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Born at the Lake of the Ozarks - Raised in Iowa

Wobbly Boots Roadhouse BBQ was created by Mark and Brian Barrett ten years ago at the Lake of the Ozarks, along with Dog Days Bar & Grill and Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina. They have owned and operated all three restaurants for more than 20 years.

How Wobbly Boots came to be in Clive, IA, is a unique story. Mark and Brian were raised in Osceola, IA, as was their partner in the Clive restaurant, JR Sheffer. JR and his wife, Heather, created and operated The Sports Page Grill in Indianola, Winterset, Pella, and Ankeny for more than a decade. JR and Heather loved all of Mark and Brian's restaurants at the Lake of the Ozarks but had a special fondness for Wobbly Boots BBQ.

The three boys have been close friends for better than 35 years, so when JR suggested they partner and open in Clive, Mark and Brian were more than eager as their roots still run deep in Iowa. We are not a chain. We are unique. Only two exist, one at the Lake and the other here in Clive.

Our design of the exterior and interior were a collaboration of all partners, trying to stay as close to the look of the Wobbly Boots at the lake. Our food is all homemade, from our GREAT smoked bbq to our hand pattied burgers, to our famous giant tenderloins, to the smoked meatloaf; everything is made right here at our restaurant. Since we are one of only two restaurants, we can control what is on our menu and are proud of everything we serve.

We are happy to serve only the highest quality food in a great atmosphere with a pleasant staff. Just some lifelong friends doing something they love and the result is Wobbly Boots Roadhouse, Clive, Iowa. As the title says born at the Lake of the Ozarks - Raised in Iowa. Y'all come back now, ya hear?!

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