Dinner in Des Moines

Spring 2021

Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, Dinner in Des Moines has been cancelled for the Spring 2021 Semester. We look forward to resuming Dinner in Des Moines in future semesters. 


What is Dinner in Des Moines?

ISSO hosts Dinner in Des Moines on select Fridays throughout the fall and spring semesters, providing students a chance to experience different restaurants in the Des Moines metro area. Dinner in Des Moines is a chance for students to meet others, try local and international cuisine, and get out of Ames.


How much does Dinner in Des Moines cost? 

ISSO provides transportation (free to students). The only cost to students is the meal and gratuity (or tip). It is customary to tip a minimum of 18% or more with a large group.


How do I sign up for Dinner in Des Moines? 

So you have a trip you want to go on. Great! Click on the event you want to go on below and complete the sign-up form. 


I've signed up. Where do I go? 

On the day of the event, meet ISSO and other Dinner in Des Moines guests at 4:45 p.m. at the South Entrance to the Memorial Union (off Lincoln Way). Following the event, you will be dropped off at 9:00 p.m. at this location, so make sure to have arrangements for getting home from the Memorial Union.