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The 10 Best Restaurants in Des Moines

The 10 Best Restaurants in Des Moines

No crowd-sourcing here. I've been covering the Des Moines dining scene since 1997, first as the Des Moines Register's restaurant reviewer (1997 to 2012), and currently as the lead restaurant writer for dsm Magazine. These are my personal top-10 choices for dining out in Des Moines, and insights based on multiple visits to each restaurant.

For this list, I've focused on fine-dining or polished-casual venues. Indeed, we have some great hole-in-the-wall restaurants and casual bar-and-grills, but that's another topic for another time.

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Django Barman Wins Major Mixology Award

Django Barman Wins Major Mixology Award

Five New Restaurants Coming to Des Moines

Five New Restaurants Coming to Des Moines