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Warm Up From a Cold Iowa Winter With These Delicious Drinks

A great big plate full of the best BBQ in Des Moines will definitely warm you up on a cold, Iowa day or night. While you’re waiting for the talented chefs at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Clive to cook it up for you, we’ve got a few tasty beverages from behind the bar that can start thawing you out.  Here are a few ideas for a delicious drink to tide you over until the food arrives.

Coffee/Tea/Hot Chocolate

Hot tea or coffee always hits the spot on a cold day and when you add some special ingredients from behind the Wobbly Boots BBQ bar, it tastes even better! Some of our favorite coffee add-ins taste wonderful mixed into hot chocolate too. (Perfect for the person that doesn’t mind a bit of dessert before dinner!) These include Bailey’s, Irish Whiskey, Kahlua, and Amaretto.

As for hot tea, it’s a main ingredient in a classic Hot Toddy, which also contains honey, lemon juice, and a hearty shot of whiskey. (Actually, some recipes skip the tea and just use hot water!) An added benefit of this particular cocktail is the fact that it’s also terrific for tackling many symptoms of a winter cold.

Whiskey Drinks

We already mentioned a Hot Toddy above, but whiskey alone has a reputation for warming up a person when the weather gets cold. A shot of whiskey gives you an immediate sensation of warmth because it causes your blood vessels to dilate which brings warm blood closer to the surface of your skin. The feeling won’t last long but it will sure taste great going down! By the time the warmth wears off, your dinner should be hot and ready to take its place.

Bloody Marys

Even though this drink is served over ice, it can still bring the heat! With the proper ingredients added to the base mix, our bartenders can really give your Bloody Mary a spicy kick. Just tell us how hot you think you can handle it. With the addition of some special spices, the right amount of hot sauce, and certain flavored vodkas, you’ll soon be enjoying a cocktail that will definitely warm you up.

Cold Beer & Hot BBQ

If you aren’t the type of person that likes to drink hot beverages along with a hot meal, once the food arrives you may want to switch over to drinking something cold and refreshing. For example, our large selection of 18 different draft beers is a popular choice to pair with hickory-smoked BBQ. We always keep a nice selection of locally brewed Iowa beers on tap too, so you know we’ll have something you’ll love!

The talented bartenders at our BBQ restaurant & bar in Des Moines are here to help you decide exactly which drink you’ll enjoy most to go along with your meal. If you happen to join us during Happy Hour any Monday-Friday from 3-6 pm, you may even get some of those awesome drinks at a discounted price! Hot or cold, we’ll make sure you get something refreshing and delicious.

When You Can’t Decide… Combination Meals to the Rescue!

The menu at our Des Moines BBQ restaurant features an enormous variety of items, both BBQ and non-BBQ dishes, that make it extremely difficult to choose what to order. (They’re all so darn good!) For those days when you simply can’t decide, Wobbly Boots Roadhouse is here to help with some fantastic combination meals. That way, you get to enjoy more than one of your favorite foods at the same time!

BBQ Trio Plate

Even if you come into Wobbly Boots BBQ determined to enjoy one of our mouthwatering hickory-smoked meats, you’ve still got to choose which one. Not to worry, because we have a plate for that! The BBQ Trio Plate combines your choice of 3 types of meat to total a full pound of yumminess! (We’ve also got a Double-Meat Plate too if you’re not quite hungry enough for 3.)

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

Chicken & Rib Combo

Our hickory-smoked meats go beyond just what we offer for sandwiches and smoked meat plates. We couldn’t call ourselves a BBQ restaurant without knowing how to smoke a succulent rack of ribs, but we also deliciously slow-smoke chicken over hickory as well. When you order this tasty dish, you get the best of both worlds all on one plate!

Ribbies & Wings

The appetizer menu is another section where you’ll find hickory-smoked goodness throughout. Our Wobbly Wings are a customer favorite, but those Baby Back Ribs are hard to resist too. With this menu item, you get 4 of each. Delicious!

