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The 4 Best BBQ Restaurants Near Des Moines

Updated: October 6, 2021

Why not let Des Moines’s pitmasters delight you with BBQ styles from West Texas, Kansas City, or South Carolina? BBQ’s a serious business so we analyzed millions of reviews from top sites to bring you only the best in Des Moines. Head to these spots for some of the tastiest brisket and burnt ends your taste buds can imagine!

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BBQ Pete's

American, $$, KentAmerican, $$Kent
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Three Best Rated

    Best Barbecue Restaurants in Kent

    Three Best Rated

L&L Hawaiian Barbeque

Hawaiian, $, BurienHawaiian, $Burien, Evansville
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

Famous Dave's BBQ - Tukwila

American, $$, TukwilaAmerican, $$Tukwila
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.0
  • Three Best Rated

    Best Barbecue Restaurants in Kent

    Three Best Rated

Jimmy Mac's Roadhouse

American, $$, Federal WayAmerican, $$Federal Way
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

How did we curate these results?

We know how tough it is to find the best restaurant in Des Moines. We analyzed 10951 Des Moines restaurants on Yelp and Google, 1095134 Des Moines restaurant reviews, and 1286 lists and articles – looking closely at what Three Best Rated had to say – and applied our boam magic. These top contenders have appeared in Three Best Rated - Best Barbecue Restaurants in Kent. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their updated available services, so you can actually enjoy the food we show. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

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