Greater Des Moines Restaurants

Prepare for eclectic eats, local lagers and delectable desserts. With hundreds of local restaurants, Greater Des Moines is your destination for unique, locally-sourced food and drink. From award-winning eateries to unassuming cafés it's easy to get your foodie fix here.

Taste why local chefs build dishes with Iowa-raised beef, eggs and produce. Give yourself a taste of place with a signature Des Moines dish like Latin King's Chicken Spiedini. Explore seasonal menus at renowned restaurants like Alba and Baru 66. See why food connoisseurs are picking up what our chefs are putting down on the table. Let your taste buds experience what Greater Des Moines is made of. A city with flavor. A city with a food scene that's heating up.

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Guru BBQ

Wake up and smell the BBQ. In Greater Des Moines we smoke our meat for hours, make our own rubs and sauces and as a result deliver award-winning BBQ to hungry locals
El Bait Shop Beer

Experience a delicious taste of place at one of Greater Des Moines breweries. Sip on a Capital Gold Lager while enjoying live music at Confluence. Then pop over to Exile

The best part of summer in Greater Des Moines is the abundance of festivals and events! Specifically, the many events that are dedicated to food, wine and craft beer!


Use the menus below to find your perfect Greater Des Moines dining experience: