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An Iowa Tradition – The Famous Pork Tenderloin

Our expertise at creating the most savory hickory-smoked meats makes it obvious that we would serve BBQ, but the fact that we’re located in Iowa means that we needed to serve the best pork tenderloin in Des Moines too. After all, the pork tenderloin is an Iowa tradition, and here at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Clive, we do our best to do this classic Iowa sandwich proud.

Some say that the first person to create a breaded pork tenderloin was native to Indiana,  but Iowans know that this delicious delicacy truly belongs to our great state! The pork tenderloin has been a staple in classic Iowa cuisine for as long as anyone can remember. Iowa produces more pigs than any other state in the U.S., and turning that asset into a traditional Midwestern favorite creates a unique sense of pride in all of us.

The Famous Pork Tenderloin – Wobbly Boots-Style

We simply had to try our hand at this famous dish, and according to the diners at our family restaurant in Des Moines, we’ve done an outstanding job! We took this classic sandwich and turned it into something simply irresistible. Even the pickiest pork tenderloin fan will be impressed with this big boy!

We start out with a more-than-generous portion of meat. (This is one GIGANTIC sandwich!) Next, our chefs hand-dip it in buttermilk, followed by a coating of expertly seasoned flour and breadcrumbs. It is then fried to a beautiful golden brown, and placed on a bun. You probably won’t be able to see the bun unless you pick up that humongous pork tenderloin, but believe us, it’s under there! Don’t be surprised if you need a doggy bag to take home when you’re full.

If you’re serious about your pork tenderloin, as most Iowa foodies are, that big beautiful sandwich is the center of attention during your meal. Still, we make sure that it has a delicious sidekick to go along with it too. Our incredible homestyle side dishes take the pork tenderloin from a sandwich to a full-fledged meal. Your choices include:

  • Creamy Cole Slaw
  • Cheesy Corn & Ham
  • Legendary Baked Beans
  • Baked Potato
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Green Beans with Bacon
  • Homemade Mac & Cheese
  • Gourmet Potato Salad
  • Smashed Potatoes & Gravy
  • Seasoned Fries
  • Sweet Potato Fries

The Pork Tenderloin at Wobbly Boots BBQ is one of our most popular dishes, but it’s far from your only choice. It’s in great company with 12 other Down Home Sandwiches on the menu. This is, of course, in addition to the many types of hickory-smoked meats, BBQ dinners, burgers, salads, flatbreads, appetizers, and much more that you will be offered when you come in for lunch or dinner. You may not be absolutely sure which dish you’ll be having when you come into our BBQ restaurant in Des Moines, but one thing is for sure, you’re going to be happy and satisfied when you’re done eating!

When You Simply Can’t Decide… Sample It All!

There is an enormous variety of delicious food to choose from on the menu at our BBQ restaurant in Des Moines. Sometimes that can make it extremely difficult to narrow your decision down to just one dish. On days like that, Wobbly Boots Roadhouse has you covered! Some of our menu items have brilliantly combined more than one dish so that instead of having to choose, you can (almost) have it all!

Wobbly Boots Sampler

This is an excellent sampling of some of our very best appetizers. This mountain of food contains 4 Famous Onion Rings, 4 Bacon Wrapped Shrimp, 4 Baby Back Ribs, and 4 Wobbly Wings. It’s perfect for sharing but you can also make a meal out of it if you’re not in the mood to share!

Ribbies & Wings

This appetizer is for those times when the Wobbly Boots Sampler is a bit more than you’re hungry for. It contains 4 Baby Back Ribs and 4 Wobbly Wings. Be warned though, this sample-size of each of those hickory-smoked delicacies just may whet your appetite and leave you wanting more!

Bacon Egg & Cheese Burger

We serve up the best brunch in Des Moines every Saturday & Sunday, which means our breakfast options are every bit as tempting as our lunch and dinner items. When you simply can’t pick which one you’d rather have, or if it happens to be a weekday but you’re craving our breakfast, we’ve combined it all on a big, juicy burger! We took our flavorful Farm Boy Burger and topped it with crisp bacon, a fried egg, and good ol’ American cheese. Breakfast for dinner on a fresh, soft bun!

