Smokey Ds BBQ

Restaurant
5055 NW 2nd St, Des Moines, IA 50313, United States
Hours:
Closed until 11:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 11:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–10:00 PM
Price:
$$$$
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Drinks:
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
Yes

Champions of the BBQ Pitmasters TV Show. Smokey D's BBQ, winners of over 40 State BBQ Championships is serving the Des Moines area with three great locations. We are locally owned & operated. Smokey D's BBQ has won several major competitions and been recognized nationally...

9.0/10

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    karl h.
    "Burnt ends and ribs are amazing."(13 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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  • barbecue
  • ribs
  • burnt ends
  • chopped pork
  • brisket
  • sandwiches
  • potato casserole
  • lively
  • family-friendly
  • authentic
  • nachos
  • casual
  • good for groups
  • good for a quick meal
  • mac & cheese
  • man handler
  • fried pickles
  • baked beans
  • pulled chicken
  • dumplings
  • Jana V.
    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
    Jana Van Der Kamp · November 25, 2012
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  • Jordan M.
    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
    Jordan Miller · June 11, 2015
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  • Mimi W.
    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.
    Mimi Warner · December 7, 2013
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  • James J.
    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.
    James Jones · March 28, 2014
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  • Jason M.
    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.
    Jason Menke · August 23, 2011
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  • Colleen J.
    Love the bbq ribs and smoked sausage. For sides, the cucumber and onion slaw and the mac and cheese. Cheese curds are good too.
    Colleen Jones · July 13, 2014
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  • Cody G.
    Get the brisket sandwich with spud sticks with ranch and an apple dumpling for dessert. Must use sassy sauce for brisket sandwich.
    Cody Gilleland · July 25, 2013
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  • Austn T.
    Smoked Turkey is amazing. Big fan of the x-fiery BBQ sauce and baked beans as well. Their parking is terrible though.
    Austn Taylor · January 17, 2011
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  • Jessica P.
    Good potato cass! Try the fried pickles-pretty awesome! (Imagine fried jalepenos without the spice.) Very, very good!
    Jessica Preston · July 1, 2011
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  • Slakingfool
    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.
    Slakingfool · July 20, 2015
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  • Kelly S.
    If you can tear yourself from the BBQ, the pulled pork nachos are incredible, and enough to feed six!
    Kelly Stokes · August 20, 2011
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  • Orchid
    So good! The Mac and cheese is my favorite thing, I could eat a billion side orders of it!
    Orchid · December 9, 2014
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  • Danny B.
    Amazing ribs, great drink prices, top of the line service. Seriously one of my new favorite restaurants.
    Danny Begnoche · July 25, 2014
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  • Tom H.
    The burnt ends are fantastic, and the potato casserole is the best side on the menu.
    Tom Hardinge · January 21, 2013
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  • Brandon N.
    Best BBQ joint in Des Moines in my opinion, and Des Moines has a lot of good ones.
    Brandon Nattress · February 8, 2012
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  • James J.
    Don't get the fried dill slices unless there are at least three to share them!
    James Jones · March 28, 2014
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  • Steven D.
    Some of the best BBQ I have ever eaten. The smoked wingers are also a must try!
    Steven Denison · December 19, 2014
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  • Matt W.
    Bbq is a good average service is always good. I recommend the chicken nachos!
    Matt Wahl · November 8, 2012
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  • Jessica P.
    Excellent ribs!!!!! Best I've ever had before, I might be in love!
    Jessica Preston · July 1, 2011
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  • Eric
    Bring your appetite for the fried tenderloin
    Eric · August 25, 2012
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  • Christina B.
    We love Smokey D's, it is the best of the best in everything BBQ!!!
    Christina Buchanan · September 18, 2014
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  • Jessika B.
    Delicious Mac & cheese & garlic bread. Kids meals get served on a frisbee!
    Jessika Botruff · July 6, 2013
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  • Chris B.
    Have the ribs just the way they come...naked and delicious
    Chris Bruner · September 12, 2011
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  • Clara A.
    Skip this place of you want real BBQ. This meat never saw a smoker. Thumbs down!!!
    Clara Arnsdorff · August 20, 2011
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  • Molly B.
    Nachos rock - the jalapenos are fresh & yummy.
    Molly Betts · February 23, 2013
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  • Peggy A.
    Love the Ribs. Huge portion and excellent.
    Peggy Andersen · January 28
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  • Jason W.
    Chopped pork,smoked sausage, potato casserole, baked beans! Great dinner! Thanks
    Jason Woodham · October 6, 2015
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  • Marc M.
    Great flavor on the food, moist and delicious!
    Marc Mueller · April 27
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  • Cassandra K.
    The chopped pork is what Jesus would eat if he wasn't Jewish.
    Cassandra Kindred · July 16, 2011
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  • Kevin N.
    Do the Man Handler. Its a challenge worth taking. Come hungry.
    Kevin Nennig · May 18, 2011
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  • Aaron C.
    Burnt ends sandwich + sassy sauce. Do yourself a favor.
    Aaron C · April 1, 2010
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  • Ken L.
    Its all good...really cant go wrong, but Ribs and Nachos are off da hook
    Ken Landgrebe · September 25, 2010
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  • Larry R.
    Great chopped pork sandwich, baked beans and coleslaw!
    Larry Robinson Sr · July 23, 2012
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  • Cosmic Donuts
    not impressed. try Woody's Smoke Shack....its the best
    Cosmic Donuts · April 26, 2011
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  • Alie P.
    Mac and cheese is way too spicy for little kids.
    Alie Peverill · May 11, 2012
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  • Jim H.
