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Where to Buy Local for Brunch in DSM

Brunch in DSM

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is continuing to look local first when it comes to buying from Greater Des Moines (DSM) shops, restaurants and more. By supporting small businesses, the money you spend in the region will stay within the community. This week’s #DSMlocal buying guide is for brunch destinations in the region, so check out the featured items below for where to dine with friends and family in DSM.

Greater Des Moines Brunch Destinations


Featured Item: Mother’s Day Brunch Special
Description: Plan to attend the Mother’s Day Brunch Special featuring brunch items like the Mac and Cheese Bar, Salad Bar, Mashed Potato Bar, Carving Station, Brunch Taco Bar and more at Americana in Downtown Des Moines (DSM) from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 12. The cost is $45 endless eats and drinks combo, $15 for kids 12 and under and free for kids under 4.

Court Avenue Restaurant & Brewing Co.

Featured Item: Hummus Plate
Description: The housemade hummus topped with roasted red peppers is served with grilled naan bread at CABCo in Downtown DSM. Or, try items like Huevos Rancheros, Steak & Eggs, the Cranberry Club sandwich, Fried Chicken salad or a pizza.

Destination Grille

Featured Item: Mother’s Day Grand Brunch (Reservation Only)
Head to Grimes with Mom for Destination Grille’s Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday, May 12. The price is $42 for adults and $20 for kids 12 and under. Reservations will open Monday, April 22 at 11 a.m.

Egg Bistro

Featured Item: Chicken and Waffles
Egg Bistro in Ankeny features brunch items like Chicken and Waffles or Cinnamon Roll French Toast.

Either / Or

Featured Item: Kite-Tails
Featuring Climbing Kites, Iowa's first THC drink, Kite-Tail flavors are available for the Kite-Mosa, the Rise and Chill, the Lodi Sipper and the Alameda. Along with brunch beverages at Either / Or in Des Moines, order from the brunch menu every Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. We suggest the Veggie Omelette, the Croissanwich or the Brunch Burger.

Founders Irish Pub

Featured Item: Bloody Mary Bar + Breakfast
Description: Every Sunday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., you can build your own Bloody Mary and enjoy a three-egg omelet, hash browns, Texas Toast and one trip through the Bloody Mary Bar for just $11. And since Founders in Bondurant is along the Chichaqua Valley Trail, there’s no reason not to enjoy brunch on the patio after hitting the bike trails.


Featured Item: Skillets
Description: Try the Garden Skillet, Green Chile Pork Skillet or Short Rib Skillet from Fresko’s brunch menu. This is a Downtown DSM treat!

Gilroy’s Kitchen + Pub+ Patio

Featured Item: 6 and Under Eat Free
Description: Brunch at Gilroy’s in West Des Moines is available from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. You can even order a party brunch that comes with a bottle of free champagne. Brunch items include Biscuits and Sausage Gravy, Corn Flake French Toast, Fried Chicken and Honey Citrus Salad.

Urban Taproom

Featured Item: Brunch Entrées
Description: Along with Breakfast Pizza, Urban Taproom in Winterset offers entrées like Cinnamon Swirl French Toast, Breakfast Tatos (featuring tator tots in red chili oil), the Pancake Stack and Biscuits and Gravy. Brunch is from 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday and 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Sunday.

Find a complete list of Member businesses here.

Learn more about buying local by visiting dsmpartnership.com/buylocal and make sure to use #DSMlocal when posting about your local products, services or purchases on social media.

Greater Des Moines Partnership

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 23 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,500 Regional Business Members and more than 400 Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes DSM as the best place to build a business, a career and a future. Learn more at DSMpartnership.com.