Like A Local: Best Hidden Gems In Des Moines

Like A Local: Best Hidden Gems In Des Moines

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Anyone can find the popular spots, but if you’re willing to embrace the unknown, you’ll find that Des Moines is full of hidden gems.

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    Bacon cheeseburger and mac n cheese wow just the best! Get an Iowa brew while your at it -- Jon Riebhoff via Foursquare
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    Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. Get a pint from the wall of taps and marvel at the shrine to professional wrestling. We did. -- Esquire 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 the crispy pressure-fried chicken and bacon-wrapped tater tots, both of which were featured on Man v. Food, a show that explores the biggest & best eats across the nation. -- Macy K. via Foursquare
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    PANINI !! They are all fantastic. If you like 'em hot, go with the Evil Chicken...just a bit hot, Buffalo. The tables are awesome, the environment, stellar and best staff in Beaverdale. Perfect -- Bryan W via Foursquare
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    Best for a business meeting over coffee dmreg.com/yfy2ix With several large tables, and the ability to pull together smaller ones, it’s an ideal place for group studies or business meetings. -- Juice Magazine via Foursquare
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    Nice space with very good options overall. Rather new Location and parking isn't the best. -- Eric Mohlis via Foursquare
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    Amazing bartenders, acceptable bathrooms. The mens is ladies friendly. Best bar. You should go elsewhere. -- ERICA CARNES via Foursquare
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    You can't beat in-house roasting. Love the Mocha Mex; the hint of cinnamon makes this drink. The house latte is also wonderful and the breakfast options are quick and scrumptious. -- Megan P. via Foursquare
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    Be careful of the mayor he will steal your popcorn -- Jason Sweeney via Foursquare
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    Look beyond the Starbucks on campus for an original coffee experience. A great atmosphere and varied menu make this the "must" of near-campus businesses. -- Jon McDonald via Foursquare
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    The best coffee in the whole Des Moines area by far!!!!! The staff are all amazing!!! Couldn't say enough good things about them!!!! -- Angela Knox via Foursquare
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