Woody's Smoke Shack

2511 Cottage Grove Ave (btw 25th & 26th St)
Des Moines, IA 50311
(515) 710-4511
11:00am - 8:00pm
11:00am - 8:00pm
11:00am - 8:00pm
11:00am - 8:00pm
11:00am - 8:00pm
11:00am - 4:00pm



  • Cheesy potatoes are effin awesome
  • In 2009, Woody's was voted "Best of the Best Barbeque Restaurants in America." It is also home to the best (free) cornbread in Iowa. Just add a little honey and it tastes even better!
  • The fresh corn bread is a great addition to any of the great options at Woody's. And best of all is it's free (and you can help your self to as much as you want)! :)
  • The best BBQ I've ever had. Seriously.
  • The portion of pulled pork is a bit small, but the sauce (which is outstanding) will leave you wanting more. Don't miss the free corn bread!
  • Best pulled pork sandwich I've ever had! Highly recommend!
  • ribs ribs ribs, and the brisket is good too
  • Delishious!! I always eat the pulled pork, cheesy potatoes and green beans! Pricey but worth every cent! Very cozy
  • I could live on just the sides. Love when they have the summer cucumbers!
  • Excellent BBQ & sides. Try the spicy grits.
  • Great food and service! The burnt ends are good! And love the all you can eat cornbread!!
  • The BBQ is amazing! Pulled pork very tender and good even without sauce. Would totally recommend stopping by.
  • Clean,friendly,great food
  • Kinda rude and they don't explain things well.
  • Some of the best ribs I've ever had and the free cornbread rocks! Glad I found this place!
  • Best smoked ribs!!!!
  • Great ribs and Cheesy Potato side
  • Best in town. Period.
  • One of the best pulled pork sandwiches in Des Moines. Hands down! And the free cornbread is to die for
  • Free delicious corn bread? Yes please!

Nearby places

1910 Cottage Grove Ave (at 19th St)
1011 Locust St (at 10th St.)
2318 University Ave (btwn 23rd & 24th St.)