Looking for some pre- or post- show dining? The Playhouse recommends these great local bites:
0.7 miles from Playhouse
Reservations: (515) 777-3416
Mon 4 PM-10 PM / Tues – Thur 11 AM-10 PM/ Fri 11 AM-11 PM / Sat 9 AM-11 PM / Sun 9 AM-8:30 PM
American – $$
Being so close in proximity, there has been a long relationship between Louie’s and the Playhouse. With a large selection of beer and wines, Louie’s Wine Dive presents high quality comfort American food in a homey and local-featured ambiance.
1.7 miles from Playhouse
Tues-Thur 11am-9pm / Fri 11 AM-12 AM / Sat 10 AM-12 AM / Dessert Lounge Tues-Sat 5 PM-close
Dessert – $
An elegant bakery offering freshly baked cupcakes, cookies and cake truffle, plus a nighttime lounge for desserts including cheesecake, lava cake and bread pudding. We also have a bar offering craft cocktails, beer, wine, and espresso drinks. A great place to stop in for a sweet treat before or after the show!
2.3 miles from Playhouse
Reservations: (515) 244-8786
Mon-Thur 11 AM-10 PM / Fri-Sat 11 AM-11 PM / Sun 11 AM-9 PM
Italian – $$
With an authentic and warm atmosphere, Gusto Pizza offers an eclectic and wide variety of made-from-scratch pizzas. Not feeling pizza? Gusto also offers sandwiches, salads, pastas and delicious desserts made fresh daily.
3.2 miles from Playhouse
Reservations: (515) 809-1727
Sun-Thur 7:45 AM-11 PM (food until 10 PM) / Fri-Sat 7:45 AM-12 AM (food until 11 PM)
American – $$
Gilroy’s is a quick trip west from the Playhouse on West Des Moines’ historic 8th street, offering a comfortable and vibrant atmosphere perfect for a night out with friends and family. Serving up stylish American comfort food with a little something for everyone! Enjoy craft beers, our famous Moscow Mules or specialty cocktails on our spacious covered patio. We look forward to serving you before or after the show!
Elf Special Dessert: Raspberry Maple Yule Log
Elves stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns, and syrup. Gilroy’s has the elves covered with this delightfully sweet, maple-y syrup-cake swirled with whipped cream, fresh raspberries, and slivers of toasted almonds. Don’t be a cotton-headed ninny muggins; go ahead and treat yourself!
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