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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.
Des Moines, IA 50309
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
When we arrived and were shown to our table, the restaurant had decorated it with festive metallic sprinkles. We were given ample time to read the menu and make selections. We chose salmon miso which was a blend of sweet and salty spices. When the dish was presented to us, "Happy Birthday" was written in decorative lettering on our plates.
This restaurant is always a good choice for special celebrations.
This is our favorite fish restaurant ever and worth the drive from Council Bluffs. We lived in
San Diego California for many years and they have nothing to match this restaurant. Has to be the best chef in Des Moines. Service outstanding. It was my wife's birthday celebration and, boy, did I win major brownie points.
Splash was recommended very highly online and by several people. My fiance and I went there for a two year anniversary. Our service was horrible. There was long waiting time for order's, apps, and drinks. A general neglect of us as customer's. The decor hasn't been updated in 10-15 years and it shows. Food was good, but not even close to enough for the experience and price.
I had such high hopes for this place! We went in on our anniversary and my husband ordered steak and was very impressed with that as well as his sides. But my tuna was disappointing and I felt like I was eating at Bikini Bottom the whole time. The ambiance definitely doesn't match the price point here.
The restaurants ambiance was relaxing and charming in a nautical way. Everyone including the hostess, server and manager were extremely professional. The appetizer, a chauterie was very good. The halibut and salads were fresh and delicious. The wine list was exhaustive and another professional was at hand to lend his expertise. An overall very good experience before heading across the street to see American in Paris.
Great experience. Especially convenient location right across the street from the Civic Center where we were headed after dinner to see a show. The entire staff, greeters, Maitre 'd, wait staff, were very courteous and efficient. The waitress was very knowledgeable about the menu and wine list and made an excellent recommendation for our dinner wine. The waitress was also very good through the meal, being invisible until we had a question and then magicly right there.
Great food, cooked just right. The julienned vegetable base under the calamari was superb with a wonderful tangy spiced flavor. The grilled asparagus with my lobster was wounderfully crisp and seasoned to perfection. My wife's giant shrimp dinner and my grilled lobster were both excellently done.
All in all, a grand evening which we will repeat.
We haven't been to Splash for quite awhile. We're retired folks, and can't afford to enjoy this restaurant very often. The food was wonderful. The service, not as good as we would have liked. We asked for bread and it was quite sometime before it arrived. I do like the ambiance here and we will be back.
Great seafood. But, I tried to make a reservation for 9 at 5:30 and was "told" via your site that there was nothing available within two and a half hours of our requested time. We ended up not have family join us. My husband and I went at 5:30 and the place was almost empty. Wonder why they didn't want to set a table for nine? Missed out on a lot of revenue, and we missed out on a family dinner.
Returned to this restaurant after a 15 year period. Better now than ever. Excellent well-rounded menu specializing in a wide range of seafood. Everything was fresh and well-prepared. Server was excellent. I would return to Des Moines just for the opportunity to dine here again.
Though our server was very good, the food was subpar. Such a disappointment for such an expensive meal. I had grilled shrimp and asparagus. The shrimp tasted fishy and was over cooked. Not fresh! The asparagus was tasteless. The rice, uninspiring. And, that was the best part of the meal.
Splash was our choice for celebrating our anniversary and it was the right one. We were greeted with a custom menu wishing us a happy day and a little celebratory confetti on our table. The dining room is beautiful with a number of fish tanks. Our server Taralee was attentive at just the right level. She listened to our menu requests and helped us to put together memorable dinners. Thanks to Splash for a great evening.
have been to splash many times and usually its predictably very nice, this time my friend and i came in a bit later than usual, our waiter was brief, acted as if he was put out to wait on us, and seemed like he was just anxious for us to leave.
I won't mention his name however.
Might have been an off night for him but regardless he was rude and condescending.. Other than that the cuisine was great like usual.
Mr. Chas Leonard
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