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Cactus Bob's BBQ Corral

5955 Merle Hay Road

Johnston, IA 50131



Craig DeDecker




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Monday - Saturday | 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Sunday | 11:00 am - 7:00 pm



Easter Sunday


Black Friday

Christmas Eve

Christmas Day

New Year's Day


Stop in 7 days a week for lunch, dinner, happy hour, or even have us cater your next event. It's always a good time to enjoy some Cactus Bob's BBQ Corral!

Cactus-Bob's-BBQ-Corral Tel : 515-331-0057

The partners have a passion for homemade food and competition style BBQ. They started working together at the Downtown Farmer’s Market here in Des Moines, selling their smoked beef jerky and Prickly Pickles. After taking a Grand Championship title in their first ever BBQ competition, the two decided to introduce their food to the public and Cactus Bob’s BBQ Corral was born.

They worked for two years perfecting their rubs, sauces and recipes for homemade side dishes. In June of 2005, Cactus Bob’s opened and has been bringing Bob and Craig’s award-winning BBQ to the public ever since.

The only place for the best BBQ

 • Walk-ins welcome

 • Family-friendly dining

 • Take out

 • Catering

Cactus Bob’s BBQ Corral is the vision of two best friends, Robert Prince and Craig DeDecker. Friends for over fifteen years, the two love to cook and share common thoughts about the way good food should be prepared and served.


Bob is a retired sheet metal worker and a self-taught gourmet. Craig is a Certified Executive Chef and Army Veteran with over twenty years of experience in the food service business..

Cactus Bob’s offers a full dine-in or carry-out menu, as well as catering options, a smokehouse menu, homemade beef jerky, and holiday specials. If you long for some good homemade food and outstanding BBQ, mosey on down to Cactus Bob’s and give us a try. We look forward to having you.





Bob & Craig

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