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7 Fun Facts About an Irresistible Side Dish – Good Ol’ Mac & Cheese

Even though Wobbly Boots Roadhouse‘s homemade Mac & Cheese is most often considered a side dish, for some people it’s a big reason they dine at our BBQ restaurant in Des Moines. Our version is so rich, creamy, and savory that it’s nearly as famous as our award-winning hickory-smoked BBQ!

As a matter of fact, we make an entire meal out of it on the kids’ menu and it’s even become a main ingredient on one of our signature burgers. (Appropriately known as the Mac & Cheese Burger.) If you are a mac & cheese fan (and we know you all are) you will be interested to learn the intriguing facts we found out about this tasty treat.

English Origins

Since macaroni is pasta, many assume it’s an Italian dish but it is actually of English origin.

It’s a Classic

There is evidence that this dish made of pasta and cheese has been around since the 14th […]

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Why Eat BBQ For Dinner?… Why Not! 5 Great Reasons To Do It

When faced with so many different available dining choices when you go out, you may have to do a little convincing to get everyone in the group to agree on one place. When you’re craving the best BBQ in Des Moines and simply nothing else will satisfy that hunger, you may need to do some convincing to get everyone on the same page.

If the people in your group have already tasted the food from Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Clive, it will be an easy argument to win! If they haven’t yet had the pleasure, here are 5 excellent reasons to share that will convince them BBQ is the only way to go.

#1 – It Tastes Great!

In our humble opinion, that should be enough reason to choose BBQ for your next meal! Not all BBQ is equal though, so you may need to tell your friends just why Wobbly Boots BBQ is worth the […]

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Your Search for the Best BBQ in Des Moines Stops at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse!

Since 2014, our BBQ restaurant in Des Moines has been serving up the best-tasting hickory-smoked meats in all of Iowa. Before that, the Wobbly Boots Roadhouse at the Lake of the Ozarks had been perfecting the recipes they shared with us for an entire decade, racking up awards along the way. Starting with inspiration from our good friends in Osage Beach plus the creative input of the talented kitchen crew at our own Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Clive, the result is a menu full of delicious BBQ dishes for you to enjoy 7 days a week!

Our Unique BBQ Style

The Boot has a very unique approach when it comes to creating irresistible BBQ. It’s a hybrid style inspired by the BBQ meccas of the U.S.A. – Kansas City, St. Louis, Memphis, and Texas. All the best things about those amazing styles are what creates a BBQ flavor we are proud to call […]

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What Are People Saying About Wobbly Boots Roadhouse? Take a Look…

We absolutely love seeing familiar faces here at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse because that means that people are enjoying themselves when they come into our Des Moines BBQ restaurant enough to keep coming back. It’s also exciting for us to see new faces wander into the Boot because that means we have a chance to impress someone new and earn even more “regulars.”

For those of you that are brand new to our family restaurant in Des Moines, we’ve pulled together a few customer reviews about us from around the internet. Don’t just take our word for it that you’re going to love the Boot, listen to these folks. Their happy experiences showcase what you can expect when you join us.

GOOGLE REVIEWS

“Great smoked meat sandwich! They have the widest and tastiest onion rings I’ve ever had. I’ll post more the next time because I’m going back!” ~Ronnie Fairchild

“The food at this place is […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Live Music at the Boot: Time Well Wasted & Damon Dotson

Occasionally we are lucky enough to have the best live music in Des Moines grace our stage, and you’ll be very happy to hear that Wobbly Boots Roadhouse has 2 nights of amazing music coming your way! On Saturday, December 8, 2018, the incredible duo Time Well Wasted will perform, and a week later on Saturday, December 15 the fantastic Damon Dotson is back once again.

Time Well Wasted

Jess and Sarah come together to form the excellent vocal duo that can entertain a crowd like no other! These lovely ladies perform a wide variety of music from oldies to country to rock to pop. They love pleasing their fans by singing exactly what the crowd wants to hear most, so song requests are greatly encouraged. Bring your requests and find out why Time Well Wasted has lovingly become known as the “Human Jukebox!”

Their extremely diversified music selection keeps the show fresh and […]

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Appetizers Make Great Holiday Party Foods

Some holiday parties involve an entire meal, but quite a few of them consist of only “snack” foods, like appetizers, that people can carry around on a napkin or small plate while they socialize. The best appetizers in Des Moines can be found on the menu at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse, and it’s got over a dozen choices that are sure to please any hungry party-goer! Whether you host a party right here at the Boot or pick up a few dishes to go, you’re bound to find something irresistible on this list. (And we’ve got a lot more food choices througout the rest of our menu too!)

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 […]

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