Your guide to area dining.
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We have the best burgers in town! For 21 years we’ve won Cityview’s “Best Of Des Moines” readers’ poll and are proud to serve these burgers at more than seven locations throughout the metro. Multiple locations in Des Moines, Ankeny, Altoona, Urbandale and Ames. www.b-bops.com.
Big City Burgers and Greens
Located on the first level in Capital Square in Downtown Des Moines, Big City is fresh, healthy and socially responsible. Serving local meats and greens, using organic beef and free-range poultry and being one of Iowa’s first 100 percent compostable restaurants, Big City is “green.” Catering also available. 400 Locust St., Suite 195, 537-8433. Order Online www.BigCityBurgersAndGreens.com.
Conveniently located off the interstate in Clive, Denny’s is always open and serving your favorite breakfast, lunch and dinner entrees. Stop in earlyl for pancakes, an afternoon prime rib philly or country-fried steak for dinner. 11820 Hickman Road, Clive. 331-0249.
The Food Arcade offers a wide array of grab-and-go food options like whole pizza or by-the-slice, burgers, tenderloins, wings, fries, hot beef sandwiches, homemade soups, subs, ice cream and much more. Open 10 a.m.–7 a.m. daily. Meskwaki Bingo and Casino, 1504 305th St., Tama. (641) 484-2108. www.meskwaki.com.
Holiday Inn Cityscape Lounge
Discover the delicious Cityscape Lounge for downtown dinner and drinks… with a view! Located in the Holiday Inn downtown, Cityscape Lounge offers daily Happy Hour drink specials and half-price appetizers Mon.-Fri. during Happy Hour. From our almond-crusted tenders and skyline platter to our cowboy steak and old-world, baked cavatelli pasta… whatever you do, make sure you save room for dessert! Come escape the day and enjoy the view. 1050 Sixth Ave. 283-0151.
The Jackpot Buffet at Meskwaki Casino is one of the largest buffets in the Midwest with more than 20 homestyle entrée choices along with our fresh, never-frozen, broasted chicken, many homemade desserts and, of course, our famous Friday Seafood Night featuring jumbo snow crab, shrimp scampi, fried whole catfish, fried shrimp, herbed-baked fish, clam strips and many other seafood favorites. The Jackpot Buffet is also well known for an outstanding breakfast, which is served daily Monday thru Saturday. Meskwaki Bingo and Casino, 1504 305th St., Tama. (641) 484-2108. www.meskwaki.com.
Mullets is Des Moines’ sweetest riverside roadhouse; featuring fabulous breakfast seven days a week, as well as a full menu guaranteed to please. Enjoy breathtaking views of the downtown skyline and the state Capitol building from our multi-level patios. Come check out our daily lunch and dinner specials. Daily 7 a.m.-close. 1300 S.E. First St. 244-1443
Located in downtown Ames, Olde Main’s restaurant & brewpub is the perfect place to dine, drink, or hold an event. Take a seat and enjoy our friendly service and delicious food. At Olde Main, we believe it’s not about the next beer but enjoying the one in your hand. That’s why we blend traditional brewing practices and modern techniques to craft fresh, full-flavored beers. 316 Main St., Ames. 232-0553. www.oldemainbrewing.com.
Located at 506 E. Grand in the East Village, Quinton’s is open seven days a week from 11 a.m.-2 a.m. and serves food until midnight. Our unbeatable all-day drink specials are supplemented with a daily happy hour from 3-7 p.m. featuring $3 23-oz. domestic Big Girl beers, $4 premium Big Girls, $5 Big Girl mixed drinks and half-price chips and salsa, C.C.Q. and spinach artichoke dip. We can accommodate groups of up to 60 people. Visit us at www.quintonsdm.com to check our menu of unique sandwiches, breadbowl soups, giant loaded spuds, fresh salads and gourmet burgers, with take-out always available.
Tally’s Restaraunt Bar and Catering offers rooftop seating unique to the Beaverdale area. A casual ambiance, contemporary cuisine and extensive bar menu offer a casual and affordable or special and elegant dining experience. Tally’s offers dry-aged steaks, fresh seafood, vegetarian, gluten-free and delicious burgers and tenderloins. We offer nightly bar specials and late summer hours for in-house and rooftop enjoyment. We cater any event large or small with little notice. Live music most weekends. 2712 Beaver Ave. 279- 2067. www.tallysbeaverdale.com.