Wobbly Boots Sampler

Craving a bit more than just Ribbies & Wings? Then you’ll want to take a look at this amazing sampler platter. Not only do you get 4 Baby Back Ribs and 4 Wobbly Wings, but we also pile on 4 of our Famous Onion Rings and 4 Bacon Wrapped Shrimp. For this plate, you’d better come in hungry or willing to share with the rest of the table!

Cowboy Cobb

If you’re trying to include more vegetables in your diet but the smell of our savory, hickory-smoked meats is tempting you to skip the salad, you don’t have to. Our Cowboy Cobb, also referred to as the “King of Salads,” allows you to have your salad and your BBQ too! A chilled bowl of crisp greens is generously topped with our smoked ham and turkey, plus crumbled bacon, hard-boiled egg, avocado, tomatoes, red onion, cheddar-jack cheese, and our 5-cheese mozzarella blend. This one satisfies even the biggest of appetites and it’s available in a half-portion too.

Mac & Cheese Burger

Sometimes the main dish is an easy decision, like our Black Angus burgers, but you’re still having a hard time deciding between our many homestyle side dishes. With this dish, our famous homemade Mac & Cheese already comes on the burger but you still get to enjoy another savory side dish along with the meal! (Although the diner in the picture below opted for double Mac & Cheese. We totally get that!)

Not only are the combination plates at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Clive a great way to keep from having to decide between your favorite foods, but they’re also a wonderful way to try more than one of our menu items in the same visit. The next time you bring the gang to our family restaurant in Des Moines, consider ordering one of these delicious dishes. You won’t be disappointed!

January is National Soup Month – Celebrate Wobbly Boots-Style!

January is supposed to be a cold month in the Midwest (although so far this season we’ve seen some unseasonal temperatures) usually making it a great time to celebrate National Soup Month. Here at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Clive, we’ve also got 2 deliciously irresistible soups on the menu each day.

Our kitchen makes a mean pot of soup that can be enjoyed either by the cup or by the bowl, alone for a light meal or paired with the best BBQ in Des Moines. We’ve got one scrumptious flavor that’s always on the menu plus a second option that changes daily depending on what the talented cooks in our kitchen are in the mood to create that day.

Our Famous Baked Potato Soup

This particular soup has become so very popular at our Des Moines family restaurant that it has earned a permanent spot on the menu, available year-round, 7 days a week! It’s rich, creamy, and everything you could possibly ask for when you’re craving a hot bowl of soup.

Every serving is packed full of chunks of potatoes and garnished with cheddar-jack cheese, crumbled bacon, and green onions. It’s a delight for all of your senses! First, you’ll love the look of the colorful presentation, then the savory scent will hit you. Your taste buds will tingle with the first spoonful, and you’ll immediately feel satisfaction deep in your stomach. You can’t really hear our soup unless the person next to you is slurping it, but that’s okay because you’ll very likely be doing the same thing! Your noise will cancel out theirs.

Soup of the Day

Even though our Baked Potato Soup is hard to resist, some days you may be in the mood to try something different. For that very reason, we also offer a second made-from-scratch soup option daily. It changes depending on what type of delicious concoction our chefs have decided to whip up that day. Just ask your server which savory soup we’re offering when you come in and sit down to order.

Pair It Up

A great big, hot, savory bowl of soup may be enough for your main meal but if you’re in the mood for more than just soup, we’ve got you covered. There are a couple of different Soup Combo Meals on the menu to choose from that pair our amazing soups with either a salad or a sandwich.

  • Soup & Salad
    Enjoy a cup of your favorite soup paired with a crisp garden salad full of fresh ingredients and your choice of salad dressing.
  • Soup & Sandwich
    In this case, you get a cup of your favorite soup paired with a grilled sourdough sandwich. Sandwich choices are:

    • Turkey & Swiss
    • Ham & Swiss
    • 4-Cheese Grilled Cheese

Hot, Delicious, & Satisfying!

A hot, delicious bowl of soup has got to sound good to you after reading all about our mouthwatering choices, so treat yourself! Head on over to our BBQ restaurant in Des Moines right now and celebrate National Soup Month Wobbly Boots Roadhouse style! No matter what you end up ordering, you’re sure to leave happy and satisfied!

It’s Time For Iowa Football & Holiday Bowl Games!