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.

BBQ Trio Plate

Even if you come into Wobbly Boots Roadhouse positive that you’re going to order one of our mouthwatering hickory-smoked meats, you’re then faced with the decision of which one! Not to worry, because we have a plate for that too. The BBQ Trio plate combines your choice of 3 types of meat to total a full pound of yumminess! Choices include:

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

We also offer you the option of a Double-Meat Plate. Both are served along with Texas Toast and your choice of 2 of our Home Style Side Dishes.

The next time that you’re in the mood for the best BBQ in Des Moines but don’t want to think too hard about which delicious dish to pick, go for one of the menu items mentioned above. That way you get a wonderful sampling of lots of different fantastic flavors, all of which are bound to leave you full and satisfied!

Down Home Sandwich Creations You’re Absolutely Going To LOVE! 😍

We’re well-known for having the best BBQ in Des Moines, but there’s even more to Wobbly Boots Roadhouse than just that type of savory meal. Our menu is filled with a wide variety of delicious treats to eat, each one more than delicious enough to satisfy any hunger!

For example, you won’t believe the number of sandwiches we have to offer. Here’s a closer look at our Down Home Sandwiches portion of the menu. The descriptions and photos are going to make your mouth water, but they’re even more taste-tempting when you get yourself into the Boot and give them a try!

DOWN HOME SANDWICHES

Each one of these irresistible taste sensations also comes with one of our homestyle side dishes. You’d better show up hungry!

Wobbly Style Club
Hickory-smoked ham, turkey & bacon with lettuce, tomato, mozzarella cheese, and avocado mayo served between two pieces of sourdough toast.

Brisky
Our tender slow-smoked brisket and our delicious turkey breast with pepper jack cheese and a touch of BBQ sauce on a toasted bun. Delicious!

Prime Rib French Dip
Smoked prime rib and melted mozzarella cheese served on a lightly toasted ciabatta roll with a side of au jus.

Prime Rib Melt
Succulent, house-smoked, shaved prime rib topped with Swiss on grilled sourdough bread. It’s served with our house-made horsey sauce on the side.

Sausage Philly
Our house-smoked sweet Italian sausage with sautéed green peppers and onions topped with melted Swiss cheese and served on a toasted ciabatta.

WB Chicken
Our all-white chicken breast charbroiled to perfection, topped with our double-smoked ham and Swiss cheese, and served on a toasted bun with lettuce, tomato and a side of honey mustard.

Buffalo Chicken
An all-white chicken breast, hand-breaded and fried to golden perfection, smothered in chipotle buffalo sauce and topped with crispy bacon and pepper-jack cheese. Pickle, lettuce, onion, and tomato available upon request.

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

Brisket Grilled Cheese
Our tender brisket generously layered between two slices of thick sourdough with BBQ sauce, sautéed onions, and good ol’ American cheese.

Texas 2-Step
Smoked beef brisket with smoked sausage drizzled with our house recipe BBQ sauce and served on two slices of golden Texas toast.

The Griller
A customer favorite! Two slices of sourdough bread with American & Swiss cheeses, crisp bacon, and smoked ham & turkey all grilled to perfection.

Hillbilly Cuban
Our house pulled pork with smoked ham, melted Swiss cheese, pickles, and our own Jamaican jerk sauce served on a double toasted bun.

Famous Iowa Tenderloin
An Iowa tradition! This generous cut of pork tenderloin is tenderized, hand-dipped, then breaded in
our seasoned flour and bread crumbs. As big as the plate… We are extremely proud of this one!!!

 

If you happen to be in a sandwich type of mood but simply can’t resist our hickory-smoked Wobbly Boots BBQ, you’re in luck. We also offer all of our hickory-smoked meats topped with house-made BBQ sauce in sandwich form served on a freshly toasted bun. No matter what you’re craving when you join us at Des Moine’s favorite family restaurant, we’ll cook something up for you that is sure to satisfy!

