The Essential Des Moines Restaurants

The Essential Des Moines Restaurants

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Find out what's cooking at these outstanding restaurants in Des Moines.

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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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    Adored by locals and famous visitors, Centro has been #1 on MetroMix's list of best restaurants in Des Moines. Start any delicious Italian dish with their deliciously unique Fried Ravioli. -- Sarah C via Foursquare
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    Looking for unpretentious French food? Try the duck fat fries or weekend brunch (You can BYO champagne) dmreg.com/gbnhpo -- Juice Magazine 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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    Get ready for a specially made grilled cheese. Choose from tons of cheeses and toppings like sauerkraut, bacon and even spicy Cheetos. And don’t forget to pick up a cup of tomato soup for dunking. -- Juice Magazine via Foursquare
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    Go meet Annie the mummy! She's over 2000 years old and part of the new Lost Egypt exhibit! -- McKenzie Lambert via Foursquare
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    Some of the best wings in Des Moines. Also, try some of the different Moscow Mules. They are all pretty tasty. -- Phil Dickinson via Foursquare
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    Get a Hannah-Weiss, an unfiltered wheat beer with a clean citrus aftertaste, with an Uncle Buck, a bacon-stuffed burger. Read more about our first look at the new Western Gateway spot: -- Juice Magazine via Foursquare
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    Local to the Des Moines area and unlike any other grocery store in Des Moines. They carry locally grown, fresh produce, a wide variety of fine cheeses and wines and groceries from around the world. -- Hilary Henak 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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    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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    Probably 1 of the best bars in Des Moines. If you're looking to chill this is the place to be. Good people and great people. I would recommend this bar to any1. By the way, make sure you try the boot. -- Zachary Bales-Henry via Foursquare
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