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  • 9.4

    Wasabi Chi

    Asian Restaurant 5418 Douglas Ave Des Moines, IA

    People also say (68 tips):

    • Vanessa M.
      Vanessa Marcano-Kelly: "Delicious sushi, confident dishes and classy presentation, as well as atmosphere. Don't miss out on the seaweed salad or the rainbow roll (the one rolled up in cucumber). Best sushi in Des Moines!"
  • 9.3

    Woody's Smoke Shack

    BBQ Joint 2511 Cottage Grove Ave Des Moines, IA

    People also say (23 tips):

    • Jake S.
      Jake Smith: "The portion of pulled pork is a bit small, but the sauce (which is outstanding) will leave you wanting more. Don't miss the free corn bread!"
  • 9.4


    Italian Restaurant 1011 Locust St Des Moines, IA

    People also say (93 tips):

    • Nathan W.
      Nathan Wright: "Centro's bar area has one of the best street views of Downtown Des Moines. My favorite dish is the hand-rolled Caviatelli. The Sunday morning Bloody Mary bar is also a can't miss."
  • 9.5

    El Bait Shop

    Bar 200 SW 2nd St Des Moines, IA

    People also say (120 tips):

    • Sarah H.
      Sarah Hinzman: "Here's what you're gonna do. Order the 2 pints & 2 lbs. of wings. Beers: Lost Coast Apricot Wheat & Bent River Jalapeño Pepper Ale. Order 1/3 each of tang, dry rub, and mexican wings. Then die happy."
  • 9.4

    Confluence Brewing Company

    Brewery 1235 Thomas Beck Rd Ste A Des Moines, IA

    People also say (46 tips):

    • Kathy B.
      Kathy Burrows-Noring: "My favorite microbrewery, accessible from the Gray's Lake trail. My favorites are their flagship IPA, Des Moines IPA, East Side Attitude (lager), and the seasonal, Mayday Mayday. Ask for munchies."
  • 9.3

    Des Moines Performing Arts Civic Center

    Theater 221 Walnut St Des Moines, IA

    People also say (38 tips):

    • Adam B.
      Adam Brewer: "Get season tickets. Seriously. For a little more than you pay for one show, you can go to 5-7 shows at astonishingly affordable prices. Park at 5th and Walnut -- it's hardly used on show nights."

People are talking about these places in Des Moines:

  • 9.2


    Mediterranean Restaurant 1301 Locust St Des Moines, IA

    People also say (34 tips):

    • Juice Magazine
      Juice Magazine: "Need a place to dine for Valentine's Day? Give Proof's blind menu a try. For $100, you and your love can enjoy a mystical four-course meal, 2 glasses of sparkling wine, and two amuse-bouche tastings."
    • Steffen W.
      Steffen Wur: "This is maybe the best restaurant in the whole state of Iowa. We had an amazing dinner. Great food quality. The staff is gorgeous. What a wonderful evening."
  • 9.3

    Fong's Pizza

    Pizza Place 223 4th St Des Moines, IA

    People also say (194 tips):

    • Tricia T.
      Tricia Tanguy: "Crab Rangoon pizza was delicious!! Great beer selection as well! Also pizza by the slice is available and great!! Such fun variety and flavors. A MUST!"
    • Erik R.
      Erik Rowley: "One of the most unique dives you will find anywhere in the U.S. The crab Rangoon is their most popular for good reason, but the Egg Rolls are the real treat. Best egg rolls I've ever eaten in my life"
  • 9.2

    Gateway Market & Cafe

    Grocery Store 2002 Woodland Ave Des Moines, IA

    People also say (103 tips):

    • PureWow
      PureWow: "Inside Gateway Market, Des Moines’s very own culinary superstore, you’ll find this casual café whipping up excellent classic sandwiches and wraps."
    • g o.
      g oconnor: "A word to the wise: Huy Fong foods is the original Sriracha, Sambal Oelek, and Chili Garlic Sauce company (one brilliant ex-pat Vietnamese). Note the green tops and the rooster - those are Huy Fong's!"

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