There are many different reasons to get excited about the holidays and here at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Clive, that includes looking forward to watching the college football bowl games. While there are lots of anticipated games, we’re especially partial to the bowls featuring Iowa football!

This weekend the best place to watch sports in Des Moines is right here at the Boot! The Hawkeyes are up first on Friday night and the Cyclones will be playing on Saturday morning.

Hawkeyes Head to the Holiday Bowl

On Friday, December 27, 2019, at 7:00 pm, our Iowa Hawkeyes will take on the USC Trojans at SDCCU Stadium in San Diego for the Holiday Bowl. This year the Hawkeyes have a couple of extra incentives to go for the win. A victory here will make then the 9th team in program history to win at least 10 games! They will also be playing in honor of the memory of coaching legend Hayden Fry who recently passed away.  We’ve got a record of 9-3 and USC comes in with a record of 8-4, so this should be an exciting match-up to watch!

Cyclones Tackle the Camping World Bowl

On Saturday, December 28, 2019, at 11:00 am, Iowa’s other pride and joy, the Iowa State Cyclones, are taking on Notre Dame’s Fighting Irish at the Camping World Stadium in Orlando. This will be the first time for both teams to play in this bowl game. The Cyclones are heading into the game with a record of 7-5 to Notre Dame’s 10-2 record but we know Iowa State will give us a game to be proud of!

Always a Great Seat at the Boot

With 17 TVs positioned all around our Des Moines BBQ restaurant, there’s not a bad seat in the house! It doesn’t matter whether you belly up to the bar or gather around a table with the gang, either way, you’re going to get a great view of all the action.

While you’re cheering on these incredible Iowa teams, you can also enjoy refreshing drinks from our fully stocked bar. This includes 18 different beers on tap featuring many local Iowa brews. We’ll also have all of your hickory-smoked favorites coming out of the kitchen to keep your energy high throughout the games. Here’s a peek at some of the most popular items to enjoy along with an exciting game of football.

Wobbly Wings

Our jumbo chicken wings are coated in a special house dry rub before being slow-roasted over hickory for the perfect amount of time ensuring that they are the most flavorful, juiciest wings possible. They taste amazing served plain, but they are also delicious tossed in one of our signature sauces.

  • Jamaican Jerk
  • BBQ
  • Dijon Hot
  • Jalapeno Garlic
  • Chipotle Buffalo
  • Habanero BBQ

Wobbly Boots Sampler

With this one, you can give our savory wings a try plus get a taste of three other incredible appetizers. This sampler plate contains 4 Wobbly Wings, 4 Famous Onion Rings, 4 Bacon Wrapped Shrimp, and 4 Baby Back Ribs. A mountain of food suitable for a BIG meal or for sharing.

BBQ Pork Nachos

This plate is a house favorite! A bed of crispy tortilla chips smothered in our homemade pepper jack queso and topped with our house-smoked pulled pork and legendary baked beans. It’s finished with cheddar jack cheese, red onion, and tomatoes and served with a side of homemade salsa and sour cream.

Those classic “football foods” are just a few of your many mouthwatering options when you dine at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse. From award-winning BBQ to burgers to salads to steak and seafood dinners and more, there’s truly something for everyone. Grab the gang and head on over to our family restaurant in Des Moines for fantastic food, delicious drinks, an awesome atmosphere, and some good ol’ Iowa football. We’ll save a seat for you!

Don’t Miss Damon Dotson at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse

The stage at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Clive is about to be graced, once again, by the extremely talented Damon Dotson! On Friday, December 20, 2019, join us for an evening of the best live music in Des Moines plus a few drinks and some tasty BBQ too.

Damon Dotson is a fan favorite here at the Boot. This extremely popular Iowa musician always makes a busy Friday night even more exciting than usual!

Dotson is an accomplished singer/songwriter based out of our very own city of Des Moines, Iowa. He has been performing for more than a decade all over the Midwest and even released four original albums of his own. These include Tumblin’, Stars & Bars, Atmosphere, and Live @ the Fireworks Cafe. You can find them online, but the music is even more enjoyable in person!

