Real Smoke. Real BBQ. ShortE's started out as a dream between two friends in 2003 and came to fruition at the Madison County BBQ Shoot Out in 2010. Ever since, we strive to serve the best food we can and prove ourselves one plate at a time.
Our mission is to bring a traditional Southern-style, all wood smoked BBQ to the Des Moines Metro. No gas. No charcoal. Just 100% fresh, full bodied smoke flavor. Join us for a one of kind dining experience featuring our amazing meats (pulled fresh from the smoker and sliced right before your eyes), homemade sides, open kitchen, and unique service style.
In addition to our main Johnston location, we will be operating a catering service for events all over the Metro Area, ranging from small intimate gatherings to graduation parties or weddings for several hundred. Come in or call, get comfortable, loosen your belt, and get ready for an experience you won't forget.
Southern Style, all wood smoked, authentic BBQ.