Smokey Ds BBQ

BBQ Joint and Restaurant$$$$
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  • karl h.
    "Burnt ends and ribs are amazing."(14 Tips)
    Larry R.
    "Great chopped pork sandwich, baked beans and coleslaw!"(4 Tips)
    Matthew M.
    "Ribs and potato casserole are great."(6 Tips)
    Heather B.
    "The potato cass is amazing!!"(4 Tips)
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  • Jana V.
    Jana Van Der KampNovember 25, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    If you need to feed a small group, make it easy and order the whole pit. Has all the meats and 3 pints of sides. Says it will feed 4-6 ppl, but that's very hungry people so be prepared for leftovers
  • Jordan M.
    Jordan MillerJune 11, 2015
    Potato casserole + ribs + burnt ends sandwich = best combo ever. I ate at this place during a road trip from Michigan to California. It was right along the way, and only a couple minutes from the I-80
  • Mimi W.
    Mimi WarnerDecember 7, 2013
    Its intense, but the Farm Boy is a must try. Expect it to feed 4-6 people. Its a pork tenderlioin with white gravey covered with spud sticks shredded cheese and bacon. Comes on a pizza pan.
  • James J.
    James JonesMarch 28, 2014
    Was terrified at first sight of my burnt ends sandwich--large cubes of meat that I was sure would wear out my jaw long before I could finish it. I couldn't have been more wrong. Tender and tasty.
  • Colleen J.
    Colleen JonesJuly 13, 2014
    Love the bbq ribs and smoked sausage. For sides, the cucumber and onion slaw and the mac and cheese. Cheese curds are good too.
  • Cody G.
    Cody GillelandJuly 25, 2013
    Get the brisket sandwich with spud sticks with ranch and an apple dumpling for dessert. Must use sassy sauce for brisket sandwich.
  • Brandon N.
    Brandon NattressFebruary 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best BBQ joint in Des Moines in my opinion, and Des Moines has a lot of good ones.
  • Jason M.
    Jason MenkeAugust 23, 2011
    Only been there once, but less than impressed with the brisket and chopped pork. Very little smoke flavor in either of the meats. The sauces are excellent, and beans are quite good.
  • Christina B.
    Christina BuchananSeptember 18, 2014
    We love Smokey D's, it is the best of the best in everything BBQ!!!
  • Slakingfool
    SlakingfoolJuly 20, 2015
    Potato casserole. I haven't had one this good since the original IngerDahl's was razed to the ground. I'd eat this by the quart.
  • Orchid
    OrchidDecember 9, 2014
    So good! The Mac and cheese is my favorite thing, I could eat a billion side orders of it!
  • Eric
    EricAugust 25, 2012
    Bring your appetite for the fried tenderloin
  • Danny B.
    Danny BegnocheJuly 25, 2014
    Amazing ribs, great drink prices, top of the line service. Seriously one of my new favorite restaurants.
  • Jessica P.
    Jessica PrestonJuly 1, 2011
    Good potato cass! Try the fried pickles-pretty awesome! (Imagine fried jalepenos without the spice.) Very, very good!
  • Kelly S.
    Kelly StokesAugust 20, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If you can tear yourself from the BBQ, the pulled pork nachos are incredible, and enough to feed six!
  • Russell W.
    Russell WatersOctober 28, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    I absolutely *LOVE* the tenderloin, but everything I've had so far is terrific :-)
  • Tom H.
    Tom HardingeJanuary 21, 2013
    The burnt ends are fantastic, and the potato casserole is the best side on the menu.
  • Steven D.
    Steven DenisonDecember 19, 2014
    Some of the best BBQ I have ever eaten. The smoked wingers are also a must try!
  • Austn T.
    Austn TaylorJanuary 17, 2011
    Smoked Turkey is amazing. Big fan of the x-fiery BBQ sauce and baked beans as well. Their parking is terrible though.
  • Randy T.
    Randy TateJuly 28, 2016
    Had the pork BBQ with baked beans and mac&cheese. Very tasty!
  • Jessika B.
