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Labor Day Weekend = Beer, BBQ, & College Football!

A lot of people get excited about Labor Day Weekend because of the bonus day off of work that most of them get to enjoy. Sports fans, like us here at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Clive, get excited about the fact that Labor Day Weekend is the beginning of another college football season! Since this is the best place to watch sports in Des Moines and Iowa has two football teams that we love to cheer for, we’re dedicating this blog to the joy of watching football at the Boot!

Iowa Football

First and foremost, you need to know when your teams are playing so that you can make plans to come in early and grab your favorite seat. Of course, with 17 TVs placed conveniently all around the restaurant, there’s really not a bad seat in the house. That also allows you to keep tabs on all of your other favorite sporting events happening at the same time.

Here’s a look at both the Hawkeyes and Cyclones season schedules this year. We only have to wait until week #2 to see them take each other on, which always has us a bit torn. (Is it wrong to cheer for both sides?)

Iowa Hawkeyes 2018

Iowa State Cyclones 2018

Iowa Beer

Here at the Boot, we have a fully stocked bar so we can mix up all of your favorite cocktails. Still, there’s something special about the pairing of beer and football together. Fortunately, we also carry an excellent selection of ice cold beers in the bottle plus 18 tasty brews on tap! The highlight of our draft beers for many is the fact that we always have a few spots reserved for our favorite Iowa-brewed beers. These tend to change occasionally, but currently, you can enjoy the following local beers on tap at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse.

  • Firetrucker Uptown IPA
  • Firetrucker Pumper Truck Porter
  • Boone Valley Roxie Irish Red
  • Confluence Des Moines IPA
  • Confluence Farmer John’s
  • Confluence Blue Corn Lager
  • Peace Tree Blonde Fatale
  • Peace Tree Grapefruit IPA

Iowa BBQ

You’re going to want something to eat while you’re watching the games, and there’s nothing better to go along with Iowa football and Iowa beer than some good ol’ Iowa BBQ! We start serving lunch on weekdays at 11 am, but on the weekends we open early at 9 am with our delicious brunch options. That means that even when our teams play early, you can come in and get situated with plenty of time before kickoff.

During the Iowa games this Labor Day Weekend, we’re offering a few of our most popular “football foods” on special. For just $5 each, you can order the following three amazing appetizers along with $3 domestic tall boy drafts.

  • 5 Wobbly Wings
  • A half-order of Pulled Pork Nachos
  • A half-order of our Famous Onion Rings

Order In Bulk To Go

If you’re planning your own opening-day party for your favorite team at home, make it easy on yourself. Skip all the prep work and cooking and simply order the best BBQ in Des Moines to go! A few of our savory hickory-smoked meats and pints or quarts of our homemade family-style side dishes will feed your friends nicely. In some cases, if you spend at least $100 and give us 24 hours notice, we may even be able to deliver it right to your door! Call 515-223-5700 to place your order and make arrangements.

We hope everyone has a very happy and very safe Labor Day Weekend this year. If you’ll be sticking around town, join us at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse. We’ll be serving up all of your BBQ favorites all weekend long, and on Saturday, we’ll be cheering on Iowa right along with you!

Appetizers – Just a Snack, a Full Meal, or Both?

Well, obviously, both! The awesome appetizers at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse can be enjoyed as either a snack to share with a few friends between meals, a few small bites to share with the table before a big meal, or you can eat the entire plate by yourself. Our Des Moines BBQ restaurant‘s appetizers are hearty enough when you don’t share to be considered a meal on their own. (As a matter of fact, the Wobbly Sampler may be too big for just one person to handle without a little help!)

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

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


Boneless Wings
Hand-breaded and fresh to order. A bountiful amount of all white chicken breast cut into strips, fried to golden crisp perfection and served with your choice of bleu cheese or ranch dressing. Available plain or tossed with your choice of one of our wing sauces.


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


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


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


Fried Pickles
A half-pound of pickle chips hand-breaded in our special seasoned flour & 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.


Chips * Salsa * Queso
A platter of crispy tortilla chips accompanied with 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, finished with cheddar jack cheese, red onion & tomatoes. Served with a side of homemade salsa and sour cream. Available as a full or half order.


