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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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“sea bass” (15 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
303 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309-1705
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Reviewed 6 days ago

What a great venue and it was great to be here during the Homestead Building's 125th birthday celebrations! We loved the fish tanks and the silver bubbles dangling from the ceiling. We started with the crab fish cakes and the lobster bites, which were both...More

Thank Houlihan2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited to celebrate a birthday during Splash's Birthday celebration so ordered from special menu with grilled calamari starter and not disappointed, tender succulent. Drinks always perfect. Our server Jamie is the best! Red grouper from special menu is exquisite, tender with excellent flavor. Scallops...More

Thank pepperdinemom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Possibly Spash wanted to economize during summer restaurant week 2018 but they under-did it with poor preparation, small portions and not offering substitutes for items which they removed from the fixed menu. A disappointing experience. During August you would expect a tomato salad to be...More

Thank CT A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere and food is always very good. Wine list is outstanding. A fantastic seafood restaurant for a special evening out.

Thank 5sun
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
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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
Special occasions, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene
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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