Some of the best BBQ in the Des Moines Area is served at the Cactus Bob's BBQ in Johnston. I have eaten the ribs, brisket, pork shoulder, and the pork tenderloin. All delicious. You walk in and order your food and sit down. They will call your number and you walk up and grab your food. They have 9 different sauces from sweet to super hot. The fries, beans, and slaw are unique. You know the food is good when the place is packed by Noon for lunch everyday.
My son and I went to Cactus Bobs for dinner. We have gone many times as he is a big Ribs fan. We typically split a slab of Ribs and fries. They also have maybe the best beef jerkey in town. Get some on your way out.
Cactus Bob's BBQ
5955 Merle Hay Road
Johnston, IA 50131