Best American Restaurant in Des Moines

Handpicked Top 3 American Restaurant in Des Moines, Iowa. They face a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost and general excellence. You deserve the best!


1312 Locust Street, Des Moines, IA 50309

Since 2011

Asian Lettuce Wraps, Cajun Chicken Gnocchi, Crab Rangoon Dip, Roasted Beet, American Nachos, Nomad, New York Strip, Spinach and Strawberry, Tomato Soup, Grilled Ribeye, Loaded Mac and Cheese, Seared Tuna Salad, Backyard and Boursin Burger, Seared Pork Medallions, Soup of the Day, Burger Americana, Truffle Fries, Blackened Salmon & BBQ Pork Panini

Offers a gluten-free menu ● Kids menu: Cheeseburger for $7, Mini Corn Dogs for $7, Butter Noodles for $7, Chicken Strips for $7, Mac & Cheese for $7 ● Casual place with modern decor serving steaks & chops, plus Asian-inspired sharing plates ● They have an incredible culinary experience in a cozy and casual atmosphere ● Private rooms available and also Brunch served on weekend ● Americana is a short distance from The Temple for Performing Arts, as well as the Des Moines Civic Center

Price: Starts from $4



Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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215 East 3rd Street, Suite 100, Des Moines, IA 50309

Since 2016

Tenderlings, Cheese Steak Egg Rolls, Fried Pickles, Iowa Ham Balls, Spinach and Artichoke Dip, Popcorn Chicken, Honey Sriracha, Pork Tenderloin, Honey Sriracha Chicken Sandwich, French Dip, Veggie Grinder, the Maytag, Fish Tacos, Bbq Meatloaf, Coleslaw, Steamed Broccoli, Peanut Butter, Morning Farm, Beer Battered Fish, Spinach & Sweet Potato Fries

Historic, industrial haunt with over 100 regional craft beers & locally sourced New American fare ● Outdoor seating available ● Good for groups ● A beer hall-style setting with Iowa products that have been brewed, baked, fermented, smoked, raised, cooked & packaged in the state ● All burgers are served with your choice of 1 side ● Try their delicious Peanut Butter for $8.99, Morning Farm for $9.99, Brisket Grilled Cheese for $7.99 & Beer Battered Fish for $8.99

Price: Starts from $3.99


Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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524 East 6th Street, Des Moines, IA 50309

Since 2008

Roasted Fennel Bruschetta, Marinated Beef Carpaccio, Porcini and Shiitake Beignets, Pork Belly Rillettes, Fritters, Spring Salad, Red Wine-Braised Brisket, Pan-Seared Scallops, Gnocchi, Sautéed Seasonal Vegetables, Open Face Chicken Sandwich, Buffalo Cauliflower, Steak Tartare, Potato Beignets, Deviled Eggs, Asparagus Bisque & Chorizo Fries

Colorful, upscale American restaurant & wine bar with reclaimed doors hanging from the ceiling ● Offers a semi-private dining room that seats up to 20 guests and is available upon reservation ● Also offers a full-service wine bar ● Gift certificates are available ● Proffer outdoor seating ● Good for groups ● The space's long-winding bar and high-top tables are a great way to experience Alba's cuisine in a more casual environment

Voted "Best Restaurant" by the Des Moines Register in 2010 and 2011

Price: Starts from $4


Lunch: Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dinner: Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - Close
Sun Closed

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