Though spinning massive amounts of dough above one's head is an amusing way to display a coin collection, it requires superhuman stamina to maintain. Rest your triceps and leave the dough-spinning to the pros with today's Groupon: for $25, you get two 14-inch pizzas with up to five toppings plus two pitchers of beer or soda at Mullets (up to a $58 value), located across the river from Principal Park. Mullets lively, riverside pizzeria and roadhouse touts a menu packed with 14-inch wheels of cheesy goodness and frosty pitchers of refreshment. Try out a duo of specialty pies such as the seafood lover's Bozworth, with shrimp, crawfish, and clams, or the achy breaky Billy Ray Cyrus, topped with chicken livers, onions, peppers, jalapenos, cream cheese, and bacon ($15.95 each), or create custom combos with up to five toppings ($9.95–$14.64).
It's usually Mullets' mascot that first catches guests' eyes, flashing its gill-to-gill grin from its post-top perch. Then there's the big neon sign, which further befits the establishment's roadhouse atmosphere. Situated at the confluence of the Raccoon and Des Moines Rivers, Mullets draws in patrons with pub staples such as burgers, sandwiches, and pizzas as well as plentiful seafood options that include catfish, bluegill, crawfish, and frog legs. Servers can bring these dishes out to the wood-paneled dining room or up the stairs to the two-level outdoor patio, where banners for the Chicago Cubs and Boulevard Brewing Company ripple in the wind like the tongue of a skydiving dog. The staff encourages patrons to make their own marks on the pub’s playful atmosphere by posting photos of their mullets—whether haircuts or state-fair-winning fish—to the Mulletin board.
McKinley School/Columbus Park
1300 SE 1st St.
Des Moines, Iowa 50315Get Directions