What’s Guy Fieri’s Favorite Iowa Dive? A Diner With Sweet BBQ
There are lots of great places to grab amazing food, but there can be only one favorite. For food celebrity Guy Fieri, the #1 dive in Iowa is a diner that makes sweet, sweet BBQ.
It wasn't that long ago when Guy Fieri appeared on an episode of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives in Des Moines, Iowa at Flying Mango. Mashed recently shared that this is Guy's favorite Iowa eatery ever. As a matter of fact, he declared it the best BBQ in the Midwest. Better than KC BBQ? Do tell me more.
After reading the reviews of the Flying Mango on Yelp, it appears Guy Fieri is not alone in his love for this place. I wish I had a nickel for everyone that bragged about how great the brisket is. Todd B said that he visited after seeing Guy's episode at Flying Mango and reported "In my opinion, these are some of these best plates of southern food in Des Moines." Shelly W said "Southern sweet cornbread, tender flavorful, smoked meats, and great staff."
When you bring BBQ to the table in the Midwest, you're competing with legends in Memphis and Kansas City. The fact that a diner/dive in Des Moines, Iowa can inspire this kind of rave reviews is impressive.
The official Flying Mango website mentions they offer Cajun and Caribbean dishes, too. If you're up for a road trip to the land of the corn, there could be a Guy Fieri-approved BBQ reward at the end of it.