Trostel’s Greenbriar is offering a new menu featuring five seasonal specialties, cracker-crust pizzas, and of course, your favorite entrees. Not just for specials occasions but for every occasion when you want… Simply the best! Reservations accepted. 253-0124. www.greenbriartrostels.com.
King and I
Authentic Thai Cuisine with many menu items from Thailand and a sushi bar. Fine dining with beer and wine served. Select American menu items are also available. Please come and enjoy with our Thai family. 1821 22nd St., West Des Moines. 440-2075. www.king-and-i-thaicuisine.com.
If you’re looking for some of the best BBQ in town, this Drake neighborhood sports bar is the place to go. Jethro’s racked up the awards in Cityview’s 2011 “Best Of Des Moines” readers poll winning Best BBQ and runner-up for Best American Food and Best Nachos. Serving ribs, pork, beef brisket, whole chickens and turkey that is smoked daily in our 750-lb. capacity smoker. Stop by and see why we are the best. 3102 Forest Ave., 279-3300. www.jethrosdesmoines.com.
Table 128 Bistro + Bar is more than a restaurant. We take great pride in everything we do. Our menu consists of accessible and commonly loved classics and brings them to a new level with a modern point of view. Our aim is simple — to give our guests food we are passionate about, service we take pride in and a sophisticated, yet casual dining experience worth sharing.
Catering DSM, located in Capital Square in downtown Des Moines, offers a full range of catering services and cuisine options. With partnerships with venues such as Dos Rios and Big City Burgers and Greens, Catering DSM can do it all; from playoff parties to office parties to wedding receptions. Contact us to plan your next event! 400 Locust St., Suite 193, 508-0829. www.CateringDSM.com.
Indulge yourself with an oak-fired pizza at the lakeside location, or treat your friends and family to the world-famous rotisserie chicken and complimentary “chips.” Party rooms available for special events. Lunch and dinner served seven days a week. 2502 S.E. Tones Drive, Ankeny. 964-2112. www.chipsrestaurant.com.
Full House Cafe
The Full House Café is open daily and offers a great variety of classic breakfast and lunch favorites along with daily specials. Some of the breakfast items include everyone’s favorite the “Iowa Omelet” which is loaded with steak, bacon, ham, sausage, sautéed onions and peppers and smothered in cheddar cheese, served with hash brown potatoes or fresh cut fruit and toast. For lunch, you need to try our hand-breaded, half-pound tenderloin or one of our Angus burgers. You won’t go away hungry from here. Meskwaki Bingo and Casino, 1504 305th St., Tama. (641) 484-2108. www.meskwaki.com.
Iowa Cubs Cub Club
Cub Club is the perfect place to host a group meeting or special holiday event. Space is available for up to 200 guests. This unique facility will meet your catering needs with no rental fee, only a food and beverage purchase. Centerplate is committed to a truly extraordinary experience for you and your guests. For more information, please contact catering manager, Derek Hickey, 244-3464.
Papa Kerns Cafe
We make your favorite homemade foods, served up in huge portions. Always fresh and always fun! We are American food at its best. Family-oriented restaurant that makes you feel at home every time. We guarantee you will come hungry and leave full and will be coming back again and again.
We serve burgers, sandwiches, pasta, soups and sides. Big kid’s menu selection with new chef specials daily. Wait’ll you taste our famous PAPA BURGER. 2905 Hubbell Ave. 262-7692. Mon.-Sat. 7 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
Food and Restaurant Products
Dupey Equipment Co.
Dupey Equipment is committed to providing the highest quality food equipment available. Our varied customer base includes meat packers and processors, retail food stores, specialty shops, and restaurants. Wherever food is prepared and marketed, Dupey Equipment can provide to our customers the tools and machines for cutting, grinding, portioning, cooking, weighing, packaging, labeling and more. 2048 92nd Court, Clive. 223-0700. www.dupeyequipment.com.
