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-pound 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. http://www.jethrosdesmoines.com.
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-pound 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. http://www.jethrosdesmoines.com.
Jethro’s BBQ Jambalaya
What a concept! Barbeque and Cajun Creole Creations all served in your Waukee neighborhood sports bar. It doesn’t get any better than this made-from-scratch cooking. Serving all of Jethro’s “Amazing Slow Smoked Meats” plus Cajun food favorites like Jambalaya, Red Beans ‘n’ Rice, Crawfish Etouffe and Spicy Gumbo. Try the Alligator or the BBQ Shrimp; the blackened Mahi is as close as you will come to the Big Easy in Iowa. The Cajun sampler platter will tickle your tummy. Jethro is hooping and hollering excited for you to come visit. 9350 University Ave., West Des Moines. 987-8686.
Jethro’s BBQ Lakehouse
Jethro has built his very own LAKEHOUSE in the booming city of Ankeny. Two patios overlook the serene water of Prairie Trail Lake as a giant moose and trophy elk gaze. Twenty-two big screen TVs bring you all the sports action. Twin, 750-pound hickory fired smokers cook all of Jethro’s award-winning “Amazing Slow Smoked Meats.” The Cajun Creole Creations made famous at Jambalaya are proudly served. Imagine how good the taste of Walleye served fresh from the lake is at Jethro’s LAKEHOUSE, your Ankeny neighborhood sports bar. 1425 S.W. Vintage Parkway, Ankeny. 289-4444. http://www.jethrosdesmoines.com.