Reviews of Boxer Barbeque (Catering)

722 Creek Top, Council Bluffs, IA 51503, United States

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Nowadays this firm gets a score of 4.6 stars over 5 and that rating has been calculated on 239 reviews.

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This Catering is included in the category of Barbecue restaurant.

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REVIEWS OF Boxer Barbeque IN Iowa

Vickie Reid

Glad they reopened. excellent food and customer service!!!!! Yummy

Damian Hemmingsen

The barbeque here is amazing. The flavor and aroma are supurb

Merrill Bowman

Lots of good food.

Akac Akac

After eating Jim's beef brisket at Boxer everything else pales in comparison. If I could give more than 5 stars I would!

Stephen J. Dour

Great bbq. Great bread pudding

Jeremy Redmond. JBR

Cornbread and brisket my favorite!

Jabeth Mofrow

Visited Boxer and other BBQ joints to help my sister and bro in law find a caterer for their wedding. Boxer stood out because Renee, the owner, didn’t just let us try their food but presented it to us. She talked about each dish and how they prepare it, but would also give us a few minutes alone to taste their food. THEN she mentioned their “sleeper” is the bread pudding which is deep fat fried and finished with caramel and ice cream. So we stayed a little longer and ordered it from the menu. Pure deliciousness. Great food and even better people!!!! And yes they catered the wedding!!!! -Ja’Nae Mosley

Vape Guy

Great food great service docked two stars for lack of baby changing table in bathrooms

Terry Jacobsen

Great food and a friendly staff. Can't wait to go back.

Terry leroy Lockerby

Great place to eat

Joynes Joynes

Their Smoked Prime Rib( available on Fridays only) is worth the cost($30) Their Fried Bread Pudding is out of this world good!

Brad A

Glad to have them back open, really great food. The people are very polite and quick to check if you need anything. I believe they will be moving to a new location in the fall so I won't say much about the building other than it's a simple clean place. And the bread pudding, save room for the bread putting. The Prime is only on Friday at least at the time of writing.

Jerry Gibson

I'm from Kentucky and the bourbon BBQ is the best I have ever tasted. Great place. Great people. Loved the pulled pork sandwich. I also loved the "Mooing Pig". This is a must visit place for any BBQ lover.

J Ingham

Best bbq around!

Richard Hestness

It is always great

Butch Spicka

Brisket, ribs, and burnt ends were really delicious. The meat was moist and very flavorful. The sides were very good. I really liked the cheesey hashbrowns they were the best. Service was outstanding and very welcoming. Definitely going back.

Robert Vandervort

Awesome barbeque and sides!!!

Kris Anderson

Only had dessert tonight, but it was fantastic! Bread pudding was delicious and the portion is HUGE! Definitely enough for two people. Save room for it you won’t be disappointed.

Byron Swalm

Best bbq in the metro


Best BBQ in the area for sure. We used them for our wedding and they were very accommodating, professional, and would definitely use them for other catering occasions. We also love the owners!! They feel like family!

Linda Williams

Excellent nachos and ribs!

Lily Hilgenkamp

The food was amazing and the staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. I'd highly recommend ordering extra after you're done eating to take home.

Michelle Stokes

Great food and great service

Alexander Dieatrick

Best food and staff in town! From the delicious BBQ to the amazing fried bread pudding, this local favorite is a must if you are visiting.

scott langley

Very clean and cozy place. Staff is friendly and great service! In my opinion the food was average with the exception of the potato salad which is over the top! Corn bread is awesome also but the meats were, again, in my opinion just average.

Lash Askew

Shared the Happy Heifer brisket sandwich and left happy.

Richard Sutton

Love the pulled pork!

Patrick Hallauer

Awesome food

Melanie Fast

Very good food. We will be going again sometime soon. They close at 8. We got there at 8:05 and they still served us.

Cindy Jaccard

Visiting area, someone recommend it. it was great food , people where great

Randal Miller

It's BBQ heaven the food is always perfectly cooked.the brisket is fork tender the pork ribs a never overcooked.I wish they did beef ribs but no place is perfect.

Mike Massie


Christina Oles

I love the food and staff was great.