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


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


Texas Fries
A mountain of our fries smothered in homemade queso cheese sauce and topped with bacon,  cheddar-jack cheese, and green onions. Served with a side of sour cream and jalapenos. This app is also available as a full or half order.


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


Wobbly Boots Sampler
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 if you weren’t hungry when you started reading this, we’re willing to bet that you are now! Come on into our family restaurant in Des Moines and order an appetizer or two from our Wobbly Boots BBQ menu. Whether you bring in the gang to share them with you or tackle a plate on your own, it’s going to be a delicious experience.

5 Reasons Why BBQ Makes You Happy

Everyone working here at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Clive seems happy almost all of the time, and as we look around the room of our BBQ restaurant in the Des Moines area, our customers look extremely happy too. It could just be a coincidence, but it’s much more likely that it has something to do with the BBQ! What would make us think that? Well, here are 5 very good reasons and we believe you’ll agree.

The Aroma

All it takes is opening the front doors of our family-friendly restaurant in Des Moines and the glorious scent of hickory smoke puts a smile on your face before you even realize it’s there! Once you shake yourself back to reality, you may notice the other scents of the various menu items being served around the room. Now that happiness turns into excitement about getting seated and ordering your own delicious-smelling dish.

The Flavor

Next comes that glorious, mouthwatering flavor! Underneath, there’s the distinct taste of the hickory smoke that our meats are slow-cooked in for hours. If you’ve decided to have yours served “wet” (and we highly suggest that you do) you’ve got the added flavor of our house-made, secret recipe BBQ sauce too. It only takes a bite to turn your grin into a great big BBQ-coated smile!

The Variety

Our hickory-smoked meats alone give you all kinds of choices, allowing you to try something different each time that you visit. Another option is to bring a big group of people with you, order all of our smoked meats at once, and share with the table. You get to choose from: Hand-Pulled Pork, 100% White Meat Turkey Breast, Sweet Smoked Italian Sausage, Applewood Smoked Pit Ham, Tender Smoked Brisket, and our house-favorite Brisket Burnt Ends. Once you’ve tried all of that, we’ve also got a great big menu filled with even more options that are equally as amazing. So many choices!

It Brings People Together

The Boot is a perfect place to bring the entire family or meet up with a group of friends. The atmosphere is inviting, and the staff here is friendly and welcoming. You can simply enjoy a nice dinner together any night of the week, or you can gather for a special occasion and celebrate. We’ve got 17 TVs throughout the restaurant, so it’s also the best place to watch sports in Des Moines every time your favorite team plays. (Even if it’s not your favorite team, it’s still fun to watch!)

It Pairs Great With Beer

They don’t call it “Happy Hour” for nothing! Every Monday-Friday from 3-6 pm we host the best Happy Hour in Des Moines with awesome specials on mixed drinks and beer. You’ll find great deals on your drinks during many of the games, too. We have a full bar so that we can mix up all of your favorite cocktails, and in addition to the large variety of bottled beers we carry, there are 18 beers on tap, including many of the best Iowa craft brews. Belly up to the bar, place your order, and maybe even make a few new happy friends while you’re there.

That’s a lot of reasons to be happy during dinner (or lunch, or Happy Hour!) Come on out to the best BBQ restaurant in Des Moines and see how happy we can make you feel. As for those of you that have already had this joyous experience, come on, admit you’re happy every time you visit us at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse. We’re most definitely ecstatic every time that you do!

Seafood at a BBQ Place? You Bet, and It’s Delicious!

Apparently, the month of August is designated as both National Catfish Month and National Fishing Month. We encourage you to go out and enjoy nature, but instead of keeping the fish you catch and having to bother to clean, store, and cook them, head on over to Wobbly Boots Roadhouse. We’ve got quite a few delicious seafood options here for you. Just because our specialty is the best BBQ in Des Moines, it doesn’t mean that’s the only type of food we have mastered!


Catfish is a complete protein that can provide you with all of the amino acids your body needs in a day. This fish is also a great way to boost your intake of healthy omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and it can provide you with nearly half of the recommended daily intake of vitamin B-12.

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

Catfish Dinner
2 Southern-style catfish fillets hand-breaded and fried to a delicious golden brown. Served with
lemon wedges and tartar sauce. A real southern treat!


