Jethro’s BBQ ‘n LakeHouse Menu2018-06-29T13:28:08+00:00
Fixins First
10 wings 13.95 | 20 wings 25.95 Amazing Slow Smoked Wings

Hardwood smoked, fried to a crispy finish, tossed in your choice of sauces with a blue cheese or ranch dressing.

Half 9.95 Full 12.95 Bubba’s Boneless Wings

Tender white meat chicken soaked in buttermilk, lightly breaded, flash fried to a crispy finish and served with your choice of sauces for dippin.

Half lb 10.95 Buster’s Shrimp

Flash fried sweet shrimp, buffalo style are Jethro's favorite. Be like Jethro or pick your favorite from our house made sauces.

7.95 Bayou Pickle Chips

A basket of thin sliced pickle chips soaked in buttermilk, lightly breaded, flash fried crispy and served with chipotle ranch for some real dippin fun.

9.95 Pork Belly Sliders

House smoked pork belly, topped with slaw, bread & butter pickles and fried onion strings.

7.95 Fried Cheese Squares

Aged white cheddar with our special country coating, served warm and gooey with our double secret chipotle ranch.

8.95 Onion Rings

Sweet onions hand cut, soaked in buttermilk, lightly breaded, flash fried and dusted in our famous rub.

9.95 Chicken Tenders

Country fried boneless chicken tenders, tossed in your choice of sauce, or have it on the side for some real dippin fun.

10.95 Smoked Chicken Nachos

Fresh fried corn chips dusted with secret spice smothered with white cheddar sauce and shredded cheeses, topped with house smoked chicken and finished with black bean corn salsa, fresh jalapenos, pico, guacamole and sour cream.

9.95 Quesadillas

Fresh flour tortillas, layered with cheese, smoked chicken, pico, guacamole and sour cream.

11.95 Waffle Fry Nachos

Just like our Original Nachos, but we substitute waffle fries, smothered with white cheddar sauce and shredded cheeses, topped with house smoked chicken and finished with black bean corn salsa, fresh jalapenos, pico, guacamole and sour cream.

9.95 Jethro’s Rib Taster (4 bones)

Jethro smokes them all day; then he pours on sweet bourbon glaze and serves 'em over a bed of fries.

Amazing House Smoked Meats and BBQ Sandwiches
House Smoked Meats

pulled pork, chicken, smoked sausage, pit ham (sliced or shaved), turkey (sliced or shaved), pork belly (+ $1), brisket (+ $1) (sliced or chopped)

$11.95 - $24.95 Dinners for 1

Full slab 24.95 1/2 slab 17.95 1 meat (1/2 lb) 11.95 2 meats (1/4 lb each meat =1/2 lb total) 13.95 1/2 Smoked Chicken 12.95

$25.95 Dinners for 2

Choose 4 sides - Half Slab & Two Meat Dinner 25.95

$18.95 Brisket Platter

Slow smoked sliced brisket, chopped brisket, and smoky sweet burnt ends.

$16.95 Iowa Pork Platter

Three baby back ribs, sliced pit ham and juicy pulled pork.

$18.95 Ribs and Wings Combo

Three baby back ribs and 5 wings.

$17.95 Ribs and Burnt Ends Combo

Three baby back ribs, and smoky sweet burnt ends.

$8.95 - Make it a melt 10.95 BBQ SANDWICHES

Pick one of your favorite house slow smoked meats with your choice of white bread or a freshly baked bun. It comes plain, but you can get saucy at your table.

Jethro's Biggest and Double Steak Burgers
24.95 The World Famous Adam Emmenecker

(As seen on Man Vs. Food) Take the challenge today! The Missouri Valley Conference's "Most Valuable Player of 2008" loves this sandwich. It's big... "really big"... just like all of those "really big" shots Adam sank in the Bulldog 's magical MVC Championship Season of 2008. Start with our huge pork tenderloin, add two*Angus steak burgers, top it with slabs of Texas brisket, apple wood bacon, fried cheese and finished with buffalo chicken tenders. Smother this mountain with melted cheddar cheese and white cheddar sauce. Serve it with your choice of side. This could hurt you! A sandwich fit for the...

