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303 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309-1705
+1 515-244-5686
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good22%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“oysters” (27 reviews)
“sea bass” (13 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (12 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
303 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309-1705
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Splash is my favorite restaurant in the Midwest. They have fresh fish (delivered daily!) and the chefs do a fabulous job cooking everything to perfection. I visit seafood places frequently, and it is incredible that we have such a jewel of a restaurant in Des...More

Thank Caroline S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a superb fresh fish meal about as far from any Ocean it is possible to get on planet earth . Me and the waitress had already agreed that it would not be cheap as everything was flown in -and it was not cheap-...More

Thank alan252
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were going to an event downtown. We stopped in here to to eat. The parking was easy and free, the service was fast and attentive, and the food was wonderful!! We will definitely be back!

Thank Roger A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

if it is wrong, I don't want to be right. The restaurant was busy...we were a large party. The waitress was attentive and we had more food than we could eat. I ordered the lobster mac and cheese...was only able to finish half. You can...More

Thank IcePrnsess
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

We returned to Splash as I do love a great seafood dinner. Splash is one my two favorite Seafood Restaurant in Des Moines. On this visit I had oysters on the half shell. Delicious. I also enjoyed their muscles in a white wine ! Both...More

Thank Neil O
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Went on a very busy night RENT was at the Civic Center. However we did not wait for a table. Our service was fabulous, the waiter was a great help with ideas, ordering, drinks etc. Never ran dry on drinks or waters. But the food...More

1  Thank KCGretty
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We ate here recently to celebrate a friend's birthday. This is one one of her favorite restaurants in Des Moines. I have eaten here occasionally in the past and always found the fish good but unimpressive. For seafood in Des Moines I recommend the Waterfront...More

1  Thank flatland_sherpa
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Food was excellent. Service was very good . I had the Jumbo Gulf Shrimp with Garlic Mashed Potatoes. If you like a Strong Mixed drink they make them strong there, had to have more mix added to mine.

Thank Lisa A
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped for dinner after taking in the Drake Relays pole vault across the street and we're glad we did. Des Moines has a number of top notch restaurants and Splash is surely near the top. Get a seat in the front bar if you...More

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

We had fond memories of our last time here with the best wine, thanks to the sommelier perfectly matched with great food! Unfortunately this time, the sommelier was busy with a wine dinner, and the food was a mixed experience. The seafood was very good,...More

Thank Kevin N
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Response from Sally G | Reviewed this property |
No there is no dress code, but it is my belief that if you dress nicely you get better service!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 303 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309-1705
    (3rd & Locust)
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-244-5686
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