We have the best burgers in town! For 21 years we’ve won Cityview’s “Best Of” readers’ poll and are proud to serve these burgers at more than seven locations throughout the metro. Multiple locations in Des Moines, Ankeny, Altoona, Urbandale and Ames. http://www.b-bops.com.
Big City Burgers and Greens
Located on the first level in Capital Square in Downtown Des Moines, Big City is fresh, healthy and socially responsible. Serving local meats and greens, using organic beef and free-range poultry and being one of Iowa’s first 100 percent compostable restaurants, Big City is “green.” Catering also available. 400 Locust St., Suite 195, 537-8433. Order Online http://www.BigCityBurgersAndGreens.com.
Conveniently located off the interstate in Clive, Denny’s is always open and serving your favorite breakfast, lunch and dinner entrees. Stop in earlyl for pancakes, an afternoon prime rib philly or country-fried steak for dinner. 11820 Hickman Road, Clive. 515-331-0249.
Fire Creek Grill
If you are looking for an inviting place to meet friends and enjoy a wonderful meal, Fire Creek Grill is perfect. You can enjoy a favorite drink by the fire in winter, or enjoy a wonderful meal on the patio during Iowa’s great spring and summer months. 800 S. 50th St., Suite 110, West Des Moines. (515) 224-0500.
The Food Arcade offers a wide array of grab-and-go food options like whole pizza or by-the-slice, burgers, tenderloins, wings, fries, hot beef sandwiches, homemade soups, subs, ice cream and much more. Open 10 a.m.–7 a.m. daily. Meskwaki Bingo and Casino, 1504 305th St., Tama. (641) 484-2108. http://www.meskwaki.com.
Holiday Inn Cityscape Lounge
Discover the delicious Cityscape Lounge for downtown dinner and drinks… with a view! Located in the Holiday Inn downtown, Cityscape Lounge offers daily Happy Hour drink specials and half-price appetizers Mon.-Fri. during Happy Hour. From our almond-crusted tenders and skyline platter to our cowboy steak and old-world, baked cavatelli pasta… whatever you do, make sure you save room for dessert! Come escape the day and enjoy the view. 1050 Sixth Ave. (515) 283-0151.
The Jackpot Buffet at Meskwaki Casino is one of the largest buffets in the Midwest with more than 20 homestyle entrée choices along with our fresh, never-frozen, broasted chicken, many homemade desserts and, of course, our famous Friday Seafood Night featuring jumbo snow crab, shrimp scampi, fried whole catfish, fried shrimp, herbed-baked fish, clam strips and many other seafood favorites. The Jackpot Buffet is also well known for an outstanding breakfast, which is served daily Monday thru Saturday. Meskwaki Bingo and Casino, 1504 305th St., Tama. (641) 484-2108. http://www.meskwaki.com.
Located at 506 E. Grand in the East Village, Quinton’s is open seven days a week from 11 a.m.-2 a.m. and serves food until midnight. Our unbeatable all-day drink specials are supplemented with a daily happy hour from 3-7 p.m. featuring $3 23-oz. domestic Big Girl beers, $4 premium Big Girls, $5 Big Girl mixed drinks and half-price chips and salsa, C.C.Q. and spinach artichoke dip. We can accommodate groups of up to 60 people. Visit us at http://www.quintonsdm.com to check our menu of unique sandwiches, breadbowl soups, giant loaded spuds, fresh salads and gourmet burgers, with take-out always available.
Tally’s restaraunt bar and catering offers rooftop seating unique to the Beaverdale area. A casual ambiance, contemporary cuisine and extensive bar menu offer a casual and affordable or special and elegant dining experience. Tally’s offers dry-aged steaks, fresh seafood, vegetarian, gluten-free and delicious burgers and tenderloins. We offer nightly bar specials and late summer hours for in-house and rooftop enjoyment. We cater any event large or small with little notice. Live music most weekends. 2712 Beaver Ave. 279-2067. http://www.tallysbeaverdale.com.
Trostel’s Greenbriar is offering a new menu featuring five seasonal specialties, Cracker Crust pizzas and of course, your favorite entrees. Not just for specials occasions but for every occasion when you want… Simply the best! Reservations accepted. 253-0124. http://www.greenbriartrostels.com.
