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“Juicy and fresh”

Big City Burgers and Greens
Ranked #262 of 584 Restaurants in Des Moines
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed August 23, 2013

For a variety of burgers made from prime beef and salads from the freshest greens, I choose Big City Burgers. The potato fingers are also a must try. Located in the heart of the city, this is a fun restaurant to people watch from.

Thank Patricia M
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

I try to support local business whenever I have the opportunity and I love getting the opportunity to patronize Big City. I work downtown and try to bring lunch whenever possible. On the occassions I choose to eat out, I love walking down to Big City. It's easily accessible through the Skywalk during inclement weather, which is a nice bonus. I usually get one of their custom wraps loaded with fresh veggies and fat free sun-dried tomato dressing. The wrap is bursting with veggies and flavor! In addition to the generously portioned entree, I order a side of Big City fries-fresh cut potatoes in truffle oil. They are incredible!! I don't really care for french fries when I go to restaurants and usually request something else but Big City fries are different. Typically, I split the wrap and fries with a co-worker because there's so much food for just one person when I get both and I can't do without either item. The food is a little more expensive than some other downtown restaurants but you're definitely paying for quality and you can taste it. Plus it's local, which I'm willing to pay a little more for too. The staff is always friendly and quick, just what everybody needs in a downtown lunch spot.

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Thank Diamond_Debutante
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

I have found that Des Moines restaurants are inconsistent regarding where the meat and foods come from. This is surprising considering it is the agricultural heartland! Not so with Big City! I have continued to be impressed with the commitment of Big City to source local foods with a conscious. Their hamburger is top notch and the chef and general manager/owner know their farms. They can tell you where your lunch comes from truthfully!

I also had their group cater a dinner at Big City and was beyond impressed. It was one of the best farm to table dinners I've ever attended. Not an easy feat serving over 70 people and using a wide variety of farms and products! It was creative and absolutely delicious!

So, go for the hamburger and keep it in mind for your bigger events. It was a great space and even better food! Staff was wonderful too!

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Thank KAM27_14
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

Big City handled the many hungry people from the wrestling championships with no problems. Their staff was friendly, and the food was very good. They have healthy and not-so-healthy options, and both were quite tasty. My friend and I liked it so much we went there twice during our four day trip to Des Moines.

Thank Maggie H
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Reviewed February 2, 2016
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Thank Marcelo M
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