Shrimp are rich in protein and provide an impressive array of nutrients for your body. They contain two antioxidants, selenium and astaxanthin, and are a wonderful source of vitamin B-12. In addition to the delicious meals listed below, we can also add Bacon Wrapped Shrimp to any of our steak dinners.

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

Jamaican Jerk Shrimp Wrap
Grilled jumbo shrimp with bacon, lettuce, tomato & cheddar-jack cheese, A touch of our homemade Jamaican jerk sauce all wrapped up in a warm tomato basil tortilla.

Bacon Shrimp Salad
A giant chilled salad bowl filled with mixed greens, bleu cheese crumbles, diced tomatoes, red onions, a hard-boiled egg and finished with jumbo bacon wrapped shrimp.

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

Surf and Turf
A 6-oz top sirloin steak grilled to your liking, topped with sautéed onion and mushrooms,
accompanied by 3 jumbo bacon wrapped shrimp grilled to perfection. Two great items on one
platter… Outstanding!!!


Much like the other seafood we serve at the Boot, crab is an excellent source of protein. It’s rich in vitamins and minerals, low in fat, and contains omega-3 polyunsaturated acids. Crab meat is also particularly rich in selenium.

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.

Crab Rangoon Flatbread
Wobbly Boots own crab rangoon filling slathered on our flatbread pizza crust, topped with our five cheese pizza blend. Finished with fried wontons and a sweet chili drizzle. A customer favorite!

So there you have it, a long list of delicious non-BBQ items containing seafood that we proudly serve at our family restaurant in Des Moines. We realize that our award-winning hickory-smoked BBQ is hard to resist, but these menu items are definitely worth a try. Every item that comes out of our Wobbly Boots Roadhouse kitchen gets the same attention to detail and skilled preparation that our BBQ gets, so no matter what you order, you simply can’t go wrong!

After The BBQ, It’s Time For DESSERT!

We totally get it. When you have a plate full of the best BBQ in Des Moines sitting in front of you, it’s hard to stop eating until the plate is licked clean! If you can convince yourself to order light, save some dinner for a doggy bag, talk a friend into sharing, or simply come in with a gigantic hunger, then you just may have room for one of the delicious desserts that also happen to be on the Wobby Boots Roadhouse menu.

Not a lot of people are able to save room for a delectable dessert after a generous serving of our hickory-smoked Wobbly Boots BBQ, but believe us when we say it’s well worth the effort if you can. We’ve got quite a few tasty treats on the dessert menu that we know you are going to love.

Rustic Apple Tart

This amazing dessert takes orchard-fresh apples sprinkled with cinnamon. That is baked into a flaky, buttery crust just like Mom used to make! Add to the fantastic flavor sensation by ordering it ala mode.

Molten Lava Cake

A moist dark chocolate cake enrobed with dark chocolate and filled with dark chocolate truffle that melts out when we heat it up for you. This delicious dish is also great served ala mode!

New York Style Cheesecake

Our New York Style Cheesecake recipe features a traditional graham cracker crust and rich creamy filling, all baked to perfection! Try it ala mode too.

Maple Layered Cheesecake

This cinnamon cheesecake is baked on a buttery graham cracker crust and topped with moist spice cake. It’s iced with a cream cheese maple icing, and the sides of the cake are garnished with caramelized hazelnuts. Irresistible!

Lemon Raspberry Layered Cheesecake

We start with a buttery graham cracker crust which holds a moist lemon cake nestled between layers of raspberry jam and creamy vanilla cheesecake. Lemon mousse icing with white chocolate curls completes this masterpiece!

Root Beer Float

Root beer and a big scoop of vanilla ice cream make for a refreshing end to any meal!

Like we said, it’s not easy to save enough room for dessert after a full meal, but the mouthwatering desserts featured above are a very good incentive to try! Even better, if you don’t have the room for dessert while you’re here at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse, order it to go.  That way you can literally have your cake and eat it too, just a little later in the evening at home! Your stomach will be very happy that you did.

National Chicken Wing Day is Coming – Celebrate at the Boot!

