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Des Moines Restaurant Reviews

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Welcome to our Des Moines restaurant reviews guide where you'll find top restaurants off the beaten path, both locally owned and chain. In fact, some of the best restaurants in the Des Moines just might be the little mom and pop operations flying under the radar. For some of the best picks in Des Moines, you've come to the right place.

Our Des Moines restaurant reviews guide can help you make sense of the thousands of options out there. Happy eating!

Also check out our Best Restaurants in Des Moines 2016 Guide

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Taco Johns

 1 star(s)  (10/08/2013)
“The oles we got were hard as a brick and could not be ate”


 5 star(s)  (12/30/2011)
“I've tried all the other resturants in town that sell tamales these are the Best tamales in town go here soon and often I know I will!!!! Thank you Panchos!!! 12/30/11”

Two Girls One Cup

 3 star(s)  (10/29/2010)
“It's certainly better than the overpriced slop they serve at Palmer's Deli. Jason's Deli is better in my opinion. It isn't much of a "Deli" really, it's a sandwich shop. The Mama Mia is their best sandwich by far. The staff seem to be the resident people you'd try and avoid when working out at the Y... ”


 5 star(s)  (10/09/2010)
“They have this piano guy that plays on certain days. Would definitely recommend going when he is there. Creates a wonderful ambience.”

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse

 5 star(s)  (02/19/2010)
“This is one of the finest steak houses I have ever been too. A wonderful atmosphere that is second to none, outstanding service. Highly recommended!”

Nut Pob Restaurant

 5 star(s)  (11/11/2009)
“We really like this restaurant. They have really good food and it is not overpriced like alot of Thai restaurants. We have never found Chicken wings like they have here. These dont have sauce on the wings but have a really good flavor and a good sauce to go with it. No one beats their crab ragoo... ”

Latin King Restaurant

“One heck of a value for the dollar. Ordered open face steak for lunch, and it was perfect. First time I have ever been at this resturant, and the owner was very pleasant. will definitely return for another lunch”

Graziano Brothers Inc

 5 star(s)  (08/12/2009)
“Baratta's has amazing food, great service and the people that work there are so nice and really cater to your needs. I recommend this place to anyone that likes Italian food!”

Orlondos On Park Pizza & Pasta

 4 star(s)  (07/28/2009)
“The best salad dressing in Des Moines. Beyond that the cavatelli is good, the Jamaican jerk sandwich is really good and it's some of the best pizza you'll find anywhere. It's worth a visit.”

El Rodeo

 5 star(s)  (06/16/2009)
“Best fajitas in the world. Everything here is good and reasonably priced. The staff is great-our favorite Mexican place in the Des Moines area.”

Bistro Montage

 5 star(s)  (05/06/2009)
“I'm 55, and have eaten at fine restaurants around the country and abroad, and my meal at Bistro Montage was among the best. The wine selection was extensive, presentation was impeccable, quality top notch, at a reasonable price (quite low by big city standards). Chef Kelley definitely knows what he ... ”

B & B Grocery Meat & Deli

 5 star(s)  (04/17/2009)
“B&B is the best place to go and get a great sandwich. The people there are the best. It reminds me of a store I would find back home in Boston. I love the sandwiches and the meat is excellent”

The Mandarin Restaurant

 5 star(s)  (04/02/2009)
“I love chiness food so I'm delighted that I chose this lovely restaurant. Never in my life have I been to a restaurant like this. They made me feel so welcome there and i appreciate that”

B & B Grocery Meat & Deli

 5 star(s)  (02/09/2009)
“My daughter and I visited this deli at an old grocery store and we were shocked at the sandwiches that we ordered. First the atmosphere was very friendly, and then the sandwiches was HUGE and DELICIOUS. I didn't know it was such a big sandwich until they guy held it up. OMG!!! I could not pick up ... ”

Kwong Tung Restaurant

 4 star(s)  (01/04/2009)
“I am so pleased to have a Chinese restaurant in Des Moines that serves "dim sum" on Sundays (10 AM to 2 PM, I believe): I do not need to go to a big metropolis like Chicago, New York, San Francisco or Boston in order to enjoy such an specialty. Variety is not as big as in the big cities and the dis... ”

Two Girls One Cup

 3 star(s)  (12/13/2008)
“I thought the Manhattan Deli was ok. I think there are other deli's in Des Moines that make far superior sandwich. The food is priced ok for the amout that you receive and the taste is average. It has good atmosphere but the food isn't to die for.”

B & B Grocery Meat & Deli

 5 star(s)  (08/26/2008)
“my family grew up on the south side and b&b store you could not get anything better if your looking for the down home old fashion store with a smile it family no doubt about it the best meat bundles and deli in town. jane crowe”

B & B Grocery Meat & Deli

 5 star(s)  (08/23/2008)
“You have to experience this place. They have sports stuff all over the place. Their meat and deli area remind me of the neighborhood grocery store I went to as a kid. I had their hot italian sausage. AWESOME!!! Let's just say I'll be back.”

Court Avenue Restaurant & Brewing Compan

 5 star(s)  (08/02/2008)
“I am not sure when these people where there last, but I just went and loved it. They have been smoke free since April! The service is above and beyond. Never having to ask for anything. I think our server was a mind reader. She was alway one step ahead of our needs. All her recomedations where spot ... ”

Classic Frozen Custard

 5 star(s)  (07/24/2008)
“Classic Frozen Custard makes the best ice cream in America. Hands down. I have traveled throughout the country and have not ever been able to equal the amazing taste of their frozen custard. When I was performing in Indianola, my friends and I would make a special trip to Des Moines to get this amaz... ”

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