Restaurants in Des Moines

50% Off Diner Food at Cozy Cafe

Cozy Cafe

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

Vast menu highlights breakfast items, blue-plate specials with homemade mashed potatoes and gravy, and hand-breaded tenderloins

38% Off Japanese Food at Hoshi Sushi Lounge

Hoshi Sushi Lounge

Carpenter

$40 $25

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Sushi chefs slice and carve seafood and veggies into creative rolls; tempura and stir-fried dishes top tables

Up to 46% Off Italian Food at Felix and Oscar’s

Felix and Oscar's

Merle Hay

$30 $18

(22)

Chicago-style deep-dish pizza with a choice of 21 toppings, pasta smothered in housemade meat sauce, and a large selection of sandwiches

Up to 48% Off at Capital Pub and Hot Dog Co.

Capital Pub and Hot Dog Co.

Des Moines

$31 $16

Rotating menu of specialty dishes include char-grilled hot dogs topped with mac and cheese and crumbled bacon; draft beer

45% Off at Zimm's Food and Spirits

Zimm's Food and Spirits

North of Grand

$20 $11

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Cuisine includes sandwiches such as the Greek Goddess and French Dip, the Des Moines and the Texan burger with bacon and barbecue sauce

48% Off at Players Sports Bar & Grill

Players Sports Bar & Grill

Beaverdale

$25 $13

Diners can chow down on pub food at the bar, or cozy up in a booth while catching sports games on the big-screen TVs

Up to 50% Off at Quinton's Bar & Deli

Quinton's Bar & Deli

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

House specialties include grilled-cheese burgers, bread-bowl potato soup, loaded potatoes, and cocktails with house-made ginger beer

43% Off Large Pizzas and Beers at Mad Meatball

Mad Meatball

East Village

$30 $18

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Chefs make gourmet meatballs onsite and can place them atop savory pizzas

Half Off Asian Food and Cocktails at Red Bistro

Red Bistro

Des Moines

$40 $21

(25)

Mongolian beef, Chef Zon special, vermicelli salad, and sushi rolls color the Asian fusion menu

801 Chophouse ­– 45% Off Steak and Wine

801 Chophouse

Downtown Des Moines

$100 $55

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Aged USDA Prime steaks, jumbo live Maine lobster, and wine at a fine-dining steakhouse

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Midwest Black Angus beef, free of hormones or antibiotics, joins with creative ingredients such as A.1. sauce and chipotle aioli to create more than 15 unique burgers at Legends American Grill. These burgers embody a variety and thirst for excitement that radiates throughout each of the grill's central-Iowa locations. There, nestled amid deep-umber booths or brick walls, diners watch sports flicker across flat-screen televisions, rooting on their team and showing disdain for the ref’s decision to wear white pants after Labor Day. But if the score is disheartening, fans can dig into the menu to cheer themselves up. Hand-cut Creekstone Farms steaks offset surf entrees such as salmon in béarnaise sauce or grilled mahi-mahi in a sweet-and-spicy thai sauce. Comfort-food favorites such as meatloaf and fried chicken also make an appearance, pairing with cocktails and beers served by the bottle and pint.

5906 Ashworth Rd
West Des Moines,
IA
US

Since 1964, Blimpie has filled patrons' bellies with submarines packed with freshly sliced meats and quality toppings. Each of the coast-to-coast franchise's locations offers an assortment of bread-based eats ranging from classic deli subs to paninis served between warm ciabatta buns festooned with grill stripes or uneven tan lines. Subsmiths roll up fresh wraps and keep waistlines in check with Lighter Stuff, a health-conscious selection of menu items with less than 400 calories and 6 grams of fat. Kids' meals satiate the appetites of youngsters 12 years old and younger or adults with fake IDs.

700 Locust St
Des Moines,
IA
US

In a world that changes by the minute, Zimm's Food and Spirits remains a comforting constant. That's because the restaurant, which celebrates its 20th anniversary on October 19, 2013, remains open 365 days a year rain or shine, weekday or weekend, Christmas, or bring-your-dog-to-work day. Although happy hour only happens on weekday afternoons (from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.), and on weekends (from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.), the $2 Long Islands, half-price apps, free popcorn, and other specials should be enough to make up for it. Plus, steak and French Dip sandwiches, as well as salads and burgers, are always an option, as are games of pool, shuffleboard and darts.

3124 Ingersoll Ave
Des Moines,
IA
US

From the outside, Capital Pub and Hot Dog Co. looks like the house of the coolest people you know. Recline with a draft beer and enjoy a char-grilled specialty hot dog on the deck while soaking up sun or relaxing in the shade of a giant umbrella. Every night features a rotating selection of specials such as the Mac Attack—a hot dog topped with creamy mac and cheese and crumbled bacon. On weekends, stop by to build a hangover cure with a variety of fixins from the bloody mary bar and chow on po' boys, wings, or the popular platter of mini hot dogs.

400 Southeast 6th Street
Des Moines,
IA
US

A family-friendly eatery, Tacos Andreas dishes up Mexican favorites in a laid-back atmosphere. The massive menu options range from tamales to seafood enchiladas, with burritos, tacos, and quesadillas also served à la carte for mixing and matching favorite dishes. A large outdoor patio area and bar make for plenty of options to keep the dining experience interesting.

2225 1/2 University Ave
Des Moines,
IA
US

When George Rivera-Davis first tasted coffee from beans grown on his uncle’s farm in Panama, he was amazed—it tasted nothing like the brown liquid he’d been taught to call coffee in Des Moines. Inspired by the delicious brew, he ventured into the coffee business. Now, George and his wife, Jan—herself a certified tea blender—grow their own coffee in Panama with the aid of their family, bringing gourmet brews to Des Moines through their award-winning coffee shop and café, Grounds for Celebration. Grounds for Celebration’s coffee connoisseurs roast beans onsite before brewing fresh cups of java, blending espresso creations, and flavoring lattes with Monin syrup and Ghirardelli chocolate. Thirsty patrons can also opt for yerba mate, chai, and smoothies, or venture into Jan’s area of expertise and gulp tea in varieties that range from gunpowder green to ginger peach.

While sipping from steaming mugs, patrons can also munch croissants and cinnamon rolls baked fresh each day. At midday, they fortify themselves for afternoon paperclip jousts with lunch sandwiches, salads, and wraps. Some take their time to savor natural, from-scratch gelato while sitting amid the café’s local art and connecting devices to free WiFi.


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2709 Beaver Ave
Des Moines,
IA
US