We have a delightful array of dining options in The District at Prairie Trail!! From fine American favorites to fresh Mediterranean, from unique pizza creations to the best in BBQ, from one-of-a-kind Filipino-Pakistani fusion to all things Mexican, from crisp wines to down home brews and smoky whiskies…plus ice cream and chocolate….just what you’re looking for. Check out these favorites!
Cold Stone Creamery
Cold Stone Creamery at Prairie Trail
The new Cold Stone Creamery is known for its top-quality ice cream, made on location and customized for patrons with mix-ins on a frozen granite slab at the time of order. Cold Stone also offers ice cream shakes, pies, cookie sandwiches, smoothies, shakes and coffee drinks. Cold Stone also partners with Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory to offer chocolate and other confectionary products.
District 36 Wine Bar & Grille
You’ll definitely want to check out District 36 Wine Bar & Grille in The District at Prairie Trail in Ankeny. District 36 offers fine cuisine, from starters like Lobster Deviled Eggs to a selection of pasta, steaks, seafood, sandwiches and salads. Cozy, comfortable…come on in! Locally owned and operated by the same couple that brought you the renowned Urban Grill, a Des Moines favorite.
Flavory Bistro in The District
This new locally-owned restaurant is a favorite boasting bushels of fans already. Flavory offers fresh healthy choices of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free fare. Salads, gyros and paninis for lunch are replaced by shared plates and specials for dinner, including Seafood Paella, Mediterranean Steak, Chicken Cordon Bleu, and Pasta Marinara. Lisa and Hector Morales opened the restaurant in March 2016 and continue to surprise and delight with unique menu items daily.
Fong’s Pizza Ankeny
Fong’s = fun! Loyal Fongolians rave about the unique style of pizzas and apps, vegan and gluten-free menu options, salads and desserts, plus Fong’s tiki bar, which serves 40 beers on tap. Best known for its Asian-inspired menu items, favorite Fong’s pizza flavors include crab rangoon, Thai chicken, sweet and sour chicken, and Fongolian beef.
Jethro’s BBQ ‘n Lakehouse
Hail to the very first restaurant in The District! Jethro’s BBQ n’ Lakehouse features its “world famous” menu – house smoked meats, BBQ sandwiches, steak burgers like the Adam Emmeneker as seen on Man Vs. Food, creole pasta, smokehouse jambalaya, and Buster’s big chocolate cake, a gut buster for sure. Come hungry, my friends.
Lola’s Fine Kitchen
Lola’s Fine Kitchen in The District
This family owned and operated bistro boasts all-natural recipes full of exotic flavor. Lola’s one-of-a-kind Filipino-Pakistani fusion of family recipes means meals that are exotic yet familiar, healthy and delicious. Favorites include the lamb and beef kebab bowl, tandoori chicken bowl, jeepney roti, and samosa. Or create your own bowl with a selection of fine fresh ingredients.
Taco Hangover Ankeny
Nearby AND killer food? Check out Taco Hangover for authentic street fare plus great American favorites. Slow roasted meats, by-scratch sauces and salsas, and handcrafted cocktails served in a unique urban bar atmosphere make Taco Hangover a top destination in The District. Make sure to try the home-made guacamole.
Whiskey River Ankeny
Are you the kind that likes a great time, every time? Then you’re sure to love Whiskey River in The District at Prairie Trail. There you’ll find fun – TWO patios: rooftop and ground level, stick-to-your-ribs entrees, a vintage-style bar, and spirits aplenty! For a happening place to watch your favorite game or to unwind right near the Chichaqaua and High Trestle bike trails, it’s Whiskey River!
Choose from hundreds of wines at WineStyles Tasting Station, where you can find amazing bottles for as low as $10. WineStyles offers wine by the glass, eight rotating craft beers on tap, and a full gourmet tapas menu, plus artisanal cheeses and handcrafted chocolates. Sign up for a Styles Rewards card and you’ll start earning points with every purchase good towards dollars off future purchases, or join the Wine Club for tickets to educational or tasting events. Cheers!