|Address:||2001 SE 6th St, Des Moines, IA 50315, USA|
|Working:||Closed 8:30AM–6PM 8:30AM–6PM 8:30AM–6PM 8:30AM–6PM 8:30AM–3PM Closed|
A small piece of New York, in the heart of Des Moines! As others have stated, dont judge this book by its cover/exterior. This is one of my favorite places around. Not only is John the butcher an amazing food artist, hell take the time to show you how to cook something, discuss how to best cut, prepare and serve it and even give you a demonstration. They pride themselves on the organic, grass fed products they offer and you can taste the difference. Not only are they a great butcher and nice little grocery store, but their sandwiches and food items are fantastic! Zachs Italian is about the perfect sandwich. The Dad Killer is a close second for me and will be a first place winner for those who dont like the slightly spicier take with Zachs. Their chicken salad is full of moist, fresh chicken, not the nasty canned stuff that many places use. It sends my wife into orbit. All of their sides are also good. I admit, their onion rings wont win any awards, but who can complain when its all so good anyway? They do have a cozy spot for dining in where the news papers from the 1940s are on display, or you can take it to go. Wrapped in butcher paper, itll stay hot long after other take out foods. At lunch they are very packed, with over 150 people filling their small halls in an hour and a half. It feels just like the great butchers and shops in the heart of New York and its just the kind of place where they like to know your name, remember your face and offer you a story or two while you order. It just feels like a home, and likely tastes even better.
As the owner of Iowa Peaceful Haven B&B I constantly seek out the best ingredients to serve to our guests. In my experience B&B Deli is unsurpassed in providing a farm to table experience. I love, love, love this butcher shop!! A family owned, multi-generation Deli that is small town friendly with big city professionalism. As B&B hostess this is my go-to spot when planning special weekend breakfasts and barbecues. A special shout-out to John, who has generously shared his knowledge and skills to help me transform an average meal into something very special. I am so appreciative of the old fashioned customer service where they treat every request as a priority. I particularly enjoy the custom meat cutting and packaging. It saves me so much time…did I mention that their locally raised meat is amazing and almost always the best value. I get rave reviews when I prepare their thick-cut bacon into candied maple/pecan strips or layer their thin strips into brown sugar bacon waffles....yum! From beef to pork and everything in between this is by far our favorite meat shop and the sandwiches are killer too. Not just a deli, a visit here is like stepping back in time to the “good old days”.
This was my second time going. I got in before the lunch rush and gave my order. The place got really busy and I waited. Im a patient person and didnt think it would take that long. As FIFTY minutes ticked by, I watched people who didnt work there grab a soda, walk behind the meat case and eat as people tried to make food around them. I saw a few of the employees go in the back and do a shot, yes, I saw you. I saw them give free food to people who got there after me because he missed part of their order. And then of all things, when I said something about how long I had waited, the little guy that runs the place started cussing at me and wanted to kick me out because I said something. Then he wanted to keep it going like he wanted to fight or something. The first time I went, the sandwiches were great, this time, HELL NO! Next time Ill go to Jimmy Johns. At least I know the Health Inspector has been there
wife and I went there around 1:30 thinking wed miss the lunch rush.. ordered 2 1/3 lb. cheeseburger basket meals one with coleslaw and the other with macaroni salad for side.... took quite a while to get the order... some locals passed through and all attention went directly to bullshiting with them .. we finally got the meals and went and grabbed a soda and went to pay......now we asked for the burger with everything on it.... we got the bun, a sad burger(med warm) a slice of cheese lots of mustard and a couple of pickles .... a sad order of fries yes sad been done a while ... hacked down what we could tossed the rest .. 14.00 bucks not well spent... I think dad needs to come back and whip this place back into its old glory because its lost it some where. Ive had better hockey puck burgers at a swap meet ...sadly not impressed at all
I dont think you can go wrong with any of the killer options they have here. Dads Killer is a favorite, the Tenderloin is superb, The guys are friendly and will be glad to make suggestions if you just cant decide. This place absolutely rules! If anyone wants to argue my review, they may say the Appeal is below excellent because the building has been there for three generations and looks it. In other words, it isnt a 5-star restaurant. That is part of the appeal! B&B is what it is, and what it is is exceptional Midwestern comfort food. Relaxed and friendly, filled with value and camaraderie. Ill defend this Excellent across the board review with anybody.
I was lucky enough to find this place, because of Googles new explore feature in Maps. I showed up only twenty minutes before they closed for a weeklong vacation. The employees were surprisingly happy to help, after I learned they were really trying to get everything put away for their time off. They offered me several suggestions, offered me a chance to try some different pieces of meat, and were extremely chipper. I dont think you could find better service at any butcher shop. I decided to chose the grinder, and I wasnt disappointed. It met my grinder craving, so now I wont need to get one at the fair. I will be back.
I am in DesMoines periodically for work and ALWAYS have a Dads Killer, Hot, cut in half, when I am in town. I really like the sandwich, and if I lived here I would be buying my meat here for sure. The people are great, especially Johnny (hes holding the tray of meat). This place has been around for ages and has a certain charm - call me an old-timer, but this is truly a neighborhood place. Once there was a note on the door, warning that they would be closing early on a certain date - the local high school team was playing that day and they were closing a couple of hours early so they could go to the game.
Hello! We stopped in on our way back to St. Louis, and John and his brother served us!!!!!! Sandwiches, breads, and more......they were so nice! They even helped us haul everything we bought and carried it to our car! We are forever grateful for their incredible personalities, help, sense of humor (!) and just plain awesome store! We WILL be back and we WILL be ordering mail orders to St. Louis. We were told (do less than 7 lbs....its cheaper)!!!! Hey you guys if youre reading this......youre supposed to be CUB fans, not Baseball Cardinal fans :) thanks again you guys .....Nikki and Connie ;)