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There's a great old store on Des Moines South Side that I always like to recommend. B&B Grocery, Meat & Deli has great sandwiches with an old fashioned atmosphere. I think the place has been there forever.

Their web-site is

B&B Grocery
Des Moines

Driving from DFW to Cedar Rapids in June

Iowa is known for the best "corn fed" beef and pork. If you're in Des Moines and are going by Graziano's on the Southside, you might as well pick up some Iowa Beef and Pork at B&B Grocery, Meat & Deli. B&B is just a stone's throw from Graziano's. Ok, maybe a little more than a stone's throw, but they're close.

B&B is an old fashioned butcher shop that has the best meat in Des Moines. They'll cut it exactly the way you want it. You'll love the butchers there, they'll treat you like a local. Ask them to cut you some Iowa Chops. Basically, they're thick pork chops. Great on the grill!!!

I could be wrong on this interesting tidbit, but I think Graziano's and B&B are the two oldest neighborhood type stores in Des Moines.

B & B Grocery Meat & Deli
2001 SE 6th St, Des Moines, IA 50315

Best Hamburger in Midwest

Des Moines has a small neighborhood grocery store that serve's up a killer burger. Literally, they call all their sandwiches Killers. IMO, they have the best burgers in Des Moines. They probably have the only burger that go from butcher block to the grill.

It is truly a unique experience to eat there. The store has been around forever and it's like walking back in time. The butchers are fun and their food is great!

B & B Grocery Meat & Deli
2001 SE 6th St, Des Moines, IA 50315

I-35 between MSP and KC?

If you get to Des Moines and want a good deli sandwich or tenderloin you have to go to B&B Grocery Deli. This is a surviving neighborhood grocery store that serves great sandwiches. Their dad's killer sandwich was voted the best in Des Moines. The butchers are the real deal and will treat you like a local. Their web-site is By the way, they also sell great meat!

B & B Grocery Meat & Deli
2001 SE 6th St, Des Moines, IA 50315

Super Cool Eats in the Des Moines Area (30 mile radius...ish)

I second the list that btgordon supplied.

B&B is a great neighborhood grocery store that has been around forever.

A good southside pizza joint is Bordenaro's on SW 9th St

El Chisme is very good mexican. It is on the west side and a little farther from the Fairgrounds. I don't think they have a web-site.

Des Moines brunch and party time?

You should try B&B Grocery if you want to have great deli sandwiches. This place is one of Des Moines last surviving neighborhood grocery stores. It's really a unique place.

Dec 20, 2008
Budair in Great Plains

Great Deli in Des Moines, Iowa

I agree that B&B is a great place to grab a sandwich. I'm not a big tenderloin fan, but I do know they are poplular there. I think their Dad's Killer is to die for. Pardon the pun. It is what a deli sandwich should be.

The other great thing about B&B is the staff. They are the real deal!!