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Des Moines with a group

by ketchupgirl 14 years ago

Visiting Des Moines with the family and need suggestions for dining out with a group (10-12). I'm afraid we'll end up at places like Applebees since we are staying on a new strip of malls in West D...

Des Moines, Iowa Dining

by flobow 14 years ago

Traveling to Des Moines in a couple weeks and looking for fine dining suggestions. Thanks

Des Moines-like Greenbriar

by JimM 14 years ago

When in Des Moines I seem to keep going back to Trostel's Greenbriar. I know many new places are opening. Where should I be going?

Roadtrip: Oklahoma City, Kansas City, Des Moines, Chicago, and points in between

by WasabiP 14 years ago

Help a traveling hound family! We set off tomorrow from the Houston area -- north to Oklahoma City, then to Kansas City by a route to be determined -- might take 35 via Wichita, or might go to Tul...

eat along Interstate 35 from Des Moines to MSP

by fellow traveler 14 years ago

Is there anywhere, ANYWHERE?!?!, decent to eat along the interstate from Des Moines to Minneapolis? Looking for something not too far off the interstate, non-chain, better than some trucker diner.

Texas Hound looking for eats in Des Moines/Indianola

by CindyS 14 years ago

Howdy fellow chowhounds, I'm going to be spending the summer performing with Des Moines Metro Opera and I'm looking for general suggestions on not-to-be-missed local cuisine. Inexpensive is alway...

Indianapolis to Des Moines

by Pam 14 years ago

This is one leg of our annual cross country trip. We've taken a more northernly route before, but decided to go through the "heartland" this time. Across Indiana and Illinois on I74 to I80 unless...

Des Moines to Omaha/Lincoln

by Pam 14 years ago

You guessed it -- the next leg and still need recommendations.

New Years Eve in Des Moines

by Shane 15 years ago

I am looking at several options for New Years Eve dinner in Des Moines. Any feedback would be appreciated. I have not been to any of these places. I am from out of town, but originally from Des Moi...

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

by Paris92 15 years ago

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 "dow...

New Years Eve in Des Moines

by Shane 15 years ago

I am looking at several options for New Years Eve dinner in Des Moines. Any feedback would be appreciated. I have not been to any of these places. I am from out of town, but originally from Des Moi...

Des Moines: A-Dong, Big Daddy's, other hole-in-the-wall?

by seattle dimsumfan 15 years ago

Hi, Looking for hole-in-the-wall or other interesting eats in Des Moines for next week. How is A-Dong for Vietnamese? Are they open Tuesdays, particularly in the evening? And is Big Daddy's ...

Des Moines and Omaha

by Fort Point 15 years ago

Visiting Des Moines and Omaha for the first time in May. Appreciate some "shouldn't miss" restaurant recommendations. Local ownership and no chains please. Food and atmosphere are more important...

nayarit (mexico) seafood in Des Moines

by zim 16 years ago

Hi everyone, I was in DM over the holidays and decided to check out a place I had noticed previously in the spanish language newspaper which mentioned a couple of magic words for me "pescado sara...

Romantic Dinner in Des Moines/

by jt 15 years ago

My wife and I are planning to go out for a romantic dinner in Des Moines. We've eaten at 801 Chop House before, and are inclined to return. Are there suggestions for nearby hotels? I also saw bo...

Des Moines - Valley West Mall Area

by hawkeye 15 years ago

Any recomendations for lunch around the Mall area. Staying there en route to KC and will be staying around and doing a little shopping at Valley West.

Need good recs for Des Moines, IA

by addinson 15 years ago

Hey hounds, I will be in Des Moines for two weeks and need some good recommendations. I am staying at the Embassy Suites and need restaurants nearby. And by nearby, I am hoping for places within ...

Des Moines, IA

by Jase 15 years ago

Will be staying at the Sheraton Four Points by the airport. I won't have access to a car. Need suggestions for a couple of meals. I'm not looking for any fancy food, something more of a midweste...

Restaurants in Des Moines

by Karen 16 years ago

I will be in Des Moines for a wedding this weekend and we are staying at the downtown Marriott. Can anyone recommend a good place for lunch in that area? We like anything! Thanks!

Sage Restaurant in Des Moines

by Patrick 16 years ago

Hi all. Overnighted in Des Moines last month to fly direct and took a little cab ride out to Sage restaurant on University. It was hard to miss the Fair :) but I felt like Sage would be a better ...

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