More time at home means more mouths to feed and meals to plan. That's why we've rounded up a list of some Greater Des Moines' restaurants offering family-style and take and bake meals. Whether you want to try something new or a neighborhood favorite, you can safely support local businesses while taking some of the stress out of meal planning. Check back for more additions and always check the restaurants' website and social media, as deals change daily. Many places also offer delivery through Door Dash, and Uber Eats or MyTown2Go.
Craving Midwestern classics? Barntown Brewing is offering weekly and daily specials for families, serving between 4-8 p.m. daily. Check out their family meals that come with entrees, sides, and drinks. Their menu has something the whole family can enjoy, such as; burgers, chicken, pulled pork, and mac & cheese. Pair with their rotating selection of beer crowlers and 4-packs. Check out their updated menu here.
Beerstyles Gastropub & Taproom
Order comfort food favorites from Beerstyles for a Friday or Saturday lunch and dinner! Their updated delivery menu includes garlic knots, bavarian pretzels, prosciutto Crudo pizza, and their "Windy City Deep Dish Pizza" inspired by classic Chicago-style pizza. Call to order and check out their full delivery menu here.
For those who are vegetarian or vegan (or looking to try something new!), check out Brightside Kitchen for salads, bowls, or plant-based takes on comfort food. They provide options for frozen family meals or ready-to-eat meals for pickup on their special meal delivery menu. Brighten someone's day with a "pay it forward meal" by paying $10 to donate a meal of 4-6 servings to someone who could use a helping hand. Check out options on their Facebook page here.
The Cheese Bar
Satisfy your comfort food cravings with a meal from the Cheese Bar. Enjoy their full menu of delectable charcuterie, rich artisanal grilled cheeses, and cast-iron mac & cheese. Open Tuesday-Saturday from 12-8 p.m., call for curbside pickup! Check out their updated menu and specials on their Facebook page here.
Claxon's Smokehouse and Grill
Reminisce about long Iowa summer days with a meal from Claxon's Smokehouse and Grill. "Fall off the bone" tender dishes such as brisket, ribs, prime rib, and more with platters big enough to feed the whole family, and treat yourself by ordering a to-go cocktail! Check out their daily specials and updated menu on their Facebook page here.
Club Car Restaurant & Lounge
Tired of frozen pizza or boxed macaroni and cheese? Treat yourself to family-style takeout at Club Car Restaurant and Lounge. View their takeout menu of all meal options serving 4-6 people from dishes such as; Chicken De Burgo, Cobb Salad, Club Car Mac and Cheese, and more! Also, get 15% off when you order a family-style takeout meal. View their updated menu here.
Got a sweet tooth? Crème Cupcake is offering DIY cupcake kits from the bakery! Entertain the kiddos with your choice of pre-made cupcakes, frosting, and sprinkles. If DIY isn't your thing, order some of their baked goods for breakfast, dessert, or a sweet treat. Check out their updated curbside pickup and menu on their Facebook page here.
Get your pizza and Chinese fusion on with Fong's Pizza. The menu features DIY pizza kits: $20 for four personal pies and Happy Hour from 3-6 p.m. on Monday-Friday for BOGO take-n-bake pizzas such as; crab rangoon, General Tso's chicken and more. Need something to wash it down? Their beer and full tiki cocktail menu are available for carryout. Check out their updated menu on their Facebook page here.
Grab your next dinner with Gateway Market, offering healthy pre-made meals for everyone. With plant-based meal options, southern comfort food, hearty burgers, deli wraps, and more, there's something for even the pickiest of eaters. Order a meal from the Gateway Market Café from 10:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. for either curbside pickup or delivery. Check out their carryout and delivery menu here.
American-style fare is Gilroy's specialty. Their new family-style meal changes daily. Serving four people, past family meals have featured jambalaya linguini with garlic bread and rigatoni pasta with sausage or pepperoni pizza. Each family meal has the choice of a bottle of wine or a growler of ginger beer. Check out their Facebook page to see what they're cooking up today here.