Originally from northwest Iowa, Damon spent a couple of years in Nashville before moving back to Des Moines with a musical style that obviously grew from his time in “Music City, U.S.A.” Once back in his home state, Damon got right back to touring. Channeling inspiration from his own heroes like Dave Matthews and Willie Nelson, he has created a sound that everyone at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse, along with the rest of Iowa, loves so much!

He has had the honor of opening for legendary performers like BB King, Willie Nelson, The Beach Boys, as well as modern artists like Matt Nathanson, Edwin McCain, and The Lone Bellow. Dotson tours the Midwest performing both solo shows and with a full band at venues in Minneapolis, Omaha, Chicago, and Iowa. Our BBQ restaurant in Des Moines is just one stop of many and we are proud to be able to showcase this magnificent talent.

Friday is Prime Rib Night!

We pride ourselves on serving the best BBQ in Des Moines 7 days a week but it’s only 2 days out of those 7, Friday & Saturday, that we offer our mouthwatering Smoked Prime Rib Dinner. After 5:00 pm, in addition to our full menu, you can enjoy either a 10-oz. or 14-oz. cut of the juiciest, most flavorful prime rib in Iowa.

Each whole choice prime rib is generously covered with our own wet rub and then slow-smoked over hickory for 5 hours to ensure a taste that will have you coming back for more each weekend! This is served with a great big slice of Texas toast plus 2 of our homestyle side dishes. Smoked Prime Rib Dinner and the music of the amazing Damon Dotson… what a wonderful way to get a weekend started!

Be sure to come in early to our family restaurant in Des Moines this Friday, December 20, 2019. That way you can be sure to grab a great seat for the concert plus have plenty of time to enjoy dinner before the music begins. We’ll have refreshing drinks flowing from the bar all evening and a show on the Wobbly Boots BBQ stage you do not want to miss!

Spicy Foods That Turn Up the Heat at the Boot!

Most of the dishes served at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Clive are on the milder side when it comes to spiciness but we do have a few menu items that can really turn up the heat. Eating spicy foods actually does have some health benefits for a person plus it’s a great way to quickly warm up your body on a cold Iowa day. Check out some of the spicy dishes we’ve got to temp your taste buds with at our Des Moines family restaurant and learn why it’s a good idea to enjoy them.

Menu Items That “Bring the Heat”

Wobbly Wings
Our jumbo chicken wings get coated in our house dry rub and then are slow-roasted over hickory to create the most flavorful, juiciest wing possible! That process doesn’t make them spicy, but your choice of sauce to coat them in just might! Some of these wing sauces are hotter than the others: BBQ, Chipotle Buffalo, Jamaican Jerk, Dijon Hot, Jalapeno Garlic, and Habanero BBQ.

Buffalo Bacon Chicken & Jalapeno Flatbread
This particular Big City Flatbread starts out getting covered with our Chipotle Buffalo sauce. It’s then topped with grilled chicken breast, bacon, and spicy jalapenos plus our five-cheese pizza blend, all finished with ranch dressing to cool it off a bit.

Jalapeno Garlic Shrimp Dinner
A plate filled with 8 jumbo shrimp gently sauteed in our jalapeno-garlic butter until perfect. They also come with a side of more of that tasty jalapeno-garlic butter for even more flavor.

El Diablo Burger
This one’s a real mouth-burner! We take a half-pound flat top burger, cooked to your liking, and top it with bacon, jalapenos, our Chipotle Buffalo sauce, and pepper-jack cheese. You’ll need an ice-cold beer or sweet tea full of ice to go along with this meal!

Spicy Foods Are Good For a Body

Everyone has their own tolerance for exactly how hot and spicy they can handle their foods. It might interest you to know that spicy foods are not only yummy but they are also great for your physical health. Here are just a few of the reasons why chowing down on something “hot” can be good for you.

