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Des Moines, IA - one night only, where to eat/stay?


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Des Moines, IA - one night only, where to eat/stay?

Paris92 | Nov 17, 2005 03:02 PM

I have a quick business trip to West Des Moines. Will be my only time there - ever. I know NOTHING about the area. Meeting late in the afternoon next Monday at Jordan Creek Mall. If there is a "downtown" area within 30 minutes I assume I should go to the city and have dinner (correct?) I probably would not be able to be anywhere to eat until about 8:30 PM at the earliest. Where should I go? I would like to get a taste of the local flavor if possible - anything from a roadside hamburger or BBQ joint, to bar food, to a nice casual restaurant (not interested in fancy, or hotel food...) will do if famous in the area for great food. Also if there is a great breakfast joint btwn Jordan Creek and the airport I will detour on my way to my flight Tuesday morning. Hotel is in Johnston, IA - any better suggestions for that? All help much appreciated.

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