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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Savory Homestyle Side Dishes Complete an Already Delicious Meal

At mealtime, the main dish is extremely important but an incredible side dish can take that meal to a whole new level. Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Clive cooks up the most savory homestyle side dishes daily to pair perfectly with the best BBQ in Des Moines.

So Many Side Dishes

Our Des Moines family BBQ restaurant has 10 amazing, out-of-this-world homestyle side dishes that are available to enjoy with just about every dish on the menu. One might think that’s more than enough, but not us! In addition to those tasty choices, we’ve also got 6 more premium side dishes that can be substituted for a small additional charge.

Homestyle Side Dishes

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

Premium Side Dishes

Sweet Potato Fries
Boat of Mac & Cheese
Garden Salad
Cup of Soup
1/2-Order of Onion Rings
1/2-Order of Texas Fries

Buy ’em in Bulk

You can get […]

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5 Excellent Reasons to Dine at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse Tonight!

“What’s for dinner?” is a very common question around every household in America on a daily basis. Wobbly Boots Roadhouse has an excellent suggestion – BBQ! (No surprise there!) No matter which day of the week you happen to be reading this, it’s the perfect night to dine at our BBQ restaurant in Des Moines.

Need a little more convincing? Not a problem. Below we explain exactly why the best BBQ in Des Moines is a wonderful dining choice. After that, 4 more reasons (even if you’re not in the mood for BBQ tonight) that are equally as enticing.

That Hickory-Smoked BBQ!

Our “hybrid-style” of BBQ was inspired by the BBQ meccas of the U.S.A. – Kansas City, St. Louis, Memphis, Texas, and the deep South. We have masterfully combined the best parts of those styles to create our very own irresistible flavors.

Hickory-smoked meats are the key. They are generously coated in our […]

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Hot & Deliciously Satisfying – Our Soups, Loaded Bakers, & More

We still have pleasantly warm days here and there this time of year, but those cold ones make you want to run inside and warm your bones. Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Clive can do that deliciously, beginning in your stomach! (Well, technically beginning in your mouth, but you know what we mean!)

Our BBQ restaurant in Des Moines has a menu filled with hot, tasty dishes that are just the thing for fighting off the cold. Soups are an excellent example. Take a look at our signature soup below plus a few more hot and satisfying foods you’re going to love.

A Customer Favorite – Baked Potato Soup

Wobbly Boots BBQ offers a different “Soup of the Day” daily, all year long. The flavors change, but the mad- from-scratch soups with fresh ingredients are always guaranteed to be delicious!

Our signature soup, which can be found on the menu every single day of the […]

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The Most Delicious Down Home Sandwiches in Des Moines

Whether you’re planning for lunch, dinner, or even breakfast, sandwiches work perfectly for every meal. As a matter of fact, you can even enjoy sandwiches for dessert! (Ever heard of an ice cream sandwich!?!) The important part is what’s in between your two slices of bread. Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Clive uses only the most delicious ingredients in all of our meals, including the many different types of sandwiches that we have to offer.

From chicken to prime rib, you’ll find a fantastic variety of sandwiches to choose from at our family restaurant in Des Moines. Take a look at the options from the Down Home Sandwiches portion of our menu and get ready to get hungry!

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. It’s as big as the plate and we’re mighty proud of this […]

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