Casual Eats In Des Moines: Best Laid-Back Restaurants

Casual Eats In Des Moines: Best Laid-Back Restaurants

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Forget the fuss of a fancy dinner - sometimes it's better to keep it casual. Here are the best trendy and casual Des Moines restaurants, perfect for a relaxed meal.

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    You will not regret ordering the 24 hour smoked brisket! Make sure to call for a reservation a couple days ahead or risk a long wait crammed into the small entry way. They need more space to work with -- Drew Van Woert 🍺 via Foursquare
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    Zombies feast on more than just brains. Limp on over to this unconventional eatery, where you can sample a long list of gourmet burgers and visit the drink lab. Just watch your head. -- Joe Stych via Foursquare
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    Their soups rotate daily, their salads are very fresh, their sandwiches are simple and elegant, their breads are very authentic, and their pastries.......damn you wonderful french cooking. So good. -- Sabbath Jackson via Foursquare
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    Try their famous crab rangoon pizza. Made with crispy egg rolls, green onion, Asiago and mozzarella cheese, surimi, a crab rangoon base and sweet chili sauce, every slice is an explosion of flavor. -- Juice Magazine via Foursquare
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    In 2009, Woody's was voted "Best of the Best Barbeque Restaurants in America." It is also home to the best (free) cornbread in Iowa. Just add a little honey and it tastes even better! -- Becca Mataloni via Foursquare
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    Is it just me or have the flour tacos gotten smaller??? -- Jake Monahan via Foursquare
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    This place is awesome for brunch. I'd get the Korean Chicken and Waffle every week if I could. It's also rare to go wrong with their weekly or daily specials of you're adventurous. -- Matt Denner via Foursquare
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    Get the Adam Emmenecker: a BBQ sandwich with breaded pork tenderloin, a bacon cheese burger, Texas brisket, & “fried cheese” on a hamburger bun and served w/ side of fries. --Adam Richman, Man v Food -- Travel Channel via Foursquare
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    Spot for East Coast style slices in Beaverdale. Try the cheesesteak: Our reviewer says it's awesome. -- Juice Magazine via Foursquare
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    The inside decor is fantastic & unique. Food is unique was great. Girls said pizza was fabulous. Only complaint the wobble wobble noise hard to have a conversation. Helped me w/ gluten free needs. -- Amanda Cory via Foursquare
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    Great place to bring parents and family after a walking tour of the campus! Be sure to try the hazelnut espresso shake! -- Sarah Beth Coleman via Foursquare
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    Also voted the tastiest taco in Des Moines: dmreg.com/t1pcil Try the original flour taco. There are several locations in the area. -- Juice Magazine via Foursquare
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