    Jessika BotruffJuly 6, 2013
    Delicious Mac & cheese & garlic bread. Kids meals get served on a frisbee!
  • Matt W.
    Matt WahlNovember 8, 2012
    Bbq is a good average service is always good. I recommend the chicken nachos!
  • James J.
    James JonesMarch 28, 2014
    Don't get the fried dill slices unless there are at least three to share them!
  • Marc M.
    Marc MuellerApril 27, 2016
    Great flavor on the food, moist and delicious!
  • Jessica P.
    Jessica PrestonJuly 1, 2011
    Excellent ribs!!!!! Best I've ever had before, I might be in love!
  • Molly B.
    Molly BettsFebruary 23, 2013
    Nachos rock - the jalapenos are fresh & yummy.
  • Jason W.
    Jason WoodhamOctober 6, 2015
    Chopped pork,smoked sausage, potato casserole, baked beans! Great dinner! Thanks
  • Peggy A.
    Peggy AndersenJanuary 28, 2016
    Love the Ribs. Huge portion and excellent.
  • Robin T.
    Robin TeraiAugust 31, 2016
    You can never go wrong with the Burnt Ends, Ribs and their Mac & Cheese. You'll never be disappointed!
  • Larry R.
    Larry Robinson SrJuly 23, 2012
    Great chopped pork sandwich, baked beans and coleslaw!
  • Chris B.
    Chris BrunerSeptember 12, 2011
    Have the ribs just the way they come...naked and delicious
  • Jim H.
    Jim HowlandOctober 15, 2013
    Awesome food and outstanding bar manager!
  • Michael S.
    Michael SadlerMarch 8, 2015
    Great ribs, potato salad is a little off...
  • Melonie A.
    My daughter suggested they make t-shirts to sell that say She Wants the D.
  • karl h.
    karl hehrAugust 10, 2014
    Burnt ends and ribs are amazing.
  • Dan F.
    Dan ForemanApril 17, 2013
    Try the Wednesday special hot roast sandwich
  • Rob K.
    Rob KirchoferJuly 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Ham Balls on Saturday's! So awesome!
  • Linda R.
    Linda ReidApril 23, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Best BBQ in town, awesome owners too!
  • Kevin N.
    Kevin NennigMay 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Do the Man Handler. Its a challenge worth taking. Come hungry.
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SullivanJuly 11, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The rids and mac and cheese are awesome
  • Keiran B.
    Keiran BierlyFebruary 27, 2015
    The apple dumpling is AMAZING!!!!
  • Claudia G.
    Claudia GathercoleOctober 10, 2013
    Tenderloin is outstanding and HUGE!
  • Mimi W.
    Mimi WarnerDecember 7, 2013
    Bbq nachos with pork is amazing!!
  • Ken L.
    Ken LandgrebeSeptember 25, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Its all good...really cant go wrong, but Ribs and Nachos are off da hook
  • dave k.
    dave knoxDecember 9, 2012
    the burnt end sandwich with xx fiery sause yummmm
  • Angela K.
    Angela KnoxDecember 9, 2012
    The pulled chicken sand was greaaaat!!
  • Jason M.
    Jason MrachinaMay 31, 2015
    There is nothing quite like the burnt ends. Awesome!
  • Deborah E.
    Deborah EllisJanuary 27, 2015
    Recommend the ribs, burnt ends
  • coryeats.com
    coryeats.comMarch 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    I strongly recommend the burnt ends.
  • Alie P.
    Alie PeverillMay 11, 2012
    Mac and cheese is way too spicy for little kids.
  • Jael O.
    Jael OliverMay 17, 2012
    amazing fried pickle chips & pulled chicken sandwhich! Yum!
  • Stacy M.
    Stacy MastersonMay 26, 2013
    Brisket and smoked turkey are the best!!!
  • Glenn😎 .
    Glenn😎 🅱 🇺🇸August 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Chill ur drinkz at the bar, on the bar!!
  • Cassandra K.
    Cassandra KindredJuly 16, 2011
    The chopped pork is what Jesus would eat if he wasn't Jewish.
  • Randy D.
