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Where to Buy Local for Patio Dining in DSM

Patio Dining Guide

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 patio dining options in the region, so check out the featured items below for where to dine outdoors with friends and family in DSM.

Bars and Brews in Greater Des Moines

Brickyard Burgers and Brews

Featured Item: Local Beer
Description: Soak in some sun on the patio at Brickyard Burgers and Brews in Adel. This family-friendly restaurant and bar is located off of the Raccoon River Valley Bike Trail.

Coa Cantina

Featured Item: Margaritas
Description: From the traditional Coa Margarita to the Blackberry Margarita made with house-made blackberry puree, Coa Cantina's drinks are best served on the dog-friendly patio.


Featured Item: Craft Cocktails
Description: Principal Park in Downtown Des Moines offers craft cocktails, including breakfast cocktails like the Mimosa Classic Flights and the new Brunch Punch.

The Hall

Featured Item: 54 Taps
Description: Not only does The Hall in West Des Moines offer 54 taps, but you can order from four food menus featuring German menu items, burgers and more thanks to The Justice League of Food.

Sprockets Kitchen & Bar

Featured Item: The Specials
Description: Head to Ingersoll Avenue to sit on the patio at Sprockets. The Specials include Wines Wednesday for BOGO wines, Tequila Tuesday (BOGO), Thirsty Thursday and Mimosa Saturday. 

Whiskey River

Featured Item: Pub Fare
Description: Try the Whiskey Burger, Breaded Tenderloin, traditional or boneless wings, wraps or choose from a selection of appetizers from Whiskey River in Ankeny.

Coffee and Cafés in Greater Des Moines

Friedrichs Coffee

Featured Item: Featured Drinks
Description: At Friedrichs in Urbandale, try featured drink options like the Vanilla Bean Latte, the Salted Caramel Cold Brew or the Cookie Butter Frappe. 

Gateway Market & Café

Featured Item: Breakfast Favorites
Description: Sherman Hill's Gateway Market has egg specialties and baked goods, along with French toast, steel-cut oatmeal and a children’s menu.

Main Street Café & Bakery

Featured Item: Scrambles
Description: Pair your coffee order with a Hawaiian, Garden, Fire Roasted or Fajita Scramble.

Trellis Café at Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

Featured Item: Desserts by Doré
Description: Enjoy the plant-based menu offering seasonal options and outdoor seating when weather permits.

Casual Restaurants in Greater Des Moines

The Chicken

Featured Item: Nashville Hot Chicken Sliders
Description: Right off the Great Western Bike Trail, The Chicken offers classic lunch items like burgers and sandwiches, as well as craft and domestic beer.

Drake Diner

Featured Item: Hot Meatloaf Club
Description: The Drake Diner’s award-winning meatloaf adds a flair to this diner sandwich.

El Fogon

Featured Item: Design Your Own Combo
Description: Pick between any one item listed with rice and beans: Burrito, Enchilada, Tostada, Chile Relleno, Tamal, Hard or Soft Shell Taco, Taco Supremo, Quesadilla.

Gilroy’s Kitchen + Pub + Patio

Featured Item: Gluten-Friendly Menu
Description: Items like the Wham Bam Bacon Jam Burger and the Fish Tacos are available on Gilroy’s gluten-friendly menu.

The Pelican Post Bar & Grille

Featured Item: Friday All you Can Eat Fish
Description: head to the patio at The Pelican Post Bar & Grille in West Des Moines for five pieces of fresh fried flounder and French fries or 10 pieces of honey butter biscuit battered shrimp. Or do a combo: three fish, five shrimp and as many refills as you want.

Wasabi Ankeny

Featured Item: Sushi
Description: From traditional California rolls to the Iowa Strong Roll or Marilyn Monroll, Wasabi is a must-stop for sushi lovers.

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.