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    2011 Top 100 Restaurants in Des Moines

    Since we all like to eat, this topic seems relevant.

    I'm a big fan of Centro and Django...glad to see them near at the top. Interesting Hickory Park makes the list of "Des Moines" restaurants. Tells me there are a lot of ISU grads livin' in the metro:


    Des Moines Restaurants: Top 100 Restaurants in Central Iowa, Des Moines Iowa Restaurants | Metromix Des Moines


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    Re: 2011 Top 100 Restaurants in Des Moines

    Tasty Tacos #10? I had it once in Ankeny and wasn't a big fan at all. Might have just been the cheap taco my friend bought me though.



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    Re: 2011 Top 100 Restaurants in Des Moines

    How many people have been to #4?



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    Re: 2011 Top 100 Restaurants in Des Moines

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    How many people have been to #4?
    No kidding. Shows that the poll isn't scientific...at all. That said and after reading about it, makes me want to take the 25 mile trip to Prairie City to check it out.


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    Re: 2011 Top 100 Restaurants in Des Moines

    While not perfect, in the end I think the value of these polls it is helps inform people in central Iowa that there are great places to eat beyond corporate formula chains like Outback, Red Lobster, Olive Garden, TX Roadhouse, etc...etc...


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    Re: 2011 Top 100 Restaurants in Des Moines

    Fong's representing the late-night pizza joint at #16! They could've made it on the strength of their Honey-Garlic Alfredo pizza alone.

    Cool to see Great Plains make it from Ames too.



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    Re: 2011 Top 100 Restaurants in Des Moines

    Disappointing the brew-pubs didn't rank higher (Raccoon and Court Ave.). Locally brewed, fresh and unique beer should get them in the top 20 at least. It's not like their menus are atrocious. I kind of question the rankings because of this.



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    Re: 2011 Top 100 Restaurants in Des Moines

    Des Moines has 100 restaurants?



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    Re: 2011 Top 100 Restaurants in Des Moines

    Pazzesco debuts at 41. I really need to check that place out!



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    Re: 2011 Top 100 Restaurants in Des Moines

    Quote Originally Posted by Die4Cy View Post
    Des Moines has 100 restaurants?
    Normally we wait for "that guy" for this, or similar, type of remark. Thanks for being the new "that guy".


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    Re: 2011 Top 100 Restaurants in Des Moines

    Quote Originally Posted by capitalcityguy View Post
    Normally we wait for "that guy" for this, or similar, type of remark. Thanks for being the new "that guy".


    But he's got a good point. Des Moines is not 100-deep in "top" restaurants. A top 10 list? You bet. Top 20? Sure, but it's a reach. Top 100? That's like giving every kid a trophy.


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    Re: 2011 Top 100 Restaurants in Des Moines

    I know I'm gonna get a lot of shyte for this but Hickory Park is crap. Shows how garbage of a poll it is that they rank that high.



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    Re: 2011 Top 100 Restaurants in Des Moines

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    How many people have been to #4?
    ate there last fall after a youth FB game in Colfax. I thought the T-loin was good but I've had much better. Now or Later on E University makes a great one.


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    Re: 2011 Top 100 Restaurants in Des Moines

    The Urban Grill, burgers?? You can get full entree meals there, and quite good. In fact its a lot like Nick's, I think.


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    Re: 2011 Top 100 Restaurants in Des Moines

    Quote Originally Posted by SalzundPfeffer View Post
    Disappointing the brew-pubs didn't rank higher (Raccoon and Court Ave.). Locally brewed, fresh and unique beer should get them in the top 20 at least. It's not like their menus are atrocious. I kind of question the rankings because of this.
    Totally agree!!!
    Court ave >>> Raccoon imo though.


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