The Perfect Way to Unwind – Happy Hour at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse!

We all need a break once in a while, and some weeks, more than one break is necessary! Every Monday-Friday from 3-6 pm Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Clive gives you the perfect chance to relax, unwind, and have a good time during the best Happy Hour in Des Moines. With great drink specials, delicious food, plenty of TVs playing all the games, and fun people to hang out with, the Boot knows how to distract you in all the right ways!

Why We Love Happy Hour

There are lots of reasons why a good Happy Hour will improve your outlook on life. For one thing, it’s a nice change from being stuck at work and it can even make your job seem easier to handle. If you invite a few co-workers along you can get to know their fun side a little better. Once you fit a visit into your regular schedule to Happy Hour at Wobbly Boots BBQ, that work week will seem to fly right by!

You might be surprised to learn that studies have been done which showed that spending time enjoying the company of others relieves built-up tension and lowers the risk of depression. Even if you don’t know anyone when you get here, you’re very likely to go home having a few new friends to add to your list. The staff is always friendly and our patrons are always awesome!

Great Drink Specials

In addition to that awesome company you’ll find at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse, the special drink prices during Happy Hour will put a smile on your face too. First of all, we’ve got 18 delicious draft beers at a special price, including quite a few tasty, local Iowa brews. If beer isn’t what you’re thirsty for, we also offer incredible discounts on many of our mixed drinks. Pair your favorite cocktail with some of our awesome appetizers and the experience gets even better!

Join Us For Dinner Too

If you plan the timing right and are here at the end of Happy Hour, you might as well stick around for dinner at our Des Moines BBQ restaurant too. The fact that you don’t have to cook when you get home is an additional reason to be happy, and if you’ve got a family at home to feed, order dinner for everyone to go to surprise them. When you do that, the happiness goes home with you too!

Happy Hour at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse isn’t going to solve all of your problems, but it will give you the relaxing and enjoyable break you need to get back to real life. Call your friends and make it a regular meet-up that you can all look forward to weekly. Even if you show up outside of the designated “happy” hours, we’ll still make sure you have a great time!

5 Reasons You’re Going to LOVE Wobbly Boots Roadhouse

We’ve met a lot of people from and around Des Moines since the doors of Wobbly Boots Roadhouse opened, but we know there are still some of you out there that we are yet to meet. There are all kinds of reasons why you might not have made it to our Des Moines family BBQ restaurant yet and we totally understand. Today we’ve got 5 reasons that we know you are going to love it here once you make the trip. Maybe this little bit of extra incentive is just what you’ve been waiting for!

The BBQ… (Duh!)

You don’t boast having the best BBQ in Des Moines unless you have the mouthwatering, hickory-smoked, house-recipe BBQ dishes to prove it, and that’s exactly what we serve 7 days a week right here at the Boot! Our style is best described as hybrid BBQ. It is a unique blend of the flavors and styles of the BBQ meccas of the good ol’ USA: Kansas City, St. Louis, Memphis, Texas, and the deep South.

The meats are generously coated in our special dry rub and smoked low and slow over hickory for maximum flavor and tenderness. Before serving, we add our house-recipe sauce (which we make right here) to complement the flavor of the meat. Our menu is filled with a fantastic variety of BBQ choices, as well as plenty of non-BBQ dishes that are every bit as tasty.

 

Happy Hour

Five days a week you can join us for the best Happy Hour in Des Moines! Every Monday-Friday from 3-6 pm we invite you to pull up a bar stool (or sit at any table in the restaurant) and enjoy a few hours out of your day relaxing and socializing. We’ll have specialty drinks available at special prices plus you can enjoy any of our 18 draft beers at a discount! (Yes, that also includes the many local Iowa brews that we always have on tap!) It’s a great place to meet up with old friends and even make a few new ones.