Two Rivers Grille and Two Rivers Coffee Bar/Lounge
Bistro-style Americana cuisine featuring local products and produce. Open 6:30 a.m.–2 p.m. and 5–10 p.m. Sunday-Saturday. Food served until 11 p.m. Lounge only after 10 p.m. We offer Sunday brunch for $17 (adult) 11 a.m.-2 p.m. We also have a take-out menu and a coffee bar/lounge. “We proudly brew” Starbucks coffee barista 6:30-11a.m. and barista/bar menu 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Sunday-Saturday.
Stop by Des Moines long-standing tradition, The Waveland Café, for home-style cooking and an all-day breakfast. Winner of Cityview’s 2012 “Best of Des Moines Best Breakfast,” anything you chose is sure to please but we also offer burgers, sandwiches, soups and salads anytime. 4708 University Ave., 279-4341. If you are on the other side of town stop into Waveland West and Booneville Bar for the entire Waveland menu plus a full bar. We also feature excellent pizza and have great outdoor patios. Don’t forget about our bloody Mary bar! 35653 Ute Ave., Booneville. 987-1038.
King and I
Authentic Thai Cuisine with many menu items from Thailand and a sushi bar. Fine dining with beer and wine served. Select American menu items are also available. Please come and enjoy with our Thai family. 1821 22nd St., West Des Moines. 440-2075. http://www.king-and-i-thaicuisine.com.
If you’re looking for some of the best BBQ in town, this Drake neighborhood sports bar is the place to go. Jethro’s racked up the awards in Cityview’s 2011 “Best Of” readers poll winning Best BBQ and runner-up for Best American Food and Best Nachos. Serving ribs, pork, beef brisket, whole chickens and turkey that is smoked daily in our 750-lb. capacity smoker. Stop by and see why we are the best. 3102 Forest Ave., 279-3300. http://www.jethrosdesmoines.com.
Catering DSM, located in Capital Square in downtown Des Moines, offers a full range of catering services and cuisine options. With partnerships with venues such as Dos Rios and Big City Burgers and Greens, Catering DSM can do it all; from playoff parties to office parties to wedding receptions. Contact us to plan your next event! 400 Locust St., Suite 193, 508-0829. http://www.CateringDSM.com.
Maytag Dairy Farms
On October 11, 1941, the first wheels of Maytag Blue Cheese were formed and put to age in our caves. Not much has changed since then, although our truck is newer and our cheesemakers are older! Today, we still make each wheel by hand, aging it in our caves twice as long as most other blue cheeses. After all, why change a good thing? For questions or comments, call 800-247-2458. http://www.maytagdairyfarms.com
The Meal Man, a multi-restaurant delivery service, brings their services to the Des Moines area. Open seven days a week. Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m./4-9 p.m. Friday 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m./4-10 p.m. Saturday 12-10 p.m. Sunday 12-8:30 p.m. Order online at http://www.dmmealman.com or by phone 855-271-TOGO (8646).
Folks have been enjoying the diner for over 20 years. Stop by and bring the whole family! Buy one pork loin (grilled or breaded), get one free with purchase of two beverages all day Wednesday. 133 S.E. Delaware Ave., Ankeny. (515) 965-1987. Mon.–Thu. 6 a.m.–10 p.m., Fri.–Sat. 6 a.m.-11 p.m, Sun. 6 a.m. -10 p.m.
Crouse Café is located off Indianola’s Town Square – just a short drive from Des Moines’ southside. The third generation, family-run eatery is proud to offer the best in homemade. Whether stopping by for breakfast, lunch or dinner, Crouse Café is serving up all your favorites including biscuits and gravy, hot beef sandwiches and pork tenderloins. Or stop by for just a piece of homemade pie – you won’t be disappointed.
Full House Cafe
The Full House Café is open daily and offers a great variety of classic breakfast and lunch favorites along with daily specials. Some of the breakfast items include everyone’s favorite the “Iowa Omelet” which is loaded with steak, bacon, ham, sausage, sautéed onions and peppers and smothered in cheddar cheese, served with hash brown potatoes or fresh cut fruit and toast. For lunch, you need to try our hand-breaded, half-pound tenderloin or one of our Angus burgers. You won’t go away hungry from here. Meskwaki Bingo and Casino, 1504 305th St., Tama. (641) 484-2108. http://www.meskwaki.com.
