Disappointed! New to Woody's, I asked the server what the Shack did best. She recommended the ribs and sides of beans and cheesy potatoes. Woody's may be best of breed in Des Moines, but some more breeding is in order. You would think that a restaurant in state that produces more hogs than any other would treat it with more respect in the Temple of BBQ. My ribs were nearing the dry side and nearly flavorless. While I did not come for the sides, I expect them to be good eats. The beans seemed to have come from a can without cookery intervention. The cheesy potatoes were bland and tasteless. I do not like giving critical reviews, but this one is well earned.
On the good side, I enjoyed the ambiance and helpfulness of the wait staff.
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