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    Splash - Restaurant in Des Moines

    Has anybody ever been to this restaurant? We are going to Trans Siberian Orchestra Tuesday and I wanted to maybe try this place? It seems fairly pricey so I would hope the food would be good? Any input would be great.



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    Re: Splash - Restaurant in Des Moines

    Quote Originally Posted by Darko View Post
    Has anybody ever been to this restaurant? We are going to Trans Siberian Orchestra Tuesday and I wanted to maybe try this place? It seems fairly pricey so I would hope the food would be good? Any input would be great.
    Food is fantastic. Same owner as Jethro's BBQ.



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    you get what you pay for, IMO it holds true for splash. excellent food and service, if you enjoy oysters get them for sure.



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    Re: Splash - Restaurant in Des Moines

    If you like seafood, Splash is great.



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    Re: Splash - Restaurant in Des Moines

    Splash is great but I wouldn't consider it "fairly" priced. One appy, two drinks and two entrees will run you well over $100 after taxes and tip. Great food and service though, I would recommend it.



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    Re: Splash - Restaurant in Des Moines

    I can't comment on the restaurant but enjoy Trans Siberian Orchestra. I saw them a few years ago in Milwaukee and it was awesome.



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    Re: Splash - Restaurant in Des Moines

    Great restaurant and prices fall in line with any nice restaurant as most entrees are in the $20-$25 range. The only thing I remember costing more is the Lobster and King Crab Legs. The King Crab Legs are enormous though. Best seafood I've had in the metro and definitely worth the $5 more you would pay over a Waterfront experience.
    Ahi Tuna, Swordfish, Chilean Sea Bass, Snowcrabs...all wonderful. Heard good things about their oysters, but I am not an oyster fan.



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    Re: Splash - Restaurant in Des Moines

    Maybe I'm just used to seafood and oyster joints on the coast but I am shocked what Splash can get away with charging for Oysters...



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    Re: Splash - Restaurant in Des Moines

    Quote Originally Posted by Darko View Post
    Has anybody ever been to this restaurant? We are going to Trans Siberian Orchestra Tuesday and I wanted to maybe try this place? It seems fairly pricey so I would hope the food would be good? Any input would be great.
    Its good, but for what you will spend there I would go to 801, which has a lot of seafood as well and in my opinion is clearly much better.

    http://www.801steakandchop.com/801_Fresh_Sheet.pdf

    http://www.801steakandchop.com/801_Dinner_Menu.pdf


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    Re: Splash - Restaurant in Des Moines

    Rip-off IMO. I love seafood and for as little as you get for the price its a rip-off. And don't give me its the quality because I have been to plenty of quality seafood restaurants where they also give you a good quantity.



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    Re: Splash - Restaurant in Des Moines

    Splash is probably the best place for seafood in Des Moines but I also enjoy Waterfront. I've eaten at a lot of seafood places in both the U.S. and Europe and Splash is very good.



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    Re: Splash - Restaurant in Des Moines

    Good food but not good enough to justify what they charge. Went once, probably the last time. If you don't mind dropping $100 you will like it.



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    Re: Splash - Restaurant in Des Moines

    Quote Originally Posted by Darko View Post
    Has anybody ever been to this restaurant? We are going to Trans Siberian Orchestra Tuesday and I wanted to maybe try this place? It seems fairly pricey so I would hope the food would be good? Any input would be great.
    it is probably one of top 5 if not the top restaurant in Iowa.


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    Re: Splash - Restaurant in Des Moines

    Quote Originally Posted by MelMel View Post
    Its good, but for what you will spend there I would go to 801, which has a lot of seafood as well and in my opinion is clearly much better.

    http://www.801steakandchop.com/801_Fresh_Sheet.pdf

    http://www.801steakandchop.com/801_Dinner_Menu.pdf
    801 is also VERY good.


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    Re: Splash - Restaurant in Des Moines

    Great place, but you may want to think about selling a kidney before going.

    I like Centro downtown also, it is nice and about 1/2 the price.


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