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Smokey D's BBQ

5055 NW 2nd Street, Des Moines, IA
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Ranked #28 of 499 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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Eyota, Minnesota
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 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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36 reviews 36 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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Spring Hill, Kansas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I love BBQ and was passing through Des Moines on the way to a BBQ contest. I was told to stop by Smoky D's BBQ and give them a try. The restaurant is large and also has a large bar. Many trophies from their BBQ contests are displayed in the restaurant. I ordered a brisket sandwich and seasoned fries for... More

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New York City, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I love this place, we've eaten here several times traveling East-West. I love the fact that they have Smoked Turkey Breast. Everything I've eaten was great. Affordable, and both family friendly and couple friendly. They have bar service as well. You will love this place. It's also really easy to get to off of 35.

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Clayton, California
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141 reviews 141 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Don't go if you don't want meat! We went for lunch and had pulled pork sandwiches ($5.50) but they also offer a $9.50 lunch platter, with one meat, two sides and garlic bread. Very tender meat, quite a generous portion. There are 4 bbq sauces on each table. Unlimited drinks. Come with an appetite!

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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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