Wendell Simmons

Great BBQ

Brad Krause

Wow ...awesome food , friendly staff ....even had a brand new server ( gave her a hard time for just a minute ) she was great ... i cant say how great this BBQ was and the corn bread was fantastic .....and then we get told about this "famous bread pudding " so we have to try this , right ? Another WOW , you definitely need to try it ( and it's big enough for 2 people ) ....cant wait to go back

Cliff Burrows

Best Brisket There Is

Stephen Burke

Great BBQ

Larissa Morrison

Some of the best local bbq I've ever had. They are generous with free samples. They gave me a free solo cup full of their delicious bbq meat before a big event. Can't wait for them to move into their new location in the downtown area!!!

Leo Czaplicki

OMG! That was some of the best BBQ I have had in a really long time. The bourbon BBQ sauce is best sauce I have had in a very long time and should be a main reason to visit here. The deep fried bread pudding is to die for. The waitress undersold the taste of it. It is so delicious.

Jr spy Ninja's

The food was AMAZING!! I had pulled pork with cheesy hashbrowns and the best cornbread I've ever had! My lunch date said it's as close to the old Smoke Pit as he's ever had. The service was great, the staff was great, the decor was clever, appropriate, and tasteful. Highly recommend!

Adam Hector

First time being here and it was great. Very nice service. Moo'ing pig was delicious. Had the beans and cheesy hashbrowns as sides and both were good as well. Would for sure go back again to try more.

Katherine Bruckman

Loooove it. One of my favorite places.

joshua hiatt

Great BBQ! Prices aren't too bad, keep in mind you are ordering large amounts of meat and should expect to pay a bit more than going a fast food joint. Friendly service.


Very good

Christopher Eakin

The best brisket we've had since we moved to Omaha from south Texas! Staff was very friendly!

Steve Klepfer

Pulled pork was way to salty but the sides we're good.

Chris Buckler

Great place to eat. Great food and an even better staff. Highly recommended.

Larry Britton

BBQ so good it doesn't need sauce!

Jeanne Nielsen

Great BBQ, smoked prime rib, on Friday only, is my favorite. Friendly service.

jason mortensen

The best bbq I have had and always ready by time I get there to pick up my food

Andy Dix

Best bbq in town. Owners are awesome people. They catered out wedding and the food was OUTSTANDING!

Betty Jaffe

The best BBQ in council bluffs!

Andrew Smith

The food was amazing. Great pulled pork but the brisket was insane. Amazing sauces and great sides. Friendly staff. Will definitely be back.

Kristina Olson

Best BBQ ever! Try the loaded baked potato!

thetaurak .

Really good food, never had an unpleasant experience here

Darrell Fisher

Everything was OUTSTANDING! The staff where very friendly and the food was to die for! Ribs, smoked prime rib, beans everything is outstanding at this place!

Alex Lichtenhan

Excellent BBQ. Had brisket, ribs and pulled pork. All excellent and well as the beans and cold slaw. They weren't irritated our clueless when I asked if their BBQ was gluten free. Always a plus.

Pam Beranek

Can't go wrong eating anything here.


Hands down the best barbeque I've had. Everything was delicious and smoked to perfection. The staff was friendly and courteous and made us feel at home. Can't wait to return, definitely recommend!!!

Mary Trowbridge

Great brisket sandwich..wish I could have eaten 2

Katie L Westbrook

Best barbeque ever! We were staying in downtown Omaha and found this spot just 10 minutes away. We have eaten here several times now during this trip. It’s hard to choose my favorite dish among the burnt ends, prime rib, nachos, and smokin’ hot pig. I haven’t tried anything here that I didn’t liked. Best fries on the planet. Very generous portion sizes! Get a to go box and try the bread pudding. I was hesitant to try it but it was highly recommended. It’s so good the whole family devours it. The staff is Friendly and the restaurant is clean!

Paul Jacobson


Megan Rice

Boxer BBQ My husband and I were driving to Denver, Colorado from the East coast. Now my husband and I know good bbq from growing up in the south, but we wanted to try some mid-west bbq. My husband is an avid griller and smoker, so he is always interested in trying the local bbq in places. Boxer BBQ did not disappoint! We called ahead to place an order and the staff there was so helpful with ordering. They had their 6 homemade sauces already packaged in containers. The white one was mind blowing for a little kick of heat! They told us about the daily deal which included their bread pudding. We got one to split and holy moly. We wanted to lick the container clean! If you want good local bbq with friendly staff, go to Boxer BBQ!

Jill T

Great food and very caring staff!

