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Hoq

303 E 5th, Des Moines, IA
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Ranked #16 of 501 restaurants in Des Moines
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $28
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Panama City, Panama
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171 reviews 171 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We chose HoQ for a late Sunday brunch. I had the corned beef hash and sunny side up eggs. My wife ordered stuffed french toast. The hash was a surprise, being grated potatoes and chunks of corned beef. I'd have expected both to be chunked or minced, not a mix. The eggs were bright yellow and delicious. I believe they... More

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Mankato, MN
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The food and service was outstanding. The food was original, portions were decent, and the service was very friendly and quick. Cocktails were great and very interesting as well. Hoq is a must-try!

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Tyler, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This is very upscale place serving only the best dishes. Great location and atmosphere and using locally grown vegetables and meats. If you like fresh food prepared in a unique way and gourmet presentation, then this is certainly a MUST visit. The owners are a young couple with great ideas and the staff are professional in every way. Great wine... More

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Urbandale
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant is very pricey and the portions are very skimpy. Which we dont understand the cost. Usually buying local is cheeper. I can get fruits and veggies at the farmers market cheaper than hyves. We ordered 2 salads and a chicken noodle soup. The salad portions were unreasonably skimpy and the soup was way too salty. I told the... More

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Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Contempo atmosphere, delicious food using local products. The soups are excellent. Good wine list and good waitress

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Davenport, Iowa
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109 reviews 109 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Very nice, bright space. Visited for lunch, soup and a burger. The shrimp bisque was possibly the best I have had anywhere. The lamb burger was good, not great. Bun was too bigbfornthenburger. At first the jalapeño relish was too agressive, but it mellowed. Business was slow, but the service was a touch innatentive.

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Great service (Rebecca), great atmosphere, incredible food. Orders the burger and fries. Everything comes from local farmers and you can taste the difference. Will absolutely go back next time in town and highly recommend.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

It must be the best restaurant in Des Moines, cannot imagine better. Nice wine and cocktail list. Between us we had oysters Rockefeller, halibut, and a strip steak to die for, plus tasty house made desserts. Would return again... and again... and again. Pretty adult fare, but there was a large family gathering at another table, and the kids seemed... More

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Adel, Iowa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We have been to HoQ in Des Moines' East Village several times during the past year. We have always had a great meal each and every time. A great selections of Iowa beers to choose from to start the night and a wonderful array of locally grown organic choices on the menu. Unique combinations of ingrediants always have you coming... More

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Des Moines, Iowa, USA
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Really enjoyed the food quality. The fusion of flavors was amazing (I ordered the chicken dish for dinner). Portion size was not "supersized" but will fill most people's appetites (eat slow and savor it). I would go back again in a heartbeat, but next time I will try lunch as their dinner menu is great but a tad overpriced, even... More

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