There are so many great places to eat in Iowa, and Des Moines is chock full of great restaurants. Here are 8 of the most unique and amazing restaurants in Des Moines where you’ll have a meal you’ll never forget.
1. Zombie Burger
Zombie Burger, in the trendy East Village in Des Moines, is decked out with zombie-themed decor, and they serve up amazing and very unique burgers. A perfect example of that is the Walking Ched, with a breaded, deep fried macaroni and cheese bun, bacon, cheddar, caramelized and raw onions, more mac and cheese and mayo. Wow.
2. Fong’s Pizza
Fong's used to be a Chinese restaurant. When the new owners bought it, they decided they didn't want to change the decor; hence, Fong's Pizza. They serve all kinds of interesting, inventive pizza coupled with Asian flavors, like crab rangoon and hunan pork pizza.
3. Krunkwich Ramen House
Krunkwich Ramen House is a hip place that serves interesting Pan-Asian food, like delicious ramen, miso mac ’n’ cheese and kimchi tater tots.
4. El Bait Shop
This popular and offbeat restaurant serves delicious Mexican-American food and a huge selection of beer on tap, ranging from local craft brews to more classic beers. Their eclectic decor only adds to the uniqueness of the experience.
5. Alba Restaurant
This colorful American restaurant features a wine bar and decor of reclaimed doors hanging from the ceiling. They add a unique twist to classic American dishes, making the most of fresh, seasonal ingredients.
6. Drake Diner
Drake Diner has been a fixture of Des Moines since 1987. It is a 50s-style diner serving classic American fare, shakes, beer and wine in a setting that hearkens back to a different time.
Centro is an ex-Masonic Temple in a beautiful, high-ceilinged space that is now an upscale but casual restaurant. Centro serves Italian-inspired foods and other delicious and inventive dishes.
8. Flying Mango
This quirky and trendy restaurant serves barbecue, Cajun and Caribbean food in a lively setting. With an open kitchen and live music, you'll definitely have an entertaining and unique experience if you eat here.