Indulge yourself with an oak-fired pizza at the lakeside location, or treat your friends and family to their world-famous rotisserie chicken and complimentary “chips.” Party rooms available for special events. Lunch and dinner served seven days a week. 2502 S.E. Tones Drive, Ankeny. 964-2112. http://www.chipsrestaurant.com.
Cub Club is the perfect place to host a group meeting or special holiday event. Space is available for up to 200 guests. This unique facility will meet your catering needs with no rental fee, only a food and beverage purchase. Centerplate is committed to a truly extraordinary experience for you and your guests. For more information, please contact Catering Manager, Randy Bird, 244-3464.
Papa Kern’s Cafe
We make your favorite homemade foods, served up in huge portions. Always fresh and always fun! We are American food at it’s best. Family-oriented restaurant that makes you feel at home every time. We guarantee you will come hungry and leave full and will be coming back again and again.
We serve burgers, sandwhiches, pasta, soups and sides. Big kid’s menu selection with new chef specials daily. Wait’ll you taste our famous PAPA BURGER. 2905 Hubbell Ave. 262-7692. Mon.-Sat. 7 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
Food & Restaurant Products
Graziano Brothers is proud to offer the best in homemade Italian sausage. Established in 1912 by brothers Frank and Louis Graziano, our sausage is made from fresh, top quality pork and Italian seasonings without any preservatives and is available in link, bulk and patty forms. We also feature a variety of cheese, meat, pasta, bread, tomato products and dolces. Come visit us… it’s worth the trip!
Since 1908, Hockenberg’s has provided its customers with quality foodservice products at top value. Our philosophy of integrity and personal attention has fueled our growth as an industry leader with a full range of solutions — from equipment, supplies and disposables to consulting and design services, if it benefits food service, Hockenberg’s has it. 6000 Aurora Ave., Des Moines. 282-0033; Toll Free: 800- 348-9903. http://www.Hockenbergs.com.
Institutions Services, Inc.
Second-to-none in professionalism, design, interior decorating and equipment knowledge in the restaurant, entertainment and institutional food service industries. They achieved leadership status for customer service before, during, and after the design and build stages while bringing projects to completion on time and within budget. They deliver food service projects that meet the needs, express the vision and foster the success of their clients. After 45 years of serving the Midwest, Institutions Services, Inc. has opened a second location, located in Ankeny, to heighten their commitment to their clients. Visit http://www.isiowa.com or call (515) 635-0037 to see how Institutions Service, Inc. can enhance your food service project experience.
Serves all your restaurant, food service and bar equipment needs. New and used equipment, smallwares and glasswares in stock. Full line dealer. If we don’t have it, we can get it. Ground up design services available. Special orders welcome from one piece to complete build out. 10095 Hickman Court, Suite B, Clive. 334-5036. http://www.lawequipment.com.
We offer a wide variety of fine Greek and Italian dishes prepared by a team of professional chef’s and wait staff. Our commitment is to provide a high quality authentic dish at an affordable price. Our menu offers a rainbow array of Greek and Italian dishes that are guaranteed to please the most demanding taste. Not only do we offer Des Moines and Ankeny fine Greek and Italian cuisine, but we also have a fully stocked wine menu and full bar/lounge. Have a business meeting, reception, or just a get together? We have private facilities and meeting room available for the asking. 3160 8th St. S.W., Altoona (515) 957-9391. 410 S. Ankeny Boulevard, Ankeny (515) 965-7802. Tues-Fri: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday 4-10 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (Brunch). Closed Monday.
Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano
Biaggi’s is a fun, casual, white-tablecloth restaurant that offers an extensive menu featuring a full selection of house-made and imported pasta, soups, salads, pizza, seafood, fresh fish, chicken, veal, steaks and desserts. Fresh. Affordable. Italian. 5990 University Ave., West Des Moines. 221-9900. http://www.biaggis.com.
Dos Rios Cantina and Tequila Lounge is conveniently located in the entertainment district across from the skywalk on Court Avenue in downtown Des Moines. From after-work margaritas to a fiesta-friendly lunch, dinner or event, Dos Rios has earned a place among Des Moines’ hot spots. Let the celebration at Dos Rios begin. 316 Court Ave. 282-2995. http://www.dosriosrestaurant.com.
