Jethros BBQ

Jethros BBQ and Jambalaya

BBQ Joint, Cajun / Creole Restaurant, and Wings Joint$$$$
West Des Moines
  • Janae F.
    "Michelle is the BEST!!!!"(3 Tips)
    Patrick G.
    "authentic Cajun cuisine"(2 Tips)
    Kendra M.
    "Smoked meats and the mac and cheese are amazing!"(3 Tips)
    Tranna W.
    "Nachos with the brisket are really good!"(2 Tips)
61 Tips and reviews
  • barbecue
  • chicken wings
  • michelle
  • brisket
  • mac & cheese
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  • Kendra M.
    Kendra MillerSeptember 8, 2017
    Smoked meats and the mac and cheese are amazing!
  • Patrick G.
    Patrick GénéreuxNovember 4, 2016
    We love this place...and agree here often, however, authentic Cajun cuisine is hard to duplicate, but if you have eaten in Acadiana (do not mistake for New Orleans) you will know what I mean, ça va?
  • Kathryn S.
    Kathryn SmithMay 24, 2016
    Wings are the best
  • Michael G.
    Michael GeeJuly 14, 2015
    It's ok... Nothin like KC BBQ, but it'll do in a pinch. I like the burgers.
  • Tana G.
    Tana GoertzJune 8, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Sylvie is a great server
  • Kate B.
    Kate BrandstatterAugust 23, 2014
    Chicken wings
  • Tom C.
    Tom CrossAugust 9, 2014
    Great sandwiches. Family friendly
  • Lisa L.
    Lisa LihsJuly 26, 2014
    Jess the bartender was the bomb!!
  • James J.
    James JonesJuly 12, 2014
    Woulda sworn that we got waffle fries without salt at a Jethro's, but it must not have been this one.
  • Marcella
    MarcellaSeptember 25, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The more I come here, the more I realize that it isn't worth coming back. Service is mediocre at best. The food seems to be getting worse. Red beans and rice barely have any beans. Gumbo is not good.
  • Susan A.
    Susan ApplerAugust 3, 2013
    Got the Jethros sampler. Disappointing. Won't get it again. I do enjoy other food here- just not that. Cajon sampler=Boring, relatively tasteless.
  • Kristin K.
    Kristin KallerAugust 1, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Best bartenders in the world. They won't forget your drink.
  • James J.
    James JonesJune 21, 2013
    Noisy as heck, but the food's good. Amazed that whoever owns the rights to Lil' Abner hasn't sued them out of existence.
  • Nathan T.
    Nathan ThomeMay 20, 2013
    Not impressed with the red beans and rice
  • Evan[Bu]
    Evan[Bu]April 12, 2013
    The Nadas suck.
  • Evan[Bu]
    Evan[Bu]April 12, 2013
    If you're from the states of Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Arkansas, or Georgia AVOID the Cajun food. It tastes NOTHING like Cajun food from the South. Stick to the BBQ.
  • Lisa M.
    Lisa MeeganMarch 23, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Order the fried cheese. It's the best! Hand breaded, crispy, gooey and perfect to dip in their special sauce.
  • Jen C.
    Jen C.March 9, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Chicken Philly for brunch ... Yummy!
  • Stefanie H.
    Stefanie HFebruary 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    BLT melt on Wednesdays. You will not regret this decision! And if there is room at the bar, sit there. You can't go wrong with the Jess and Jess show!
  • Sara H.
    Sara HustonJanuary 20, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Gabe rocks! I suggest a spicy pickle in your domestic draw and adding jalapeno creamed corn on the nachos!
  • Tranna W.
    Tranna WrightsmanJanuary 19, 2013
    Nachos with the brisket are really good!
  • Manni B.
    Manni BalignasayJanuary 6, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't expect them to cater to sports fans.....they don't even turn on the audio for a big game....LAME
  • Erin R.
    Erin RundallDecember 31, 2012
    Double check your carry out order.....and price
  • Kate B.
    Kate BarnhillNovember 22, 2012
    Great food! Try the garlic mash potatos
  • Katie C.
    Katie CNovember 20, 2012
    If y cant handle spicy dont grt the Creole pasta dish. Its.good But spicy
  • Abbie T.
    Abbie ToneyNovember 18, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask to sit in NOT Lexi's section.
  • Tana G.
    Tana GoertzNovember 16, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Sue is the best server there.
  • Stephanie T.
    Stephanie TisonNovember 5, 2012
    Great service
  • Creighton C.
    Creighton CoxOctober 9, 2012
    Go for MNF, sit at Dawn's table, enter for a chance to win a trip to Vegas, have Dawn draw your name..Go to Vegas. Yup, it's that easy!
  • Aaron C.
    Aaron ChristineOctober 7, 2012
    Their wings are the Tits! EAT THEM!
  • Jessica S.
    Jessica ScottSeptember 24, 2012
    Best wings in town!
  • Juice Magazine
    Juice MagazineSeptember 21, 2012
    Try the mac 'n' cheese as a side! Read more
  • Russ G.
    Russ GAugust 19, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    4 Bones appetizer (replace the fries with your choice of side) is the best deal on the menu.
  • Ken C.
    Ken CoronetAugust 13, 2012
    Clive Aquatic Center September 22nd, 2012 @ 8am for the Metro Arts 5K Rock-N-Run. Featuring The NADAS Read more
  • Joe L.
    Joe LaRueAugust 9, 2012
    For BBQ in Iowa, it was really good!
  • Pettaway P.
    Pettaway P-SWIFTJuly 26, 2012
    Best BBQ in Des Moines. A must on the check list.
  • Janae F.
    Janae FrostJuly 20, 2012
    Sit at the bar during the lunch shift.... Michelle is the BEST!!!! service is great and the food can't be beat :))) yum!!!!
  • Danyell K.
    Danyell KleinJune 24, 2012
    Service was good but the food was not as good as the Altoona location.
  • Jeanette F.
    Jeanette FitzJune 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place delicious food and lots of it
  • Jessica W.
    Jessica WrightMay 31, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Great service...great food...loud awesome music!!!!
  • Scott E.
    Scott EnnenApril 22, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great food. The bartender kayla was awesome.
  • Becky P.
    Becky PApril 16, 2012
    Baby back ribs = heaven on a plate.
  • Scott L.
    Scott LeonardApril 15, 2012
    Outstanding ribs, wings, burgers and pulled pork. Tried the ham...didn't care for it. Overall great place tho... need more like this out west!
  • Michael D.
    Michael DaleApril 7, 2012
    They could stand to have a few more servers working, service was slow and they seemed overwhelmed. Prefer the one by drake they can handle their size
  • Ian C.
    Ian CoonMarch 17, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    I wonder how that place has been there for months, and we've lived so close to it, and this was the first time we had been there. That will change, best place ever!
  • Jamie O.
    Jamie OlerichMarch 8, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Wed is mug day and two for one wings!!!!
  • Joe S.
    Joe SotoMarch 6, 2012
    Big food portions. Great place to watch sports. Terrible service. Awful.
  • Brydon P.
    Brydon PapenbergFebruary 19, 2012
    Crawfish Etouffe is delicious!
  • Jon H.
    Jon HarmsenFebruary 4, 2012
    Love the fried cheese appetizer. Hear my arteries hardening :-)
  • Drew V.
    Drew Van Woert 🍺January 25, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Any BBQ restaurant should have sweet tea but they don't. the BBQ is fantastic. I'll stick to Fat Tuesday on the South side for authentic Cajun, the cook is actually from Louisiana there!
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