American Restaurant and Breakfast Spot$$$$
Des Moines
  • Miranda A.
    "Great catfish, bluegill, bloody mary's, frightening legs."(4 Tips)
    Sabrina D.
    "Try the Sweet Potato Tots with marshmallow dipping sauce."(3 Tips)
    Justin C.
    "Catfish Po Boy is where it's at !"(3 Tips)
    Matthew C.
    "Go onto the patio for an amazing view of downtown Des Moines!"(2 Tips)
90 Tips and reviews
  • breakfast food
  • bluegill
  • outdoor seating
  • Bloody Marys
  • po' boys
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  • Angela G.
    Took family member that needed food, he and his wife had just had a baby the day before and wanted a good cheeseburger. Well they got it! And the view was amazing! We will be back!
  • Sarah D.
    Sarah DavelaarSeptember 2, 2015
    One of my favorite spots in Des Moines! The sweet potato tots are unique and worth a try. Plus, in the summer, the rooftop patio is a perfect way to enjoy the season.
  • Jesica B.
    Jesica BoozellJune 26, 2014
    💕💖 the fried pickles. Awesome bartender and made my grape bomb the way I make it when I bartender and never complain while making it. Great place the staff is awesome!
  • Juice Magazine
    Juice MagazineMay 16, 2012
    Try the sweet potato onion po'boy. It mixes sweet and savory with grilled sweet potato slices, red onions grilled to salty sweetness, alfalfa sprouts, Maytag blue cheese and cream cheese. Read more
  • Juice Magazine
    Juice MagazineMarch 19, 2013
    Mullet’s lets you concoct your own hangover recipe from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Try the bacon chorizo hash browns with one of their frozen drinks Read more
  • Genevieve G.
    Genevieve GrantMarch 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Good food in general but they can't cook an egg to order to save their lives! I've had more problems with eggs here. It's really starting to get on my nerves! Great service.
  • Robbie H.
    Robbie HelzerAugust 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Double decker patio and excellent wait staff. The nachos with brisket are my favorite in town!
  • Kim B.
    Kim BoomershineApril 7, 2015
    Serves best hangover breakfast ever. Great atmosphere, sits on the river. Drinks are cold and the food is outstanding breakfast, lunch or dinner.
  • Slakingfool
    SlakingfoolSeptember 16, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The Grinder pizza sports a bright and chunky tomato sauce, savory dollops of housemade grinder meat, onion, green bell pepper, jalapeño, and mozzarella.
  • Jamie H.
    Jamie HillegondsJanuary 14, 2016
    Used to be really great, but quality took a dive after new ownership. Majority of the fantastic, friendly waitstaff is gone now too. Rarely feel like going now.
  • Stacia Z.
    Stacia ZinkJuly 4, 2012
    The sweet potato tots have a sweet and savory version. I highly recommend the sweet version. They come with marshmallow dipping sauce!
  • Slakingfool
    SlakingfoolFebruary 27, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Chili Dog pizza. Slathered with chili con carne, then topped with diced beef wiener, mozzarella, cheddar, and diced onion and pickle.
  • Corey J.
    Corey JohnsonOctober 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the The Sandberg - Polish sausage stuffed with Swiss cheese + wrapped in bacon, topped with peppers, onions & jack cheese
  • Neil R.
    Neil RobertsMarch 29, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Not a great place for large groups. They can accommodate only one large group at a time. Despite this, lots of people show up with large groups and the wait time for them can get really long.
  • Sharon M.
    Sharon MalheiroNovember 27, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Best breakfast in town. Breakfast tacos or burritos are awesome. And don't forget a Bloody Mary.
  • Danny B.
    Danny BegnocheSeptember 21, 2014
    Super fun environment. Our waitress was historical! Awesome spot for food in Des Moines.
  • Del M.
    Del MohlerJuly 15
    We tried the Minnow bucket and a BBQ sandwich. Both were tasty and the service was friendly!
  • Marcus J.
    Marcus J.April 24, 2011
    The Cajun po boy with deep fried shrimp and crawfish is awesome...80's music and deep fried fish is a good combination.
  • Tim P.
    Tim PrattApril 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Good place to stop for drinks and eats while out on your bicycle! Good view of downtown Des Moines.
  • Tim P.