16.95 The Jethro

This isn't for everyone... It is porktastic. It is ginormous. We start with our famous tenderloin and add Carolina style pulled pork, house smoked pit ham and a double order of thick slab bacon. Choose your side and then go for it, but remember... we warned you.

10.95 Papa’s

*We always start with two fresh, ground Angus steak patties, grilled to perfection. Choose your favorite cheese; we'll bring the lettuce, onion, tomato and pickle.

13.95 Triple Billy Bacon Burger

*Three fresh, ground Angus steak patties, layered with bacon, American cheese and Jethro's secret sauce.

12.95 Angry Burger

*Two fresh, ground Angus steak patties, dredged in cajun spices with pepperjack cheese, fresh jalapenos and 3 pepper angry sauce.

13.95 Western BBQ Burger

*Two fresh, ground Angus steak patties, BBQ glazed pork belly and cheddar cheese, topped with crispy onion strings.

11.95 Mushroom Gouda Burger

*Two fresh, ground Angus steak patties, topped with sauteed mushrooms and onions, gouda cheese and Jethro's secret sauce.

Sandwiches and Melts
11.95 “Better Homes & Gardens” Melt

"Better Homes and Gardens" Magazine's August 2009 Issue selected this melt as their favorite BBQ dish in Des Moines. "A unique combination of Swiss and American cheeses melted on top of Carolina pulled pork and smoked turkey."

11.95 Turkey Gouda Melt

Slow smoked turkey, served on grilled rye with melted gouda cheese and slaw.

13.95 The Des Moines Melt

Triple decker of pit smoked ham, pork belly, bacon, and Jethro's secret sauce. Served on grilled Texas toast with melted gouda and American cheese.

12.95 Brisket Bacon Melt

Texas brisket, bacon, Swiss cheese, sauteed mushrooms and onions on griddled rye toast with 1000 island dressing.

11.95 Texas Dip

No French spoken here! Thin sliced Texas brisket smothered with melted Swiss cheese, topped with sweet bourbon glazed onions, with a side of BBQ jus for dippin.

10.95 Crispy Chicken

Coated in Jethro's secret breading and served on a toasted bun with lettuce, tomato, creamy mayo and bread & butter pickle.

10.95 Roscoe’s Buffalo Chicken Wrap

Buffalo boneless wings, crisp lettuce, tomatoes and blue cheese or ranch dressing all wrapped up in a fresh flour tortilla.

11.95 Nashville Hot Chicken

Fried crispy and tossed in Nashville style hot sauce. Served on a toasted bun with slaw and bread & butter pickle.

9.95 Pork Tenderloin

It's as big as the plate. Pounded flat, fried crispy and served on a toasted bun with onion and pickles.

12.95 Blackened Salmon Po Boy

Jasper rubs Atlantic salmon with his magical spice and blackens the 6 oz filet to perfection, dressed with lettuce, tomato and remoulade.

11.95 Fried Shrimp Po Boy

Buster's shrimp, flash fried crispy, dressed with lettuce, tomato and remoulade.

12.95 The Jethro Club

Piled high with house smoked pit ham, turkey and thick slab bacon on Texas toast with Swiss and cheddar cheeses, lettuce, tomato and mayo.

Lakehouse Favorites
$15.95 CAJUN SAMPLER PLATTER

Includes all three of Jasper's Cajun Creole Creations and one corn muffin.

$11.95 (Add smoked shrimp $4) Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

A Cajun classic. Start with dark roux and vegetables. Jasper adds andouille sausage and smoked chicken, a pile of steaming white nice rice and a corn bread muffin.

$14.95 Smokehouse Jambalaya

Jasper starts with fresh vegetables and ripe plum tomatoes, slowly simmers them with Jethro's slow smoked Gulf Shrimp, chicken, andouille sausage and white nice rice to make this Creole casserole. Served with a corn bread muffin.

$10.95 Red Beans and Rice

A Louisiana tradition! Our pot of red beans spends all day simmerin' on the stove with Jethro's smoked andouille sausage, pit ham, thick cut bacon and Jasper's herbs and spices. When the beans are tender and creamy, we ladle them over a pile of steamed white nice rice.

16.95 Atlantic Salmon

Cajun blackened. Comes with 2 sides, a corn muffin or white bread.

