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Rodell's Smokehouse

122 S 1st St, Across from John Wayne Museum, Winterset, IA 50273-1903
+1 515-462-4569
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good34%
  • Average24%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“ribs” (11 reviews)
“baked beans” (3 reviews)
“pork” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
122 S 1st St, Across from John Wayne Museum, Winterset, IA 50273-1903
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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

RIP, Jim Eller. Lisa , you were an excellent manager ! A BBQ was fitting for the location. The building update was very nice. I hope someone jumps back in.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank masonryman1544
Reviewed 19 June 2018

The owner of this establishment has passed away so it is no longer operational my sympathies to the family

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank x000n46n
Reviewed 22 January 2018

The food was really good and the staff was very friendly. It is not fancy, but clean and enjoyable. If you are in Winterset sometime, go check them out!

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank PastorofDisaster
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Expensive for the quality & quantity. You can screw up a better brisket at home. i ate there 4-5 times trying to give them a fair shakes

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank timh8u
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Absolutely fabulous beef brisket & homemade onion rings! I loved the twice baked potato salad as well!

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Venture465502
Reviewed 5 November 2017

My wife and I had a late lunch here one day in September during our excursion to the Bridges of Madison County. We were walking around the square in Winterset and I kept smelling BBQ. We found this place and decided to eat. I really...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank glhenry
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

While in Winterset, IA, we enjoyed lunch here at Rodell’s Smokehouse which is just walking distance from the John Wayne museum. The food was good but the portions were a little skimpy. Food is served on a covered metal tray. The BBQ pork that I...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank akheaps76
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

What a visit. The food was outstanding, plentiful, and our waitress was top notch. We loved the onion rings, BBQ, and their western burger was out of this world. I appreciated that the burger was too big for one person and I wanted to split...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank TamaraS314
Reviewed 25 September 2017

We had been at John Wayne museum and figured it was time for lunch. The enticing smells coming from the place may have had something to do with it. The smoked meats were very very good.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank 702thomasd
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Just went to see the John Wayne Museum, which held no interest for me, and smelled the wonderful aroma of bbq coming from across the street. This plain and simple restaurant was turning out fantastic dry rub smoked ribs and mouth wtering brisket sandwiches. The...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Olivia B
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Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 122 S 1st St, Across from John Wayne Museum, Winterset, IA 50273-1903
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Winterset
  • Phone Number: +1 515-462-4569
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Rodell's Smokehouse is a family owned and operated barbque restaurants. The first ever in Winterset Iowa!! Our meat is smoked daily: ribs, brisket, graziano sausage, and pulled pork and served with out homemade family secret sauce.
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