    Tim PrattJanuary 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Beware of the service at times, the workers seem to not always want to take your order and look at one another! Good food!
  • Andrew N.
    Andrew NilgesMay 1, 2016
    The menu is loaded with delicious options. The BBQ bacon cheeseburger is phenomenal.
  • Miranda A.
    Miranda Awesome SauceAugust 24, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Delicious. Great catfish, bluegill, bloody mary's, frightening legs. Good prices.
  • Russ G.
    Russ GilsonDecember 22, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    If planning brunch come early they will not seat you till all your party is on the premises
  • Corey J.
    Corey JohnsonSeptember 27, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Popcorn Chicken Po Boy - Popcorn chicken po'boy & mixed fries.
  • Evan[Bu]
    Evan[Bu]February 3, 2013
    Take time to appreciate all the mullet pictures on the wall while drinking a Molson.
  • Austin W.
    Austin WestermannMarch 17, 2016
    Sit on the patio and enjoy the Des Moines skyline, 10/10 view!
  • Corey J.
    Corey JohnsonOctober 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Tall boy Tuesdays! Buy one, get one free. PBR, Coors Banquet, High Life, Old Style, Guinness, Mike's Hard Lemonade & Strongbow.
  • Corey J.
    Corey JohnsonJune 16, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Breakfast Burrito - Chorizo, egg, cheese, potatoes, peppers, onions.
  • Orchid
    OrchidSeptember 7, 2015
    It's not my type of place that I usually like to eat, but the food was really good! I liked the jalapeño bacon during breakfast.
  • Neil R.
    Neil RobertsJuly 26, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Order 2 brisket tacos without tortillas
  • Burton W.
    Burton WilcoxJune 21, 2015
    Biscuits & Gravy is best I've had in a long time. Great breakfast over all!
  • Sabrina D.
    Sabrina DavisJune 28, 2015
    Try the Sweet Potato Tots with marshmallow dipping sauce. Amazing!!!
  • Dave C.
    Dave CookJanuary 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Love the thin onion rings & the bluegill are great!
  • Michael D.
    Michael DrakeMay 8, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Great brunch menu and prices, but the bloody mary's need vodka in them!!
  • Neil R.
    Neil RobertsJuly 24, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the breakfast burrito. Packed with goodness. Comes with two delicious, homemade hot sauces.
  • Matthew C.
    Matthew CaligiuriJuly 5, 2010
    Go onto the patio for an amazing view of downtown Des Moines! It's a great place to take friends or family visiting Des Moines.
  • starla
    starlaMarch 2, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Be like the dude and try the white russians....they are done up dudetastic!!!
  • Jessica N.
    Jessica NislyMarch 15, 2014
    Try the Bloody Mary, they're delicious!
  • Neil R.
    Neil RobertsJuly 24, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Hash browns here are amazing. Grilled super thin so there's no stupid mushy potato in the middle.
  • Mike V.
    Mike VajdaFebruary 25, 2014
    Great breakfast & chill environment
  • Lindsey A.
    Lindsey AllenMarch 6, 2012
    Do not leave without trying the fried pickle chips!!!
  • Eric G.
    Eric GrieserJanuary 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best breakfast burrito in Des Moines...possibly anywhere!
  • Barb R.
    Barb Rasmussen KaneJuly 10, 2016
    Brisket breakfast tacos are amazing!
  • Shanna M.
    Shanna MauroMay 21, 2012
    Best unique pizzas i've ever had.
  • John E.
    John EJune 15, 2011
    Ask to add bacon bits to the hot wings!!
  • Jon V.
    Jon VickJuly 2, 2012
    Mullet's is the venue for the New Belgium Brewing Urban Assault Ride on August 12! Check it out!
  • Corey J.
    Corey JohnsonApril 8, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Bacon Chorizo Hashbrowns - Breakfast before baseball
  • Andrea T.
    Andrea TSeptember 16, 2011
    Breakfast sliders and tacos r awesome and only $1.95!
  • Neil R.
    Neil RobertsNovember 16, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    With all the cyclists that like to stop by, sometimes it smells of sweat in here
  • Jaimee .
    Jaimee 🔥August 22, 2011
    Mimosa's are bomb. Sit on the patio and enjoy the weather!
  • Shane M.
