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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 - 10:00 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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food and service.

I had the sliced brisket. It was great. The cost was low. They give you a stand up plastic number at checkout that you put on your table, then bring your food as it is ready.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Weary_Traveler_312
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Statesville, North Carolina
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Statesville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I had the sliced brisket. It was great. The cost was low. They give you a stand up plastic number at checkout that you put on your table, then bring your food as it is ready.

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Grimes, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

There is nothing special about Smokey D's. And this is odd. The restaurant advertises the many awards their BBQ has collected from around the US and display dozens of trophies around the restaurant. I am thoroughly at a loss to imagine how their product could win anything. The Brisket is tough and with very little smoked flavor. Same with ribs.... More 

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Twinsburg, Ohio
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Great BBQ. I had pulled pork sandwich. My wife had chicken. All were great. Order the potato casserole as a side dish. The line to order looks long but moves fast. The place is stacked with trophies for all the BBQ contests they have won. Joe

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

They have the BEST potato casserole! Award winning barbecue & you can tell why - delicious!! Weekends you have to stand in line for a long time to order & hard to find a place to sit but that's cause it is so packed cause it's so good. A must see in Des Moines!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We are from Texas so we love our BBQ! Sliced brisket was tender and loved the varieties of BBQ sauce at the tables. Kids loved the chicken tenders. Kid servings were huge! Absolutely loved the potato casserole and cheesy Mac and cheese!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We didn't know what to order and they helped us. We shared a two meat meal and it was perfect. The ribs are great and the burnt pieces are great too. We had the potato casserole was good .Mac and cheese was okay. I wish it was closed to where we live. It was only $14 for our meal.

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Troy, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This BBQ place is the real deal. It could be located in the traditional 'BBQ' areas and match anyone for quality BBQ. I stopped hear for lunch while in the area on business and glad I did. Their ribs are second to none anywhere - smokey flavored, tender, meaty and oh so good ! I had their combo platter and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

BBQ is very competitive these days and we have had alot of good BBQ around. This rates right up at the top. Very busy place but still quick service and food delivery. We both had the burnt ends and brisket. Both were good but we preferred the burnt ends. The potatoe casserole is extremely good. The beans were good as... More 

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Ames, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Great food! Great location! The sitting area is much bigger than expected and although it may seem busy, we were able to get through very fast. Will visit again for sure!

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

When you walk in and see the trophies and awards from BBQ competitions you know you are at the right place for BBQ. The meats are fantastic along with the great sides. The Potato Casserole is a go to side for me. A must try BBQ in Des Moines.

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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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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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