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303 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309-1705 (3rd & Locust)
+1 515-244-5686
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17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Jefferson,Iowa USA
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Some of the best seafood I have ever had. Four of us had the large seafood platter to start and it was perfect! We all had different entrees and they were all GREAT.! The staff was just beyond belief. They were always there at just the right time and not too much. Highly Recommed Splash if you are downtown Des... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's always a little awkward for me to eat alone in a nice restaurant. Add to that, I visited this restaurant on Valentine's Day evening. But I was made comfortable from the get-go. The wine list is extensive and reasonably priced. I ordered blackened swordfish and started with their Louis Wedge Salad. The salad was heaped with crabmeat and shrimp... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

This is by far one of the best restaurants in Des Moines. We love the atmosphere, food, ambiance, waitresses and waiters although we did have one waiter that was terrible. All in all we love the food every time we have been there. The salmon is fantastic as well as the clam chowder. Porkchops are yummy as well. My husband... More 

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Fort Dodge
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

We did not have reservations, but the staff got us a table in the hallway. The food was fancy and very pricey. If you want high end dining with lots of sea food choices, this is the place to go. But, make sure you have enough money. It's very close to the Civic Center, so it's easy to dine and... More 

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Johnston, Iowa
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

We had a birthday coupon to use; $25 off an entree so it makes this place a little more affordable. We started with the sesame tuna and carpaccio for our appetizers. Both were outstanding and plenty for two of us. We then moved on to soup; the soup of the day was a sweet potato curry which I tried and... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

If you want the freshest seafood in Des Moines, this is the place. The owner has fresh seafood shipped in every day and the wine menu is one of the best in downtown Des Moines. I've tried almost everything and I've never been disappointed. Great spot for a special occasion or a date night after a trip to the theater... More 

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Ames, Iowa
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

This was our second time eating at splash. It was wonderful. We plan on going back again for our anniversary.

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South Louisiana
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80 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Didn't expect fresh, salty oysters in Des Moines, Iowa. Flown in fresh from the coasts. The ones from PEI and BC were delicious. Served with a simple mignonette, as well as a do-it-yourself red remoulade with freshly grated horseradish. Crabcake was a bit of a disappointment, but I am used to what we get in the New Orleans area. Charcuterie... More 

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Panora, Iowa
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

We were seated at the oyster bar - busy because of events downtown. We actually liked the atmosphere better than the regular seating. Waitstaff was top notch. We had the broiled oysters Rockefeller very good for Iowa. I had the crispy shrimp with Asian slaw which was outstanding. Hubby ordered grill plate which he said was above average. Drinks were... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

I always make it a point to eat at Splash whenever I am in Des Moines. It has the best seafood I have tasted in the Midwest. I absolutely love the decor! I only wish there were a Splash back home!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?