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Splash Seafood Bar and Grill

1280 reviews
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$31 to $50
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DiRoNA award winning Splash Seafood Bar & Grill serves only the freshest seafood flown in daily and expertly prepared in both traditional and contemporary styles. Splash Seafood bar and Grill also serve the Midwest's finest cuts of steaks and chops with the same care as they give the seafood. Be pampered by the highly experienced wait staff in one of Des Moines most unique and elegant dining rooms surrounded by whimsical wall murals as well as 9 large salt water aquariums. Splash Seafood offers an extensive wine list, recognized with an Award of Excellence by Wine Spectator, as well as a full bar specializing in tropical drinks. Also enjoy a more laid back atmosphere in the raw bar, Splash Oyster Bar & Seafood Market, just across the hallway from Splash Seafood. Enjoy all the fresh oysters and shellfish that the raw bar has to offer as well as the full menu from Splash Seafood. Also be sure to take advantage of the raw bars Seafood Market to enjoy the freshest seafood at home.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(515) 244-5686
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Dominic Iannarelli
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Private party contact
Mike Holms: (515) 244-5686
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Cross street
3rd & Locust
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Parking details
Free street parking after 6pm or park in the public ramp adjacent to the building which is accessible from 4th Street.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1280 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Excellent, exceeded our expectations for seafood in Iowa.

4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Food was great! We got stuck being about the only table in the middle of one room so that was kind of awkward but overall experience was nice.

OpenTable Diner (Des Moines)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

The food and service is always great. My only complaint is that it is time for a renovation.
The carpet and furniture are worn and dated and I think they need to update the interior.
We will definitely go back because we always enjoy the food!

OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

We were treated very well, they made our special occasion very special. The food was fresh and delicious. Only downgrade was that we were seated next to a large event room and the noise from the room was loud enough to bother us. Made it hard to hear ourselves speak.

5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Our server Jamie was very good! She was knowledgeable about the menu and very professional! The food was prepared exceptionally well! We enjoyed our rare night out on the town! Thank you!

OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018


grog (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Great food and also great service. Possibly the best seafood in Des Moines. White table cloth dining.

OpenTable Diner (Des Moines)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Overall good place to eat and solid seafood. Lobstertail was a bit undercooked and the price was a little on the high side for an add. We will go back however.

OpenTable Diner (Des Moines)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

This was Valentines Day Evening...everything was exceptional, except....I ordered a whole 2lb lobster. It came beautifully presented, basically in its original form. However it was very difficult to crack and messy to eat. I’m trying to eat my dish as elegantly as I can, I mean this restaurant isn’t a Joe’s Crab Shack where a plastic bib and mallot is provided to eat your entree. My husband and I finish our dinner and our waitress comes to bring the bill and asks how everything was. To which I replied, “Everything was delicious but this was my first time ordering an entire lobster and I’ll probably never do it again because it wasn’t worth the work involved and a rather messy experience.” Our waitress replied, Oh! Well next time simply tell your server to tell the kitchen that you would like them to extract the lobster meat for you!” My thought to this? Gee it sure would have been nice to know this information when I ordered my meal! The restaurant loses points for this oversight.

OpenTable Diner (Des Moines)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The waitress was very slow and forgetful......the bus staff were much better. Food was very pricey and could have been better. It is seafood, so dont overcook the lobster.