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Address: Court Avenue, Des Moines, IA
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Saturday Morning Farmers Market

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

most restaurants and shops in the downtown area all are good, not all are great but are trying hard to please you.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Spring, summer and autumn offers the Saturday morning Farmer's Market (ranked #2 in the nation after Pike's Place in Seattle). There are bars, restaurants, cafes, and the Science Center with the Imax theater. Boundary on one end by the courthouse and the other end by the river (which has a nice walking trail and city scenery), the Court Avenue district... More 

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Olathe, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This is a super fun area of the multifaceted city that is Des Moines! Court Avenue had a number of independent restaurants that vary from brew pubs, Mexican, Italian, English Pubs, Irish Pubs, many with wonderful outdoor seating patios. There is something for everyone in the Court Avenue area.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This are of downtown has several restaurants, some with outdoor seating. It is a great place for lunch, especially on a nice day. There is some street parking and a parking lot. Unfortunately late at night it attracts lots of rowdy drunks.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you like to party, this is the place to go on the week end. The food is good in any restaurant that you choose to dine. The bars are always hopping and the entertain of bands are wonderful too.

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

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