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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
Fish was not thoroughly cooked (charbroiled wahoo) and no offer of recompense for obviously raw middle. We didn't push it.
Nice ambiance, but meal was not up to par.
Spouse had shrimp risotto which was pretty good.
No bread offered with meal.
Dessert was Key Lime cheesecake which was also subpar for those of us like to taste lime in it.
Everything kind of disappointing for what we paid for it.
This was my second visit to Splash. It's one of the finest restaurants I've ever dined in -- and I say that as someone who lived in New York City and now lives part time in Santa Fe. The food is superb. On this last visit, I started with a Caesar salad and then had Norwegian salmon. Both were nicely prepared, beautifully presented and delicious. (The only false note was the bread.) Anyone who persists in believing that Des Moines is a backwater either has never been there or has not visited recently. Downtown Des Moines is booming with arts, recreation and a restaurant scene that competes with any mid-sized American city. Splash is among the best. It holds it own with any restaurant I've visited in Chicago or New York or Santa Fe.
We had a wonderful time for my 30th birthday. Ambiance was wonderful and the food amazing! I had the splash salad, shrimp risotto, and husband had lobster Mac and cheese. I think the shrimp was better than the lobster but husband disagrees! So we were happy. We had creme brûlée for dessert and it was perfect. Can't wait to go back!
The ambiance was great and our waiter was outstanding. My husband had the lobster and it was way too rubbery, hard to chew and very little taste. I had the filet and all I could taste was the charcoal grill, the meat was very tender but little or no flavor at all.
We also ordered desserts, creme brule and key lime cheesecake. The cheesecake was a very different texture for cheesecake. The creme brule was passable.
Enjoyed our date night. Food was amazing.. service was great. Unfortunately, they seated a group of very loud obnoxious women next to us that were very distributing and loud. There lauguage was not appropriate given the environment they where in. Swearing loudly and kind of put a damper on our romantic evening.. but as far as the food and service we received it was wonderful, just as it's always been when we dine here.
It was as though we tasted oysters for the first time! They have an amazing sampler platter. The Seattle oysters were the best! Like drinking water off a mountain. Everything and I mean everything was perfect! Our waiter was knowledgeable and friendly. A bit pricey, but we're saving up to do it again soon!
We ate before going to see show at Civic Center and the wait staff was very attentive to help us be on time for our show. The lettuce with the iceberg salad was perfectly cold! The crab bisque was delicious! Splash is a fun atmosphere for romance or for friends and always quiet enough for conversation.
Have been to Splash many times so know how great it can be, this visit was
not among them. Service was poor, we were neglected and practically had to
beg for service. Neither of us felt our food was Splash quality. If this had been my first visit I would not return!
Very good experience. We tried to reserve a table for earlier on the website, but not available due to musical playing across the street. Called and they got us in at 6:45 which worked very well for us. Thank you for being accommodating!
Salads were huge and delicious! Maybe we will order as an entrée next time!
I have traveled a great deal, and found it hard to find really good seafood, along with a great menu, Splash is one of the best seafood restaurants anywhere in the US. The menu is one that makes it hard to decide what to order for the variety and great items. Chef there is one of the best anywhere; Ambiance and atmosphere is one where you can actually hear a dinner conversation. Simply a fabulous restaurant.
It was a very nice experience...food was great and very creative...service was spectacular. I brought 9 people in who had never been to Splash before...they will be returning. My family and I have been customers for years and it seems to just keep getting better.
The food was good, but I was expecting exceptional. The sides were served cold, while the fish was warm. So I guess the sides sat out waiting for the fish to be ready. The waitress quickly gave me another plate of the warm sides. All and all very nice place. Great service.
I enjoyed the ambiance and we had a wonderful waiter named Jamie. The fancy cheese platter was really fun and the mussels were very tasty for our appetizers. We had the surf & turf fettuccine alfredo, which was appropriately priced and amazingly delicious! Friend had some very good martinis. Our entire experience was very good!
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