Sunday brunch options in Des Moines

March 4, 2012

Looking for a good place in Des Moines where me and my husband can enjoy a really nice sunday brunch. Which places would you suggest?

February 22, 2012

Restaurants in Des Moines

Des Moines is the most crowded area in Iowa. Its highly vibrant throughout the year hosting a number of events from food festivals, music festival to art and cultural festivals. It enjoys  a diverse culture and holds restaurants of various cuisines, which is a bonus for food lovers. The food festival celebrated every year is a major attraction in Des Moines where all international culinary traditions are celebrated. Its a perfect place to experiment and enjoy the culture followed.

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1. Centro restaurant

The Centro restaurant is one of the most popular places in Des Moines. It boasts of holding  four star features right from the menu, display, service and atmosphere, all fitting in a decent fare. Basically Italian cuisine is provided here with wide range of delicious food items and an excellent collection of wines.  The ambiance is great for a family and a perfect place to surprise your spouse.

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Lunch at Centro was simply a wonderful experience. Great Food, excellent service and a nice atmosphere. Although we only ordered soup and sandwiches, our meals were far from ordinary. My spouse enjoyed a very tasty crab cake sandwich on focaccia while I feasted on the best reuben in the state. Both of our soups were exceptional. Prices were also quite reasonable. We walked away very contented and look forward to returning soon.


 (Source: Centro Restaurant, Des Moines - Restaurant Reviews - TripAdvisor)

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Cuisine: Italian

Price: 10$ - 30$


MON - FRI: 11AM - 2PM
SAT: 11AM - 3PM
SUN: 10AM - 3PM

1003 Locust Street   (Corner of 10th & Locust)
Des Moines, Iowa 50309

2. Flying Mango

If you are a fan of some smokey barbecue dishes , then Flying mango is the right place for you. With entertaining atmosphere, it definitely provides a great and peaceful brunching. The cuisines are Latin and barbecue. Its a small cozy place with excellent menu and its always better to make  a reservation in prior, especially when you are visiting as a couple. 

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Greeted fairly quickly and asked what we would like to drink. Nice selection of beverages available. Good selection of appetizers which arrived quickly and were wonderful. I recommend the wings and the chicken salad with chips. Our meals arrived in a perfect amount of time. Everything was cooked exactly as it should be. The ribs and catfish were a great choice on my part. The rest of the table enjoyed their meals which included a half rack of ribs and the cajun combo. For dessert we chose bread pudding and blackberry pie. Everything was fresh and as it should have been. The prices are fairly cheap when it comes to today's restaurants.All in all a great experience.

 (Source: Flying Mango, Des Moines - Restaurant Reviews - TripAdvisor)

Cuisine: Barbecue

Prices: 15$ - 25$

Hours: Tue-Thu 5 pm - 9 pm, Fri-Sat 5 pm - 10 pm

Address: 4345 Hickman Rd, Des Moines, IA 50310

Phone: (515) 255-411

3. Lucca restaurant

The Lucca restaurant is an excellent place for a quite romantic brunch with some relishing food. The menu is highly exciting as there are constant changes making it more fun. It has some of the best dishes of high quality accompanied with great wines and beverages. 

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Our recent meal at Lucca's was one of the finest dining experiences I have had in Des Moines in several years. Good service, nice atmosphere, excellent food. The wine selection is good, and reasonably priced. My salmon, served with red and yellow peppers, was wonderfully flavorful. My wife's pork chop was equally flavorful, but a little chewy. A small price to pay for an excellent meal.


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Cuisine: Italian and American Sandwiches

Price: 16$ - 25$

Lunch hours: Tue-Sat 11 am - 2 pm ,Tue-Sat 5 pm - 10 pm

Address: 420 E. Locust St, East Village, Des Moines, IA 50309

Phone: (515) 243-1115

4. The tasty tacos

The tasty tacos  is a family restaurant with a Mexican cuisine. The tacos served with delicious Mexican sauce enhances the experience. The prices are moderate for a great menu and  it provides good service making to want come more often. Its also a great place to relish some home made Mexican dishes.


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ou really have to try it.  Everything I have had there is good. Their tacos come in a delicious shell that is almost like a soft fried flat bread.  If you're vegetarian, you can get the tacos with just beans in it and it's just as good as with meat.  Not to be missed.


