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.
Bayou Pickle Chips
A heapin' basket of thin sliced pickle chips soaked in
buttermilk, lightly breaded, flash fried crispy and served
with chipotle ranch for some real dippin fun.
Pork Belly Sliders
House smoked pork belly, topped with slaw, bread & butter pickles and fried onion strings.
Fried Cheese Squares
Aged white cheddar with our special country coating, served warm and gooey with our double secret chipotle ranch.
Sweet onions hand cut, soaked in buttermilk, lightly breaded, flash fried and dusted in our famous rub.
Country fried boneless chicken tenders, tossed in your choice of sauce, or have it on the side for some real dippin fun.
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.
Fresh flour tortillas, layered with cheese, smoked chicken, pico, guacamole and sour cream.
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.
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.
Three baby back ribs, sliced pit ham and juicy pulled pork.
Ribs and Wings Combo
Three baby back ribs and 5 wings.
Ribs and Burnt Ends Combo
Three baby back ribs, and smoky sweet burnt ends.
$8.95 - Make it a melt 10.95
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
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...
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.
*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.
Triple Billy Bacon Burger
*Three fresh, ground Angus steak patties, layered with bacon, American cheese and Jethro's secret sauce.
*Two fresh, ground Angus steak patties, dredged in cajun spices with pepperjack cheese, fresh jalapenos and 3 pepper angry sauce.
Western BBQ Burger
*Two fresh, ground Angus steak patties, BBQ glazed pork belly and cheddar cheese, topped with crispy onion strings.
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
“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."
Turkey Gouda Melt
Slow smoked turkey, served on grilled rye with melted gouda cheese and slaw.
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.
Brisket Bacon Melt
Texas brisket, bacon, Swiss cheese, sauteed mushrooms and onions on griddled rye toast with 1000 island dressing.
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.
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.
It's as big as the plate. Pounded flat, fried crispy and served on a toasted bun with onion and pickles.
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.
Blackened Salmon Sandwich
Jasper rubs Atlantic salmon with his magical spice and blackens the 6 oz filet to perfection, dressed with lettuce, tomato, onion and tartar sauce.
Jethro's Smoked Steaks & Prime Ribs
Cajun blackened. Comes with 2 sides, a corn muffin or white bread.
Single Chop 14.95-Double Chop 19.95
State Fair Pork Chop
This is the same "Pork Chop on a Stick" that you will find next to the Ye Old Mill at the Iowa State Fair. Tender, succulent, juicy center cut pork chop, grilled and basted with our BBQ glaze.
12 oz. 19.95-20 oz. 25.95
PRIME RIB (Fridays & Saturdays after 4)
Smoked to perfection and cut to your selection. You choose the temperature and Jethro promises you will be happy with his "Amazing Slow Smoked Prime Rib".
This is the tastiest, the juiciest, the most flavorful steak Jethro can fix ya. He cuts it by the pound.
NEW YORK STRIP 16oz
Jethro cuts this "man sized" steak by the pound.
The texture and taste of this meat is his flavorite.
The most tender, juicy 'n smoky steak you will ever find... cut it with your fork...
Green Stuff, Soup, and Desserts
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.
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.
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.
Smoked chicken and sausage... this stuff is good! (No road kill in it!)
Buster’s Big Chocolate Cake
Buster's Big Chocolate Cake
Wilma’s Fried Apple Pie (with ice cream)
Three of Grandma's made from scratch, large buttermilk pancakes, griddled hot and piled high, served with your choice of meat.
Thick cut bread, hand dipped in Jethro's own vanilla cinnamon batter. Grilled and served with your choice of meat. Yummy!!!
Pit ham, peppers and onions.
The Piglet Omelet
Pit ham, American & white cheddar cheese sauce.
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.
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.
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.
Biscuits and Gravy Breakfast
With two extra large eggs (any style).
Two extra large eggs (any style), you choose the meat &
either buttermilk pancakes, or French toast.
Two extra large eggs (any style) with your favorite side of meat and your choice of toast
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.
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).
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!
Des Moines Hash
Our crispy hashbrowns topped with slab bacon, breakfast sausage, and pit ham. Then we smother 'em with cheddar cheese.
We load Jethro's World Famous Texas brisket, pepperjack cheese, sauteed mushrooms and onions on top of our crispy hasbrowns
Carolina style pulled pork, breakfast sausage and bacon.