Weekly Specials

Twice a week, every Friday and Saturday night after 5:00 pm, we add an irresistible menu item to our already extensive menu – Smoked Prime Rib! We generously cover each whole choice prime rib with our own wet rub and then hickory-smoke them 5 hours, ensuring the juiciest, most flavorful prime rib in Des Moines. Our Smoked Prime Rib Dinner is available as a 10-oz. or a 14-oz. cut and is served with Texas toast and your choice of 2 of our homestyle side dishes.

Also two times weekly you can head to the Boot early for the best weekend brunch in Des Moines. Starting at 9:00 am every Saturday and Sunday, our brunch menu is available. It features breakfast classics plus lots of specialty creations with our very own Wobbly Boots’ twist. It’s a great way to get your day started!

Live Music

Occasionally our stage is graced with the best live music in Des Moines. Shows generally start around 9:00 pm so that you can come in before the music begins for dinner and stick around into the evening dancing and enjoying some fantastic entertainment. Coming up soon, we’ve got the Damon Dotson Trio on Saturday, January 19, 2019, and on Saturday, February 9, 2019, Trainwreck will be hitting the stage. An easy way to stay up-to-date with our live music is to watch our social media pages, or you can just come in to visit us often and simply ask!

Fun With Friends or the Family

Wobbly Boots Roadhouse has a down-home, family-friendly atmosphere that people of all ages can enjoy. We have a terrific kids menu for the little ones, and you can always ask for our BBQ sauce to be served on the side for those youngsters that are learning to love the more “grown-up” dishes.

That same family-friendly atmosphere is also a wonderful place to gather with a big group of friends. Whether you’re meeting for lunch, having dinner together, joining us for Happy Hour, or gathering to catch a game on our 18 TVs, you’ll all feel right at home.

Now you must be intrigued, so go ahead and make plans to come into Wobbly Boots BBQ soon! We’re very excited to meet you and once you’ve given us a try, we’ll surely be seeing a lot more of each other!

Turn Up the Heat With Spicy Foods at the Boot

International Hot & Spicy Food Day falls in the month of January (January 16, to be exact,) not to be confused with “National” Hot & Spicy Food Day that happens in the United States in August. (Apparently, we love spicy food so much we need to observe its glory twice a year!) Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Clive has our fair share of these types of menu items to offer, so we’re always ready to celebrate this taste sensation with you. In today’s blog, our Des Moines BBQ restaurant also has a few reasons why eating hot and spicy foods is actually good for you too!

Hot & Spicy Eats

If you prefer your food on the spicy side, we’ve got a few delicious options for you to choose from. In addition to the best BBQ in Des Moines, you’ll also find these tasty treats that will leave your appetite fully satisfied! Some are on the milder side, but if you need more heat, just let us know when you order!

Wobbly Wings
Our slow-smoked jumbo wings don’t start out spicy, but we have a few sauce choices to toss them in that will bring the heat! Go ahead and try them served Dijon Hot, Jalapeno Garlic, or Habanero BBQ style.

Buffalo Bacon Chicken & Jalapeno Flatbread
Our flatbread covered in our chipotle buffalo sauce topped with grilled chicken breast, bacon, and jalapenos topped with our five cheese pizza blend and finished with ranch dressing.

Jalapeno Garlic Shrimp
Eight jumbo shrimp gently sauteed in our jalapeno-garlic butter until perfect and also served with a side of jalapeno-garlic butter.

El Diablo Burger
A real mouth-burner! A half-pound flat-top burger cooked to your liking topped with bacon, jalapenos, our chipotle buffalo sauce, and pepper-jack cheese.

Good To Eat AND Good For You

Not only is it enjoyable (for most people) to bite into deliciously spicy food, but it’s also great for your physical health. Here are just a few of the reasons why chowing down on something hot and spicy can be a good idea.

  • Stress Relief
    Endorphins are released in your body when you consume spicy food. These “feel-good” hormones are like a 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.

The next time that you are craving something spicy, head on over to our family restaurant in Des Moines and give one of the menu items above a try. Just let us know how hot you can handle it and we’ll do our best to impress your taste buds just like we always do here at Wobbly Boots BBQ.

January is Soup Month – Grab a Bowl at the Boot!

