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Diners' Choice: Best Overall restaurants in Iowa

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for the best overall restaurants in Iowa? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favourite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Twin Springs Supper Club restaurant
4.9
4.9 (730)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Decorah
About the restaurant
Enjoy a tradional Supper Club experience in the scenic hills and valleys minutes from downtown Decorah. We have prepared the very best in Steaks, Chops and Seafood in the area utilizing locally sourced products. Our full service bar won't disappoint as our mixologist create some unique speciality drinks.
Top review
Notsogood
Dined 3 days ago
Our experience was first rate. The food was outstanding and delivered hot and delicious. Our server was super friendly and professional. This was a special occasion for our family and the experience was truly wonderful.
A photo of Steventon's restaurant
4.9
4.9 (104)
$31 to $50
American
Le Claire
About the restaurant
Come, let us spoil you and treat yourself to an evening where you can relax and unwind. Steventon’s sits atop a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River at I-80 and the Iowa border. We offer an extensive menu of exquisitely prepared American Classics, served in a modern yet elegant atmosphere that’s hard to find in an era of cookie cutter dining. Come. Join us and experience casual sophistication where the view is only the beginning
Top review
Joe27
Dined on May 10, 2024
This is always our go to restaurant for special occasions! Love the food, ambience and always great service!
A photo of Proudfoot & Bird restaurant
4.8
4.8 (633)
$50 and over
Global, International
Des Moines
About the restaurant
Fine Dining in every aspect. Proudfoot & Bird, named after the original Hotel Fort Des Moines architects, pays homage to the glamorous days of years past with every detail. Adorned with stunning marble tables, intricate gold ceiling inlay, plush soft seating, and grand circular bar we have recreated a time that was filled with elegance, extravagance, and indulgence. Housed in the historic Hotel Fort Des Moines, we have taken every step possible to protect a valued piece of Des Moines’ cherished history. Two semi-private areas available, seating eight and ten guests respectfully.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Fabulous food! Wow-totally enjoyed every bite! I did not care for the wine and plan to bring our own next time and pay the corking fee.
A photo of Martini's Grille restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1068)
$31 to $50
Steak
Burlington
About the restaurant
Martini's Grille is the Great American Steakhouse featuring top quality Midwest beef and pork, fresh seafood daily, and world-famous Chicken Lips! The cocktail list includes over 50 classic and designer cocktails. The panoramic view of the Mississippi is perfect for casual dining or upscale private parties and wine dinners. In addition, Martini's features a patio during the summer months and an upscale venue for private events.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
I took my fiancée and our family to graze for her birthday. It was our first time grazing and it was amazing. So much food and it was all spot on. The service was top notch. I couldn’t ask for a better experience!
A photo of Fleming's Steakhouse - Des Moines restaurant
4.8
4.8 (854)
$50 and over
Unspecified
West Des Moines
About the restaurant
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is an outstanding choice to enjoy an exceptional Prime steak, glass of wine, or handcrafted cocktail. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion, hosting a business dinner, or simply wanting to enjoy an excellent culinary experience - we will create a safe and memorable evening for you. If you prefer to enjoy your fine dining experience at home, you can order and pay for lunch or dinner online and then pick up curbside or select from one of our delivery partners.
Top review
ReviewsPreviews
Dined 3 days ago
Excellent Service and good! The waiter, Will, brought us what we needed at all times Thanks Flemings for giving us a great experience
A photo of Wasabi - Waukee restaurant
4.7
4.7 (50)
$30 and under
Sushi
West Des Moines
About the restaurant
Wasabi is located at 9500 University Avenue in West Des Moines. Chefs at Wasabi serve the highest quality New York style sushi, Japanese fusion dishes. Unique custom cocktails and more.
Top review
Joseph
Dined 3 days ago
Great food, great service, great people, and great atmosphere!
A photo of Cooper's On 5th restaurant
4.8
4.8 (95)
$30 and under
American
West Des Moines
About the restaurant
Cooper’s on 5th is a great place for Lunch & Dinner. We have had the pleasure of being West Des Moines’ first Craft Cocktail Bar. Join us for our amazing food menu & award-winning cocktail program. Classic & Reimagined Americana comfort food paired with one of Des Moines’ original & highly awarded craft cocktail programs. Great beer, wine, and martinis.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Highly recommend, will go again. Very friendly family owned restaurant.
A photo of Twisted Tail Steakhouse & Saloon restaurant
4.7
4.7 (239)
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Logan
About the restaurant
The Twisted Tail Steakhouse & Saloon is OPEN 7 Days A Week! Open at 11 a.m. EVERY DAY EXCEPT Tuesdays we open at 4 p.m. Awesome Food Cold Drinks Great Atmosphere Lots of Entertainment
Top review
jeansvip
Dined on May 11, 2024
Great place top to bottom!! Great food, ambiance, service, it’s just terrific! I wish we didn’t live over an hour away but worth the trek.
A photo of Aura Restaurant & Lounge restaurant
4.7
4.7 (188)
$31 to $50
American
Urbandale
About the restaurant
Lively & flavorful tapas along with vibrant cocktails offer a unique shared experience that challenges the traditional. At Aura, it's good vibes only! Our invigorating environment is the perfect place to gather friends & family.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 1 day ago
Always a great place for lunch. Salads are excellent and service is good without being intrusive. Well done Aura!
A photo of 801 Chophouse – Des Moines restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3070)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Downtown Des Moines
About the restaurant
Located in the heart of downtown Des Moines, enjoy beautiful views and excellent customer service at 801 Chophouse. We value our guests and want to give you the best dining experience possible. Our restaurant has only prime USDA steaks, paired with innovative side dishes and an award-winning wine selection from around the world to create an upscale dining experience you won't find anywhere else in Iowa. 801 Chophouse is the premier steakhouse in Des Moines and even offers private dining room options. Book a reservation online or via phone today.
Top review
VickiD
Dined 6 days ago
Such an elegant place to dine! The service was 10 out of 10 and food was phenominal.
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