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303 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309-1705
+1 515-244-5686
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good22%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Opens in 26 min
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
303 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309-1705
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Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

We had the worst experience at this restaurant. First of all, it is extremely out dated and the atmosphere is dark. When waiting for the rest of our party, we were told we could not go into the bar because it was busy. They said...More

Thank 8439JG
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Splash is one of the best seafood restaurants, not only in Iowa, but in the Midwest. All their seafood is flown in daily and nothing is ever offered that has been frozen. Their menu is very extensive and offers something for everybody. Their wine list...More

Thank Gini L
Reviewed July 9, 2018

The location is great -- just accross the street from the civic center. So we end up at Splash before seeing a show.

Thank Jackofalltrades1960
Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

Lobster Mac & Cheese, they have a great comfort food! Pricey but tasty, a nice treat! Service was too notch. Free street parking after 6, for now🙄

Thank JamersonRocks
Reviewed May 1, 2018

They certainly were able to handle my Celiac. They were knowledgeable and able to take the proper precautions. Several different appetizers, which were good. I had the chliean seabass with sweet potatoes. The potatoes were very good, but the seabass wasn't up to my expectations....More

Thank James G
Reviewed March 23, 2018

This meal was a great experience in every way. Service was attentive and friendly. The food was all cooked to perfection. Great sea food in the middle of land locked America. The side dish of bok choy and mushrooms would be worth the trip alone....More

Thank kennethsH5155WM
Reviewed March 13, 2018 via mobile

My family and I dined here before a show at the civic center, and I’m glad we did! The calamari appetizer was delicious. The Chilean sea bass and salmon entrees were also very good. The brussel sprouts served with the entrees were good (as far...More

Thank Pamela B
Reviewed February 26, 2018 via mobile

We did dinner on Saturday night before the civil center show with a 5:30 reservation. Seat d immediately and Jamie our server asked if we were going to the civic center. My wife had the scallops and I ordered the jumbo golf shrimp and we...More

Thank chance s
Reviewed February 24, 2018

It has been quite a bit of time since my last visit however, the staff are wonderful and the food is worth the wait.

Thank Anne M
Reviewed February 12, 2018

I don't mind paying for good food as long as there is a great experience attached but this was just average and I felt like we paid too much. The staff was great and the food was good but nothing to rave about. Presentation was...More

Thank jboo239
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Response from Sally G | Reviewed this property |
No there is no dress code, but it is my belief that if you dress nicely you get better service!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $50
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 303 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309-1705
    (3rd & Locust)
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-244-5686
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