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Address: Court Avenue, Des Moines, IA
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Lots of fine and fun choices

Lots of fine restaurants, watering holes and nightlife. Court Avenue shows the diverse offerings of downtown Des Moines.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2015
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Westminster, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Farmers Market on Saturdays. Plenty of shops and great restaurants. The Capital City has plenty to look at for history and the walkways are used 365 days a year 24/7 for those winter days. The older structures are being turned into money making Lofts.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Court Avenue houses the highest concentration of restaurants, bars, and clubs in the greater DSM area. If you like the night life, and are not sure where to go, just go here and you'll find it.

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Orange County, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Lots of fine restaurants, watering holes and nightlife. Court Avenue shows the diverse offerings of downtown Des Moines.

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Casey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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

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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