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The Radish Dining and Catering

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$$ - $$$
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721 E 1st St, Grimes, IA 50111-2237
+1 515-986-1900
11:00 - 16:00
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Sun 09:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 16:00
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Des Moines, Iowa
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190 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

So happy that we were referred to The Radish for "date night" with friends. The onion rings were fabulous, the chicken picatta was remarkable, friends fried chicken salad looked great, and the steak and shrimp was very good as well. Was very excited when the local radio station offered up a deal of $25 for 2 $25 gift certificates. We... More 

Thank Tammy C
Ankeny, Iowa
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Lunch out with my 4 sisters, and no one enjoyed the restaurant. We were seated in an out of the way room, which perhaps was why we seemed to be forgotten. The server brought water for some and didn't return with water for the rest of the group forever. The coffee was just warmed. We waited, and waited for our... More 

Thank kahansen10
Evansville, Indiana
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Enjoyed a lovely family meal while visiting in Iowa. The restaurant was decorated for Christmas with fairy lights and greenery all around. Our waitress, Jamie, was delightful and attentive. My husband snagged the last piece of the prime rib special and was very pleased. I had a penne pasta with ground sausage that had a very nice bite. The shrimp... More 

Thank Cortney P
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3 reviews
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Very good food and a quaint, comfortable setting. All of the staff were accommodating and great service.

Thank LeAnn L
Grimes, Iowa
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

The Radish is a great local joint if you're tired of the chain restaurants that seem to all be the same. The food is good. If you pay cash, the owner will give you 10 percent off your bill. That's a solid deal.

1 Thank Joshua S
Oro Valley, Arizona
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

We ordered a take-out lunch order for our entire family during our recent visit to Iowa to see our newest granddaughter. Immediately upon entering the restaurant both I and my son noticed a very rank smell that made us both want to puke. NO WAY we could have stayed and eaten there. SO glad our order was a pick-up order.... More 

Thank AZGolfMan
1 review
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We recently moved back to the Des Moines area after 5 year. When ever we get out of town guests the Radish is where we take them. We can always count on the service and the food. Our Favorite!!!

Thank Mary H
Des Moines
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227 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

I waited 8 years before giving them another chance. The crab cakes were still wet inside from undercooking, Which isn't good with cooked eggs. The medium well sirloin was still rare with cool red inside. The medium sirloin was also served rare. The au Poivre brandy cream sauce was a brown gravy without peppercorns. The green beans tasted frozen. The... More 

Thank Proteeus3
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We've been coming to Des Moines for Business for nine years. Five years ago we discovered Radish. We make it a point to visit every year. The Manicotti it the best I've ever eaten!

Thank Donna R
Des Moines, Iowa
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

This is a nice, small restaurant in Grimes. The food is very good with good portions. The prices are a little high for Grimes, IA.

Thank Dilkin70

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 721 E 1st St, Grimes, IA 50111-2237
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Grimes
  • Phone Number: +1 515-986-1900

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?