Dining in West Des Moines
West Des Moines is home to over 200 restaurants and bars. Whether you're looking for a succulent steak, excellent seafood, ethnic cuisine, or a restaurant with entertainment, there is something to match your mood in West Des Moines.
West Des Moines has a comedy club, dueling piano bar, kid-friendly fun eating establishments, a multitude of sports bars, night clubs, and lounges.
Download a listing of restaurants by category with addresses and phone numbers. Each restaurant is only listed once, so take a look at the different categories. The listing includes a map of areas in West Des Moines with a high concentration of restaurants.
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Shopping in West Des Moines
West Des Moines is one of the best places for shopping in the Greater Des Moines metro area. Below are some of the many retail establishments worth visiting.
In the late 1800s, curious shoppers walked the wooden sidewalks of Valley Junction to see what local merchants were offering in this "new" shopping neighborhood. Over 100 years and many improvements later, the Valley Junction Historic Business District continues to offer unique neighborhood shopping.
This 2 million sq ft. Town Center offers an enclosed shopping center featuring a combination of upscale fashion and lifestyle retailers, a 3.5 acre lake surrounded by trails, a boardwalk with waterfront dining, a hotel, amphitheater, and a village district with large and specialty retailers.
A popular West Des Moines shopping spot since 1975, Valley West was renovated in 2003 and is anchored by Younkers, Von Maur, and J.C. Penney.
This "new urban" town center promotes its chic retail and unique establishments featuring home furnishings, art, wine, clothing, spa services, and more.
The Galleria center is located on the north and south sides of Mills Civic Parkway between S. 60th Street and S. 64th Street. It is the home of several restaurants and specialty retailers and is also home to the State's only Trader Joe's grocery.
Village of Ponderosa
The Village of Ponderosa is a mixed use development, home of the Embassy Club West, and the popular night spot, Wellman's. Here you will find a vibrant mix of well crafted houses, townhomes and lofts, with charming paths, tree-lined streets and a downtown market area.
Water Tower Place is a 400,000 square foot power center with such tenants as Best Buy, Marshalls, World Market, Sports Authority, and is home to the only Whole Foods in Iowa.
Staying in West Des Moines
West Des Moines is home to several hotels, both established and new. Staying in West Des Moines you are never far away from retail, restaurants, and entertainment opportunities!