  • Stress Relief
    Endorphins are released in your body when you consume spicy food. These “feel-good” hormones are like natural pain medication, they can reduce anxiety, and even ease the effects of depression.
  • Heart Health
    “Bad” cholesterol can cause damage to a person’s body, but eating chili peppers can lower the risk of this by increasing the breakdown rate of this type of cholesterol. Blood flow is also increased, improving heart function and lowering blood pressure.
  • Weight Loss
    Peppers contain a spicy chemical called capsaicin which is great for boosting your metabolism. The effects can last up to 20 minutes after you have eaten. Foods with a little extra heat can also help you to feel full, which reduces cravings for salty, sweet, and fatty foods.
  • Eases Congestion
    We have all eaten hot foods before that cause us to begin sniffling. This is because spicy items thin mucus, which is perfect when you have clogged nasal passages. The heat can even help with respiratory problems like bronchitis and asthma.
  • Cancer Prevention
    The American Association for Cancer Research has stated that the capsaicin in peppers has the ability to kill some cancer and leukemic cells. It creates a reaction that lowers the risk of tumors too.

A cold, Iowa day is a good time to work on upping your tolerance for spicy foods and we’ve got some great ones for you to taste. The kitchen at our Des Moines BBQ restaurant, in many cases, can add as little or as much “heat” as you can handle. Just let us know how hot you like it and we’ll bring you something to make your mouth water!

When a Full Meal is Too Much – Appetizers!

Sometimes you’re hungry but aren’t quite ready for a full meal. That’s a perfect time to check out the appetizer menu at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Clive. The only problem might be the fact that even our appetizers are practically a meal themselves! We do offer half-orders of some of them and they’re also great for sharing.

Another wonderful time to head to the appetizer menu at our BBQ restaurant in Des Moines is when you’re hosting a party. (Lots of those happening around the holidays!) A platter full of Wobbly Wings or Bacon Wrapped Shrimp is sure to please any hungry crowd. Here’s a closer look at the tasty treats from the appetizer section you can enjoy for a between-meal snack, a dinner starter, or to share with a bunch of friends.

Wobbly Boots Appetizers

Wobbly Wings
Jumbo chicken wings coated in our house dry rub then slow-roasted over hickory, ensuring only the most flavorful, juiciest wings possible. Served plain or tossed in your choice of one of our signature sauces:

  • BBQ
  • Dijon Hot
  • Jalapeno Garlic
  • Chipotle Buffalo
  • Habanero BBQ
  • Jamaican Jerk

Boneless Wings
Hand-breaded fresh to order, a bountiful amount of all white chicken breast cut into strips and fried to golden crisp perfection. They are available plain or tossed with one of our wing sauces.

Ribbies & Wings
Two of our best dishes – 4 baby back ribs and 4 wings with your choice of sauce. A sample of each that leaves you wanting more!

Basket of Homemade Cornbread
A basket of delicious, made fresh cornbread muffins served warm with a side of honey butter.

Graziano Sausage Bites
Iowa’s own Graziano Italian sausage mixed with red peppers. cheddar cheese, and pepper jack cheese. We then hand-roll and add a light breading, then quick-fry them to golden perfection. Served with chipotle ranch.

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp
5 jumbo shrimp individually wrapped with our hickory-smoked bacon and grilled to perfection. These are served with a side of our own Jamaican jerk sauce.

Chips * Salsa * Queso
A platter of crispy tortilla chips accompanied by our salsa and homemade pepper jack queso.

BBQ Pork Nachos
A House Favorite!! A bed of crispy tortilla chips smothered in our homemade pepper jack queso and topped with our house-smoked pulled pork and legendary baked beans. The dish is finished with cheddar jack cheese, red onion, and tomatoes and served with a side of homemade salsa and sour cream.

Fried Pickles
A half-pound of pickle chips hand-breaded in our special seasoned flour and fried to a golden brown. Served with chipotle ranch.

Texas Fries
A mountain of our fries smothered in homemade queso cheese sauce, topped with bacon, cheddar-jack cheese, and green onions. Served with a side of sour cream and jalapenos.

Famous Onion Rings
A heaping stack of thick-cut yellow onions bathed in buttermilk, then hand-breaded in our seasoned flour and fried to a golden brown. Served with chipotle ranch.

Spinach & Artichoke Dip
Our house blend of spinach, artichoke hearts, and three different kinds of cheese combined with our secret spice blend served bubbling hot with crispy pita chips.

