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Smokey D's BBQ

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5055 NW 2nd St, Des Moines, IA 50313-1701
+1 515-243-2747
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“burnt ends” (140 reviews)
“ribs” (209 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5055 NW 2nd St, Des Moines, IA 50313-1701
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There are so many trophies and rewards on the walls. After eating here I see why. I went with my family and everyone loved their dishes! We will be back!!

Thank LoveVacayLife
Reviewed yesterday

We went to Smokey D's after spending a day at the state fair so were looking for a comfortable place. We went during off hours, about 3:30 pm so it wasn't very crowded. You have an ordering counter as you walk in, get your drink,...More

Thank srehmann
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We didn't realize what a gem we found. We love us some good, BBQ and saw the sign on I-80. Didn't realize that it was a Triple D/Guy Fieri place. My daughter had a great brisket sandwich and I had the burnt ends. Yum!!!

Thank acme9394
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and selection of eats! My wife had the brisket and beans with potato casserole, I enjoyed the ribs and burnt ends with Mac and cheese and cucumbers and onions. Very good bbq! Burnt ends almost perfect. Ribs had the right bite, brisket had...More

Thank Matt G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here, for dinner, I've heard a lit about thus place, but was disappointed in what I had, the food was cold and I have eaten a lit better BBQ.

Thank Rich R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband absolutely loves the ribs and burnt ends at this place! He even brought some back with him the last time he was there to enjoy at home in Florida. Their pork is soooooo goooooddd!!! They need some improvement on their sides. Mac and...More

Thank sschmit696
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited there twice with different friends. The first time when my friend took me to there, we ordered ribs. It was tasty but salty. Few weeks later, I took my other friend to there, as both of us love BBQ. We ordered full rack...More

Thank Jacky X
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time in and had a great experience. Traditional walk up ordering with table delivery. Service was quick and nice, food was top shelf. Would recommend the ribs and brisket. To very good meets to try all 4 flavors of sauce with. My favorite was...More

Thank neonlime
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here after the locals said you must visit. The meat was delicious and I didn’t even try their BBQ sauce. My husband did and said it was some of the best he has had. The meals are well proportioned and very flavorful. We went...More

Thank Cnieves3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved it. Great food and fast service. The food and barbeque sauces are awesome. I bought gift card for all my kids and grandkids. They loved it as well. Prices are well within reason. Lots of food for the buck.

Thank alwarren31a
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5055 NW 2nd St, Des Moines, IA 50313-1701
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-243-2747
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"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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