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303 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309-1705 (3rd & Locust)
+1 515-244-5686
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Omaha, Nebraska
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I always make it a point to eat at Splash whenever I am in Des Moines. It has the best seafood I have tasted in the Midwest. I absolutely love the decor! I only wish there were a Splash back home!

Thank JayJolleyTA
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Splash still does a great job. I have been here several times over the years and have never been disappointed. The oysters, on the half shell or fried, or always great. Try the cheese/ meat board also. Any fish dish has been great. Great seafood, especially for Iowa!

Thank James H
Panora, Iowa
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Splash was our Grandson's choice to celebrate his birthday. Our appetizers crab cake and calamari were excellent. Entrees were inconsistent: our Grandson loved his steak & lobster Mac & cheese, but his mom's sea bass was undercooked and pink inside. Our son's salmon was great but my husband had the special lobster ravioli and could could not distinguish the lobster... More 

Thank pepperdinemom
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016 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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119 reviews
83 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
Level Contributor
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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174 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 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 2 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank 721realfoodie
Saint Louis, Missouri
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90 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

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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
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?