Dinner in Des Moines

Spring 2023

ISSO is very excited to be bringing back the Dinner in Des Moines program this semester. The dates and restaurants will be released at the beginning of the semester. Check back here often for information about how to attend. 

Spring 2023 Dinner in Des Moines Events

The 2023 Dinner in Des Moines series has ended, but we are busy planning destinations for the future! Please check back in the fall for more information about upcoming dinner trips.


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 in the event description 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.