About Splash Seafood Bar and Grill
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.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
3rd & Locust
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free street parking after 6pm or park in the public ramp adjacent to the building which is accessible from 4th Street.
Private Party Contact:
Mike Holms: 515-244-5686
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Splash Seafood Bar and Grill Ratings and Reviews
Splash was a lot bigger than thought it ...
Splash was a lot bigger than thought it would be. Had an upscale romantic setting with nice decor. Honestly both my date and I came there with the intention of getting the Maine lobster only to be informed that they had run out. We got fried oysters and the New England clam chowder as an appetizer. The clam chowder was pretty disappointing but the oysters were pretty good. For the entrée I got scallops with lobster Mac and cheese and my date got the king crab legs. The scallops were good but I was not impressed with the lobster Mac. My dates crab was good but cracking the legs was a bit messy, not really what you want when we were both dressed nicely. For dessert we got the pineapple upside down cake which was delicious. Overall I would say it was definitely pricey for the quality of food that was served, maybe I would have been more satisfied if the lobster was available.
We were greeted and seated right away. T ...
We were greeted and seated right away. The server was warm, patient and welcoming. She was knowledgeable about the menu, especially in relation to gluten free options. We really enjoyed the food especially the BBQ shrimp appetiser.
Splash has long been a favorite destinat ...
Splash has long been a favorite destination when going out for a special dinner. It is not inexpensive, but then neither is seafood that has been brought in by jet. Indeed, the seafood was very fresh. There was an excellent selection of oysters, also a favorite of mine. One thing I particularly appreciate is the attention paid to side dishes. I had a side I can only describe as "adult cream corn" that was to die for. Also, there is a policy of no corkage fee, so bringing your own wine is a great way to hold the price down.
Service was very professional. Our server was pleasant, knowledgable and attentive without hovering. In other words, perfect.
On the down side, I thought some of the main dishes, while well-prepared, lacked the creativity I have come to associate with cuisine at Splash. I had a wonderful piece of swordfish smothered in a mustard sauce that was a bit heavy-handed.
Add in a decorative and somewhat formal setting and I rate the atmosphere a 10 for people wanting a specifically not-family-friendly dining experience. I definitely will return for a future special occasion.
The food and service was outstanding. I ...
The food and service was outstanding. I have always been impressed with those two aspects of this place. The downfall of this place is that it desperately needs to be updated. The drop down ceiling is discolored due to water damage of some sort. The bathroom is not professional at all. The music is off taste for the food and service. The decor is great for the 1990's, but not for today's market.
The food, drinks and service were all gr ...
The food, drinks and service were all great! Our table was awful. We were by a wall next to a pillar in the basement. It was awkward and it felt like it was haphazardly placed. This is the last table that should be seated yet there were lots of open tables.
I ordered the special pasta of the even ...
I ordered the special pasta of the evening based on it being in season . Very disappointed , as the mushrooms must not of been washed all the way as the dish tasted granie. Also disappointed in the use of bay scallops . So tiny and over cooked .
Waitress was not helpful and didn't seem to care to be there
Everyone in our group had different menu ...
Everyone in our group had different menu items. The best was the mixed grill, followed closely by the pork chop. The grilled shrimp was not seasoned and it was also a little overcooked.
The cocktail selection and wine list were varied and reasonably priced.
We will go again, but just not order the shrimp.
The food we had was good, salmon and sca ...
The food we had was good, salmon and scallops, but this was for special occasion with lobster in mind, only to be told there was no lobster. Guess should have called day of to check. The service was good. Wine suggestion was good.
Restaurant needs to update decor a bit. Has looked the same for a long time. Do not care for basement area, kind of dark and damp feeling.
We have eaten at Splash three times in t ...
We have eaten at Splash three times in the last several months. Only once was it acceptable.
The best way to describe our experience is.....I do not mind the high price of quality. I do not care for the high price of mediocrity. It is highly unlikely we will be dining there again.
I took my boyfriend to Splash to celebra ...
I took my boyfriend to Splash to celebrate his birthday. He had never been to Splash before. The staff went to extra special effort to acknowledge his birthday. He said it was even nicer than he had expected. Definitely glad I made the reservation ahead of time.
We had appetizers, salad or soup, main c ...
We had appetizers, salad or soup, main course and desert. All wasp outstanding, especially shrimp and calamari appetizer and swordfish and tuna main course. We are from Texas and took my son and his wife, who are local during our visit, we definitely will be back.
Heard about this restaurant several year ...
Heard about this restaurant several years ago and finally made it there. So very glad we did. First of all, I want to say how great our bartender was. Unfortunately we didn't get his name but we'd visit again just for him. Very knowledgeable about drinking recommendations and local attractions.
Went for the food but the start in the bar really highlighted our overall experience. Moving on to the meal, what can I say? Would go back in a heartbeat!!!! On par with fine dining in Chicago.
Thanks to all of the staff.
Not as good as our usual experience at S ...
Not as good as our usual experience at Splash. It was restaurant week and I received an email for $25 3 course meal. When we ordered, the waitress ask my girl friend if she would like lobster macaroni as one of her sides. When we got the bill, I was charged $12 for the lobster macaroni. Also the meals were $28 and not $25. The wine stewart just laughed when told of the error. He said there was a mistake in the email. We thought it was deceptive that the waitress did not mention the additional charge for the lobster macaroni. Also the advertised price of the meal should have been the price we paid. We go to Splash about 6 times a year. This experience will curtail our Splash frequency.
Well I was in town on business and doing ...
Well I was in town on business and doing a little Geocaching on the side. Went downtown to do an Earthcache checked out Opentable and found this gem of a restaurant. The food was great and I loved all the fish tanks, very cool.
Thanks so much for the hospitality
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