As the biggest and boldest city in Iowa, Des Moines has an exciting dining scene that’s often overlooked. Here are 10 restaurants not to miss in Des Moines.
Cooper’s serves good food, and lots of it. Their menu comprises mouthwatering juicy classics like pulled pork, braised short ribs and meatloaf. With food on offer this indulgent satisfaction is guaranteed. What’s more, this place is bursting with great atmosphere. The absolute antithesis of a chain store, Cooper’s is known in Des Moines for its friendly ambiance and welcoming staff, who make you feel like a regular as soon as you step through the door. If you want a beer, you’ll have a choice of 50 by the bottle.
Cooper’s on 5th, 227 5th St, West Des Moines, IA, USA, +15152559895
The Stuffed Olive is one of Des Moines’ most buzzing night spots. With its extensive and luxurious cocktail list, and well-curated tapas menu, this is the perfect place to go for an early evening meal and a late-night drink. The decor is understated and contemporary, and the atmosphere cool yet relaxed. After hours though, The Stuffed Olive turns into a lively night club with regular sets by live bands and entertainment throughout the evening. It’s perfect if you’re looking for the whole evening package: great food, great martinis and a great party.
The Stuffed Olive, 208 3rd St, Des Moines, IA, USA, +15152434456