We have compiled a shortlist of good restaurants in Des Moines that everyone should try if they haven’t already.


Flying Mango – Visit Website

The Flying Mango has been around since 1997. They are one of the top-rated restaurants in the state and have various food options on its menu. Everything from Cajun to BBQ to Caribbean food is served (and catered) at the Flying Mango. An excellent choice for a special night out!


Smokey D’s – Visit Website

If you want some undeniably good BBQ, Smokey D’s is the place for you. They have won multiple BBQ championships in their relatively short history. They have a few locations in the greater Des Moines area. Be careful, though; it is unlikely that you will only want to eat there once.


Zombie Burger – Visit Website

Zombie Burger is a unique burger restaurant. They have a location in downtown Des Moines and Jordan Creek. They have an enormous variety of burgers available, with zombie/apocalypse-themed names and ingredients you never thought you would enjoy on a burger. If you like trying new things, this is a must-visit restaurant!

Hopefully, this short list of restaurants encourages you to try something new. We will love to assist you if you consider moving into, out of, or within Des Moines! You can get a Free Moving Estimate here!