National Chicken Wing Day is coming once again (YAY!!!) on July 29. We can’t think of a better way to celebrate than with a great big plate of the best chicken wings in Des Moines! We’re talking, of course, about the savory hickory-smoked Wobbly Wings found right here at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Clive and we’ve got some excellent reasons why you should order a few (or a lot!)

There Are 7 Kinds to Try

These aren’t your average chicken wings, but instead, we serve jumbo-sized chicken wings coated in our house dry rub and slow-roasted over hickory. These are the tenderest, most juicy wings you’ll ever sink your teeth into! Wobbly Wings taste amazing served plain, but we’ve also got 6 delicious signature sauces that kick that amazing flavor up a few more notches.

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

A Great Way to Start a Meal

Our Wobbly Wings can be found on the appetizer section of our menu because beginning lunch or dinner with a “wing warm-up” is so delicious, it gets your taste buds excited for the meal that is coming next. A small order of 5 is plenty to whet your appetite but still leave room for another flavorful dish. Of course, if you prefer to order 10 or 20 chicken wings, you can make a meal out of them all by themselves!

Perfect For Sharing

Our Wobbly Wings also come in orders of 30, which is an ideal amount to share with a few buddies along with a drink at the bar. (Just make sure you don’t double-dip in the dressing!) As a matter of fact, ordering these amazing chicken wings in bulk also makes them an excellent party food. Just one great food among many when you have your event catered by Wobbly Boots BBQ!

They Pair Well

These irresistible chicken wings are more than enough on their own, but you can also find them on the menu paired with a few other tasty items.

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

Wobbly Boots Sampler
A great sample of some of our best appetizers!! 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!!

You don’t have to wait until National Chicken Wing Day on July 29 to enjoy a plate full of the mouthwatering Wobbly Wings from our Des Moines BBQ restaurant. Come on into Wobbly Boots Roadhouse any day of the week. (We’re open for all of them!) Lunch begins at 11 am Monday-Friday, and we open early on the weekends at 9 am so that we can serve up our fantastic brunch menu. No matter when you come in or what you’re hungry for, the Boot’s always got you covered!

Wobbly Boots Roadhouse is More Than Just Amazing BBQ…

When you hear the name Wobbly Boots Roadhouse, your mouth probably starts watering thinking about all of that savory, tender, hickory-smoked BBQ on our menu. That is, after all, what we’re most known for. We’d also like for everyone to know that the best BBQ in Des Moines isn’t the only thing you can enjoy here at the Boot. In addition to that, we’ve got so much more in store for you too!

Non-BBQ Menu Items

If you happen to have a friend that isn’t quite the BBQ-lover you are, or if you’re simply in the mood to try something new once in a while, there are plenty of other items on the menu at our family restaurant in Des Moines to satisfy everyone in your group. For “starters,” our appetizer menu offers those Famous Onion Rings,  Spinach & Artichoke Dip, and Crab Stuffed Mushrooms.

Since we’re located in the great state of Iowa, you’ll find an incredible Famous Tenderloin in the sandwich section. (After all, it is an Iowa tradition, and we do it proud!) We’ve even got a great selection of seafood dishes for you to enjoy, like the Jamaican Jerk Shrimp Wrap, Catfish BLT, a Jalapeno Garlic Shrimp Dinner, and a Surf And Turf option that not only puts three jumbo Bacon Wrapped Shrimp on the plate but also a 6-oz. Top Sirloin Steak grilled to your liking. Add to that a long list of the best Black Angus Burgers in the Midwest and our incredible Flatbreads, and you get a good idea of the many non-BBQ menu items we offer that are every bit as good as our BBQ!

Happy Hour

Our restaurant also houses a fully stocked bar and the talented bartenders that run it can mix up the most amazing cocktails. If you prefer beer, we’ve got all of your favorites in the bottle and 18 tasty varieties on draft, including many local Iowa brews.

That bar also hosts the best Happy Hour in Des Moines every Monday-Friday from 3-6 pm. You can end the workday with a refreshing drink to unwind plus get great prices on our mixed drinks and ice-cold beer. You’re welcome to enjoy some of our delicious BBQ along with those drinks, but you don’t have to. Simply come in for a Happy Hour cocktail and some great company if that’s all you’re in the mood for.