Tyler Acheson

Hole in the wall great bbq. They cater!

Dean Gosch

Friendly, competent staff

Patrick Rigg

Jusy ate at dickey's. I really wish boxer was open on Sunday!!

Pauleen Dofner

Soooo good!!

Kevin Free

The small and friendly staff greeted us with a smile. We were seated in a cozy but open dining area. It had the feel of grandma's basement built to be a dining room. By no means does that take away from the quality of this place. The food was Smokey and good. Served fast by a knowledgeable waitress. We were offered a variety of sauces as we dined on tender ribs, Smokey beans and great domestic beer. I'm definitely going back. But...NO SMOKED SAUSAGE was a big bummer. 4 of 5 stars for Boxer BBQ.

Chris Russell

Amazing BBQ. Definitely the best in the area. The pork "drumstick" is great.

Vicki Breeden

Really good food...i will be back

Amie Wickman

Excellent food and excellent service. Met the owner and she was extremely helpful and friendly.

Troy Powers

Great food great staff and great prices food was delicious loved the BBQ nachos

Amy Smith

The best bbq around

Matthew Sproul

Great BBQ

Candy M

Out of this world comfort food. I loved that they are open again. Thanks for being the best in the area.

Chuck Kunkel

The food was great and Jim, the owner and Chief cook was delightful to visit with.

Scott Cox

New owners, same great bbq and dining room is open like a normal restaurant

Jimmytanner Tanner

If you want drop dead great ribs you can not do any better. They were closed for about a year but they are open again. Friday's after 6:00 pm they have smoked prime rib. Great place to eat.

MLG_Ares 123

Best place ever

Atina Hammitt

By far the best bbq in town! I'll never eat bbq anywhere else but here. The only downside is the don't take credit or debit cards, but it's worth it.


Got there at 6pm on a Thursday and a bbq restaurant was out of spare ribs.need I say more

Matt M

Drove there from Omaha based on reviews. Sign on door says "no dining room, no take out, catering only." Um, no.


Used the take out catering for a party today, everyone really enjoyed the pulled pork but raved over the pulled chicken. Will definitely order again for our family parties.

Billy Gibson

Baked brisket

Monica Pendergass


Andrea Myers

Boxer is back. Best BBQ in town!

Fred Tuckerman

Amazing BBQ! Jim is, quite simply, a meat wizard;

Tracy Looper

Wow ! 5 stars plus !! The mooing pig sandwich was AWESOME ! homemade potato salad, and beans were on my plate. Every bite was delicious ! Our server Anna was Amazing ! She took the time to explain menu items to us. Her super sweet personality and attentive way was a welcome change from other establishments ! We will be definitely coming back !! Almost forgot.... BREAD PUDDING !! a must try for "ALL" !

Nick Higham

Amazing food! Competition smokers? Probably competition winning smokers, I haven't had better bbq in a long long time. They were out of spare ribs, but I won't complain, the baby backs were out of this world. The brisket... No words can describe it, just try it, you won't be disappointed!

Pam Larson

Excellent as always!

Brian Balkovec

Great place! Good bbq menu. Good place to get a beer and delicious food!

Aline Gonzalez

Best bbq in town and their sides are great!! Hands down best bread pudding I have every had.. Staff is very nice and friendly.

Tim Koenig

Great place

Michael Coffman

Great ribs. Great service.

Laura Pike

Amazing food and service. We will definitely be going back more often

Daisy A

As a family we do not dine out often, so it is a treat when we do. We've not been in since December, before the "upgrade". We took our children ages 3 and 6 in for lunch and ended up leaving because they no longer serve chicken tenders and lets face it little kids don't care too much for BBQ. It's always been my favorite place to go, so when date night came around we went back and were really looking forward to it! Here's what I noticed. Upon entering you stand in line to give your order, a bit inconvenient since there is not much standing room when you enter. I understand this may be to cut cost of having wait staff. I can deal with that. Then, you notice the prices have gone up. Probably to pay for the "upgrade". Well, it's good food so again, I can deal with it. Everything after that wasn't so easy to accept. The "upgrade" - adding more seating really, has left no room to walk between tables, you have to walk in and out and around other peoples tables just to get back to your table. So at this point I'm slightly annoyed but still looking forward to our food. Then, our food came and that's when the disappointment really hit, the flavor is good, that hasn't changed. But the serving sizes have gone down by about 2/3 - at least. And whereas before I could barely finish my meal, we both left hungry. Over all this "upgrade" seems to be more of a downgrade and it saddens me to say, that after years of this being our favorite place to treat ourselves with a meal out, we will not be returning.

