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The 9 Best Fast Food Restaurants In Des Moines

Updated: December 9, 2021

The delicious menu items at these Des Moines spots show us that fast food does not have to mean bad food! We did the grind and analyzed the top review sites and food publications to find the best fast food in Des Moines. Feel like a classic Indian or Chinese takeout? How about a hot dog on the go? These spots have you covered.

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Wally's Chowder House & Broiler

American, $$, Marina DistrictAmerican, $$Des Moines, Marina District
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Auntie Irene's Coffee Shop

American, $, Marina DistrictAmerican, $Des Moines, Marina District
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Origin Vietnamese Bistro & Bar

Vietnamese, Marina DistrictVietnameseDes Moines, Marina District
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.5

Dee Des Moines Thai Cuisine

Thai, $$, Marina DistrictThai, $$Des Moines, Marina District
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

via Marina Wood Fired Pizza & Italian Cafe

Italian, $$, Marina DistrictItalian, $$Des Moines, Marina District
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Yummy Chinese

Chinese, Pacific RidgeChineseDes Moines, Pacific Ridge
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.0

Anthony's HomePort

American, $$$, Marina DistrictAmerican, $$$Des Moines, Marina District
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Tuscany at Des Moines Creek

American, $$, Marina DistrictAmerican, $$Des Moines, Marina District
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

Viva Mexico

Mexican, $$, WoodmontMexican, $$Des Moines, Woodmont
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.0

How does it work?

Figuring out the best restaurants can take a long time. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 10951 spots across Des Moines, analyzed 1095134 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 1286 lists and articles from the likes of – applying our boam magic to sift through results. Yes, we even looked at to pull this list together. If it’s on the list, we’ve checked and verified that the restaurant is still open and will showcase any updated hours and services you need to be aware of. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. These ten options are sure to delight.

Parking tips

Getting a good parking spot in Des Moines can be tough, and it’s worse if you’re hungry. If you want to avoid the struggle, our partners at SpotHero help you reserve a parking spot digitally before you even leave for your destination.

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