ALL the Games

Some people around town consider us a great sports bar too because with 17 TVs conveniently positioned all around the restaurant and bar, this is a great place to watch sports in the Des Moines area. We carry all the games and, let’s face it, there’s always some sort of sport being broadcast, so there’s always something entertaining on to watch. The Boot is also a perfect spot to gather with your fellow Iowa sports fans when the Hawkeyes or Cyclones are playing. It’s the next best thing to actually being at the stadium live!

So there you have it. Our Des Moines BBQ restaurant is the best place to come when you’re in the mood for some perfectly smoked BBQ, but it’s a great place to be when you’re craving something else too! No matter what your friends or family are in the mood for when dinnertime rolls around, bringing them to Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Clive is always a great decision for everyone!

All About Our Popular Side Dish – Mac & Cheese

The month of July brings us yet another holiday to celebrate one of our favorite foods – National Mac & Cheese Day on Saturday, July 14, 2018. This delicious food is most often served as a savory side dish at our Des Moines BBQ restaurant, but the version we make is scrumptious enough to be a meal all on its own! (And it is on the Wobbly Boots Roadhouse kids menu!) If you are a big fan of mac & cheese (and we know you all are) then you should enjoy these interesting facts we uncovered about this tasty treat, so keep reading.

It’s a Classic

Macaroni & cheese is on just about everyone’s top ten list of favorite foods in the world in some form or another. There is just something warm, filling, and delicious about this incredible comfort food. It originated as a dish of cooked macaroni pasta and cheese sauce, most commonly cheddar, and was traditionally baked in the oven as a casserole.

Although many assume that since it is pasta, it must be an Italian dish, it is actually of English origin. The story that brought it to the United States, however, did begin in Italy. There is evidence of casseroles made from pasta and cheese as early as the 14th century. Two different recipes were found in medieval cookbooks, one made with parmesan and pasta and the other containing fresh, hand-cut pasta sandwiched between a mix of melted butter and cheese.

Fit For a King President

American president Thomas Jefferson is credited with bringing the deliciousness of macaroni and cheese to the United States. He discovered the food while in Paris. Jefferson described it by sketching the pasta and writing detailed notes about the way it was prepared. In 1793, he commissioned the American ambassador to Paris, William Short, to purchase the machine used for making it. Apparently, that machine didn’t recreate the taste Jefferson was searching for, so he later had macaroni and Parmesan cheese imported to Monticello, his primary plantation. In 1802, Jefferson served this favorite food of his at a state dinner where it was referred to as “a pie called macaroni.” That’s when America’s fascination with mac & cheese began.

Mac & Cheese at the Boot

The Mac & Cheese at Wobbly Boots BBQ is primarily served as one of our many homestyle side dishes, either in a cup or, for those that simply can’t get enough of it, in a bigger boat. It is one of the most popular meals on our kids’ menu, too.

For the adventurous burger lover, we also serve the savory and sizable Mac & Cheese Burger. This extremely popular “burger of the week” is now a staple on our regular menu. We take a Black Angus burger cooked to your liking, cover it with our homemade mac & cheese, top that with cheddar jack cheese, and serve it open-faced on Texas toast. Since what is normally a side dish is actually a part of the meal in this case, you still get another side dish along with it! (More mac & cheese, maybe?)

So whether you decide to come in on Saturday for National Mac & Cheese Day or stop by on any other day of the week, we’ll have the best Mac & Cheese in Des Moines hot and ready for you! Wobbly Boots Roadhouse takes pride in creating the most mouthwatering meals possible for our wonderful customers, so come in hungry, and expect to leave fully satisfied!

The Best Steaks in Des Moines Are at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse

A very wise Julia Child once said, “The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.” Sure, there’s a time and a place to enjoy every type of food, but there’s just something special about a plate with a steak on it! That’s especially true if it is one of the savory, hickory-smoked steak dishes we serve at our BBQ restaurant in Des Moines! We know how to cook up an amazing steak here at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Clive, and we present them in a few different delicious ways.


Steak Sandwich
A 6-ounce choice top sirloin steak seasoned and charbroiled to your liking, served open-faced on golden Texas toast and topped with sautéed onions and mushrooms.

