Championship BBQ and Catering

Dine in or Carry Out
2511 Cottage Grove Ave
Des Moines, Iowa

Monday – Friday 11 am – 8 pm
Saturday 11 am – 4 pm

Our specialty is BBQ, and we’re home to the best corn bread in Iowa. We cook all our meats and side dishes on site, daily. Our Smoke Shack offers daily specials, weekend take out and fresh and frozen side dishes for your dining convenience.

We’re also a full service caterer, vendor and offer personal chef service as your needs require. From grand buffets to custom requests, give us an idea of your event requirements and we’ll make it happen. We travel nationwide from “Ribfest” to NASCAR, any location you need. No event is too large or too small.


We proudly serve a gluten-free menu. All of our meats are gluten-free, and other gluten-free items are marked with “GF.” 

Daily Specials

Monday | Smoked Cream Chicken over Biscuits
Tuesday | Pork Chop on a Stick
Wednesday | Collard Greens/Pork Loin
Thursday | Hot Wings
Friday | Smoked Salmon – Regular or Blackened


Woody’s BBQ was established in 2002 by Cheryl and Woody Wasson. Woody’s Smoke Shack became successful winning awards in many contests around the Midwest, including the World Pork Expo, the American Royal in Kansas City and the Jack Daniels Invitational in Lynchburg, Tennessee; three of the most prestigious contests in the United States. We’re proud to be an Iowa State Barbeque Champion. Because of our satisfied customers and the continuing demand for our barbeque, we expanded and opened the Woody’s Smoke Shack location in 2008 and haven’t looked back since.



Woody’s Gear

At Woody’s Online Shop, you find all sorts of great gift ideas. Choose from a wide selection of shirts, hats, t-shirts, beverage cups, barbeque aprons, note pads and much, much more.

Each item will be shipped directly to your home or business location. Our apparel sizes range from small to XXL.