A family-owned Des Moines-based Mexican restaurant serving family recipes for 50 years! Most everything is made daily. Six convenient locations throughout the Des Moines metro. 1418 E. Grand Ave., 2900 Euclid Ave., 5847 S.E. 14th St., in Des Moines, 8549 Hickman Road, Urbandale and 2401 S.E. Delaware Ave. in Ankeny. http://www.tastytacos.com for more information or join them on Facebook.
Angelo’s Pizza is now downtown! Tired of the same old places to eat lunch downtown on Court Avenue? Angelo’s Pizza has just opened our third location. Angelo’s At Pints is located at 319 Court Avenue. Now you can get Des Moines’ best thin-crust Pizza, award-winning sandwiches and Cincinnati chili! We even have cheese frenchie’s! Stop in for lunch, the game or late at night. Angelo’s Pizza offers the finest thin-crust pizza in town, along with Des Moines’ top-selling and award-winning sandwiches. Go to http://www.angelosdsm.com for the menu, catering menu and details. Or call Ron at 278-5603. We look forward to serving you. 1310 Grand Ave., West Des Moines, 244-4114 and 205 E.14th St., 278-5603.
Bordenaro’s Pizzeria offers a pizza for every palate. Order the Hot–n–Spicy if you like things a little warmer or the Vegetarian pizza if you prefer your pizza sans meat. Don’t forget about the Wednesday and Thursday Single Topping Carry Out Special for only $8.50. Even if you aren’t in the mood for pizza, Bordenaro’s Pizzeria also features appetizers, sandwiches and pasta. And for all you lucky Southsiders – we can deliver to you!
Coach’s Pizza has been making pizza in the area since 2000. We prepare our dough fresh daily. Our sauce is a special recipe developed with all-natural ingredients. We use special spices and 100 percent real cheese. Order a whole pizza or stop in for a quick slice. Coach’s Pizza also offers sandwiches, pastas and salads. Choose Coach’s Pizza for family dining; date night; late night dining; or just a casual lunch or dinner. Whether you choose dine-in, carry out, delivery or catering, make Coach’s Pizza your first choice. 560 S. Prairie View Drive, West Glen. 223-2233.
Chinese décor, tiki drinks, great beer, and delicious handmade pizzas make for one of Des Moines’ most unique restaurants. Handmade crab Rangoon pizza rolls, egg rolls, Thai chicken pizza and the famous crab rangoon pizza (featured on the Cooking Channel), to name a few. Both lunch slices and late-night slices (10 p.m. to 2 a.m./ 3 a.m. on the weekends). 223 4th Street. 323-3333. http://www.fongspizza.com
Godfather’s Pizza offers seven specialty pizzas and four super specialty pizzas. We also have more than 23 toppings to choose from. Our new state-of-the-art Freestyle Coke Machines with more than 100 flavors will be sure to amaze you! For a quick lunch, stop in for hot and ready pizza by the slice Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. or order one of our five value deals starting at $5.95. Gluten Free? No worries. We carry six gluten free pizzas to take and bake or dine-in. Don’t forget with online ordering and delivery you can stay in the comfort of your own home. Find us at: 8801 Hickman Road, 278-8100; 4119 University Ave., 277-6344; 5919 Ashworth Road, 226-8880. See you soon!
When people leave Jersey Guys, we want them to feel like they just had a great meal with a new friend. Whether you are stopping in for a quick lunch or picking up a pizza for dinner, you will never walk out the door disappointed. Our pizza is not like any other in Des Moines. Stop in for our huge slices of Jersey-style pizza and the best lunch deal of two slices and a soda for $4.25. 2713 Beaver Ave.
At Orlondo’s we make everything from scratch, often utilizing fresh veggies from our onsite garden. We have daily lunch and dinner specials available, along with pizza by the slice. Tuesdays are $11 large, one-topping pizza. Also, try one of our delicious appetizer items. We’re located at 4337 Park Ave., 244-3637.
