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Smokey D's BBQ

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5055 NW 2nd Street, Des Moines, IA
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Description: "Opened by award winning pitmasters, this restaurant just off I-80 on Des...
"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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Visitor rating
  • 57
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good BBQ

Wife and I stop here when we drop in the Big Barn Harley Store. It's right next door. Good St. Louis Style ribs and we love the brisket and cheesy potatoes.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
JesseandMichelle
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Fort Dodge
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Mount Pleasant, Iowa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We stopped at lunch on Saturday and the place was packed! The line did move quickly however and the meals were delivered speedily. The meals weren't overpriced for the quality of food. I had the baked beans with my sandwich and was really impressed with both. I went with a group of 7 and everyone liked the food. I recommend... More 

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fort dodge
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101 reviews 101 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

This review is based on two visits. I love and respect BBQ so I wanted to make sure I tried a variety of the menu before I wrote this. You walk up order your food, they hand you a number, you wander around a large area looking for an open table and you wait. The sides were very good (cole... More 

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Fort Dodge
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Wife and I stop here when we drop in the Big Barn Harley Store. It's right next door. Good St. Louis Style ribs and we love the brisket and cheesy potatoes.

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Fort Dodge, Iowa
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

Stopped after a trip to the va hospital and remembered seeing smokey D's on a Kingsford BBQ challenge. Stop in and it was obvious why they won.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Me and my other half were road tripping to Kansas City, MO (to indulge in BBQ, see a comedy show, and to visit my friend) and we made a pit stop for food. Smokey D's was right off the highway, halfway to our destination. We saw a line out the door..(and we normally are NOT waiters to sit down n... More 

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14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

In town last weekend and had to try, not dissapointed. Burnt ends sandwich, wings, pork and brisket everyone was happy at our table. Be sure to check out the bar, something a little special for a cold beer, I have never seen something like that before.

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Ramsey, Minnesota
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Saw this place on Diners, Drive-Inns and Dives, so I stopped in on my way home to Minneapolis after visiting my son. Will have to eat in next time, loved the interior. I purchased the two meat platter of chopped pork and brisket and the apple dumpling. The apple dumpling is what drove me to check it out, they use... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

Had a great meal at smokey D's. I had the burnt end sandwich and it was fantastic. The restaurant was clean and the staff was very friendly and helpful. This restaurant is highly recommended.

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Iowa, USA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Last week we went to Smokey D's. With all the hype and awards, I was set for some spectacular BBQ. On arrival the place was great, the perfect BBQ atmosphere. Walked up, placed the order and awaited the savory mix of meats. The serving size was plentiful, the presentation was typical BBQ place. The meats were unfortunately a disappointment. They... More 

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78 reviews 78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I love myself some good BBQ and my stomach was pleased with this place. I love their ribs especially! But also enjoyed their pork and burnt ends, Mac and cheese, and potato casserole. Went at 3:00 in the afternoon and it was still busy! Pretty good sign if you ask me

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5055 NW 2nd Street, Des Moines, IA
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

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.
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?