inventive food. Great choice in Des Moines. More

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AJ's Steakhouse at Prairie Meadows CasinoAJ's Steakhouse at Prairie Meadows Casino
118 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Des Moines, Des Moines
Booked 6 times today

Excellent food and service. A little loud but an overall excellent experience. Two- thumbs up!! More

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Louie's Wine Dive - Des MoinesLouie's Wine Dive - Des Moines
276 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Des Moines, Des Moines
Booked 8 times today

The food was just right...good flavor, reasonable portions. Greens salad with lime vinagrette and the shrimp and grits...very good. Best of all...the service. We had outstanding wait person...she was helpful with menue, she was funny and upbeat...we want to come back just for her!! More

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Marlene's at Sevastopol StationMarlene's at Sevastopol Station
53 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Des Moines, Des Moines
Booked 2 times today

Very high quality food at a reasonable cost. More

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Sam & Gabe's at The LyonSam & Gabe's at The Lyon
210 reviews
$$$$
American | Des Moines, Des Moines
Booked 5 times today

We enjoyed the food and service. The view was also great! More

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Prairie Canary Restaurant & BarPrairie Canary Restaurant & Bar
24 reviews
$$$$
American | Des Moines, Des Moines
Booked 2 times today

Food was amazing and large portions. Appetizers were great. Only down fall was bartender was slow. Took forever to get drinks and some were forgotten. Overall very good. More

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Rock Bottom Brewery Restaurant - Des MoinesRock Bottom Brewery Restaurant - Des Moines
39 reviews
$$$$
American | Des Moines, Des Moines
Booked 2 times today

The food was amazing (once I got the right sandwich). Server got a bit huffy when I pointed out my incorrect burger. Then she barely stopped by the table. We loved the food though. And my beer was good too. More

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GoldfinchGoldfinch
213 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Des Moines, Des Moines
Booked 8 times today

Went on a Wednesday evening. Everyone enjoyed their food and the service was great. Will go again. More

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Magnolia Wine KitchenMagnolia Wine Kitchen
261 reviews
$$$$
Wine Bar | Des Moines, Des Moines
Booked 8 times today

I now have eaten lunch and dinner at the Magnolia Wine Kitchen. I can’t say enough good things about it. Love the ambiance, food and service! More

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+39 Italian Restaurant+39 Italian Restaurant
87 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Des Moines, Des Moines
Booked 1 time today

Fabulous dinner. Great ambiance. Well with the price of the great food we had. Will definitely go back!! More

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Des Moines Diners' Choice Winners

Des Moines's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Table 128 Bistro + BarTable 128 Bistro + Bar
317 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Des Moines, Des Moines
Booked 8 times today

Love having such a nice small, healthy, creative restaurant in our neighborhood. Also, like being able to make reservations on Open Table. More

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Baru 66Baru 66
196 reviews
$$$$
French | Des Moines, Des Moines
Booked 5 times today

This place was perfect! More

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HarbingerHarbinger
118 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Des Moines, Des Moines
Booked 18 times today

While we were seated quite a bit later than our reservation, the food and service more than made up for it. There is not another restaurant in the Des Moines area that is using the Asian flavor profiles found here and they find a way to make them surprising yet still approachable. We had the tasting menu and, while each dish was superb in its own right, the cauliflower with miso and sesame oil (pictured) was the star of the night. Their attention to detail (both on the plate and through their service) and use of varied techniques made for a fantastic, unique experience. I will definitely be back!! More

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Alba RestaurantAlba Restaurant
262 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Des Moines, Des Moines
Booked 16 times today

Alba never disappoints. Hadn't been there for a few months, so it was especially good. We had the duck breast and the short rib. Exceptional! More

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AJ's Steakhouse at Prairie Meadows CasinoAJ's Steakhouse at Prairie Meadows Casino
118 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Des Moines, Des Moines
Booked 6 times today

Excellent food and service. A little loud but an overall excellent experience. Two- thumbs up!! More

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Le JardinLe Jardin
29 reviews
$$$$
French | Des Moines, Des Moines
Booked 2 times today

Well developed and unique farm to table fare. Great service. More

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BubbaBubba
433 reviews
$$$$
Southern | Des Moines, Des Moines
Booked 40 times today

Bubba's was excellent, the food was great, low key classy atmosphere, great service, a variety of options on the menu - a tasting experience, not a food trough. We'll be back! More

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Strudl HausStrudl Haus
83 reviews
$$$$
European | Des Moines, Des Moines
Booked 2 times today

What a nice find for brunch! This is a unique experience. We would be interested in returning for dinner sometime. More

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Eatery AEatery A
375 reviews
$$$$
Mediterranean | Des Moines, Des Moines
Booked 28 times today

A stylish restaurant with inventive food. Great choice in Des Moines. More

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Marlene's at Sevastopol StationMarlene's at Sevastopol Station
53 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Des Moines, Des Moines
Booked 2 times today

Very high quality food at a reasonable cost. More

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