Graziano Brothers is proud to offer the best in homemade Italian sausage. Established in 1912 by brothers Frank and Louis Graziano, our sausage is made from fresh, top-quality pork and Italian seasonings without any preservatives and is available in link, bulk and patty forms. We also feature a variety of cheese, meat, pasta, bread, tomato products and dolces. Come visit us… it’s worth the trip!
Since 1908, Hockenberg’s has provided its customers with quality food-service products at top value. Our philosophy of integrity and personal attention has fueled our growth as an industry leader with a full range of solutions — from equipment, supplies and disposables to consulting and design services, if it benefits food service, Hockenberg’s has it. 6000 Aurora Ave., Des Moines. 282-0033; Toll Free 800-348-9903. www.Hockenbergs.com.
Institutions Services Inc.
Second-to-none in professionalism, design, interior decorating and equipment knowledge in the restaurant, entertainment and institutional food service industries. They achieved leadership status for customer service before, during and after the design and building stages while bringing projects to completion on time and within budget. They deliver food service projects that meet the needs, express the vision and foster the success of their clients. After 45 years of serving the Midwest, Institutions Services, Inc. has opened a second location, located in Ankeny to heighten its commitment to its clients. Visit www.isiowa.com, or call 635-0037 to see how Institutions Service, Inc. can enhance your food service project experience.
Serves all your restaurant, food service and bar equipment needs. New and used equipment, smallwares and glasswares in stock. Full line dealer. If we don’t have it, we can get it. Ground up design services available. Special orders welcome from one piece to complete build out. 10095 Hickman Court, Suite B, Clive. 334-5036. www.lawequipment.com.
Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano
Biaggi’s is a fun, casual, white-tablecloth restaurant that offers an extensive menu featuring a full selection of house-made and imported pasta, soups, salads, pizza, seafood, fresh fish, chicken, veal, steaks and desserts. Fresh. Affordable. Italian. 5990 University Ave., West Des Moines. 221-9900. www.biaggis.com.
Noah’s Ark Ristorante
Noah’s Ark Ristorante has been a well-known Ingersoll tradition for decades. It offers a comfortable, relaxed, inviting atmosphere combined with a friendly and helpful staff. Serving up a full menu of delicious Italian cuisine, you are sure to find something you love. 2400 Ingersoll Ave., Des Moines. 288-2246.
With authentic Latin cuisine, house-made corn tortillas, drinks, rooms for private events and off-premise catering, Dos Rios has earned a place among Des Moines’ hot spots. Contact us today to book your holiday party! 282-2995. firstname.lastname@example.org.
A family-owned Des Moines-based Mexican restaurant serving family recipes for 50 years! Most everything is made daily. Six convenient locations throughout the Des Moines metro. 1418 E. Grand Ave., 2900 Euclid Ave., 5847 S.E. 14th St., in Des Moines, 8549 Hickman Road, Urbandale, and 2401 S.E. Delaware Ave. in Ankeny. www.tastytacos.com for more information or join them on Facebook.
Coach’s Pizza has been making pizza in the area since 2000. We prepare our dough fresh daily. Our sauce is a special recipe developed with all-natural ingredients. We use special spices and 100 percent real cheese. Order a whole pizza or stop in for a quick slice. Coach’s Pizza also offers sandwiches, pastas and salads. Choose Coach’s Pizza for family dining; date night; late night dining; or just a casual lunch or dinner. Whether you choose dine-in, carry out, delivery or catering, make Coach’s Pizza your first choice. 560 S. Prairie View Drive, West Glen. 223-2233.
The Other Place
The Other Place has been serving Iowa’s best pizza, pasta and subs for more than 40 years. Originating in Cedar Falls, home of the UNI Panthers, The Other Place can now call Des Moines home as well. Fresh ingredients, made-in-house sauce, dough and tons of 100 percent mozzarella make for a delicious pizza all can enjoy. Catering to the sports enthusiast and families alike, The OP offers something for everyone. Inside dining, carry-out and the best outdoor seating in Clive available. 12401 University Ave. 225-9494.