Scott McCoid

First time here and started with sandwiches for lunch. Both the brisket and pulled pork had a good share of tasty bark. The friendly staff brought us a number of of additional number of sauses to try. Other highlights include the cornbread and baked beans full of meat. Seating was clean with plenty of room. Give this place a shot when you're in CB.

Glenda Hofland

First time eating there. It was absolutely delicious. The bbq pork very very good. Generous servings. The bread pudding is to die for. I give Boxer Barbecue a 10 star rating. For sure will return there.

Trey Hughes

A long time favorite bbq place of mine. It is so good, I rarely use sauce.

Elisha Jones

This is the best barbeque I have ever eaten. Friendly, family owned business. Well worth it. They even do catering.

Matt Yearian

Great place for fantastic barbeque! Extremely friendly service and very clean restaurant. Brisket is amazing and the prices are just right!

Stephanie Moake

We ordered smoked brisket, pulled pork, mac and cheese and cornbread. It was all delicious!! The delivery was on time and the service was excellent. I highly recommend them!

Russ Damgaard

2 Really good pulled pork Sandwiches Brisket should have been great but extremely salty. Beans and coleslaw really good

Diane Safford

The food was really good. The girls at the front taking our order were friendly and helpful. I have got to say for the price we paid it was not enough. We spent about 50 dollars and I think we did not get our moneys worth.

Andy Peterson

First of all, very friendly staff. The ribs were excellent and huge! My family shared the bread pudding for dessert which was also amazing! Highly recommend!

LeRoy Denholm

Excellent, best BBQ in the area!

jay christians

Prime rib amazing. Everything was really good. Super nice people also. Will be back.

Dale Mitchell

The servings are too small. The previous owner did a better job on the potato salad and the coleslaw, and everything else. My hamburger bun was stale. I was in there recently and asked for extra brisket and got the same portion as my friend. I received four little pieces of brisket, about three tablespoons of mac and cheese, and coleslaw. This was a to go order. I will not be back because I didn't get enough food for $14.00. I can go to Longhorne Steakhouse for the same amount of money and get more food!!!

Renata Jablonski

Great food,exelent service ,good price.

Bill Brauer

Best brisket ever had.

Marlene Wilson

Great BBQ

Zach M

Very good food!

Chris Pape

Their pulled pork sandwich was tender, juicy, and flavorful! Best I've ever had!

anthony riddle

Best BBQ this side of the river

Laman Alvarez

THE BEST BBQ ON THE PLANET EARTH!!! I'm from Ames and we need them. Moist sweet buttery cornbread, prefected smoked tantalizing mouth watering brisket, amazing garlic honey bbq sauce with a bite that kicks. The horseradish is so good you can just eat it with a spoon. I'm not a bread pudding guy, but this is rediculously amazing!!!!! It's like eating French Toast with Carmel a la mode. The owners were so freindly and happy. They were actually out by the tables talking with the Customers. You never get that service. The servers were actually happy to work there and extremely knowledgeable.

Barb McCuen

Ribs were EXCELLENT! Husband and I was able to share. Sit down and a waitress takes your order. Wasn't thrilled of the music (a little too loud for my taste). YES--would go again!

Sarah Cox

Love this place! So glad that the dining room is open again so we can enjoy a good lunch or dinner!

Harry Elliott

Very good

B Pritch

Some of the best ever!

Robert Armbruster

Excellent. Surprisingly not busy.

Nick Hansen

Ye Gods! The best BBQ in the area. The baked beans are a work of art. The scaled down service is, um, disappointing. Yet the prices are borderline unreasonable. The constant reminders about being a small business so please use cash and otherwise excuse shortcomings is annoying. So, order take out and enjoy the best ribs money can buy in the comfort of your own home.

Karen Blue

Friendly, clean and the best smoked meats! Sides are equally as fantastic and don’t forget fried apple bread pudding for dessert! Smoked Prime Rib is the special on Friday!

Edward Speeks

Good food

joe jones

Old school bar b que joint. Dug it

Jason May

Fantastic every time I have ever been here.

Jim Lamb

Delicious! Love the burnt ends, mac n cheese, Cole slaw, potato salad and baked beans.

