Iowa, United States Food Guide: 4 Barbecue food Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Pleasant Hill

October 4, 2019 Venice Greaves

Reviews on Barbecue food in Pleasant Hill, Iowa, United States. Pleasant Hill is a city in Polk County, Iowa, United States. The population was 8,785 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Des Moines–West Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of July, 2005, Pleasant Hill has been given a US Postal code, 50327.
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1. Rolling Smoke Barbeque

1225 Copper Creek Dr, Pleasant Hill, IA 50327-7091 Barbecue Lunch, Dinner [email protected] +1 515-262-8219 http://rollingsmokebbque.com/menu
Rolling Smoke Barbeque

We are a family owned business! We offer sit down, take out, and catering! Now accepting online orders.

Reviewed By michaelrI6197TV

Stopped in for a monthly group Birthday get-together. This is an order and pay at a front counter kind of place. Not a huge menu, but lots of sides and a big selection of sauces. Food was prepared quickly and delivered by appropriately friendly staff. The place is not very large, the furnishings are functional, the real “star” is the food! The folks running the place either have a lot of experience in the restaurant business world or they have received great direction. My only negatives were that my french fries were a bit tired, old and limp, and my companion’s slaw dressing had leached a lot of purple color from the solids. But, that was easily overshadowed by the rest of the food. The sandwich buns were fresh and had great flavor, the sauces were as described on the menu board, spicy sauces were not overpowered by the “heat”. I had burnt ends, my companion had chicken, most of our group had pulled pork, and one did have the chicken strips, which were more “planks” than “strips”, i.e. the pieces were large slabs of breast meat with a thin, and tasty, breading.

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2. Jethro n' Jake's Smokehouse Steaks

2601 Adventureland Dr, Altoona, IA 50009-9592 American, Bar, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service +1 515-957-9727 http://jethrosdesmoines.com/jethros-and-jakes-altoona
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4 based on 355 reviews

Jethro n' Jake's Smokehouse Steaks

Reviewed By NisaV

We love this place. We forget to eat at Jethros, some nights. But, when we return, we are reminded why we love this restaurant. There were two couples in our party. The restaurant was busy, but we did not have a wait. My husband and I shared both an appetizer of wings and also a platter for two. Everything was great.

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3. Claxon's Smokehouse & Grill

3131 8th Street South West, Altoona, IA 50009-1938 American, Barbecue, Bar Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Table Service +1 515-967-7979 http://claxonsbbq.com/
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4 based on 125 reviews

Claxon's Smokehouse & Grill

Reviewed By Stanbro81

My husband and I visited Claxon’s for the first time to give their BBQ a try. We both love smoked meats. Our server, Megan, was very sweet, attentive and helpful. I ordered the rib/smoked meat combo with a side of green beans, pulled pork and sliced brisket. The ribs were good (had a sweet tang to them with a little heat on the back side. The meat was just a bit tough to get off the bone, but the juiciness and flavor offset that. I found the brisket and pork both on the dry side, even after dunking it in a very tasty and sweet sauce. The green beans, in my opinion, weren’t worth eating. Very bland and even after generous salting, I left them in the plate. My husband had the Three Pigs sandwich. It was a tenderloin topped with bacon and pulled pork. He said it was “okay.” The pork wast dry to him as well, and the tenderloin nothing special. His Mac and cheese was creamy, but again, flavorless. In general the seasoning for side dishes should be ramped up. Refills were prompt and everything was clean.

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4. Smokey D's BBQ

5055 NW 2nd St, Des Moines, IA 50313-1701 American, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner, Drinks Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards [email protected] +1 515-243-2747 http://www.smokeydsbbq.com
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4 based on 752 reviews

"Opened by award winning pitmasters, this restaurant just off I-80 on Des Moines' north side is a BBQ lovers dream and would be a real gem for travelers". New Smokey D's location. There are two others.

Reviewed By MarcieJ

We were happy that we stopped here for lunch on our road trip. It wasn’t the best BBQ we’ve ever had, but much better than the typical fast food options. The burnt ends were done perfectly, and the fries were deliciously seasoned and perfectly done. The parking lot was pretty full, but we only had to wait a few minutes to order, and about five minutes for our food to arrive.

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