The Other Place
The Other Place has been serving Iowa’s best pizza, pasta and subs for more than 40 years. Originating in Cedar Falls, home of the UNI Panthers, The Other Place can now call Des Moines home as well. Fresh ingredients, made-in-house sauce, dough and tons of 100 percent mozzarella make for a delicious pizza all can enjoy. Catering to the sports enthusiast and families alike, The OP offers something for everyone. Inside dining, carry-out and the best outdoor seating in Clive available. 12401 University Ave. (515) 225-9494.
Since 1957 Pagliai’s Pizza has served pizza, pasta and sandwiches to Iowans. Open seven days a week, dine-in, carry-out and delivery available in some areas. See http://www.pagliais.com for more information. Two Locations: 5312 Merle Hay Road, Johnston 253-9800; 816 Fifth Ave., Grinnell (641) 236-5331.
Splash Seafood Bar and Grill
Splash Seafood Bar and Grill is a great place to enjoy fresh fish, oysters and hand-cut steaks all in a fun and vibrant surrounding right in downtown Des Moines. Visit our oyster bar for some of the freshest original menu items or our famous clam chowder. 303 Locust St., #100. 244-5686. http://www.splash-seafood.com.
You’ll love the unique dining experience at our restaurant. We offer small dishes with fresh flavor from around the world and new seasonal selections every three months. Enjoy wine flights and cheese flights. Private dining area for business meetings or intimate gatherings. Bar opens at 4 p.m. Monday – Saturday. Dinner starts at 5 p.m. 12854 University Ave., Suite 400, Clive. 221-DISH. http://www.distrostels.com.
Vom Fass literally translates “from the cask.” Vom Fass offers a truly novel experience for all who love to sample the finest and most flavorful products from around the globe. VOM FASS offers exclusive cask-aged vinegars, exquisite oils, select wines, and spirits and liqueurs, direct from the cask. 833 42nd St., (515) 244-5020, www.VomFassDSM.com.
John and Nick’s
After 30 years, John Jaeger left his family-owned restaurant and opened John and Nick’s Steak and Prime Rib. Enjoy his famous salad bar — bigger and better with more than 60 fresh, homemade items. The best part is the salad bar comes with your meal. Enjoy black Angus steaks, a great selection of incredible seafood, chops and the house specialty, prime rib… all served at family friendly prices. John and Nick’s cozy atmosphere and delicious food will make your dining experience unforgettable. Open seven days a week – lunch and dinner. 15970 Hickman Road, Clive. 987-1151. http://www.johnandnicks.com.
Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse
Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse blends traditions of the past with the present and is reminiscent of the traditional 40s style supper clubs where everybody went for a good time and great food. The vintage prints on the walls, the exhibition kitchen, waiters in black pants and white shirts, floor-to-ceiling windows, large upholstered wooden booths and private seating invoke feelings of the past. Located in the Radisson Hotel, 6800 Fleur Drive, 287-0848; and in the Holiday Inn & Suites, 6075 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines, 333-5665. http://www.johnnysitaliansteakhouse.com.
Prime Cut Grill
At the Prime Cut Grill, we serve the best steaks available along with a full line of pasta, seafood, sandwiches and cocktails, open Wednesday-Sunday nightly. Some of our guests favorites include hand cut boneless ribeye steak, bacon-wrapped filet mignon, hand-breaded deep-fried jumbo shrimp, pan-fried walleye fillet, traditional French onion soup, and of course our slow-roasted prime rib which is served every Friday and Saturday night. After dinner don’t forget to stop by the lounge where we have live bands every Friday and Saturday night with no cover charge. Meskwaki Bingo and Casino, 1504 305th St., Tama. (641) 484-2108. http://www.meskwaki.com.
Visit Sbrocco — downtown’s only wine bar and retail wine shop featuring Chef Andrew Newberg’s seasonally and locally inspired cuisine. Choose from our social dining menu or our traditional entrees, either way you’ll experience the thoughtful combination of fresh and locally raised ingredients in a relaxed, fun atmosphere. Lunch and dinner, Monday-Saturday.
Vintage’s patio offers the one and only full retail wine bar experience. Whether you are in the mood for a glass of wine or a whole bottle at retail pricing, or even a cold bottle of beer, Vintage is the coolest place in town for a splash. With more than 1,000 selections of wine and more than 50 beers, there is sure to be something for everyone at Vintage! 6905 Mills Civic Parkway, Suite 124, West Des Moines. http://www.vintagewineia.com. 225-4373. RELISH