    Randy DMay 12, 2013
    The fried pickles are great.
  • Matthew T.
    Matthew T.June 17, 2016
    Food! Food! And More Food!
  • Matthew M.
    Matthew McSweeneyAugust 27, 2011
    Ribs and potato casserole are great.
  • Jaden M.
    Jaden MillerJune 28, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    One side of the menu.
  • Heather B.
    Heather BlackmonNovember 16, 2011
    The potato cass is amazing!!
  • Deana T.
    Deana TomlinsonJuly 16, 2016
    Chicken fried steak fingers with gravy
  • Taylor S.
    Taylor SJune 30, 2012
    Get the nachos
  • Steven D.
    Steven DaggettNovember 18, 2014
    Awesome. Great prices.
  • Kenna L.
    Kenna LambertsenJune 15, 2013
    burnt ends are awesome!
  • Jaden M.
    Jaden MillerJune 28, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Other side of the menu.
  • Kelly S.
    Kelly StokesAugust 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Bbq Pulled Pork Nachos
  • Brian C.
    Brian ChorbaJuly 25, 2015
    Ribs, ribs, ribs
  • Troy S.
    Troy SpainOctober 2, 2012
    Probably the best in the country
  • Dud
    DudMarch 22, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The food here is good. It's not KC tho
  • Mike A.
    Mike AlberyApril 29, 2012
    BBQ is the new salad
  • Molly M.
    Molly MartinAugust 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    You're not American if you can't finish the Man Handler.
  • Roman A.
    Roman AvilaApril 12, 2012
    Great BBQ and all at great prices!!!!
  • James J.
    James JonesMarch 28, 2014
    Didn't think we were going to find a place to park. Glad we did.
  • Andrea B.
    Andrea BurkeFebruary 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Potato cass is where its at! Mmmm!
  • Nick W.
    Nick WepelNovember 26, 2016
    awesome tenderloin
  • Andrew K.
    Andrew KhounchanhApril 21, 2012
    Bunch of dirt balls here.. But the foods great
  • Mike A.
    Mike AlberyMarch 4, 2012
    BBQ is the new slow roast
  • Vince F.
    Vince FerrariJanuary 26, 2011
    Best ribs ever. Fiery sauce, also good!
  • jason k.
    jason kellerJanuary 19, 2016
    Beef brisket and sliced turkey.
  • Cody G.
    Cody GillelandJuly 25, 2013
    I work here and love to serve people.
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingNovember 17, 2010
    Try the Sliced Brisket Sandwich
  • Cosmic Donuts
    Cosmic DonutsApril 26, 2011
    not impressed. try Woody's Smoke Shack....its the best
  • randy M.
    randy McCoyFebruary 17, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Gotta eat the potato cass
  • Zach G.
    Zach GargusMay 22, 2011
    Beer is good with BBQ!
  • Chris A.
    Chris ArringdaleJuly 29, 2011
    Gotta do the burnt ends!
  • Patrick D.
    Patrick DoughertyNovember 24, 2010
    Potato casserole is fantastic.
  • Aaron C.
    Aaron CApril 1, 2010
    Burnt ends sandwich + sassy sauce. Do yourself a favor.
  • Quentin S.
    Quentin SorensonAugust 16, 2011
    Burnt Ends sandwich...hands down!
  • Chuck U.
    Chuck UtechApril 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Seafood PO boy!
  • James K.
    James KramerOctober 6, 2012
    Burnt ends!!!!!!!!!!
  • Thomas M.
    Thomas MillerDecember 8, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Best brisket in America.
  • Clara A.
    Clara ArnsdorffAugust 20, 2011
    Skip this place of you want real BBQ. This meat never saw a smoker. Thumbs down!!!
  • Jon S.
    Jon SlaughterAugust 23, 2011
    Came up from Texas to visit family. Heard people raving about this place. I left very disappointed.
  • Donnie M.
    Donnie MillerJuly 3, 2011
    Pretty taste BBQ
  • Sean G.
    Sean GoodwinMarch 5, 2010
    Awesome BBQ beans
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