Since 1957 Pagliai’s Pizza has served pizza, pasta and sandwiches to Iowans. Open seven days a week, dine-in, carry out and delivery available in some areas. See www.pagliais.com for more information. Two Locations: 5312 Merle Hay Road, Johnston 253-9800; 816 Fifth Ave., Grinnell (641) 236-5331.
Splash Seafood Bar and Grill
Splash Seafood Bar and Grill is a great place to enjoy fresh fish, oysters and hand-cut steaks all in a fun and vibrant surrounding right in downtown Des Moines. Visit our oyster bar for some of the freshest original menu items or our famous clam chowder. 303 Locust St., #100. 244-5686. www.splash-seafood.com.
Waterfront Seafood Market
We are a family-owned, casual seafood restaurant, market, sushi and oyster bar. Undefeated as the metro’s best seafood for the past 23 years. Most of our fish and seafood is bought directly from the docks where the fishermen bring in their catch. Our fish and seafood arrive via airfreight and are hand-cut by our full-time fish cutter. Visit our West Des Moines location at 2900 University Ave. in Clocktower Square. 223-5106. Or our Ankeny location at 2414 S.E. Tones Drive, 963- 1940. For hours, specials and much more information visit www.waterfrontseafoodmarket.com.
You’ll love the unique dining experience at our restaurant. We offer small dishes with fresh flavor from around the world and new seasonal selections every three months. Enjoy wine flights and cheese flights. Private dining area for business meetings or intimate gatherings. Bar opens at 4 p.m. Monday – Saturday. Dinner starts at 5 p.m. 12854 University Ave., Suite 400, Clive. 221-DISH. www.distrostels.com.
John and Nick’s
After 30 years, John Jaeger left his family-owned restaurant and opened John and Nick’s Steak and Prime Rib. Enjoy his famous salad bar — bigger and better with more than 60 fresh, homemade items. The best part is the salad bar comes with your meal. Enjoy black Angus steaks, a great selection of incredible seafood, chops and the house specialty, prime rib… all served at family-friendly prices. John and Nick’s cozy atmosphere and delicious food will make your dining experience unforgettable. Open seven days a week – lunch and dinner. 15970 Hickman Road, Clive. 987-1151. www.johnandnicks.com.
Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse
Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse blends traditions of the past with the present and is reminiscent of the traditional ’40s style supper clubs where everybody went for a good time and great food. The vintage prints on the walls, the exhibition kitchen, waiters in black pants and white shirts, floor-to-ceiling windows, large upholstered, wooden booths and private seating invoke feelings of the past. Located in the Radisson Hotel, 6800 Fleur Drive, 287-0848; and in the Holiday Inn and Suites, 6075 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines, 333-5665. www.johnnysitaliansteakhouse.com.
Prime Cut Grill
At the Prime Cut Grill, we serve the best steaks available along with a full line of pasta, seafood, sandwiches and cocktails, open Wednesday-Sunday nightly. Some of our guests favorites include hand cut boneless ribeye steak, bacon-wrapped filet mignon, hand-breaded deep-fried jumbo shrimp, pan-fried walleye fillet, traditional French onion soup, and of course our slow-roasted prime rib which is served every Friday and Saturday night. After dinner don’t forget to stop by the lounge where we have live bands every Friday and Saturday night with no cover charge. Meskwaki Bingo and Casino, 1504 305th St., Tama. (641) 484-2108. www.meskwaki.com.
Legendary Food, Legendary Service®, and Legendary Fun! At Texas Roadhouse, we take pride in everything we do from hand-cut steaks and fall-off-the-bone ribs, to some pretty sweet margaritas. And we do it all with one goal — to give your family a place to go for great food and good times at a fantastic price. 8744 Northpark Drive, Johnston. 251-4597. www.texasroadhouse.com.
Vintage’s patio offers the one and only full retail wine bar experience. Whether you are in the mood for a glass of wine or a whole bottle at retail pricing, or even a cold bottle of beer, Vintage is the coolest place in town for a splash. With more than 1,000 selections of wine and more than 50 beers, there is sure to be something for everyone at Vintage! 6905 Mills Civic Parkway, Suite 124, West Des Moines. www.vintagewineia.com. 225-4373. CV