Best Seafood Restaurants in Des Moines

Handpicked Top 3 Seafood Restaurants 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!


303 Locust, Des Moines, IA 50309

Since 1998

Colossal Gulf Shrimp, Splash Crab Cake, Grilled Octopus, Filet Mignon, Calamari, Sea Scallops, Swordfish, Shellfish Platter, Rockefeller, Moscow, New England Clam Chowder, Shooter, Sea Bass Chopped Salad, Soup of the Day, Garden and Louis Wedge Salad, Bienville, Alaskan King Crab, Prosciutto and Speck Americano, Maine Lobster & Lobster Bisque

The award-winning wine list is perfectly paired to compliment their extensive seafood selections ● They serve only fresh, live oysters from the cold, clear, clean waters of the Pacific Northwest and the coastal bays of New England ● Proud to serve a fantastic selection of artisanal meats and cheeses ● Offer high-quality wines from around the world at a low mark-up to provide their guest with incredible value ● Takeaway service available

Restaurateur of the Year Award in 2012

Price: Starts from $9



Lunch: Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dinner: Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun Closed

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1552 East Grand Street, Des Moines, IA 50316

Since 2016

Crawfish, Snow Crab, Mussels, Clams, Lobster Tail, Headless Shrimp, King Crab, Scallops, Oysters on the Half Shell, Corn on the Cobb, Sausage, French Bread, Cocktail, French Fries, Clam Strip, Calamari, Chicken Tenders, Fried Shrimp, Shrimp Poboy, Cod, Gator Dog, Potato & Trap Fries

Taste their Chicken Tenders for $8.99, Catfish for $7.99, Clams for $10.99, King Crab for $43.99, Lobster Tail for $16.99 & Snow Crab for $24.99

Price: Starts from $8


Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat & Sun 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon Closed

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2900 University Avenue, West Des Moines, Des Moines, IA 50266

Since 1983

Kosher Smoked Salmon, Seared Ahi Tuna Sashimi, Steamed Peel and Eat Shrimp, Clam Strips, Crab Cakes, Rainbow Trout, Creole Seafood Gumbo, Halibut Fillet, Cajun Barbecue Shrimp, Oysters on the Half Shell, Oysters Rockefeller, Cocktail, Prince Edward Island Blue Mussels, Glazed Mushrooms, East Coast Littleneck Clams, Garlic Bread & Shrimp Key Largo

Gift certificates & party rooms available ● Kids Menu (served with a drink and choice of one side): Clam Strip Basket, Grilled Cheese, Chicken Strip Basket & Grilled Chicken Basket ● House Favorites: Maryland Style Crab Cakes for $18.95, Alaskan Style Salmon for $22.95, Alaskan Snow Crab for $34.95 & Scallop Marucci for $29.95 ● Provide Gluten-free options

Voted Central Iowa’s Best Seafood Restaurant in 29 years in a row

Price: Starts from $3.75



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

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