    Awesome food and outstanding bar manager!
    Jim Howland · October 15, 2013
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  • Andrew S.
    The rids and mac and cheese are awesome
    Andrew Sullivan · July 11, 2014
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  • Jon S.
    Came up from Texas to visit family. Heard people raving about this place. I left very disappointed.
    Jon Slaughter · August 23, 2011
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  • Melonie A.
    My daughter suggested they make t-shirts to sell that say She Wants the D.
    Melonie Allyn-Schwerin · July 14, 2013
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  • Keiran B.
    The apple dumpling is AMAZING!!!!
    Keiran Bierly · February 27, 2015
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  • dave k.
    the burnt end sandwich with xx fiery sause yummmm
    dave knox · December 9, 2012
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  • Dan F.
    Try the Wednesday special hot roast sandwich
    Dan Foreman · April 17, 2013
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  • Linda R.
    Best BBQ in town, awesome owners too!
    Linda Reid · April 23, 2013
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  • Michael S.
    Great ribs, potato salad is a little off...
    Michael Sadler · March 8, 2015
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  • Deborah E.
    Recommend the ribs, burnt ends
    Deborah Ellis · January 27, 2015
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  • coryeats.com
    I strongly recommend the burnt ends.
    coryeats.com · March 10, 2013
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  • karl h.
    Burnt ends and ribs are amazing.
    karl hehr · August 10, 2014
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  • Rob K.
    Ham Balls on Saturday's! So awesome!
    Rob Kirchofer · July 14, 2012
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  • Jael O.
    amazing fried pickle chips & pulled chicken sandwhich! Yum!
    Jael Oliver · May 17, 2012
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  • Jason M.
    There is nothing quite like the burnt ends. Awesome!
    Jason Mrachina · May 31, 2015
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  • Claudia G.
    Tenderloin is outstanding and HUGE!
    Claudia Gathercole · October 10, 2013
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  • James J.
    Didn't think we were going to find a place to park. Glad we did.
    James Jones · March 28, 2014
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  • Mimi W.
    Bbq nachos with pork is amazing!!
    Mimi Warner · December 7, 2013
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  • Angela K.
    The pulled chicken sand was greaaaat!!
    Angela Knox · December 9, 2012
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  • Matthew M.
    Ribs and potato casserole are great.
    Matthew McSweeney · August 27, 2011
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  • Dud
    The food here is good. It's not KC tho
    Dud · March 22, 2015
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  • Randy D.
    The fried pickles are great.
    Randy D · May 12, 2013
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  • Jaden M.
    One side of the menu.
    Jaden Miller · June 28, 2014
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  • Stacy M.
    Brisket and smoked turkey are the best!!!
    Stacy Masterson · May 26, 2013
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  • Molly M.
    You're not American if you can't finish the Man Handler.
    Molly Martin · August 10, 2011
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  • Kenna L.
    burnt ends are awesome!
    Kenna Lambertsen · June 15, 2013
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  • Foodspotting
    Try the Sliced Brisket Sandwich
    Foodspotting · November 17, 2010
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  • Heather B.
    The potato cass is amazing!!
    Heather Blackmon · November 16, 2011
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  • Vince F.
    Best ribs ever. Fiery sauce, also good!
    Vince Ferrari · January 26, 2011
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  • Glenn😎 .
    Chill ur drinkz at the bar, on the bar!!
    Glenn😎 🅱™ 😏 · August 26, 2012
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  • Andrew K.
    Bunch of dirt balls here.. But the foods great
    Andrew Khounchanh · April 21, 2012
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  • Patrick D.
    Potato casserole is fantastic.
    Patrick Dougherty · November 24, 2010
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  • Cody G.
    I work here and love to serve people.
    Cody Gilleland · July 25, 2013
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  • Jaden M.
    Other side of the menu.
    Jaden Miller · June 28, 2014
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  • Quentin S.
    Burnt Ends sandwich...hands down!
    Quentin Sorenson · August 16, 2011
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  • Kelly S.
    Try the Bbq Pulled Pork Nachos
    Kelly Stokes · August 12, 2012
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  • Taylor S.
    Get the nachos
    Taylor S · June 30, 2012
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  • Steven D.
    Awesome. Great prices.
    Steven Daggett · November 18, 2014
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  • Roman A.
    Great BBQ and all at great prices!!!!
    Roman Avila · April 12, 2012
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  • Troy S.
    Probably the best in the country
    Troy Spain · October 2, 2012
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  • Andrea B.
    Potato cass is where its at! Mmmm!
    Andrea Burke · February 28, 2012
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  • Brian C.
    Ribs, ribs, ribs
    Brian Chorba · July 25, 2015
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  • Mike A.
    BBQ is the new salad
    Mike Albery · April 29, 2012
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  • Zach G.
    Beer is good with BBQ!
    Zach Gargus · May 22, 2011
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  • Mike A.
    BBQ is the new slow roast
    Mike Albery · March 4, 2012
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  • jason k.
    Beef brisket and sliced turkey.
    jason keller · January 19
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  • Chris A.
    Gotta do the burnt ends!
    Chris Arringdale · July 29, 2011
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  • randy M.
    Gotta eat the potato cass
    randy McCoy · February 17, 2013
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  • James K.
    Burnt ends!!!!!!!!!!
    James Kramer · October 6, 2012
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  • Chuck U.
    Seafood PO boy!
    Chuck Utech · April 7, 2012
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  • Thomas M.
    Best brisket in America.
    Thomas Miller · December 8, 2010
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  • Sean G.
    Awesome BBQ beans
    Sean Goodwin · March 5, 2010
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  • Donnie M.
    Pretty taste BBQ
    Donnie Miller · July 3, 2011
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