The Best Barbecue Restaurants in Des Moines

Handpicked top 3 best barbecue restaurants in Des Moines, Iowa. 50-Point Inspection includes customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost and their general excellence. You deserve the best!


3100 Forest Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311

Since 2008

Slow Smoked Wings, Boneless Wings, Smoked Chicken Nachos, Onion Rings, Pork Belly Sliders, Bayou Pickle Chips, Fried Cheese Squares, Chicken Tenders, Quesadillas, Sides, Angry Burger, Mushroom Gouda, Triple Billy Bacon Burger, Slow Smoked Sliced Brisket, Chopped Brisket, Sweet Burnt Ends, Baby Back Ribs, Sliced Pit Ham & Juicy Pulled Pork

Daily Specials: Kids Eat Free & $4 Miller Lite on Monday - All You Can Eat Bacon Wrapped Ribs & $4 Margarita and Long Islands on Tuesday - Slow Smoked Wings $4 & Selected Beers $5 on Wednesday - 1/2 Price Bubba's Boneless Wings & $3 Miller Lite Pints

Price: Starts from $2.50


Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sun 9:30 am - 9:00 pm


5055 North West 2nd Street, Des Moines, IA 50309

Since 2009

BBQ Nachos, Spud Sticks Basket, Tater Chips, Chicken Fingers, Wing Basket, Fried Pickle Chips, BBQ Sliders, Smoked Wings, BBQ Egg Rolls, Corn Dog Bites, Smoked Sausage, Sliced Beef Brisket, Burnt Ends, Chopped Pork Sandwiches, Pit Ham, Chicken Salad, Soups, Salads, Side Salads, Garden Salad, Kids Menu, Pulled Chicken, French Fry Basket & Cheese

Daily Specials: Country Fried Steak Fingers w/ mashed potatoes, gravy & corn $9.39 on Monday - Smoked Cheeseburger & Spud Sticks $9.39 on Tuesday - Hot Beef Sandwich with mashed potatoes, gravy & buttered carrots $9.39 on Wednesday

Price: Starts from $2.99


Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri & Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm


4345 Hickman Road, Des Moines, IA 50310

Since 2003

Starters, Salads, Smoked Goods, Sandwiches, Side Dishes, Kids Meal, Desserts, Beverages, Grilled Chicken Salad, Smoked Chicken, Baby Back Ribs, Cajun Shrimps, Garlic Chicken, Rips Plate, Black Beans, Seared Yellow Fin Tuna, Grilled Trigger Fish, Pork Tenderloin, Macaroni and Cheese, Cheeseburger, Cheese Quesadilla & Classic Spare Ribs Plate

Specializes in an award-winning BBQ & Bold flavors of the Caribbean - Takeaway & Catering Service Available - Try the Chicken Dinner for $16 Only - Kids Meal includes Cheese Quesadilla $5, Rib Plate $10 & BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich $6

Price: Starts from $2.99


Mon - Sun Closed
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm