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The 8 Best Lunch Spots Near Des Moines

Updated: October 10, 2022

These cafes, food trucks, and restaurants make lunchtime our favorite time in Des Moines! We analyzed the top blogs, restaurant review sites, and food publications to find the best lunches in Des Moines. You won’t find better midday eats than those offered by these delicious lunch spots!

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Wally's Chowder House & Broiler

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

Origin Vietnamese Bistro & Bar

Vietnamese, Des MoinesVietnameseDes Moines, Marina District
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.5

via Marina Wood Fired Pizza & Italian Cafe

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

Des Moines Dog House

Food Stand, $, Des MoinesFood Stand, $Des Moines, Marina District
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Yummy Chinese

Chinese, Des MoinesChineseDes Moines, Pacific Ridge
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.0

Viva Mexico

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

If you travel further

La Costa Restaurant

Mexican, $$, BurienMexican, $$Burien, Sunnydale
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • CultureTrip, 2017

    The Best Restaurants In Burien, Seattle

    CultureTrip, 2017

Tolu: Modern Fijian Cusine

Food Stand, TukwilaFood StandTukwila
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 5.0
  • The Stranger, 2019

    Lots of New International Restaurants to Try and More Seattle Food News You Can Use

    The Stranger, 2019

Why is this list better than others?

Selecting the right restaurant can be really difficult, especially when you would like to find a new one. We analyzed 10951 Des Moines restaurants on Yelp and Google, 1095134 Des Moines restaurant reviews, and 1286 lists and articles – looking closely at what The Stranger and CultureTrip had to say – and applied our boam magic. Yes, we even looked at The Stranger - Lots of New International Restaurants to Try and More Seattle Food News You Can Use and CultureTrip - The Best Restaurants In Burien, Seattle to pull this list together. We automatically update restaurants’ open hours and services, so you can actually enjoy the top restaurants we show. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

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