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Jethro's BBQ

3100 Forest Ave, Des Moines, IA 50311
515-279-3300
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Ranked #8 of 501 restaurants in Des Moines
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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English first
Plymouth, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Outstanding food.. They have a pretty big menu but really the only think you need to focus on is the BBQ. We tried several different meat and sides and they were all great. If you love BBQ or just want an affordable meal and don't care about the place being super fancy this is the place to go.

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Sioux Falls
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

This was my first visit to Jethro's BBQ and I was very impressed. We have lots of BBQ establishment in the midwest and I have eaten at a few of them. Jethro's by far was the best that I have had. The Pulled Pork was mouth watering, great smoked flavor and of course you can choose the BBQ sauce of... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Rather you're looking for bbq or a good sandwich such as a tenderloin this is the place for you. Service is usually really good amd meal always is. Can take awhile to get seated if u go during dinner hours but its worth your wait.

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USA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Oh my goodness...soooo good! Not one of us were able to finish our plates. The portion sizes are huge and everything was delicious. Fun atmosphere and ambiance. Lots of choices and options so there is something yummy for everyone. Right across the street from Adventureland so a great stop after playing all day and working up an appetite!

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We love this place. We have had brunch several times and it never disappoints! The staff is always good and the food is awesome!! The portions are huge for the money! You will not be disappointed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Our favorite sides are the mac & cheese and the sweet potato fries. Great service and fun atmosphere!

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Fergus Falls, MN
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

It's loud. Most people don't go for a quiet night out. Big potions. Gumbo was great. Also side of sweet potatoes was creamy delicious.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We had a table for 4 for a late lunch and opportunity to watch a World Cup soccer match. The food was very flavorful. Portions were generous, food meant to be hot actually was hot when served. Our server was attentive but not hovering. When the soccer match started we found out the place was filled with folks like us,... More

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E'town
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Eat here three times over a week. Twice for lunch and once for dinner. Seated and served right away. Food came pretty quick, but watch special orders. Parking was tight a couple of times, but the place is bigger on the inside than it looks.

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Iowa
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92 reviews 92 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

My brother suggested this place and it was wonderful! Sports bar atmosphere and a little noisy, but the food was great! I had pulled pork and the flavor was wonderful. It came with two sides and a cornbread muffin. The baked beans were unike any I have ever had before! Kidney and black beans in addition to the usual pork... More

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