Best Barbecue Restaurants in Des Moines

Handpicked Top 3 Barbecue Restaurants in Des Moines, Iowa. They face a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost and general excellence. You deserve the best!


5055 NorthWest 2nd Street, Des Moines, IA 50309

Since 2009

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

The kid's menu includes Ribs (3 bones) $7.99, Chicken Fingers (3) $6.29, Mini Pork or Chicken Sandwiches (2) $6.29 and Corndog Bites (6) $6.29 ● Offers their Championship BBQ Meats and made from scratch sides for your next event of lunch meeting, company picnic, graduation, wedding or any family/company outing ● Buy the Farm Boy $15.99, The Whole Pit $69.99, BBQ Sampler $21.99 and Man Handler $15.49

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

TBR® Inspection Report


3100 Forest Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311

Since 2008

Texas Bacon Burger Sliders and Bacon, Slow Smoked Wings, Bayou Pickle Chips, Fried Cheese Squares, Onion Rings, Chicken Tenders, Smoked Chicken Nachos, Quesadillas, House Smoked Meats, Brisket, Ribs and Wings, Boss Hog and Chicken, Bacon Grilled Cheese, Big Clucker, Brisket Bacon Melt, Crispy Chicken, Pork Tenderloin, Blackened Salmon Sandwich

Domestic Tall Boys, Bloody Mary's, South of the Border Bloody Mary's with a Coronita on Sunday, Kid Eat Free on Monday, Quater Pounder and Steak Burgers on Tuesday, Slow Smoked Wings on Wednesday, Bubba's Boneless Wings on Thursday and Templeton Rye Cocktails on Friday ● Serves hearty plates of comfort eats and brews in a casual venue with sports TVs ● Taste the Sally Sue Southwestern, Becky Sue’s Crispy BBQ Chicken and Gramma’s Gumbo

Price: Starts from $2.50

Online Order


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

TBR® Inspection Report


4345 Hickman Road, Des Moines, IA 50310

Since 2003

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

Specializes in an award-winning BBQ and Bold flavours of the Caribbean ● Buy the Chicken Dinner for $16 Only ● Kids Meal includes Cheese Quesadilla $5, Rib Plate $10 and BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich $6 ● Serves Cajun and Caribbean fare plus a bar and live music ● Takes reservations, kids menu, outdoor seating & catering services available

Price: Starts from $2.99


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

TBR® Inspection Report