Des Moines Steakhouses
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Part of a national chain, Johnny's Italian Steakhouse is a popular Des Moines destination for classic Italian fare and steakhouse dishes. It's a name many Midwesterners have come to recognize as a leader in the industry.
Iowa Beef Steak House has always been family owned and operated, since its inception in 1982. Henry Schnieder established the classic restaurant, then brothers Joe and Will Kellogg bought it from him in 2015 and added modern accents.
The speakeasy theme never goes out of style. And for Des Moines' famed Chicago Speakeasy steakhouse, that tradition has been going on for more than 40 years since Ron Jaeger founded it in 1978.
The vibe at the first outpost of 801 Steakhouse, located in downtown Des Moines, is exactly what you'd expect at a classic restaurant specializing in steaks and chops. You'll find leather booths and hardwood accents to top-quality USDA prime beef on the menu.
Outside Des Moines, in Johnston, is one of the best steakhouses in Iowa if not the Midwest: Trostel's Greenbriar.
Over-sized picturesque windows welcome guests into Americana Restaurant and Lounge, a modern steakhouse that's consistently on the "best restaurants" lists in Des Moines. Beef is sourced from only a few local farms, and it's aged 30 days to 40 days and hand cut in house. That's what sets it apart from area competition.