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Burnt Ends – From Scraps to a Delicious Delicacy!

A customer favorite off the menu at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Clive is our flavorful burnt ends. Did you know that this delicious dish was originally discovered by accident? Pitmasters were only trying to create the perfect brisket but a second equally amazing food was invented. Our BBQ restaurant in Des Moines found our own way to perfect burnt ends but its origin story comes from another place famous for BBQ – Kansas City.

From Trash to Treasure

The fantastic menu item that people love today actually came from the end pieces of brisket that got cut off because they were too charred and fatty to be served. Once cut off, these pieces used to get thrown away, used for scraps in stews, or sometimes snacked on by the chefs.

As customers were waiting in line they would notice these ends begin piling up as the brisket was cut, and some would grab […]

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Celebrate National Catfish Month at the Boot

The month of August is set aside to observe quite a few different things and one of those happens to be catfish. Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Clive is ready to celebrate that in style (delicious style, might we add!) If you’re already a fan of catfish for dinner, you’ll be thrilled to hear that. If not, well, our family restaurant in Des Moines is ready to change your mind!

It’s a well-known fact that your favorite BBQ restaurant in Des Moines is an expert at hickory-smoked meats. Today we’re here to tell you how incredible our catfish dishes are as well.

Catfish at the Boot

Our Wobbly Boots BBQ menu features two taste-tempting catfish dishes. One comes in sandwich form and the other as a hearty dinner plate.

Catfish BLT
A catfish fillet coated in seasoned cornmeal and fried to a golden brown. It’s served on a ciabatta roll with bacon, lettuce, tomato, and chipotle mayo and […]

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Wobbly Boots BBQ is Fun (& Delicious) For the Whole Family

Dinnertime is an excellent time to catch up and reconnect with the family. August happens to be Family Fun Month. Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Clive believes you can combine those two things and enjoy some quality time together at our family restaurant in Des Moines plus enjoy a delicious meal in the process. Win-win! Here are a few reasons why your family is going to love dining at the Boot.

Sometimes, Kids’ Meals Are FREE!

Twice a week at our Des Moines BBQ restaurant, kids ages 10 and under can order off of our kids’ menu for free with the purchase of an adult meal. (Dine-in only.) This magnificent offer occurs each Sunday night for dinner and all day every Tuesday. Our incredible kids’ menu is sure to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters. Each one comes with a drink and one of our signature sides. Choose from:

Chicken Strips
Grilled Cheese
Pork Slider
Mini Corn […]

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The ONLY Way to Celebrate National Chicken Wing Day…

National Chicken Wing Day is coming up again next Monday, July 29, 2019. Lucky for you that the best BBQ restaurant in the Des Moines area just so happens to serve the most amazing chicken wings in the Midwest! The Wobbly Wings at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Clive are one of our most popular menu items and they’re the perfect dish to celebrate this awesome holiday with.

Wobbly Wings at the Boot

Just what makes Wobbly Wings so mouthwateringly good? Our hickory-smoking expertise is a big part of that! First, we take jumbo chicken wings and generously coat them in our house dry rub. Next, we slow-roast them over hickory ensuring only the most flavorful, juiciest wings possible.

Once they’re ready for serving, the best hot wings in Des Moines are so good that they can easily be enjoyed sauceless. We do have some terrific signature sauces available though, so you may just want to give […]

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3 Reasons Why You Can’t Resist BBQ

It’s easy to convince people to eat BBQ because it’s a type of food that is simply irresistible! The hard part is making it taste good enough that they come back for more, but that’s not a problem for us at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Clive! A person’s natural desire for BBQ combined with our award-winning way of preparing it creates the best BBQ in Des Moines!

Have you ever wondered just what it is about this amazing food that makes it so irresistible? We think about stuff like that all the time! The following facts are a big reason why and we bet you’ll agree.

The Aroma

The very first sensation that grabs you when it comes to BBQ is that scent that makes your mouth water immediately! Once you step into the dining room at our Des Moines family restaurant, you’re already hooked. (Sometimes it even hits you in the parking […]

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The Importance of Happy Hour (It Does a Body Good!)

