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303 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309-1705 (3rd & Locust)
(515) 244-5686
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We called about two weeks out and made a reservation. We were dressed for the symphony. The three young women At the front desk could not "find" our reservation, so they showed us to a table in the bar. We said no. We made a reservation and want to sit in the restaurant proper. So we sat at the bar... More 

Thank Charlotte C
Des Moines, Iowa
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116 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

Spent time at Splash's birthday party! What a treat with fabulous wines and great deals on the wine! The special appetizer of the night was lobster tortellini- what a delicious morsel.

Thank iowaer
Des Moines, Iowa
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

My gf and I went to Splash for a special occasion. I had scallops while my gf had normal pasta with lobster. There was a good amount of gluten free options for me and we both enjoyed our meals and wine a great deal. It's a bit pricey but for a special date night, well worth it. I highly recommend... More 

Thank gunphries
Des Moines, Iowa
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171 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Des Moines resident that finally ventured downtown one evening for dinner at Splash. It was outstanding. Greeters were warm with nice smiles. Decor is cool, smart, colorful, and eclectic. Everything shines. Background noise was low and our table talk was easy in normal voices--and the tables are nicely spaced to enable private conversation. Wait staff was pretty much perfect--friendly, knowledgeable,... More 

Thank NewStart78
Ankeny, Iowa
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

If your looking for the absolute best restaurant in Des Moines, go here. It is expensive, but well worth it. This is an anniversary, special birthday, engagement dinner type of place. Absolute best seafood in Des Moines. Dress nice!

Thank nicholas L
Sierra Madre, California
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

Never made it into the restaurant. I asked to be seated in a quiet zone of the restaurant because I was visiting from out of town by myself on business and needed to enjoy a working dinner. Ben asked me if I was alone, summarily refused to accommodate me, stood over me in a threatening manner, and threatened to call... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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87 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

Very fancy and expensive restaurant but nice place to have a business dinner. I would not return for personal entertainment just because of the price. However, the food was outstanding!

Thank Morgan M
Montrose, Colorado
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

Love the whimsical wall paint, the beautiful fish tanks, and of course the delicious food & beverages! Servers Adam (first visit) and Scott (second visit in the same week) were both terrific and took great care of us. The shrimp risotto and salted watermelon sorbet were outstanding. Colleagues had Surf & Turf (shrimp & steak in Alfredo with pasta -... More 

Thank Sue H
Portland, Oregon
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

This was place was recommended by my hotel and frankly it was very disappointing. The ambiance is very strange, you walk into what looks like a bar lounge and then you go downstairs to the main dining room, it looks like something out of the 1980's. I was seated at a table and there were only two maybe three other... More 

Thank SunshineinOregon
Strasbourg, France
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57 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Splash is one of the better restaurants in Des Moines. The food is excellent and fresh, just as they have a fantastic wine list. We went there for a romantic dinner and the atmosphere was perfect for that. We started with cocktails, a Splash Greyhound and Splash Wild Lemonade. Both were great and not watered down. We went on with,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $50
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, 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: (515) 244-5686

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?