Eat, drink and play locally.

Des Moines Alive helps you find and share the best locally owned places in Des Moines. If you usually visit chains and franchises, we have those too, but we're going to do our best to convert you to local connoisseurs like us!

Latest Additions

Clarissa Saiz gave Tasty Tacos 1 Star

I have been to your store for many many years probably as long as you were open I went to East 29th and Euclid the other day to get my tostada and they decided to give me three ounces of cheese 3 ounc... (see full review)

Amy gave Appare Japanese Steakhouse 1 Star

I loved this place until I went to their "Buy one, get one free" Hibachi deal on Monday evening. It's completely bogus! Not only do they upcharge the meals (Chicken Habachi is usually $17, but on Mon... (see full review)

Smithe713 gave Old Chicago 5 Stars

Thank you for some other informative website. Where else may I get that type of info written in such an ideal way? I've a mission that I'm just now operating on, and I've been on the look out for such... (see full review)

Linda gave Ranallo's on 3rd 3 Stars

Had the salmon special. All of the food was tepid, not hot. Salmon was overcooked. Coating of cheese, spinach, and artichoke hearts on top was not appealing. Mashed potatoes were dry and didn't have... (see full review)

R Brock gave Tonic 4 Stars

The best in all of the world. Been in 23 countries none can compare to the friendship, the service and the overall relationship that a lounge/bar has to offer. Try it for a week you will understand ... (see full review)


Status Updates

NYC Pizza Cafe: We enjoy eating our pizza outdoors to enjoy the summer sounds of nature. Pull up a seat outside or call us for delivery! (515) 457-8200

Gusto Pizza: Hot enough out there for ya? We have air conditioning, cold beer and wine, and crisp, refreshing salads. #Get Some