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Address: Court Avenue, Des Moines, IA
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Lots of choices on Court Avenue

The Saturday morning Farmers Market is my favorite event on Court Avenue. At other times you'll find a good variety of reasonably priced restaurants, many of which have outdoor... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Casey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The Saturday morning Farmers Market is my favorite event on Court Avenue. At other times you'll find a good variety of reasonably priced restaurants, many of which have outdoor seating in good weather.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I really enjoy the Court Avenue area during the day and afternoons. Plenty of great restaurants and some nice places to stop for an adult beverage. Things can get roudy later in the evening due to the large number of bars in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

If you are visiting Des Moines and looking for a popular downtown dining area, check out Court Street. This is a very popular area for dining and drinks and you will find a wide variety of casual and delicious dining options. Everything from coffee shops (Java Joes) to Mexican and Italian. There is also a really nice microbrewery that has... More 

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Portage, MIchigan, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Two blocks of excellent restaurant choices. Several with outdoor seating options in the summer months.

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Spring Hill, Kansas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Court Avenue is Des Moines' restaurant and bar center. It's easy to walk around and not difficult to find a place for drinks or good food. They have a tremendous Farmers Market there on weekends!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Great farmers market on Saturdays! Check out Royal Mile for a good breakfast or Johnny's Hall of Fame for their bloody mary bar.

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Sioux City, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Each year we stay in downtown Des Moines on business and enjoy eating at the various restaurants on Court Ave. Originally an old warehouse district, it now houses some great dining and night life establishments. Being connected to the skywalk system is an added bonus to the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Lots of night life in this area with great food and drinks! The day time allows for early coffee and danish.. late lunch and the evening explodes with fun and entertainment.

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Geneva, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Great restaurants and bars. Excellent nightlife spot. Parking is easy around court avenue. Lots to see and do.

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Minnesota, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Lot's of independent bars, grills, restaurants, condos, apartments, river walk, train tracks, bridges and such, Near the historic center of town. Fun happy place, even found parking on street!

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Address: Court Avenue, Des Moines, IA
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines

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