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Smokey D's BBQ

5055 NW 2nd Street, Des Moines, IA
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Ranked #25 of 501 Restaurants in Des Moines
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Description: "Opened by award winning pitmasters, this restaurant just off I-80 on Des Moines' north side is a BBQ lovers dream and would be a real gem for travelers". New Smokey D's location. There are two others.
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Marshalltown, Iowa
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132 reviews 132 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

I saw that Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives would feature Smokey-D's next month and decided to give them a try. Boy, am I glad we did! Best ribs and burnt ends I have ever had! No sauce necessary! The brisket and chopped pork had excellent flavor, but was a bit dry. Hubby liked the wings, I did not. Cheese curds were... More

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Ankeny, Iowa
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148 reviews 148 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Our new favorite place. The kids love the Ribs kids meal, and I like the brisket sandwich. The fries are very tasty as well. Plenty of seating and the place is always busy. You can read the menu while you wait in line and then pick out your seats. There is always extra room to sit in the party rooms... More

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Urbandale
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I've reviewed this restaurant before, but I just can't get over how good and consistent it is. I've been there several times in the last month. The Monday daily special is very good. Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, and corn. I've had that twice! The cheese curds are really good. You get a lot for a side! Went... More

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Eyota, Minnesota
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Smokey's ribs are incredible! Great cut - smoked to perfection - sauce is great too. Lot's of other great eats on the menu too. Don't miss this BBQ! They just won the World Championship - so I'm not the only one who thinks they are great...

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Torreon, Mexico
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I have visited this place two times and both visits were great. Ribs are amazing! they are VERY flavorful, even before you put sauce on them. I love the bread! Service is really fast.

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IA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The BBQ is top notch, service in very good, and they have nice rooms for group outings.Location is easy to access off I-80/35. They also cater for multiple types of events.Try it!

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Des Moines, Iowa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Smokey D's has the BEST potato soup, chicken salad and the french fries have a nice little zing but not over powering. It is nice that it is so close to my house :)

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Omaha, Nebraska
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219 reviews 219 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The food here is great with decent prices. It was a Saturday night so it was very crowded. This might be why the food took longer than we expected. They have BBQ choices with several types of sauces. All the sauces were very good.

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Mesa, Az
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Wow, no place will you find better ribs. No fancy place, walk in and order before setting down. In a very short time your order is brought to your table with a smile. Their sauce is at the table and you can add as much as you want. The sides are great too. No linen tablecloth and you do not... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had a very good meal here. The brisket was delicious and the choice of sauces very complimentary. Sides included cheesy potatoes and mac and cheese (my favorites) and bbq beans that were also very good. I would go back here in a minute!

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Additional Information about Smokey D's BBQ

Address: 5055 NW 2nd Street, Des Moines, IA
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Barbecue

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