Restaurant of the Week: St. Kilda Surf & Turf

St. Kilda Surf & Turf, located in the East Village in Downtown Des Moines, offers healthy modern fish dishes, souvlaki, all-day breakfast, salads, bites, artisanal coffee beverages featuring Counter Culture Coffee, and a full bar serving cocktails, beer, and wine.


The interior of St. Kilda Surf & Turf is bright and airy with a combination of rustic metal and wooden beams with floor to ceiling windows. You can enjoy great views of the sunset from almost any table in the room through the many windows.

Opening at 8am every day, St. Kilda Surf & Turf serves Counter Culture Coffee, offering a variety of lattes, iced coffee and espresso.


The all-day menu features healthy modern fish dishes, souvlaki, and an all-day breakfast. A breakfast fan-favorite is the Avocado Toast with smashed avocado, charred corn, red onion, cucumber, feta, tomato salsa, on toasted sourdough.


For dinner, the Fish Tacos and the Grilled Salmon great options. The Fish Tacos are made with battered and fried cod, cilantro slaw, pickled radish, spicy lime aioli in flour tortillas. The Grilled Salmon is served with brussels sprouts, butternut squash, crispy rice cake, five-spice apples, sweet chili glaze – we were obsessed with this combination of flavors.

We loved their selection of cocktails as well, especially the lavender smash and blackberry gin spritz – both beautiful and delicious.

St. Kilda Surf & Turf in Des Moines is open 8 am to 10 pm daily, offering their all-day food menu, Counter Culture Coffee, cocktails, beer, and wine.

See the full menu and get more information at

St. Kilda Surf & Turf
111 E Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309

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