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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
  • 60
    Excellent
  • 39
    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
BBQ at its finest!

I had a delicious half rack of rib lunch, and it was great! The parking lot was being used for motorcycle training which made parking a problem but other then that it was outstanding!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
David W
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West Des Moines, Iowa
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West Des Moines, Iowa
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100 reviews 100 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

I had a delicious half rack of rib lunch, and it was great! The parking lot was being used for motorcycle training which made parking a problem but other then that it was outstanding!

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Decorah, Iowa
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101 reviews 101 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Had to try Smokey D's since it was a triple D stop in Des Moines. We just had sandwiches as we were in a hurry. I had the pulled pork and my wife had a pulled chicken. Both were GREAT!!! Can not go wrong at SMOKEY D's!!!

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Hudson, IA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Tons of great choices on the menu, I went with the brisket and sausage combo, the Mrs got the chicken and burnt ends. ...All very tasty and enough to fill ya up too. BBQ nachos were pretty good as well.

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Altoona, Iowa, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Smokey D's in the best BBQ in Des Moines, hands down. My favorite is getting two-meat platter. I love the smoked sausage and pulled pork.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We saw the bar on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives and had to try it. It was the only Triple D location right beside Interstate 35 between KC and Mpls, so it was the one we picked to try out on our road trip. It is located beside the large, yellow Harley Davidson shops on I35/I80 in West Des Moines. We... More 

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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

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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102 reviews 102 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?