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B&B Grocery

2001 SE 6th St., Des Moines, IA - (515) 243-7607
B&B is a family-run, neighborhood grocery store that has become locally renowned for its outsized "killer" sandwiches. The tenderloin is an Iowa classic, and "Dad's Killer" was voted Best Deli Sandwich in Des Moines by readers of the Register.
100% Approval Rating (3 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Tenderloin
Deep Fried Bacon
Quadzilla
Hashbrown Sticks
Dad's Killer Sandwich

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (7)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Although it is a sideline at B&B, which primarily is a grocery store, meal service is not to be missed. It's a do-it-yourself affair: step up to the butcher counter and order what you'd like to eat, from breakfast burritos to heroic "killer sandwiches" and a terrific ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

2001 SE 6th St., Des Moines, IA
(515) 243-7607

http://www.bbgrocerymeatdeli.com/

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
You know you are in Iowa when the tenderloin is comically huge. A sandwich of this girth demands strategizing: How do you get condiments on the parts of the pork beyond the bun? Some people fold the meat over once or even twice so that it is held in a closer orbit to the bun.
"You know you are in Iowa when the tenderloin is comically huge. A sandwich of this girth demands strategizing: How do you get condiments on the parts of the pork beyond the bun? Some people fold the meat over once or even twice so that it is held in a closer orbit to the bun."
Michael Stern





We were given these pieces of deep-fried bacon as a lagniappe while we waited for our tenderloins to fry.
"We were given these pieces of deep-fried bacon as a lagniappe while we waited for our tenderloins to fry."
Michael Stern


We were intrigued enough by the hashbrown sticks to give them a try.  Pretty good, but this side dish probably won't be sweeping the country anytime soon.
"We were intrigued enough by the hashbrown sticks to give them a try. Pretty good, but this side dish probably won't be sweeping the country anytime soon."
Cliff Strutz


The dining area at B&B provides plenty of reading material above the counters.
"The dining area at B&B provides plenty of reading material above the counters."
Michael Stern


The Brooks family grocery dates back to 1922. They moved into this building forty years after that.
"The Brooks family grocery dates back to 1922. They moved into this building forty years after that."
Michael Stern


At one time, B&B was strictly a grocery story, but when hungry customers saw what the butchers made themselves for lunch, they demanded sandwiches of their own. The original Killer is turkey, roast beef, ham, corned beef, three kinds of cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles, mustard, Miracle whip, and Italian dressing on a hoagie roll.
"At one time, B&B was strictly a grocery story, but when hungry customers saw what the butchers made themselves for lunch, they demanded sandwiches of their own. The original Killer is turkey, roast beef, ham, corned beef, three kinds of cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles, mustard, Miracle whip, and Italian dressing on a hoagie roll. "
Michael Stern


Order your food at the butcher counter.
"Order your food at the butcher counter."
Michael Stern


B&B is an old-fashioned grocery with butchers who really know how to turn a carcass into cookable cuts.
"B&B is an old-fashioned grocery with butchers who really know how to turn a carcass into cookable cuts."
Michael Stern



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