If you’re looking for some of the best BBQ in town, this Drake neighborhood sports bar is the place to go. Jethro’s racked up the awards in Cityview’s 2011 “Best Of Des Moines” readers poll, winning Best BBQ and runner-up for Best American Food and Best Nachos. Serving ribs, pork, beef brisket, whole chickens and turkey that is smoked daily in our 750-lb. capacity smoker. Stop by and see why we are the best. 3100 Forest Ave., Des Moines; 2601 Adventureland Drive, Altoona; 9350 University Ave., Waukee; 1425 S.W. Vintage, Ankeny, and 5950 56th St., Johnston.
Jethro’s BBQ Pork Chop Grill
The State Fair Pork Chop, Pork Chop on a Stick, The Shake and Bake Pork Chop, a Stuffed Pork Chop, a double cut Smoked Pork Chop — you will find them all here as Jethro pays homage to the 21 million pigs in Iowa. This brand new Johnston Jethro’s features 29, huge 60- and 70-inch TVs that will bring you all the sports. Twin 900-lb. smokers cook all of Jethro’s award-winning “Amazing Slow Smoked Meats.” Jethro’s Pork Chop Grill, Your Johnston Neighborhood Sports Bar. 5950 N.W. 86th St., Johnston. 421-4848.
Woody’s Smoke Shack
Woody’s has championship BBQ and offers catering, dine-in or carry out options. Home to the best corn bread in Iowa. Come early, call ahead or even fax your order! 2511 Cottage Grove Ave. Phone: 277-0005. Fax: 277-0022.