G. Mig's 5th Street Pub
If you're craving elevated pub grub, then look no further. G. Mig's updated its menu to offer weekly meal options to feed a family of four. Enjoy a taco dinner, chicken alfredo pasta, New York Strip Loin, or other hearty dinner favorites that all come with sides. Check out their Facebook page for weekly menu updates and hours here.
Grumpy Goat Tavern and Sambetti's
Partnering with the Sambetti's, this local Des Moines restaurant is giving away free "take-n-bake" pasta dishes for families who need a little extra help during this challenging time. Anyone needing a free meal can visit either Sambetti's or Grumpy Goat Tavern from 5-7 p.m. daily. They're also accepting free-will donations for volunteers and regular to-go orders. Check out this article for more information here.
Enjoy dinner the whole family will love from Harvey's Diner. Every day there is a dinner special with sides and dessert. Harvey's is offering classic American favorites such as meatloaf on Mondays, chicken pot pie on Tuesdays, baked rigatoni on Wednesdays, and much more with meals ready for pickup 5-6:30 p.m. daily when you call ahead to order. Check out their website for more information here.
Justice League of Food
Known for helping decrease food insecurity in Polk County, the Justice League of Food is coming together with local Des Moines businesses to offer a "pop-up" pantry. They are providing high-quality commercial food products at the lowest possible cost they can. Use "The Hall" app and order what you need for your family, then schedule a pickup time at one of their "pop-up" locations. For more information, check out their Facebook page here.
Lola's Fine Kitchen
Expand your palate with this food fusion powerhouse featuring Filipino-Pakistani dishes like tandoori chicken, pork sisig, and roti tacos. Using family recipes, Lola's Fine Kitchen is offering pre-cooked meals that feed 4-5 people by cooking and packaging them for you to take home and heat up. Grab some of their famous hot sauces while you're at it to spice up a weeknight dinner. Check out their Facebook page for daily updates here.
Main Street Bakery and Café
Whether you're craving classic sandwiches or need a dozen cookies to hold you over, Main Street Bakery and Café has it. With a full menu of salads, wraps, paninis, breakfast favorites, cakes, cookies, and various baked goods, there's plenty to choose from while offering vegetarian/vegan/gluten-free options as well. Check out their Facebook page for daily specials and updates on how you can pick up your next meal here.
Try this Ecuadorian gem in West Des Moines, offering their popular Dinner for Two, which can easily feed four; featuring slow-roasted pork, steak, grilled chicken, potato patties, beans, rice and plantains. Check out their menu here.
Need a hearty breakfast pick-me-up over the weekend? Mullets is offering family-style breakfasts serving four people. From classics like traditional eggs, bacon or sausage and potatoes or hash browns, to biscuits and gravy. If you need something a little extra, ask about their Bloody Marys and mimosas to-go! Mullets also offers a selection of lunch and dinner family-style meals. Check out their Facebook page for more information here.
Italian food that is sure to get your mouth-watering is available for curbside pickup from Simon's. Their updated curbside menu features house specialties such as; cordon bleu and beef tenderloin or authentic Italian pastas like lasagna, manicotti, and beef stroganoff. Check out their website for more information here.
Truman's Pizza Tavern
With plenty of local beers on tap, order a growler and grab a take n' bake pizza to go with it! Order curbside pickup from their updated menu and choose from homemade pizzas such as; the Mahomes, Grinder, the Bobby Bell, and more. All pizzas can be made for pick up or take n' bake! Go to Truman's Facebook page for more information and updates here.
Spice up your next family dinner with family-style takeout from Wasabi. Order a tray of their famous sushi, enough to feed 3-5 people or a family tray of some of their entrees, including; pad thai, fried rice, yakisoba, or choose your favorite chicken or shrimp style. Check out their Facebook page for more information about family-style takeout or their full takeout menu here.
Smash Park offers a variety of delicious meals to serve the whole family! Choose from burgers, chicken sandwiches, pulled pork or chicken and more! All served with your choice of 4 sides. Pair your meal with cocktails, beer or White Claw to complete the experience, or grab some non-alcoholic fish bowls for you and the kids. Contactless Curbside is available daily from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. View the menu here.
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