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“very good BBQ”

Cactus Bob's BBQ Corral
Ranked #5 of 44 Restaurants in Johnston
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Nevada, Iowa
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“very good BBQ”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

Overall I enjoyed this restaurant. The meat was great, but I did not like some of the sided. I would definately go back.

  • Visited January 2013
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English first
Johnston, Iowa
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Fast Casual BBQ”
Reviewed November 2, 2012

Variety of sauces with varying degrees of heat. Sweet pickles are always interesting. All around this is a solid, inexpensive BBQ option. Probably not as good as Smokey D's, but its definitely worth a visit. They recently expanded so there should be plenty of room night and day.

Visited October 2012
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Johnston, Iowa
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Smokey chick & fried mushrooms”
Reviewed October 28, 2012 via mobile

Try the fried mushrooms they are the best I have ever had, smokey chick is prob our fav sandwich. Fried chicken sandwich is quiet good, they now have broasted chicken too!

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Des Moines, Iowa
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76 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great place for quick (not fast food) lunch”
Reviewed July 6, 2012

Love the Chuckwagon sandwich when I can't decide which meat to have...it has beef, pork, and chicken! My other favorite is the tenderloin--yum! Moist and fresh, meaty with a unique light batter (like on beer battered fish) makes for a very nice change from the super thin cornmeal breaded variety. Try the sauces until you find your favorite. Nice choices for sides...my favorites include the corn relish, cole slaw (vinegar style) and baked beans. The pickles on the side are to die for too. Beverage choices include the usual fountain, but also some good beers in cans/bottles. Very friendly staff makes you feel welcome.

  • Visited June 2012
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Iowa
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149 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Great Food at a great price”
Reviewed June 20, 2012 via mobile

This place has great food at a great price. The meats are delicious and the beans and homemade chips are good. The fries are very good too. Fast, good and inexpensive.

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Thank IowaRod
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