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May 15, 2010 03:58 PM

ANYplace open for breakfast/lunch in Des Moines on Memorial Day?

I wrote earlier about a good place to take my nephew for lunch for his graduation on Memorial Day. Someplace on the "special" side. Well, all of your wonderful recommendations -- Centro, Django, Alba, Dos Rios -- are all CLOSED on Memorial day. Does anyone know anyplace that is a step (or two) above Denny's that is open for brunch/lunch on Memorial Day???

1007 Locust Street, Des Moines, IA 50309

Django Restaurant
210 10th Street, Des Moines, IA 50309

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  1. Just called Court Ave Brewing Co and they said they are open at 11am on Memorial Day. You may want to call yourself and confirm, but I believe I talked to one of the managers / owners, Scott Carlson.

    Great, solid place for some grub. Locally owned. Reasonably priced. 99% of dishes cooked from scratch.

    Sounds "chowhoundish" to me. :)

    Could also call and check Tumea & Sons Italian Restaurant (515) 282-7964, to see if they are open on Memorial Day. I know they usually do a lunch during the week, but hard to say on a holiday. Small, family run place. Great food. Not fancy, but that's not what I look for usually.

    Hope that helps out, some.

    Tumea & Sons
    1501 SE 1st St, Des Moines, IA 50315

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    1. two places you should check: Waveland Cafe and Chef's Kitchen

      Chef's Kitchen
      1903 Beaver Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310

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      1. re: Jbird35

        Both are good, but Chef's isn't open for breakfast or lunch on weekdays.

        Not sure Waveland is anymore, either, but Sam was looking for a more upscale sort of place, originally. And downtown.

        Both great to check out, if you get a chance, anyway. :)

      2. If its open, one of the best breakfast places in DSM is La Mie. French and artisan...delicious!