13.95n (Add smoked shrimp $4) Jasper’s Creole Pasta

Jethro's famous andouille sausage with smoked chicken tossed with pig tail pasta springs and plum tomatoes, smothered with Jasper's Creole Cream sauce, topped with parmesan cheese.

13.95 Smoke House Mac-a-Noodle and Cheese

Jethro starts with Wisconsin white cheddar, adds sharp cheddar, colby jack and parmesan. Then he tosses in hickory smoked bacon, cherrywood smoked pit ham and sprinkles Shake n' Bake crumbs to create the ultimate pasta treat.

Green Stuff, Soup, and Desserts
$11.95 Sally Sue Southwestern

Crisp greens, topped with smoked chicken, cheddar and Jack cheeses, black bean corn salsa, pico, guacamole, sour cream and tossed in our double secret chipotle ranch, served in a crispy taco shell.

$11.95 Becky Sue’s Crispy BBQ Chicken

Crisp greens, tossed with tangy honey mustard dressing, topped with our country fried chicken tenders coated in our Jethro's BBQ sauce, tomatoes, onions and shredded cheese.

6.95 Side salad. 4.50 Add salmon (+ $8.95) From the Garden

Crisp greens, tossed with your choice of dressing, tomatoes, croutons and cheese.

$5.95 Jake’s Spicy BBQ Steak Chili

Large bites of aged steak and smoked beans make this chili uniquely Jethro's. Topped with cheese, sour cream and fresh jalapenos.

$5.95 Gramma’s Gumbo

Smoked chicken and sausage... this stuff is good! (No road kill in it!)

$8.95 Buster’s Big Chocolate Cake

Buster's Big Chocolate Cake

$5.95 Wilma’s Fried Apple Pie (with ice cream)

Brunch
8.95 Buttermilk Pancakes

Three of Grandma's made from scratch, large buttermilk pancakes, griddled hot and piled high, served with your choice of meat.

8.95 French Toast

Thick cut bread, hand dipped in Jethro's own vanilla cinnamon batter. Grilled and served with your choice of meat. Yummy!!!

10.95 Denver Omelet

Pit ham, peppers and onions.

10.95 The Piglet Omelet

Pit ham, American & white cheddar cheese sauce.

9.95 Breakfast Quesadillas

Flour tortilla layered with cheese, smoked corn pico, scrambled eggs and your choice of smoked chicken, Carolina pulled pork, or hickory smoked bacon, with guacamole and sour cream.

8.95 The Earl of Egg Sandwiches

Two extra large eggs (any style) with your choice of pit ham, slab bacon or sausage patty with American cheese on Texas toast. Comes with hashbrowns.

12.95 The Cowboy Breakfast

A full half pound of our famous Texas brisket and two extra large eggs (any style), served with hashbrowns and your choice of toast.

8.95 Biscuits and Gravy Breakfast

With two extra large eggs (any style).

9.95 Papa’s Breakfast

Two extra large eggs (any style), you choose the meat & either buttermilk pancakes, or French toast.

6.95 Grandma’s Breakfast

Two extra large eggs (any style) with your favorite side of meat and your choice of toast

10.95 Spike’s Breakfast Nachos

Best in Des Moines! Crispy waffle fries smothered with cheese sauce, topped with three extra large scrambled eggs with your choice of one of Jethro's amazing slow smoked meats, shredded cheese, finished with pico, guacamole and sour cream.

13.95 Game Day Breakfast

Our made from scratch biscuits and gravy, Texas style hashbrowns (that 's topped with chili and cheese) and three eggs (any style).

24.95 THE OINK… We dare you!!!

SIXTEEN extra large eggs, folded with a full pound of Jethro's house smoked pit ham and a double helping of American and white cheddar cheese sauce. It may be the largest ham and cheese omelet ever!

11.95 Des Moines Hash

Our crispy hashbrowns topped with slab bacon, breakfast sausage, and pit ham. Then we smother 'em with cheddar cheese.

11.95 Jake Hash

We load Jethro's World Famous Texas brisket, pepperjack cheese, sauteed mushrooms and onions on top of our crispy hasbrowns

10.95 Carolina

Carolina style pulled pork, breakfast sausage and bacon.