    Shane MJuly 4, 2012
    Absolute worst service in Des Moines. Many open tables yet can't sit down because kitchen is backed up?! WTF. Can't even get drinks knowing we have to wait for food. Ridiculous. Eat anywhere else.
  • Buck R.
    Buck RogersFebruary 16, 2014
    Go hungry..... leave full. Works for ma
  • Jeff S.
    Jeff ShepherdOctober 13, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place and excellent food!
  • Justin C.
    Justin CarterApril 6, 2013
    Catfish Po Boy is where it's at !
  • Corey J.
    Corey JohnsonOctober 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Pay for @sconlin's Iced Tea & he'll forget to pay you back.
  • Jason H.
    Jason HoffmanMay 21, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Really big bathrooms! I love this place!
  • Lisa Y.
    Lisa YoungMarch 27, 2015
    The bloody Mary's were pretty great.
  • Kristena M.
    Kristena MayesDecember 16, 2011
    You have to try the Sweet Po'tator Tots!
  • Healthiest Iowa
    Healthiest IowaDecember 14, 2011
    Try the Strawberry Gouda Sandwich Vote Wellness Entree from December 27, 2011 through January 3, 2012!
  • Kendra K.
    Kendra KurthOctober 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the nachos! They're amazing!
  • Michael S.
    Michael SadlerAugust 14, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Bacon Chorizo hash browns
  • Jake J.
    Jake JohnsonApril 14, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Breakfast meatloaf is the best!
  • Susie N.
    watch out for the hostess, Gillian. she bites
  • ashley j.
    ashley jonesOctober 25, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Mullets is the shiznizzle!!! Foods to die for, not even kidding!!
  • Suzana S.
    Suzana Sanković DobrosavljevićFebruary 18, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Salmon omullet is amazing!
  • Erin D.
    Erin DisneyDecember 28, 2011
    Shiner Cheer on tap after Christmas?! Unheard of in Texas, reality at Mullets.
  • Alexson C.
    Alexson CJuly 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    It crushed my soul when they stopped selling crab claws.
  • Kelly T.
    Kelly TaylorApril 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best grilled tuna salad!!
  • Pat D.
    Pat DickersonFebruary 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best biscuits and gravy ever!
  • Suzana S.
    Suzana Sanković DobrosavljevićSeptember 17, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Breakfast runs until 1pm. So sad. Not many meat-free choices without a breakfast options :(
  • Blake P.
    Blake PinnekeNovember 21, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Meatloaf Breakfast, FTW
  • Sandy W.
    Sandy WinnSeptember 8
    Chicken Waffle
  • Greg C.
    Greg CrawfordJanuary 6, 2016
    Good food good beer
  • Cooter A.
    Cooter AugustineFebruary 23, 2014
    Awesome breakfast
  • Tim D.
    Tim DonovanAugust 28, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Best Bloody Mary's in the world!
  • Michael S.
    Michael SadlerFebruary 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Monterey omelette
  • Page S.
    Page SmithOctober 8, 2011
    Try the sausage biscuits and gravy!
  • Aaron P.
    Aaron PriceNovember 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Mo is the best waitress!
  • Cosmic Donuts
    Cosmic DonutsJuly 18, 2010
    Awesome place, but this brunch music is making me ill
  • Drew V.
    Drew Van Woert 🍺January 16, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Fried Bluegill!!!!!
  • Fran M.
    Fran MFebruary 5, 2012
    I'm digging 80's in the a.m.
  • Clint H.
    Clint HarveyJune 16, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the asian peanut hot wings. They're pretty awesome.
  • Ryan D.
    Ryan DayJuly 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The bluegill!!
  • Caleb S.
    Caleb SommervilleJanuary 14, 2015
    Entirely average.
  • That G.
    That GuyJuly 21, 2015
    It was okay but I wouldn't write home about it...
  • Ryan C.
    Ryan ClaeysMarch 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Hockey hair wednesdays!
  • Marc H.
    Marc HollanderDecember 18, 2010
    Bring the kids!
  • K T F.
    K T FlemingSeptember 27, 2011
    Hail to Ashley Jones!
  • Juanita T.
    Juanita ThompsonAugust 31, 2011
    No birthday specials. Bummer.
  • Lauren C.
    Lauren COctober 17, 2012
    Love Tuesday! $6 nachos!
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