Taking a break from work stress and home responsibilities every once in a while is important for maintaining good mental health. That’s what the best Happy Hour in Des Moines is here to help you do! As a matter of fact, studies have shown that enjoying Happy Hour can be good for your physical health in some ways too.

Happy Hour Origins

Wobbly Boots Roadhouse didn’t create the concept of Happy Hour (although we have done a good job perfecting it!) “Happy Hours” were originally created as a form of entertainment to distract men out at sea from the day to day workings on the ship and keep them in good spirits. Rather than drinking, they would box, wrestle, enjoy music, or watch movies. During Prohibition, the term “Happy Hour” was picked up to describe the time when people would secretly meet for a few pre-dinner cocktails in private homes or speakeasies […]

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Get a Taste of the Best Steaks in Des Moines

When you’re craving a big ol’ plate of meat & potatoes (or meat and mac & cheese, or meat and cheesy corn…) that means it’s time to head on over to Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Clive. In addition to award-winning hickory-smoked BBQ, we also serve up the best steaks in the Des Moines area! Whether you’re in the mood for a great big dinner plate or a hearty sandwich, we’ve got you covered.

Harvest Entrees

All of these entrees are served with Texas toast and your choice of 2 of our homestyle side dishes. You may also add 3 bacon wrapped shrimp to any steak for a small additional charge.

Roadhouse Ribeye
A 12-ounce choice ribeye seasoned and charbroiled to your liking. This juicy, mouthwatering steak is topped with a Templeton Steak Butter ensuring deliciousness bite after bite.

New York Strip Steak
A 10-ounce choice cut NY strip grilled to your liking, ensuring a flavorful delicious […]

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4th of July + Wobbly Boots BBQ = A Delicious Match!

The most popular holiday for BBQ is the 4th of July and the most popular BBQ for the 4th of July in Des Moines comes from Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Clive! Spend more time enjoying the holiday and less time cooking for family and friends by picking up some Wobbly Boots BBQ over the holiday.

4 Most Popular 4th of July Foods

We researched the most popular foods to celebrate the 4th of July with and the following 4 items were top choices on every list we discovered. As luck would have it, we serve every one of these (in some form or another) at our De Moines BBQ restaurant! 

Burgers

We’ve got the best, hand-pattied burgers in town made from 100% Black Angus chuck.  There are 9 burgers to choose from on the menu or feel free to add the toppings of your choice and create a masterpiece of your own. 

Steak

You’ll find juicy, hickory-smoked prime rib as the […]

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The Best Onion Rings for National Onion Ring Day

Saturday, June 22, 2019, is National Onion Rings Day. America has a slight obsession with all things fried, but how can you blame us when it tastes so doggone good? Fryers create some of the best bar food in Des Moines. Our Famous Onion Rings are a perfect example of that.

At Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Clive, we’ve created a side dish so incredible in our onion rings that they’ve earned a spot on the appetizer menu too!  Some even say our giant onion rings are practically a meal by themselves!

The Boots’ Famous Onion Rings

First, we start with great big, fresh, crispy yellow onions. These are cut into thick rings, then bathed in buttermilk. After that, we hand-bread them in our specially seasoned flour. The final step is placing them in the fryer until they are a perfect golden brown.

A side of chipotle ranch finishes the preparation, and your server brings […]

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5 Things That Dads and BBQ Have in Common

Father’s Day weekend is upon us (Sunday, June 16, 2019) and we bet you are racking your brain for the perfect present to give good old Dad. Well, look no further! Lunch, dinner, or maybe even brunch at the best BBQ restaurant in Des Moines is something that any father will love. Dads and BBQ have a lot in common, after all. Here is our Wobbly Boots Roadhouse list of similarities between these two great things.

D-A-D and B-B-Q

Three small letters make up these two short words that = great big, wonderful things! No man in your life rates bigger than Dad and no flavor rates higher than our house-recipe BBQ sauce. You can even pick up a bottle to put a bow on and give to your father to take home.

Warm and Comforting

BBQ is an excellent comfort food. After a rough day, a delicious meal from Wobbly Boots Roadhouse is almost […]

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