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
A bountiful blend of crab meat, cream cheese, cheddar-jack cheese, and special seasoning stuffed in large mushroom caps and baked to a golden brown topped with our five-cheese blend.

Wobbly Boots Sampler
Last, but certainly not least, a great sample of some of our best appetizers!! 4 Wobbly Wings – 4 Famous Onion Rings – 4 Bacon Wrapped Shrimp – 4 Baby Back Ribs. A mountain of food suitable for a BIG meal or for sharing!!

Even though we’re most famous for serving the best BBQ in Des Moines, our chefs know how to make quite a few amazing appetizers too! (Many of which contain some of that hickory-smoked goodness!)

Make it your goal to work your way through the entire appetizer menu at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse soon. If you can’t decide on a favorite after that, well, go ahead and make your way through it one more time to see if you can choose just one!

Any BBQ Lovers on your Shopping List? We’ve Got Gift Ideas…

Everyone that we know here at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Clive are BBQ Lovers, so we’re willing to bet you’ve got at least a few of those on your own holiday shopping list. Now that we’re just weeks away from “present-time,” today’s blog has a few gift ideas that may come in handy. (You might even want to gift a few of these to yourself!)

Gift Cards to the Boot

An easy gift that everyone is sure to love is some of the best BBQ in Des Moines. You can pick up Wobbly Boots gift certificates for everyone on your list so that they can come in at their convenience for a deliciously satisfying meal. Another excellent reason to give someone a gift card is that they are “one size fits all!”

Dinner On You

Then again, if you’d like to add the thoughtful gift of your company to the present, invite them to join you for lunch or dinner instead. That way, you both get a mouthwatering meal plus some great quality time together. If you happen to be sports fans and time it just right, you can even catch a few games while you’re here on our 17 TVs! (After all, it is football season!)

Swag From the Boot

Another terrific gift idea that lets a person show off their love for award-winning BBQ is some of our Wobbly Boots gear. A t-shirt, hat, or koozie with our logo on it is a practical gift that can be wrapped. Swing by for Happy Hour and get a little shopping done while you’re at it!

Grilling Essentials

If your BBQ lover grills or smokes as a hobby, then grilling equipment could be a wonderful idea. Possibly spatulas, tongs, cutting boards, specialty rubs, coolers to keep the beer cold, recipe books, etc…

One very key piece of “grilling equipment” that will take their home-cooking to the next level is a bottle of our very own house-recipe Wobbly Boots BBQ Sauce. You could even pair one of these suggested items with a gift certificate from the Boot. You know, just in case their recipe doesn’t turn out the way they planned!

A Party Invitation

Take care of everyone on your holiday shopping list at once by hosting a holiday party. We offer incredible catering services in Des Moines. If your order is $100 or more, we can even make arrangements to load up our van and deliver it all directly to you. (Please allow at least 24 hours notice for delivery.)

You could also choose to host an event right here at the Boot in our private event room in Des Moines. Our regular menu can be made available to you or we have a special event menu that features appetizer platters, a plated hickory-smoked prime rib dinner, or an in-house buffet.

There is a 25-person minimum if you’d like to have the event space all to yourself. A $100 deposit is required to hold the date but that will be deducted from the final bill. We require a $150 minimum for events held Sunday-Thursday and a $500 minimum for events taking place Friday or Saturday.

Those are just a few ideas from our family restaurant in Des Moines to make your holiday gift-giving a little easier. We’re willing to bet there’s more than a few people on your list that would love the items mentioned in today’s blog. If you can get the majority of your shopping done during one visit to Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Clive, then you’ll have the rest of your time free to relax and enjoy the magic of the season.

Let Wobbly Boots Roadhouse Cater Your Holiday Gatherings in the Des Moines Area

Hopefully, you’ll be joining us for the best Thanksgiving Day Buffet in the Des Moines area on Thursday, November 28 beginning at 11:00 am at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse. If not, then consider making dinner at home a little easier by using the best caterers in Des Moines for some, or even all, of the food you’ll be serving. As a matter of fact, the Boot can handle all of your holiday gatherings and we’ve even got a private room you can use for hosting those!

