Restaurant Week 2020

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

We’re talking about Restaurant Week, of course! The Des Moines area event is in it’s 13th year, with the goal of elevating and celebrating our city’s amazing dining scene. Des Moines Restaurant Week 2020 kicks off on Friday, August 21 and will run through Sunday, August 30.

Here’s how it works. Chefs at each participating restaurant create special, fixed-priced lunch and dinner menus for the week which highlight their unique cuisine. This year the chefs will be given a bit more flexibility with dine in and carryout options to contend with COVID-19. Lunch prices will be $15 per person for both dine-in and carryout and dinner prices will be $30-$35 per person for dine-in and $30 per person for carryout.

This year more than three dozen restaurants are participating, including:

  • Aposto – 644 18th, Des Moines
  • Bubba – 200 10th, Des Moines
  • Buzzard Billy’s – 615 3rd, Des Moines
  • Centro – 1003 Locust St, Des Moines
  • Ceviche Bar – 223 E Walnut St, Des Moines
  • Court Avenue Restaurant and Brewing Company – 309 Court Ave, Des Moines
  • District 36 Wine, Bar, and Grille – 1375 Vintage Pkwy, Ankeny
  • Django – 1420 Locust St, Des Moines
  • El Bait Shop – 200 SW 2nd, Des Moines
  • Fong’s on Forest – 3018 Forest Ave, Des Moines
  • Fong’s Pizza in Ankeny – 1450 SW Vintage Pkwy, #120, Ankeny
  • Gilroy’s Kitchen + Pub + Patio – 1238 8th, West Des Moines
  • Heavenly Asian Cuisine & Lounge – 225 5th, West Des Moines
  • Hessen Haus – 101 SW 4th, Des Moines
  • High Life Lounge – 200 SW 2nd, Des Moines
  • HoQ Restaurant – 303 E 5th, Des Moines
  • Hy-Vee Market Grilles – Most Metro Locations
  • Lucky Horse – 2331 University Ave, Des Moines
  • Malo – 900 Mulberry St, Des Moines
  • R I Restaurant – 6587 University Ave, Windsor Heights
  • Railroad Bill’s Dining Car – 621 Des Moines St, Des Moines
  • Range Restaurant + Cocktail Bar – 11865 Hickman Rd, Urbandale
  • Red Monk – 210 E 4th, Des Moines
  • Rita’s Cantina – 401 SE, 5th St, Des Moines
  • Royal Mile – 201 SW 4th, Des Moines
  • Splash Seafood Oyster Bar & Grill – 303 Locust St, Des Moines
  • Kilda Café & Bakery – 300 SW 5th St, Des Moines
  • Kilda Collective – 333 5th St, West Des Moines
  • Kilda Surf & Turf – 111 E Grand Ave, Suite 101, Des Moines
  • Star Bar – Kitchen & Cocktails – 2811 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines
  • Table 128 – 12695 University Ave #140, Clive
  • Tangerine at the Art Center – 4700 Grand Ave, Des Moines
  • The Chicken Orilla – 4221 SE Orilla Rd, Suite A, West Des Moines
  • The Iowa Taproom – 215 E 3rd #100, Des Moines
  • The Urban Grill – 3651 86th, Urbandale
  • Trellis Café – 909 Robert D. Ray Dr, Des Moines
  • Trostel’s Greenbriar – 5810 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston
  • Truman’s KC Pizza Tavern – 400 SE 6th, Des Moines
  • University Library Café – 3506 University Ave, Des Moines
  • Urban Cellar Wine Bar Grille and Market – 640 S 50th St, Suite 2110, West Des Moines
  • Vino209 Wine Bar & Bistro – 209 5th, West Des Moines
  • Wahlburgers – Most Locations

This is an awesome opportunity to dine at places on your “want to try” list and revisit some long-time favorites while supporting local businesses. Check out www.dsmrestaurantweek.com for an up-to-date list of participating restaurants, menus, and other details.

Not in Des Moines? Look up your city’s Restaurant Week and make plans to support your favorites locally.