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303 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309-1705
+1 515-244-5686
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good22%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“oysters” (27 reviews)
“sea bass” (14 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 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I dined here before a show at the civic center, and I’m glad we did! The calamari appetizer was delicious. The Chilean sea bass and salmon entrees were also very good. The brussel sprouts served with the entrees were good (as far...More

Thank Pamela B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did dinner on Saturday night before the civil center show with a 5:30 reservation. Seat d immediately and Jamie our server asked if we were going to the civic center. My wife had the scallops and I ordered the jumbo golf shrimp and we...More

Thank chance s
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It has been quite a bit of time since my last visit however, the staff are wonderful and the food is worth the wait.

Thank Anne M
Reviewed 12 February 2018

I don't mind paying for good food as long as there is a great experience attached but this was just average and I felt like we paid too much. The staff was great and the food was good but nothing to rave about. Presentation was...More

Thank jboo239
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

For seafood in Des Moines, located no where close to an ocean, not bad. Weekday night business dinner, reasonable prices, decent service, and pretty good food. Restaurant is set up kind of strange... like good for Valentines Day but sort of odd for a business...More

Thank ZebraRef1
Reviewed 25 January 2018

On Monday 1/15/18 I made a reservation at Splash Seafood in Des Moines for Friday 1/19/18 at 7:00 PM. Our party arrived about 15 minutes early and we were told we could wait in the bar and they would notify us when our table was...More

Thank Joe A
Reviewed 22 January 2018

The food was delicious, staff was wonderful, atmosphere perfect. wine selection was great. Easy parking options

Thank Mg G
Reviewed 23 December 2017

Splash is a primer seafood restaurant but after tasting the Splash Chicken that my wife ordered, it is the only entree that I order. It is the the best flavored meal that I have ever been served in a restaurant. Crispy pan fried chicken in...More

Thank Jim A
Reviewed 27 November 2017

We decided to give Splash another try after four years. It's still leads in the category of strangest, ugliest decoration. Everything was lacking in flavor from the Risotto to Sea Bass. Not going to rush to return.

Thank tm212
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Splash is the perfect name for this restaurant. I enjoy all types of seafood and lived in New Orleans for quite a few years. My family surprised me by taking me to Splash for my birthday, and I noticed a Happy Birthday message with my...More

Thank leighann0576
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Barry S
15 February 2016|
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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, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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