Jethro's BBQ

BBQ, Wings, Breakfast
$ $
3102 Forest Ave (at 31st St)
Des Moines, IA 50311
(515) 279-3300
11:00am - 10:00pm
11:00am - 10:00pm
11:00am - 10:00pm
11:00am - 10:00pm
11:00am - 11:00pm
9:30am - 10:00pm
9:30am - 10:00pm



  • Tight-fitted shirts and Jethro's just don't mix!
  • Jethro's BBQ award-winning wings are smoked over oak and hickory wood for 2 hours before they are flash-fried for 15 seconds, giving them a crispy, hot taste. As seen on Food Paradise.
  • Home of the Man vs. Food "Adam Emmenecker Challenge": Try it if you're up to the challenge.
  • Get the Adam Emmenecker: a BBQ sandwich with breaded pork tenderloin, a bacon cheese burger, Texas brisket, & fried cheese on a hamburger bun and served w/ side of fries. --Adam Richman, Man v Food
  • Ghost wings!
  • Waffle Fry nachos... I love you....
  • To ensure that you get home safely, make sure Hansen downs at minimum, 2 pitchers.
  • Try the sugary sweet Drake Tea, a purple-hued drink that's as sweet and refreshing as a Bulldog victory. Two more Drake drinks: the Lady Bulldog and the Blue Bulldog. (they make up 1 of 4 drinks sold)
  • Stop by for the best BBQ in town. Jethro's was featured on the Travel Channel's "Man vs. Food" in Oct. of 2010. Host, Adam Richman, took the famous "Adam Emmenecker Challenge".
  • OVERRATED Smokey D's is where it's at
  • 2 for 1 wings every tuesday. Shannon is the best server and Sarah is the best bartender
  • With a mountain of pork, this Des Moines staple does pulled pork near perfect. Add coleslaw and 1 of Jethro's 5 BBQ sauces (I liked the "Secret" and the "Mustard") to complete your sandwich.
  • Tuesday nights is twofers on Wings!
  • Try the "Bulldog Burger" for dinner but make sure you skip lunch that day! It's a lot of food.
  • Say hi to Danille!!
  • The Adam Emmenecker Challenge, named after a former Drake basketball standout, is probably more BBQ than you can handle. Adam Richman from "Man v. Food" couldn't even tackle it. Share with friends...
  • Fun fact: Jethro's is located in a former Pizza Hut. While you're here, be sure to get Waffle Fry Nachos with brisket. Those nachos be ultimate deliciousness! Yum yum!
  • It is so loud!
  • If you get Ann ask for a new waitress. She knew she was getting her tip and didn't care about us at all. Tip not deserved
  • Check out the disco ball! Any BBQ place that has one mirrored beauties is okay by me!

Nearby places

3020 Forest Ave
101 Jordan Creek Pkwy (at Bridgewood Blvd.)
3506 University Ave (at 35th St)