You can eat like you’re Irish — whether you are or not— at a local restaurant in Des Moines. We’ve rounded up 7 traditional—and not-so-traditional—savory and sweet foods to help you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with your lads and lassies in Des Moines.
Additionally, if you’re looking for more traditional fare, like Corned Beef and Cabbage or Shepard’s Pie, you can find a list of local Irish restaurants in our Irish Restaurants in Des Moines guide.
543 28th Street • Des Moines IA 50312 • (515) 288-1050
The flavor of the month for March. Chocolate cake with a Guinness mousse filling and topped with buttercream and a small sugar shamrock. Yum!
309 Court Avenue • Des Moines, IA 50309 • (515) 282-2739
After the parade, saunter on over to Court Avenue Brewery for a double decker sandwich, with corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss & 1000 island on marble rye.
4708 University Avenue • Des Moines, IA 50311 • (515) 279-4341
A great way to kick off your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, enjoy Corned Beef Hash for breakfast or brunch at the Waveland Café.
12725 Meredith Drive • Urbandale, IA 50323 • (515) 334-2667
1960 Grand Avenue, Suite 23 • West Des Moines, IA 50265 • (515) 223-0088
The potato goes south of the border, loaded up with all of your favorite nachos toppings, at the Chicken Coop.
1111 25th Street • Des Moines, IA 50311 • (515) 277-1111
Enjoy hot potato pancakes fresh off the griddle served with applesauce and sour cream at the Drake Diner.
It just isn’t St. Patrick’s Day (or even March) without slurping down one of these iconic mint green dreams!
1501 Grand Avenue • Des Moines, IA 50309 • (515) 720-2672
Black Cat Ice Cream plans to have some new and special items for St. Patrick’s Day, including Thin Mint Ice Cream Sliders! Bonus, it’s right on the parade route.
Where do you and your family plan to savor a little Irishish fare this St. Patrick’s Day in Des Moines?