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    Best Restaurant in Des Moines

    Everyone, I'm heading to Des Moines this weekend to spend a weekend with my inlaws. Its been a while since I've spent much time there, so I'm looking for what the best restaurant in all of Des Moines is right now. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks everyone.



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    Re: Best Restaurant in Des Moines

    Quote Originally Posted by Triggermv View Post
    Everyone, I'm heading to Des Moines this weekend to spend a weekend with my inlaws. Its been a while since I've spent much time there, so I'm looking for what the best restaurant in all of Des Moines is right now. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks everyone.
    That blows.

    In all seriousness, what kind of place are you looking for? BBQ? Pizza? Fancy?



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    Re: Best Restaurant in Des Moines

    I asked a very similar question on Facebook for this weekend and the overwhelming majority of people had Centro on their list. Apparently the pizza is fantastic and you can't go wrong with anything else. I've never been there, but plan to change that tomorrow.

    CW also lists a few of his favorite places in the mailbag.



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    Re: Best Restaurant in Des Moines

    I don't know if it's the best, but Ranallo's in Ankeny is kind of a hidden gem of a restaurant in the Des Moines area. Italian and Steaks. Very good place.


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    Re: Best Restaurant in Des Moines

    This is an impossible question but a few of my favorites

    Latin King
    Centro
    Django
    Flying Mango
    801 Steak
    Splash


    IMO, Des Moines is great for Italian, BBQ, Steak. There are tons of good options in each category.



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    Re: Best Restaurant in Des Moines

    Latin King, IMO.


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    Re: Best Restaurant in Des Moines

    Zombie Burger



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    Re: Best Restaurant in Des Moines

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    This is an impossible question but a few of my favorites

    Latin King
    Centro
    Django
    Flying Mango
    801 Steak
    Splash


    IMO, Des Moines is great for Italian, BBQ, Steak. There are tons of good options in each category.
    Yeah this is a very good list.

    Here is a listing of top restaurants but I can't remember if people vote on this. Des Moines Restaurants: Top 100 Restaurants in Central Iowa, Des Moines Iowa Restaurants | Metromix Des Moines



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    Re: Best Restaurant in Des Moines

    Quote Originally Posted by Triggermv View Post
    Everyone, I'm heading to Des Moines this weekend to spend a weekend with my inlaws. Its been a while since I've spent much time there, so I'm looking for what the best restaurant in all of Des Moines is right now. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks everyone.
    If you are looking for something cheap and nostalgic, go to the High Life Lounge and order the Hot Beef. You will not be disappointed.



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    Re: Best Restaurant in Des Moines

    "weekend with in-laws" is key phrase. I'd suggest El Bait Shop as they have over 100 beers on tap. Large quantities of alcohol should help pass the time.

    If you want good food, I'd second the Latin King



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    Re: Best Restaurant in Des Moines

    I'll second Ranallos in Uptown Ankeny. Order the steak oscar. You can thank me later


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    Re: Best Restaurant in Des Moines

    Quote Originally Posted by wartknight View Post
    I'll second Ranallos in Uptown Ankeny. Order the steak oscar. You can thank me later

    yeah, I've yet to have anything but an amazing meal, every time we've gone there. And it's so tucked away and nondescript from the front of the building. You feel like you're in on a secret when you go there.


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    Re: Best Restaurant in Des Moines

    If you want fine dining.

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    Jethro's is pretty phenomenal.



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    Ankeny....come on now






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