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303 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309-1705
(515) 244-5686
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Ranked #20 of 500 Restaurants in Des Moines
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $50
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We have been here several times and enjoyed every one of them. They do a great job of getting you out in time for shows at the civic center if you let them know ahead of time as well. The seafood is fresh and always prepared inventively. The oysters are wonderful, the martinis are fantastic and a great wine selection... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Wonderful evening. Wedding anniversary for our friends. Lobster Mac and Cheese is a must. Scallops are very good also. Very knowledgable Sommelier

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Des Moines, Iowa
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

We spend a good deal of time traveling and Des Moines is not know for seafood, until we discovered Splash. When in the Keys or the Gulf that's seafood at it's best. The Midwest is know for beef, pork, and poultry so why would you would you expect good sea food here. Splash has been around for a while but... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Walked in needing to grab something to eat before a meeting. Had a amazing bowl of clam chowder and salmon blt. Blt was a touch dry but very good

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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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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77 reviews 77 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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