Scratch-made Iowa-Style BBQ
Burgers, Steaks, and LOTS more!

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About Battlecry Smokehouse & Bar

Battlecry Iowa Smokehouse & Bar is a brand new resaurant with a 30+ year history in Ames, Iowa

Battle’s BBQ was created by George Battle with locations in Campustown on both Hayward and eventually Welch. In fall of 2014 our name changed to Battlecry Smokehouse both to pay homage to the roots of our restaurant and to signify the establishment of new ownership. Now in its new, expanded home in North Ames just off of Grand on Wheeler, Battlecry Iowa Smokehouse & Bar is excited to serve the residents of Ames our signature Iowa-style BBQ.  Owners Chad Watkins and Alex Millen are proud to present this new chapter in the Battlecry story to all of Central Iowa. Battlecry is committed to sourcing the best products to make our food and that means LOCAL! LOCAL! LOCAL!

Beef, pork, lamb, vegetables, greens and much more from our menu come from Iowa family farms including Trinity Farms in Nevada, Holz Family Farms in Grand Junction, Salama Greenhouse in Boone and many more!  Our scratch-made menu always gets the attention of our Head Chef, Caleb Swank-Ferrara and our Sous Chef, Ryan Tedrow.  Our new location enables us to have a full bar featuring an outstanding selection of local Iowa beers as well as signature martinis and wines perfect for pairing with all of our meals.  As we celebrate our heritage we look forward to the next 30 years as a restaurant and the legacy we are creating in Ames!

What we do?

Feed you the BEST Iowa BBQ!

Our Favorites

Enjoy a great meal with a
taste of iowa!

Who we are?

We are Battlecry Iowa

This is our dedicated team who work day-in and day-out together to bring our customers
the most amazing BBQ in Central Iowa.

Chad Watkins

Chad Watkins

Alex Millen

Alex Millen

Caleb Swank-Ferrara

Caleb Swank-Ferrara

Head Chef
Ryan Tedrow

Ryan Tedrow

Sous Chef



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823 Wheeler St #1, Ames, IA 50014, United States

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