Southern Style,
All wood smoked,
Authentic BBQ.

Now Open!

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.  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, an open kitchen, and 2 unique service styles.  Fast counter service for those customers who have limited time during the lunch hour and table service with a full bar for a more relaxed dining experience in the evening. 

We also offer a 650 square foot outdoor patio with TV’s and sound, "game day" specials, Happy Hour starting at 4:00 PM, and catering service for events all over the Metro Area, ranging from small intimate gatherings to graduation parties or weddings for several hundred. 

Good food, reasonable prices, and great atmosphere for all families and friends.  Our goal is to provide great customer service, to be a good neighbor, and establish an environment that encourages a long term relationship with our customers.  Come in or call, get comfortable, loosen your belt, and get ready for an experience you won't forget.