• 1301 NW 114th Street
  • Clive, IA 50235
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Wobbly Boots BBQ

Here’s How We Create the Best BBQ in Des Moines…

We often claim to serve the best BBQin Des Moines but those aren’t just words we say to sound fancy. Wobbly Boots Roadhouse‘s actions back those words up with delicious dishes, specialty recipes, and attention to detail that makes all of your senses stand up and take notice! (It’s not just the taste, but the smell, feel, and look that’s going to have you coming back for more again and again!)

We bet you’re wondering just what makes Wobbly Boots BBQ so darn good. Well, here’s a closer look at the process that tickles taste buds and has mouths watering all over Iowa.


Uniquely Styled

The type of BBQ you’ll discover at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Clive was inspired by many different BBQ masters from around the country. We lovingly refer to it as a “hybrid style” of BBQ combining elements of the dishes found in the BBQ meccas of the U.S.A. – Kansas City, St. Louis, Memphis, and Texas.

We took our favorite parts away from each of these styles and put them all together to create a taste that people can’t seem to get enough of! Luckily for all of you, we’re open 7 days a week, year-round, and smoke our meats on a daily basis.

Smoked Over Hickory

The key to creating the Wobbly Boots flavor that is so popular around these parts is the hickory-smoked goodness we infuse into each bite. First, we slow-smoke our succulent meats over hickory, allowing the incredible flavors of each type of meat to come through boldly. Our clever chefs have figured out exactly how long each meat needs to spend in the smoker to become it’s flavorful best.

Next, those meats are coated (or served with a side of) our extraordinary house-recipe BBQ sauce. The end result is a plate full of the best hickory-smoked BBQ in Des Moines that will leave you fully satisfied yet anxious to come back again for more!

You won’t find our BBQ sauce anyplace else but right here. (Unless you pick up a bottle to take home with you or visit the Wobbly Boots Roadhouse at the Lake of the Ozarks run by our good friends, that is.)

So Many, Many Choices

You can enjoy our hickory-smoked meats either between two slices of bread or piled high on a plate next to our homestyle side dishes. We also create quite a few BBQ entrees that are every bit as irresistible. Here’s a look at a few of our offerings.

BBQ Sandwiches
All of our slow-smoked meats are served “wet” (sauced) on a fresh toasted bun, but feel free to request the sauce on the side. (Burnt ends are always served with the sauce they are smoked in.) Meats include:

  • Sweet Smoked Italian Sausage
  • Hand-Pulled Pork
  • Tender Smoked Beef Brisket
  • Applewood Smoked Pit Ham
  • Sliced Turkey Breast
  • House Favorite Brisket Burnt Ends

Smoked Meat Plates
Here you can build your own plate filled with the hickory-smoked meats of your choice. Each dinner is served with a piece of Texas toast and two of our homestyle side dishes. The meat choices are the same as above and may be ordered as  a

  • Single Meat Plate
  • Double Meat Plate
  • BBQ Trio Plate (A full pound of hickory-smoked meat!)

Classic BBQ Dinners
Each of these classic dishes is served with Texas toast and two of our homestyle side dishes.

  • Baby Back Ribs – Over 2 pounds of our slow-smoked delicious dry-rubbed baby back ribs, lightly grilled and basted in our house recipe BBQ sauce. Tender and mouth-watering…the very best in ribs!
  • Half Rack of Ribs & 1 Smoked Meat – A half rack of our Baby Back Ribs with your choice of one of our house-smoked meats.
  • Chicken & Rib Combo – Yes, we did!! A half rack of our Baby Back Ribs combined with our Hickory Smoked Half Chicken. A delicious combination!

The yummy goodness doesn’t stop there! You’ll find fantastic dishes throughout the Wobbly Boots Roadhouse menu, both BBQ and non-BBQ items, that feature our hickory-smoked meats as one of the ingredients, plus appetizers like our award-winning Wobbly Wings.

Throwing a party? You can order our BBQ in bulk to-go and feed a crowd of hungry people or hire the best catering in Des Moines to cook it all up and bring the BBQ to you! Swing on by the Boot soon and give our hickory-smoked hybrid style BBQ a try. It’s bound to be love at first taste!

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