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Splash

303 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309-1705
(515) 244-5686
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Ranked #24 of 502 restaurants in Des Moines
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 3rd & Locust
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English first
West Des Moines, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I had made dinner reservations at 4 restaurants for our anniversary but Splash was the only restaurant that asked if this was a "special occasion". With that, I cancelled the other reservations and we had a great anniversary dinner at Splash. The table was decorated, a decorated menu, and then a complimentary appetizer from the chef. The swordfish was perfect... More

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Denver, Colorado
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60 reviews 60 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We had the Chilean Sea Bass (hard to get any where) and it was INCREDABLE! Very good dinner. The décor of the restaurant is a little dated - but if you can ignore that and just focus on the food, you will not be disappointed. Our waiter suggested a very nice bottle of wine, was knowledgeable, and allowed us to... More

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Omaha, NE
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Fancier than I would have thought from the outside. My daughter and I were out late and hadn't eaten. Decided to pop in for a quick bite. We shared the splash salad and a seafood platter app. Everything was prepared perfectly. Fantastic wine choice as well.

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Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

My husband, son, and I ate at Splash a week ago. The Chilean sea bass was the best that I ever had. My son had lobster macaroni and cheese which he loved. The service was great and the food was excellent. The fish was fresh and flavorful. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Cedar Rapids
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I've been to Des Moines on business and for fun countless times and have heard rave reviews about Splash. Finally had the opportunity to eat here prior to a concert at the Civic Center. My wife and I both enjoyed every part of our meal. Absolutely delicious and fresh seafood. We enjoyed oysters on the half shell and shared the... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I am a seafood affection ado - this restaurant has excellent seafood. Only one other place in Des Moines has as good Preparation of everything is exceptional. . Great wine list. Extensive bar. Appetizers are amazing. Desserts are excellent. Great place to impress guests. Very pricey.

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Midwest
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Ok, I may have sinned but the sea bass was delicious. Two dinner mates felt the same. Service was attentive ....perhaps a bit over so. The entire evening was a pleasant experience which I hope to repeat on my next visit. If you want to eat sea bass, this is the place.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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42 reviews 42 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We went there after they had a pipe break and the downstairs had flooded. We could not tell at all. Our reservation was at 7 and got there early and said we would wait at the bar. If I had not gone to the hostess to remind her she would have forgot about us. They need to work on there... More

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Butler, Missouri
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86 reviews 86 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

You can not miss eating here when in DesMoines. The food was to die for. Had two appetizers as we couldn't decide. Both were excellent. Will definetly be back for more.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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99 reviews 99 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Maybe we were there on a bad night, but everything lacked flavor. We had the Shrimp Risotto and Live Maine Lobster. The Shrimp Risotto was supposed to have goat cheese risotto only we couldn't taste goat cheese. The Maine lobster wasn't very good. The "garlic" mashed potatoes lacked garlic. We read many good reviews, but this wasn't our experience. We... More

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