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Smokey D's BBQ

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$$ - $$$
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5055 NW 2nd Street, Des Moines, IA
+1 515-243-2747
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of those BBQ's that should be cloned and opened across America, but only if the quality remained as high as Smokey D's maintains in Des Moines. This place is flat out excellent. Wow! The Farmboy Platter was ordered by an associate, and that was insane. This is the type of BBQ you can eat at twice in... More 

Thank missouriplowboy
Wallingford, CT
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76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Saw this place on Food Network's Diners Drive-in's and Dives. I ordered the dinner platter with pork, burnt ends, potato casserole &a marinated veggies. My daughter got the lunch platter with chicken baked beans and macaroni and cheese. Every thing was good but the pork was phenomenal. Glad I don't live in the area I'd gain a lot of weight.

Thank paninimom
Ankeny, Iowa
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had the tenderloin, was very BIG. We split it and could hardly eat it all. Fries were just so-so, could have been crispier. Service was very good.

Thank dpiiams
Des Moines, Iowa
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great BBQ: especially liked the BBQ meatballs: the sides were also very good! Liked the atmosphere and the staff was very helpful and nice!

Thank Travel_lover5656
Des Moines, Iowa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Champion smoked meats, topped off with homemade apple dumplings are your feast here.Plenty of parking, large seating capability, friendly staff, and great pulled pork. Recently featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Drives too!

Thank GramsB487
Des Moines, Iowa
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife loves the ribs here. She says the best. I have yet to try a rack as I get caught up with brisket. Quick service. Reasonably priced.

Thank Ron T
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is always good. There is a great selection for whatever you are in the mood for. The kids menu is great for even picky eaters!

Norwalk, Iowa
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

*********foods very good-congested atmosphere-they do have a sports bar- easy access right off interstate 80 at 2nd ave-stop for the food not the atmosphere - wait in line to place order and you get a number for delivery of order ***********

Thank olebuck1923
Des Moines, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best brisket hands down!! I've been here several times and never disappointed!! I'm always wanting to eat here!!

Thank bharris028
Des Moines, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

food is always good, quick service gets the food right out. barkeeps are very responsive open 7 days a week

Thank jonclarke1302

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5055 NW 2nd Street, Des Moines, IA
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-243-2747
"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".

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Midland, Michigan

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?