7 St. Patrick’s Day Foods 4 Lads & Lassies in Des Moines

7 St. Patrick’s Day Foods 4 Lads & Lassies in Des Moines

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. 

Bailey’s & Guinness Cupcake at Crème

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!

Black & Tan Reuben Sandwich at Court Avenue Brewery

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.

Corned Beef & Hash at Waveland Café

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.

Irish Nachos at Chicken Coop

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.

Potato Pancakes at Drake Diner

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.

Shamrock Shake at McDonald’s

Multiple Locations
It just isn’t St. Patrick’s Day (or even March) without slurping down one of these iconic mint green dreams!

Thin Mint Ice Cream Sliders at Black Cat Ice Cream

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?

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