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    Best BBQ in Des Moines

    Ive been reading the posts about the best resturants in Ames and it made me hungry thinking about Battle's, unfortunately I cant find anything in the Des Moines area that stacks up. So I was wondering if there was anything even close to Battles level in the Des Moines area



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    Re: Best BBQ in Des Moines

    Jethro's BBQ. It is fantastic.

    All of the regional specialties done CORRECTLY.

    Pulled Pork with the appropriate regional BBQ sauces.
    Brisket with the authentic regional sauces. They even have the esoteric Alabama Sauce.


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    Re: Best BBQ in Des Moines

    When Pigs Fly, owned by Hez Jackson former ISU Fullback



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    Re: Best BBQ in Des Moines

    Flying Mango is the best IMHO. It is hard to compare it to Battles though since they are different types of places. Jethro's is pretty great as well.

    I haven't found any "Battles type" places in DSM though that have the same quality and consistancy.



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    Re: Best BBQ in Des Moines

    Quote Originally Posted by isufbcurt View Post
    When Pigs Fly, owned by Hez Jackson former ISU Fullback
    Is that the place on 86th just south of 80/35
    Some guys from work and I went there and it was VERY good, but portions were pretty small compared to what we go for.


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    Re: Best BBQ in Des Moines

    Quote Originally Posted by isufbcurt View Post
    When Pigs Fly, owned by Hez Jackson former ISU Fullback
    I ll have to try it. I have to support former cyclones



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    Re: Best BBQ in Des Moines

    Quote Originally Posted by wartknight View Post
    Is that the place on 86th just south of 80/35
    Some guys from work and I went there and it was VERY good, but portions were pretty small compared to what we go for.

    Yeah, right off the 86th St. exit, in the strip mall right before Meredith.



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    Re: Best BBQ in Des Moines

    Quote Originally Posted by isufbcurt View Post
    When Pigs Fly, owned by Hez Jackson former ISU Fullback

    I'll be darned! I tutored Hez for his geology class back in the 90s... nice guy, I should stop by passing thru DSM sometime for some good bbq....

    also, regarding another comment on Jethro's, I'm not sure "esoteric" and "alabama" should ever belong in the same sentence...


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    Re: Best BBQ in Des Moines

    Smokey D's BBQ. This place is great!

    20 NW 54th Ave off the beaten path and carry out only but great BBQ.



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    Re: Best BBQ in Des Moines

    Woody's, just off of Cottage Grove near Drake. Small establishment but AWESOME food.



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    Re: Best BBQ in Des Moines

    Quote Originally Posted by bhoffy View Post
    Smokey D's BBQ. This place is great!

    20 NW 54th Ave off the beaten path and carry out only but great BBQ.
    Are you speaking of the place next to Phillips 66 off the 141 exit?



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    Re: Best BBQ in Des Moines

    Uncle Wendell's Bakery and BBQ is a nice little joint on Ingersoll



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    Re: Best BBQ in Des Moines

    Quote Originally Posted by jtdoyle1 View Post
    Uncle Wendell's Bakery and BBQ is a nice little joint on Ingersoll
    I checked out their menu online and noticed that they also serve dutch letters, now that my kind of place.



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    Re: Best BBQ in Des Moines

    I really like Smokey D's, I have only been to the one in the skywalk. Always busy at lunch time. Shanes Rib Shack isnt bad in WDM either.



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    Re: Best BBQ in Des Moines

    Big Daddy's Barbeque.... Period, end of story....



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