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Top 25 Places to Eat and Drink in Des Moines in 2019

Top 25 Places To Eat and Drink In Des Moines

We’re excited to announce Yelp’s Top 25 Places to Eat and Drink in Des Moines in 2019! Here at Yelp, we’re obsessed with the food and craft drink scene in this wonderful city and love being the word-of-mouth guide for locals and visitors alike to discover the hidden (and not-so-hidden) gems.

Whether it’s a local household name or a new joint you’ve never heard of, you’ll want to eat and drink your way through this list throughout the year.

To the surprise of nobody, the top of the restaurant list is Gazali’s. We featured the owner MJ in our Behind The Dream series last year where we feature Immigrant owned businesses though out North America. He is truly passionate about food and customer experience. 

On the drink side of things, Des Moines top Bar in 2018 was.. drum roll please…  Cooper’s On 5th. With it’s incredible selection of beers and wine, and marvelous martinis, this quaint hot spot is perfect for impressing that special someone come Valentine’s Day. If you can get a seat that is.

Top 25 Restaurants in Des Moines According to Yelp
Methodology: This is a list of the best places to eat in the Des Moines area according to Yelp. We identified businesses in the restaurants category, then ranked those spots using a number of factors including the total volume and ratings of reviews. This list looked at businesses in the cities of Ankeny, Des Moines, Johnston, Urbandale and West Des Moines.
Top 25 Bars in Des Moines According to Yelp
Methodology: This is a list of the best bars in the Des Moines area according to Yelp. We identified businesses in the bars category, then ranked those spots using a number of factors including the total volume and ratings of reviews. This list looked at businesses in the cities of Ankeny, Des Moines, Johnston, Urbandale and West Des Moines.

Top Places To Eat

  1.  Gazali’s  – Des Moines
  2. Mi Patria Ecuadorian Restaurant – West Des Moines
  3.  Wasabi Tao – Des Moines
  4.  Cooper’s On 5th – West Des Moines
  5. Simon’s – Des Moines
  6. Main Street Cafe & Bakery   – Ankeny 
  7. St. Kilda – Des Moines
  8. Wasabi Chi – Des Moines
  9. Kathmandu Restaurant – Des Moines
  10. Le’s Chinese Bar-B-Que – Des Moines
  11. Flying Mango – Des Moines
  12. Cafe Fuzion – Des Moines
  13. Ambrosia Donuts – Ankeny
  14. Donut Hut – Des Moines
  15. Flavory Bistro – Ankeny
  16. Beef Cake Fuel – West Des Moines
  17. La Cuscatleca Pupuseria & Restaurant – Des Moines
  18. Tacos Mariana’s – Des Moines
  19. Fernando’s Mexican Grill – Des Moines
  20. Hana Ramen Sushi – West Des Moines
  21. Smoke Shack By Stew’s Que & Catering – Des Moines
  22. Proof – Des Moines
  23. Pho All Seasons – Des Moines
  24. El Bait Shop – Des Moines
  25. Cheese Bar – Des Moines

Top Places To Drink

  1. Cooper’s On 5th – West Des Moines
  2. St. Kilda – Des Moines
  3. Cheese Bar – Des Moines
  4. El Bait Shop – Des Moines
  5. Hello, Marjorie – Des Moines
  6. Up-Down – Des Moines
  7. Francies – Des Moines
  8. High Life Lounge – Des Moines
  9. Angry Goldfish Pub And Eatery – Des Moines
  10. Skips – Des Moines
  11. Truman’s KC Pizza Tavern – Des Moines
  12. Fong’s Pizza – Des Moines
  13. RoCA – Des Moines
  14. Fongs Pizza Ankeny – Ankeny
  15. The Operating Room – West Des Moines
  16. The Royal Mile – Des Moines
  17. 801 Chophouse – Des Moines
  18. The Red Monk – Des Moines
  19. Carl’s Place – Des Moines
  20. G Mig’s 5th Street Pub – West Des Moines
  21. Jethro’s BBQ – Des Moines
  22. Reed’s Hollow – Des Moines
  23. Hessen Haus – Des Moines
  24. Mullets – Des Moines
  25. Irina’s Restaurant and Bar – Urbandale