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  • 9.2

    South Union Bread Company

    Sandwich Place 1007 Locust St Des Moines, IA

    People also say (25 tips):

    • Tony T.
      Tony Tandeski: "Perfect place for lunch to go or if you want to sit and stay a while. Grab some of the free focaccia bread & olive oil dip. My other favorites: the pesto chicken melt & potato pepperjack cheese soup"
  • 9.4

    El Bait Shop

    Bar 200 SW 2nd St Des Moines, IA

    People also say (125 tips):

    • Sarah H.
      Sarah Hinzman: "Here's what you're gonna do. Order the 2 pints & 2 lbs. of wings. Beers: Lost Coast Apricot Wheat & Bent River Jalapeño Pepper Ale. Order 1/3 each of tang, dry rub, and mexican wings. Then die happy."
  • 9.3


    Italian Restaurant 1011 Locust St Des Moines, IA

    People also say (97 tips):

    • Sarah C.
      Sarah C: "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."
  • 9.4

    Confluence Brewing Company

    Brewery 1235 Thomas Beck Rd Ste A Des Moines, IA

    People also say (48 tips):

    • Kathy B.
      Kathy Burrows-Noring: "My favorite microbrewery, accessible from the Gray's Lake trail. My favorites are their flagship IPA, Des Moines IPA, East Side Attitude (lager), and the seasonal, Mayday Mayday. Ask for munchies."
  • 9.1

    Des Moines Performing Arts Civic Center

    Theater 221 Walnut St Des Moines, IA

    People also say (37 tips):

    • Austin W.
      Austin Westermann: "Best venue in Iowa period! Try to get as close as you can to the front, it makes the experience even better, you feel so immersed!"
  • 9.2

    Graziano Bros

    Grocery Store 1601 South Union St Des Moines, IA

    People also say (7 tips):

    • Cathy S.
      Cathy Smith: "They have 'something Italian ' sauce and it's amazing. Will never buy regular store bought ever again LOVE! And they give the kids suckers!"

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  • 9.1

    Animal Rescue League of Iowa

    Animal Shelter 5452 NE 22nd St Des Moines, IA

    People also say (4 tips):

    • Meredith P.
      Meredith Pocius: "They were very appreciative for the donation I gave them for the prescription cat food for all of the special diet cats."
    • Kristen L.
      Kristen Lancaster: "Visit with a furry friend in one of the hug rooms!"
  • 9.1

    Woody's Smoke Shack

    BBQ Joint 2511 Cottage Grove Ave Des Moines, IA

    People also say (22 tips):

    • Becca M.
      Becca Mataloni: "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!"
    • Jake S.
      Jake Smith: "The portion of pulled pork is a bit small, but the sauce (which is outstanding) will leave you wanting more. Don't miss the free corn bread!"
  • 9.3

    Christiani's VIP

    Bakery Des Moines, IA

    People also say (106 tips):

    • Hannah
      Hannah: "We had a great venue (Prairie Moon Winery) but Christianis truly transformed it! All of the food I tried off the dinner buffet was amazing and I only heard good things about the food from our guests!"
    • C F.
      C F: "My now husband and I wanted to do something a little different for catering our reception. Sally was very helpful and accommodating and didn't charge us an arm and leg extra for all of our changes!"

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