Aaron's Saved Places
J. Benjamin's is one of Aaron's Saved Places.

1. J. Benjamin's

5800 Franklin Ave (Merle Hay Rd.), Des Moines, IA
American Restaurant · Merle Hay · 15 tips and reviews
Bistro Montage is one of Aaron's Saved Places.

2. Bistro Montage

2724 Ingersoll Ave (28th Street), Des Moines, IA
French Restaurant · 11 tips and reviews
Baru 66 is one of Aaron's Saved Places.

3. Baru 66

6587 University Ave (at 66th St), Windsor Heights, IA
French Restaurant · 14 tips and reviews
Alba Restaurant is one of Aaron's Saved Places.

4. Alba Restaurant

8.5
524 E 6th St, Des Moines, IA
New American Restaurant · East Village · 33 tips and reviews
Tursi's Latin King is one of Aaron's Saved Places.

5. Tursi's Latin King

8.3
2200 Hubbell Ave, Des Moines, IA
Italian Restaurant · 27 tips and reviews

Juice MagazineJuice Magazine: Excellent service at this east-side institution landed it at the #2 spot on the Top 100 Restaurants list. Read more: http://dmreg.com/IChfDv Read more.

Cafe Diem is one of Aaron's Saved Places.

6. Cafe Diem

7.9
2005 S Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA
Coffee Shop · 27 tips and reviews

Juice MagazineJuice Magazine: This locally-owned shop is the newer of two locations (the first is on Main Street in Ames). Stop in and warm up in one of the comfy booths or by the fireplace with a cup of coffee or lunch.

Waterfront Seafood Market is one of Aaron's Saved Places.

7. Waterfront Seafood Market

8.8
2900 University Ave (at 28th St.), West Des Moines, IA
Sushi Restaurant · 44 tips and reviews

Juice MagazineJuice Magazine: Try: The Chuck Norris roll. It’s a high kick of flavors to your mouth. http://dmreg.com/JKQVig Read more.

Blue Moon Piano Bar is one of Aaron's Saved Places.

8. Blue Moon Piano Bar

7.0
5485 Mills Civic Pkwy (West Glen Town Center), West Des Moines, IA
Piano Bar · 31 tips and reviews
Kelly's Little Nipper is one of Aaron's Saved Places.

9. Kelly's Little Nipper

7.2
1701 E Grand Ave (at E 17th St), Des Moines, IA
Dive Bar · Capitol East · 12 tips and reviews

Juice MagazineJuice Magazine: From the decor to the people at the little dive, it boasts the old-school flair and charm that brings back regulars night after night. This spot was voted #7 in our Top 50 Bars. Read more.

Toad's Tavern is one of Aaron's Saved Places.

10. Toad's Tavern

6.6
3002 State Ave (at E 30th St), Des Moines, IA
Bar · 8 tips and reviews

Juice MagazineJuice Magazine: Voted #2 in our online poll for Top 50 Bars. This eastside spot is great for arcade games or a cheap drink. Read our writer's report from a night at Toads. Read more.

Wig & Pen is one of Aaron's Saved Places.

11. Wig & Pen

8.2
2005 S Ankeny Blvd (DMACC Blvd), Ankeny, IA
Pizzeria · 37 tips and reviews

Juice MagazineJuice Magazine: Grab a Guinness and the Union Jack, with sweet peppers, mushrooms, onion and sausage blanketed under cheese, with tomatoes on top. Read more.

Patton's Restaurant is one of Aaron's Saved Places.

12. Patton's Restaurant

1552 E Grand Ave (East 16th Street), Des Moines, IA
Southern Food Restaurant · Capitol East · 15 tips and reviews
Coda Lounge is one of Aaron's Saved Places.

13. Coda Lounge

6.8
401 Locust St (4th & Locust), Des Moines, IA
Lounge · Downtown Des Moines · 10 tips and reviews

Juice MagazineJuice Magazine: Happy hour runs 3-6 p.m. and 11 p.m.-midnight Monday through Friday and offers a selection of $4 draft beers, $5 house wines and $6 signature cocktails. Read more.

New World Cafe is one of Aaron's Saved Places.

14. New World Cafe

223 E Walnut St, Des Moines, IA
Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurant · East Village · 13 tips and reviews
Tsing Tsao is one of Aaron's Saved Places.

15. Tsing Tsao

6.7
4230 Fleur Dr, Des Moines, IA
Chinese Restaurant · 19 tips and reviews
Planet Sub is one of Aaron's Saved Places.

16. Planet Sub

2330 University Ave (23rd St.), Des Moines, IA
Sandwich Spot · 22 tips and reviews

Andrew P.Andrew Peters: The BBQ Brisket sub is the best. Make sure to grab some extra napkins.

Welch Ave. Station is one of Aaron's Saved Places.

17. Welch Ave. Station

8.9
207 Welch Ave, Ames, IA
Bar · South Campus Area · 32 tips and reviews

EsquireEsquire: Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. Get a pitcher of Boulevard and cheer for the Cyclones. Read more.

Black Market Pizza is one of Aaron's Saved Places.

18. Black Market Pizza

2610 Northridge Pkwy (at Kent Ave), Ames, IA
Pizzeria · Somerset · 28 tips and reviews

Travel ChannelTravel Channel: Some of the most original pie in the Hawkeye State, including Reuben Pizza & Bacon Double Cheeseburger Pizza. --Adam Richman, Man v Food

High Life Lounge is one of Aaron's Saved Places.

19. High Life Lounge

8.9
200 SW 2nd St (at Market St.), Des Moines, IA
Bar · Downtown Des Moines · 86 tips and reviews

Travel ChannelTravel Channel: Bacon. Wrapped. Tater Tots. --Adam Richman, Man v Food