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)
88 Tips and reviews
  • breakfast food
  • bluegill
  • outdoor seating
  • Bloody Marys
  • po' boys
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  • 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 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
  • 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
  • Robbie H.
    Robbie HelzerAugust 12, 2014
    Double decker patio and excellent wait staff. The nachos with brisket are my favorite in town!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Jamie H.
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Danny B.
    Danny BegnocheSeptember 21, 2014
    Super fun environment. Our waitress was historical! Awesome spot for food in Des Moines.
  • 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.
  • Andrew N.
    The menu is loaded with delicious options. The BBQ bacon cheeseburger is phenomenal.
  • 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.
  • Miranda A.
    Miranda Awesome SauceAugust 24, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Delicious. Great catfish, bluegill, bloody mary's, frightening legs. Good prices.
  • 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.
  • Austin W.
    Sit on the patio and enjoy the Des Moines skyline, 10/10 view!
  • 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
  • Evan[Bu]
    Evan[Bu]February 3, 2013
    Take time to appreciate all the mullet pictures on the wall while drinking a Molson.
  • 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!
  • Neil R.
    Neil RobertsJuly 26, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Order 2 brisket tacos without tortillas
  • 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.
  • Sabrina D.
    Sabrina DavisJune 28, 2015
    Try the Sweet Potato Tots with marshmallow dipping sauce. Amazing!!!
  • Corey J.
    Corey JohnsonSeptember 27, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Popcorn Chicken Po Boy - Popcorn chicken po'boy & mixed fries.
  • 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.
  • Burton W.
    Burton WilcoxJune 21, 2015
    Biscuits & Gravy is best I've had in a long time. Great breakfast over all!
  • Corey J.
    Corey JohnsonJune 16, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Breakfast Burrito - Chorizo, egg, cheese, potatoes, peppers, onions.
  • 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!!
  • Barb R.
    Brisket breakfast tacos are amazing!
  • starla
    starlaMarch 2, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Be like the dude and try the white russians....they are done up dudetastic!!!
  • Neil R.
    Neil RobertsJuly 24, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the breakfast burrito. Packed with goodness. Comes with two delicious, homemade hot sauces.
  • Mike V.
    Mike VajdaFebruary 25, 2014
    Great breakfast & chill environment
  • Jessica N.
    Jessica NislyMarch 15, 2014
    Try the Bloody Mary, they're delicious!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Jeff S.
    Jeff ShepherdOctober 13, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place and excellent food!
  • 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!
  • 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
  • Lisa Y.
    Lisa YoungMarch 27, 2015
    The bloody Mary's were pretty great.
  • Buck R.
    Buck RogersFebruary 16, 2014
    Go hungry..... leave full. Works for ma
  • 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!
  • Shanna M.
    Shanna MauroMay 21, 2012
    Best unique pizzas i've ever had.
  • 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.
  • Andrea T.
    Andrea TSeptember 16, 2011
    Breakfast sliders and tacos r awesome and only $1.95!
  • John E.
    John EJune 15, 2011
    Ask to add bacon bits to the hot wings!!
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