Des Moines, IA

Kevin Smith Brings Fictional Mooby's Restaurant to Des Moines

Kimberly Ritter

Are you a Kevin Smith fan who has always wished that you could try the fictional fast food from Mooby's restaurant? Movie lovers will now have their chance to try it out as Mooby's makes their Des Moines debut March 31 - April 7 at Up Down in the East Village.

Image courtesy of Mooby's Pop Up Facebook Page.

Movie fans in Des Moines will have the chance to try the fictional fast food made popular by Kevin Smith movies "Dogma", "Clerks II", "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back" and "Jay and Silent Bob Reboot."Mooby's the restaurant chain featured in these films is making pop up appearances around the country and the Golden Calf mascoted munchie chain is coming to life in Des Moines at the end of the month.

Mooby's pop ups have been moo-ving around the country with stops in hot spot cities like Minneapolis, Chicago, Orlando, Los Angeles and Phoenix as well as Kevin Smith's former home of Red Bank, New Jersey. Canadian stops on the tour include Vancouver and Toronto.

Image courtesy of Mooby's Pop Up Facebook Page.

The fictional fast food restaurant from Kevin Smith's films is taking over the Up Down Arcade Bar at 500 E. Locust St. in Des Moines, Iowa from March 31 - April 7.

Tickets for the Mooby's pop up in Des Moines, Iowa go on sale March 15th at Fans can recieve early access to purchase tickets for themselves and friends by registering for the advance email list. Previous events have sold out quickly, so purchasing your tickets early is highly recommended.

While the menu and pricing have not yet been announced for the Des Moines event, the meal has been priced at $29 in other cities. It includes a "Moo Main" and a "Salt Lick Side". Additional menu items including drinks, dessert and a-la-carte, as well as merchandise have also been available to purchase for an additional charge. Additional items including merchandise can be purchased during pick up or can be ordered online in advance.

Everyone entering the event, including kids will need a meal reservation. Because this is a one time special event, all reservation sales are final and cannot be rescheduled or refunded.

Reservations purchased in advance can be transferred to other individuals, however secondary purchasers accept their own risk when purchasing tickets.

Vegans will find selections for their meat free preferences as well. Kevin Smith's weight loss journey has been well documented since a heart attack in 2018, and he now follows a plant based diet.

Vegan offerings include a Cow Tipper burger with double patties from Beyond Meat and an Egg-A-Mooby vegan muffin that has cheese and egg replacements.

While there is no word yet if actor and director Kevin Smith will make an appearance at this special event in Des Moines, attendees can book their food pick up times in advance and visit this temporary version of Mooby's for a interactive experience.

The event will have Instagram worthy photo opportunities inspired by the food franchise's appearance in films. Exclusive Mooby's merchandise will also be available for advanced purchase and for purchase on site.

Reservations for the Mooby's Pop Up Restaurant in Des Moines will use a staggered system to allow for social distancing. Up to four tickets can be purchased on a single reservation.

For more information about this upcoming event coming to the Des Moines, Iowa area, visit their Facebook event here. Reservations can be made at for this pop up and for events in other upcoming locations.

Will you be attending this Mooby's Pop Up when it comes to the metro? Leave a comment below!

Comments / 0

Published by

Two Kids and a Coupon is a frugal family website that shares news, ideas, entertainment, activities, recipes, and tips for today’s busy parents and family on a budget.


More from Kimberly Ritter

Comments / 0