Order Food To Go

For small gatherings or if you just need some appetizers or a few savory side dishes to round out a meal, consider ordering some of our fantastic Wobbly Boots BBQ dishes to go. Be sure to give us plenty of time to complete your order and we’ll have it hot and ready when you arrive to pick it up!

Our Bulk-To-Go Menu is available for pickup and features favorites like Baby Back Ribs and all of our hickory-smoked meats by the pound. You can also grab a pint, a quart, or even a gallon of our homestyle side dishes.

Let Us Bring Dinner To You

Of course, if you’re planning an event that needs too much food for you to carry it all home, we can deliver it! If you are in our delivery area and your order is at least $100, arrangements can be made to load up our Wobbly Boots Roadhouse catering van and bring the food to you. We will need at least 24-hours notice for deliveries and those are always taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

We are happy to work with you to create a custom menu for your event. If you need a little help serving as well, we may even be able to send a few of our friendly staff members along to serve or tend bar. Let us know exactly what you need and we’ll do our best to make that happen!

Host a Party at the Boot

Hiring our catering services in Des Moines takes care of the cooking, but if you also need a venue to host your get-together, the Boot is a wonderful place to do just that! We have a private event room that will be set up and ready for your group when you arrive and when the party’s over, we’ll take care of the clean-up too!

Our private event room in the Des Moines area is set apart from the rest of the restaurant and includes 4 televisions and a cozy fireplace.  The space can accommodate up to 65 guests. To reserve the room all to yourself, you need to have at least 25 people attending your event.

A $100 deposit is required but that amount will be deducted from your final bill. There is a minimum of $150 for gatherings Sunday-Thursday and a $500 minimum for private events on Fridays or Saturdays. Our private room’s special menu can be viewed here.

The holidays are a special time which can be made even more special by adding the best BBQ in Des Moines to the festivities! To make arrangements for any of the possibilities mentioned above, give Wobbly Boots Roadhouse a call at 515-223-5700. Let us handle the work and you simply enjoy the holidays with your friends and family!

Join Us for a Thanksgiving Day Buffet at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse

You will find the best Thanksgiving Day Buffet in Des Moines set up inside Wobbly Boots Roadhouse this year! Once again, our Des Moines family restaurant is putting out all the fixin’s for a an irresistible Thanksgiving feast on Thursday, November 28, 2019. We would love for you to join us!

Thanksgiving Day Buffet

Whether you are on your own this Thanksgiving or your entire family will be joining you, everyone is welcome at the Boot. Maybe you’ve got a group of friends with nowhere to go and nobody to cook. Bringing them all here is the perfect solution. (Plus, it gets you out of cooking!)

We are planning a menu full of Thanksgiving classics done in our down-home way with that special hickory-smoked goodness we add to nearly everything that we do around here. The buffet will open for lunch at 11:00 am and it is $17.99 per person.

Some of the delicious dishes you can look forward to include:

  • Turkey
  • Ham
  • Pork
  • Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
  • Green Beans
  • Corn
  • Stuffing
  • Baked Beans
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Cornbread
  • Apple Cobbler

Thanksgiving, Black Friday, & Football!

Thanksgiving and football go hand-in-hand and since we’ve got 17 TVs placed all around the restaurant, you’ll be able to catch all the action while you enjoy the feast on Thursday. We’ll be closing early before dinner (around 4 or 5 pm) so that our staff can spend some time at home with their families, but there will be games on all day while we are open.

Then, on Friday when everyone is running all over town trying to catch all of those Black Friday sales, take time to sit down, relax, and enjoy a delicious meal right here at Wobbly Boots BBQ. We highly suggest taking that break around 1:30 pm because that’s when our very own Iowa Hawkeyes will be taking on the Nebraska Cornhuskers!

Also, since it’s a Friday, the best Happy Hour in Des Moines will be going on from 3-6 pm. If you’ve got a house full of holiday guests, it’s the perfect way to get them out of the house for a little while! Enjoy even more football plus some great discounts on delicious drinks, including all of those Iowa craft beers we have on tap!

Take it easy on yourself this Thanksgiving and celebrate the holiday with your extended family here at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Clive. You’ll get an amazing meal, lots of great company, and you won’t have to cook or clean a thing!

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