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Best Places to Eat in Des Moines Iowa

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Looking for a great place to eat in Des Moines? Look no more! Here is your guide to the best restaurants in the Des Moines area!

*The Continental
428 E.Locust St.

Enjoy an eclectic menu of items in a fast paced, fun environment offering daily specials and live jazz music nightly after 9 p.m.The restaurant is open late so the fun never stops! Moderately priced food includes sandwiches and Tapas. Enjoy beer and wine in addition to a full service bar.

*Tumea & Sons
1501 SE First St.

Step inside the warm and relaxing family atmopshere at Tumea & Sons and enjoy authentic tasting Italian specialties that is open for both lunch and dinner. Outdoor dining is available, and their is a small, but wonderful bar inside the restaurant.

*801 Chop House
801 Grand Ave.

Designed like a 1920's era New York Steak house this restaurant has leather booth seating, marble counter tops, and high ceilings. The menu features the highest-quality meats and seafood, including Maine lobster, oysters, pork chops,steaks, and more, prepared to the highest of standards.The menu changes with in season items. 801 is open for dinner only, every day except Sunday.

* Chicago Speakeasy
1520 Euclid Ave. 

Wood paneling lines the walls at Chicago Speakeasy, a restaurant that is family-owned.The menu is filled with a variety of choices including pastas, steaks, and seafood.Entrees average $25 each, for large portions of filling foods.Check out the relaxing bar/lounge area.

*Tasty Tacos
1418 E.Grand Ave.

A Des Moines hot spot for over 20 years, Tasty Taco serves tasty Mexican food, prepared in house with fresh ingredients and herbs.In addition to large size tacos, you can find burritos, enchiladas, and plenty of other Mexican favorites.The tacos set this restaurant apart, with "puffy tortillas",or fried tortilla shells. The food is good and cheap.

*Woody's Smoke Shack
2511 Cottage Grove Ave.

Head to Woody's for great tasting, award-winning barbecue! All meats and sides are cooked at the restaurant daily. Finger-lickin good selections include pulled pork, chicken, pork chops and ribs, with sides including coleslaw, macaroni and cheese, pasta salad, and collard greens. Dine-in and carry-out are available. Don't forget to save room for one of the delicious homemade desserts including pies! Catering is also offered.

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