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

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

Prime Rib Hot Beef
Our house-smoked Prime Rib thinly sliced and served open-faced on white bread with smashed potatoes, beef gravy, and green beans. Stick to your ribs!


Roadhouse Ribeye
A 12-oz Choice Ribeye seasoned & charbroiled to your liking. A juicy mouthwatering steak topped with a Templeton Steak Butter, ensuring delicious bite after bite.

New York Strip
A 10-oz Choice-cut NY Strip grilled to your liking, ensuring a flavorful delicious steak, topped with our delicious Templeton Steak Butter.

Surf and Turf
A 6-oz top sirloin steak grilled to your liking, topped with sautéed onion and mushrooms, accompanied by three jumbo bacon-wrapped shrimp grilled to perfection. Two great items on one
platter… Outstanding!!!

Smoked Prime Rib Dinner
(Friday & Saturday after 5 pm only)
We generously cover each whole choice prime-rib with our own wet rub, we then hickory-smoke them five hours ensuring the very juiciest and most flavorful prime rib in Des Moines. It’s available as a 10-oz or 14-oz serving.

That’s Not All!

Any one of the delicious dishes above would be plenty to satisfy your hunger, but we take it a tasty step further by adding amazing homestyle side dishes to the plate. All of the Wobbly Boots BBQ sandwiches above are served with one side dish, and the entrees get two of them plus a big piece of Texas toast. Your side choices include:

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

You can also upgrade your side dish choices with the following:

  • Sweet Potato Fries
  • Garden Salad
  • Cup of Soup
  • 1/2 Order of Onion Rings
  • 1/2 Order of Texas Fries
  • A Boat (instead of a cup) of Homemade Mac & Cheese

So gather the family, call up a bunch of friends, or simply head on into Wobbly Boots Roadhouse on your own and treat yourself to one of the best steaks in Des Moines for lunch or dinner. You bring the hunger and we’ll provide the satisfaction!

How to Have a Fantastic 4th of July Meal in Des Moines

The 4th of July is a great time to gather with family and friends, get outdoors, and enjoy the best BBQ in Des Moines. You don’t have to mess with cooking that BBQ though. Instead, give us a call, let us know what you need, and pick up your food at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Clive. There are lots of ways to do this. Here are a few.

Pack a Picnic

A 4th of July picnic is a wonderful idea. You provide the picnic basket and we’ll provide the delicious dishes to pack inside it! Simply give us a call with your to-go order and the time that you want to pick it up. We’ll have your food hot and ready for you when you come in. You can take your order to the picnic table of your choice in town and enjoy a meal full of flavor with no work on your part. (Except, of course, packing it perfectly into that basket!)

Throw a Party

If you want to celebrate the 4th of July with more than just your immediate family or closest friends, we can take care of the cooking for your big event with the best catering in Des Moines. We offer a number of hickory-smoked meat selections in bulk, as well as the savory homestyle side dishes to go along with them. You can also order platters of chicken wings, bacon-wrapped shrimp, fruits, vegetables, and even dessert. If you don’t see exactly what you want on our catering menu, we are happy to service special requests when possible. Just let us know what you need and we’ll do our best to make it happen.

If you have questions or would like to place a catering order, give us a call at 515-223-5700. All catering is done on a first-come, first-served basis, and if you give us enough notice and your order is over $100, we may even be able to deliver it to you in our awesome Wobbly Boots Roadhouse delivery van. Service staff and bartenders are also available if you want a little extra help during your party.

Join Us at the Boot

If the weather is simply too hot, or (heaven forbid) this Independence Day is a rainy one, join us indoors at our Des Moines family BBQ restaurant instead. With the 4th of July happening on a Wednesday this year, we’re ready to keep the celebration happening all week long! The best part of dining here with us is that you can also catch all the games on our 17 TVs located all around the restaurant and bar area.

We open on weekdays at 11 am for lunch through dinner, with a Monday-Friday Happy Hour from 3-6 pm weekly, and every Saturday and Sunday we open early at 9 am for our spectacular brunch. Whenever you get a craving for some mouthwatering 4th of July BBQ (even if it’s not the 4th of July,) head on over to Wobbly Boots Roadhouse to satisfy that craving.

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