It’s National Soup Month, which is perfect timing smack dab in the middle of January. The weather is cold outside, but a steaming bowl of delicious soup from Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Clive is just what you need to warm your bones, as well as the rest of your body!

Our Des Moines family restaurant 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 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 delicious dish can be ordered off of our menu 7 days a week, all year long. Big chunks of potato and savory bacon are featured in this rich and creamy soup, and that hearty goodness is garnished with cheddar-jack cheese, green onions, and even more bacon crumbled on top.

You’re getting a dose of 3 of the 5 major food groups right in there, and if you enjoy it with a few crackers, well that adds a 4th. Drink a glass of orange juice with that (possibly with a bit of vodka from the bar mixed in…) and you’ve got a perfectly well-balanced meal!

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.

Alone or a Combo?

The soups that come out of the Wobbly Boots BBQ kitchen are hearty enough to make a meal out of if that’s all you’re hungry for, but they always taste great paired with your other favorite menu items too. We also offer a yummy combo plate that allows you to pick 2 out of the following 3 delicious dishes to enjoy together for lunch or dinner.

  • Bowl of Soup
  • Garden Salad
  • Sandwich (either Ham & Swiss, Turkey & Swiss, or 4-Cheese Grilled Cheese served hot on golden toasted sourdough)

Hot, Delicious, & Satisfying

Who is ready to celebrate National Soup Month with us, Wobbly Boots-style? One taste and your body and soul will be all warmed up, and when you’re done your tummy will be full and happy! That’s true about all of the food that you order from our BBQ restaurant in Des Moines, so no matter what you decide to eat, you’re going to leave Wobbly Boots Roadhouse happy and satisfied.

Ring In The New Year at The Boot!

What are your plans to ring in 2019? If you want them to include a delicious meal and relaxing atmosphere at our Des Moines BBQ restaurant, you’re going to want to finish reading our latest blog! No matter what you’re plans include, you’re going to want to take advantage of our scrumptious Prime Rib Dinner special! Send 2018 off in style right here at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse.

About This Tasty Cut

This particular cut of beef is sometimes referred to as a standing rib roast, and it’s the finest cut of beef you will find. It is cut from the primal rib, one of the eight primal cuts of beef. The amount of marbling found on prime rib makes a big difference in the quality. The more fat that is woven throughout a particular cut, the more tender and juicy the final product will taste.

Prime Rib Dinner at the Boot

We take great care in the way we prepare prime rib at Wobbly Boots BBQ. Every piece is hand-cut, perfectly seasoned, and slow-smoked to perfection. Our prime rib dinners are so special, as a matter of fact, that they are only available every Friday & Saturday night after 5 pm. We serve it in either a 10-oz or 14-oz cut, and the dinner comes with a great big slice of Texas toast and your choice of two of our amazing homestyle side dishes.

Beyond the Steak Dinner

If you’re not craving a prime rib steak dinner, we have a wonderful variety of menu items that contain mouthwatering shaved prime rib as the main ingredient. Check out these incredible dishes below:

Prime Rib Hot Beef

Shaved prime rib served with smashed potatoes, beef gravy, and green beans.

Prime Rib French Dip

Thin-shaved smoked prime rib and melted Swiss cheese on French bread served with a side of au jus.

Prime Rib Melt

Succulent, house-smoked shaved prime rib topped with Swiss on grilled sourdough bread, served with our house-made horsey sauce on the side for an extra kick!

Ring In The New Year at The Boot!

Make plans to join us for some savory Wobbly Boots BBQ on New Year’s Eve! Our Prime Rib special will be hot and ready, waiting to be devoured after 5pm. Our New Year’s Special includes a delicious slice of Prime Rib with two sides and a generous slice of Texas toast. The 10 oz is $17.99 and the 14 oz  is $21.99. We look forward to kicking your new year off right!

Iowa Football Bowl Games Are Coming!

