As Seen on TV

Find a famous face and place in Greater Des Moines. A restaurant, bar or bakery that's garnered national attention from shows like "Man vs. Food," "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives," "The Today Show," "Cupcake Wars" and more! It's no wonder why our culinary scene is no longer a secret. Find the foodie spots that you've seen on TV and enjoy the unique dishes, drinks and desserts that put them on the culinary map.

Des Moines Spotlight

Jethro's BBQ

  • United States of Bacon
  • Man vs. Food [Watch]
  • Food Paradise
  • The Today Show [Video]
  • Fox & Friends

Zombie Burger Logo

  • Today Show [Video]
  • United States of Bacon
  • Destination America [Video]

Fong's Pizza

  • Food Paradise
  • Sandra Lee's Taverns, Lounges & Clubs [Recipe]

Flying Mango Logo

Smokey D

Creme Cupcake Logo


  • Diners, Drive-ins and Dives [Video]


El Bait Shop

  • Sandra Lee's Taverns, Lounges & Clubs

High Life Lounge Logo

George the Chili King Logo

  • Diners, Drive-ins and Dives [Video]

Maid Rite logo

  •  Food Paradise

B and B Grocery

  • Bizarre Foods America [Video]
  • Outrageous Food

Mi Patria


Eatery A logo

  • Cheap Eats

Strudl Haus logo

  • Cheap Eats

University Library Cafe logo

  • Cheap Eats