We have the best burgers in town! For 21 years we’ve won Cityview’s “Best of Des Moines” 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.

The Club Car

While great food and service may be the “primary products” of The Club Car, the casual atmosphere also elicits captivation from the moment you walk in the front door. Railroad memorabilia, original framed posters, model train cars and signs from “way back” always draw attention. 13435 University Ave., #200. Clive. 226-1729.

Food Arcade

The Food Arcade offers a wide array of grab-and-go food options like whole or by-the-slice pizza, 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.

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 Monday-Friday 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. 283-0151.

Jackpot Buffet

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 through Saturday. Meskwaki Bingo and Casino, 1504 305th St., Tama. (641) 484-2108.


Mullets is Des Moines’ sweetest riverside roadhouse featuring fabulous breakfast seven days a week, as well as a full menu guaranteed to please. Enjoy breathtaking views of the downtown skyline and the state Capitol building from our multi-level patios. Come check out our daily lunch and dinner specials. Daily 7 a.m.-close. 1300 S.E. First St. 244-1443


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.

Trostel’s Greenbriar

Trostel’s Greenbriar is offering a new menu featuring five seasonal specialties, cracker-crust pizzas, and of course, your favorite entrees. Not just for special occasions but for every occasion when you want… Simply the best! Reservations accepted. 253-0124.


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