There are a lot of things we love about the holiday season. Since we are the best place to watch sports in Des Moines, a big deal this time of year around Wobbly Boots Roadhouse are those college football bowl games! With 17 TVs to watch on, ice-cold beer, amazingly delicious menu items, and the best fans in Iowa to watch with, everyone wants to be here for all the games!

Cyclones Tackle the Alamo Bowl

On Friday, December 28, 2018, at 8:00 pm Iowa State will take on Washington State. Our Cyclones ended the regular season with a record of 8-4 and the Cougars sit at 10-2. This will be Iowa State’s 14th bowl appearance since 1971 and their first time at the Alamo Bowl. The Cyclones are favored in this game, but all of us here in Iowa didn’t need to be told that!

Hawkeyes Hit the Outback Bowl

The Iowa Hawkeyes will face the Mississippi State Bulldogs in the 2019 Outback Bowl on New Year’s Day, Tuesday, January 1. Kickoff is set for 11:00 am at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. Both teams head into this game with an 8-4 record. This is the Hawkeyes 6th consecutive winning season. Our treasured team has made 32 bowl appearances and this will be their 6th appearance in the Outback Bowl.

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 seem to be the classics when it comes to “football food,” but we’ve also got a menu full of a wide variety of different choices to fit every taste; burgers, wraps, sandwiches, steaks, salads, Southern comfort foods, tons of hickory-smoked BBQ, and much more! Make some time in your holiday schedule to head on over to Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Clive and cheer on Iowa’s favorite teams, the Hawkeyes and the Cyclones, as they proudly represent our great state in this season’s bowl games. We’ll save a seat for you!

Delicious Drinks to Warm You Up From The Iowa Cold

Sure, a heavy coat with a hat, scarf, and gloves can shield you from those cold Iowa temperatures, but enjoying a nice hot drink from the bar at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Clive doesn’t hurt either! At the very least, the best bar in Des Moines will warm up your insides while you wait for your dinner to arrive. Here are a few ideas for some hot drinks you might want to give a try.

Whiskey Drinks

Whiskey has a reputation for warming up a person when the weather gets cold. In reality, it really just gives you the immediate sensation of warmth by causing 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 when it goes down! Especially when mixed in these tasty cocktails.

  • Hot Toddy
    This classic cocktail made up of whiskey, honey, lemon juice, and hot water is a terrific drink for tackling some of the symptoms of a winter cold.
  • Four Horseman
    If a little bit of whiskey gives you a warm feeling, imagine what 4 at once will do! This delicious drink consists of scotch whiskey, bourbon whiskey, Tennessee whiskey, and Irish whiskey.

Coffee Drinks

Hot coffee always hits the spot on a cold day, and when you add some of the special ingredients from behind our bar, it tastes even better! Coffee cocktails are great to enjoy with your meal, and they make excellent after-dinner drinks too. Some of our favorite add-ins are; Bailey’s, Irish whiskey, Kahlua, and Amaretto. Those liquors taste fantastic when mixed into hot chocolate too.

Bloody Marys

Yes, we know, this drink is served over ice but it can still bring the heat! With the proper ingredients added to the base mix, we can really give it some spicy deliciousness. Let the bartender know how hot you can handle yours, and with the addition of some spices, hot sauce, and certain flavored vodkas, you’ll soon be enjoying a cocktail that will definitely warm you up.

Cold Beer & Hot BBQ

Of course, you could just let a plate full of the best hickory-smoked BBQ in Des Moines warm up your insides and stick to ice-cold refreshment when it comes to your beverage of choice. For example, among the 18 different draft beers we carry on tap, you can always find delicious seasonal flavors that only come around this time of year. More than likely it’s even going to be a seasonal beer from one of our local Iowa breweries, adding a bit of hometown pride to the great taste!

No matter which mouthwatering item you order off of our extensive menu, the talented bartenders at our Des Moines BBQ restaurant can come up with a creative cocktail that will pair with it perfectly! If you join us during Happy Hour every Monday – Friday from 3-6 pm, you may even get some of those awesome drinks at a discounted price! Come on in and fight off the cold weather here with us at the Boot. We open daily at 11 am.

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