 (Source: Tasty Tacos - Des Moines, IA)

Cuisine: Mexican 

Price: 1$ - 15$

Hours: Monday - Saturday 11am - 10pm

Address: 1418 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50316

Phone :(515) 266-4242

Closing Notes

The above suggestions are the best restaurants in Des Moines and hope it helped. Do write back for queries on night clubs, hotels, shopping areas and lot more in Des Moines. It would be a pleasure assisting you.

Enjoy brunching!



March 6, 2012


Des Moines, the capital city of USA state Iowa has been named after the Des Moines river. The city attracts a lot of tourists owing to its rich history, art, festivals, events, adventure sports and recreational activities.

Des Moines Night (Source: IABoomerFlickr)

There are plenty of options for weekend brunch in Des Moines. Here are few of my suggestions based on your requirement.

1. Bravo ! Cucina Italiana

Bravo! Cusina Italiana is a classic Italian restaurant in the city. The place features an impressive ambience with a nice patio and a beautiful water view during summer and spring time. This is a great place for a casual brunch or a romantic date.

The restaurant offers a variety of sumptuous food like omelets, French toast, scrambled eggs, and a list of coffee options for the brunch. 

French Toast (Source: ralph and jenny)

Here's a review about the Restaurant - 

Bravo is just an amazing restaurant. All the food I have tried there has been great, and they have a very nice wine list. The servers go out of their way to make sure you have a good dining experience, and you are able to modify menu items to suit your taste or dietary needs. A fabulous place!

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Cuisine - Italian

Price - $10-$20

Hours of Operation -  Monday to Thursday : 11:00 am -10:00 pm ; Friday & Saturday: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm ; Sunday : 10:00 am-10:00 pm.

Address - Jordan Creek 120 South Jordan Creek Pkwy West Des Moines, IA 50266

Tel - (515) 225 0660

2. Granite City Food and Brewery

Granite City Food & Brewery offers an excellent blend of bar and restaurant in the area. It has a pleasant and upscale atmosphere perfect for a relaxed dining. 

The restaurant offers a wide variety of American food to choose from on the menu. Sunday brunch menu includes delicious dishes like garlic mashed potatoes, French toast, scrambled eggs, soups, salads etc.

Garlic Bread and Mashed Potato Patty (Source: mojosaurus)

Here's a review about the Restaurant -

We live just down the street from this restaurant, and come here often. There are so many choices on the menu that sometimes it is hard to decide. We have tried almost everything, but do have our favorites. Everyone is very friendly- from the hostesses to the wait staff. Food is of good quality and delicious. We will definitely keep coming back!!

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Cuisine - American

Price - $10-$15

Hours of Operation -  Monday to Thursday : 11:00am to 12:00am ; Friday : 11:00am to 1:00am ; Saturday : 9:00am to 1:00am ; Sunday: 9:00am to 10:00pm.

Address - 12801 University Ave Clive, IA 50325

Tel - (515) 224 1300

3. Tally's Restaurant & Bar

Tally's Restaurant & Bar  is an upscale and budget friendly restaurant offering wide variety of delicious food.  It is one of the best places to try out burgers in Des Moines. Their prompt and friendly service makes dining experience even more enjoyable. 

taro burger (Source: janineomg)

Here's a review about the Restaurant - 

Just the right amount of spices. Tally's signature half bacon half steak burger was awesome. The only complaint was on the Chicken Romaine Salad, the menu does say that it is servied with frozen fruit. The fruit was still frozen, it could have been thawed just a little more, or fresh would be nice but over all the salad was very good. We even went in for a shared dessert just to check it out. We had the Chocolate Creme brulee, very good, had a hint of pepper at the end. Lovely.

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Cuisine - American, Italian, Seafood

Price - $10-$15

Hours of Operation -  Monday to Saturday : 11AM - Close ; Sunday Brunch Buffet : 9AM - 2PM

Address - 2712 Beaver Avenue Des Moines, IA

Tel - (515) 279 2067

E-mail - N.A


Closing Notes

Hope you find my suggestions useful and have a great time. Feel free to get back to us for more information like shopping, accommodation, things to do etc. in Des Moines. 

Have a wonderful holiday.




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