Jodi Eakin

The best brisket we've had since we moved to Omaha from south Texas! Staff was super friendly!

Noah Driver

Has fantastic barbecue

Butterfly, Daughter Of The Stars - Patrich Bent

Absolutely delicious primerib, on Fridays. Also wonderful customer service.

J Peyton

First time here and got the pulled pork to go. They had it ready in less then 3 minutes. The meat was dry and can taste the smoke flavor. The sweet mild sauce was good.

travis Whiteeagle

Best brisket nachos ever

Dan Jenkins

Amazing BBQ, quick service and cozy place.

Ghenis Ellyn

Best barbecue in the Omaha Council Bluffs area

Jon Bruckman

The current location itself is a little rundown, but the people who work there are incredibly nice, and their food is delicious. We go every Friday. I haven't had anything I didn't like on the menu, but I'm particularly fond of their pulled pork. When they get to their new location, I won't have any reason not to give the fifth star!

David Heilhecker

Excellent BBQ. The Burt Ends appetizer was awesome. Great portions and reasonable pricing. Will be back again.

everett brayman

This is the best bbq that I ever had

Russell Mosemann

Went with coworkers for lunch. Everyone was able to find something they like with pulled pork, ribs, cod and loaded potato. It was quite the variety. If you like BBQ but the other person doesn't, this is a good place for both of you to visit.

Joshua Rybin

Remember to support local small business :) From walking into a quaint clean cozy dining spot or just picking up food to go- the customer service is great and food is excellent. Burnt ends, mac/cheese, beans, and fries are our go to. Oh yeah, bread pudding is excellent too! This last time waiting for my order to go, seen the loaded baked potatoes, we will be trying those very soon as well. You can’t go wrong with this place, give it a try asap-

Aaron Adel

Great bbq

Bruce Chapin

Awesome food. Good price. You have to try the bread pudding.

Linda Wilson

Had the best bbq brisket and deep fried apple bread pudding. Will definitely return.

E Lasiter

Best BBQ in the area. I have tried a lot and keep coming back. The staff is awesome, you can't go wrong with Boxer! I reccomend the brisket with baked beans and corn bread. Every dish that I have had has been great the the brisket has amazing flavor and is remarkably tender. The dining area is recently renovated.

Jeff Swanson

Boxer BBQ has great sandwiches and burnt ends! They serve mouthwatering corn bread

Shad Danker

Glad the dining room is open again. As has always been the case the meat is wonderful.

Jim Christ

Great food best prime rib ever on Friday nights

Cynthia Robinson

The food was terrible! It is not REAL bbq. It’s some kind of smoked something that taste really bad!

Brandon Klug

This is the best BBQ place I have ever eaten at. All the meats I've tried have been very tender and flavorful. Personal favorites are the pulled pork and brisket. The sides stand out too, the fries taste like they were lightly battered and when dipped in the honey garlic sauce they are my kryptonite! I reluctantly tried the cornbread as I'm not usually a fan; I'm not sure how but it's way different and I get it almost every time I come here now. The baked beans are my other favorite side; they have a good bbq sauce flavor and chunks of meat in it, they are the best baked beans I've ever had. I have been to half a dozen bbq places and have never been impressed until Boxer. This is now one of our regular spots.

Thomas Porsel

Ok not bad.

Carrie Looper

Awesome place! The food was exceptional and the staff was very attentive. Definitely coming back with friends!

Emelie Jurgens Reyes

Boxer BBQ catered my wedding reception. Tons of food, very delicious, great price & easy to work with!

Rich Carstensen

Great bbq and try the potato salad!


There chicken strips r crispy but juicy on the inside. I would deffinetly go again

Angela Rubio

I was a little leery of this place because I have been looking for a good bbq place to eat at and call home but have always been let down... until now. I have definitely found my bbq home. Service was outstanding as was the ribs. Meat very tender and fell off the bone. Would definitely recommend anyone to try it and see for yourself, you will not be disappointed. place

Jim Lundvall

My in laws and family went there.Food cold,potatoes not cooked done...Prime ribs all different thicknesses...Server good..customer service terrible..Will not be back...Good ljck..

William Anderson

Awesome taste

Jon Larsen

Best beans anywhere. Pulled pork and chicken. Try the brisket.

C.J. Mack

The best smoked Prime Rib I've ever had!!!

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