Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Smitty's is in the Top 100!

The results are in and the Smitty's fans votes were heard! According to Metromix over 1700 local diners voted for their favorite restaurants. We made the top 100 restaurants in central Iowa!

Check out this link to see the full review.

Thank you for all your votes!!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Top 100 Restaurants in Central Iowa

Hey Friends!
Please take a few minutes of your day and vote for Smitty's Tenderloins
in the Des Moines Register's Top 100 Restaurants in Central Iowa!

Just follow this Link to vote!

We appreciate your support!!

WHERE: Go to www.desmoinesregister.com/top100 to vote. Or follow the link above.

WHEN: Now through December 21st.

They’ll reveal the top 100 list on Dec. 28th.

HOW: Everyone’s top 10 lists will help form the top 100. Every vote counts!

Every time Smitty’s gets a number one rating we earn 10 points towards the contest. The restaurant with the highest average of points will win.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Amazing Race Visits Smitty's

Last week a local youth group did their own Amazing Race. 
Smitty's was stop number 8 on their list of challenges. 

Their task:
 One person from each team had to eat a whole
 KING tenderloin in order to receive their next clue!

It was a fun challenge. Here are a few pictures we snapped while working. =)

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Skydives Link

WGN America-Sky Dives has finished their review of Smitty's.
You can read their review and watch four videos of their visit by clicking here.
They also posted 69 photos of their time at Smitty's.

Thanks to the Sky Dives crew for visiting Smitty's. We really enjoyed having you!

1 of the 69 photos on the WGN site. 
They got some really fun photos that day!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Skydives Lands in Des Moines

Smitty's recently had a visit from the WGN News show "Skydives." It was such an honor to be recognized in this way.  

According to the "Skydives" FAQ on their website. The concept for the show was created by Lee Abrams who enjoys flying for food trips. They are flying to different cities all across America and eating at a few locations and reviewing them. 

They flew into Des Moines last month to do the filming for our episode. Here are a few pictures we snapped while they did their "work."

We will let you know as soon as they post the video. It is scheduled to air next Sunday on WGN. 

The crew of "Skydives" with Smitty

Smitty waiting on the crew of "Skydives"

The camera man making sure they film all the food!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Smitty's for Kids

For the first time ever Smitty's now has a......
Kid's menu! 

We are thrilled to offer kids meals now. 
Our new kids menu includes items that are kid friendly like hotdogs, hamburgers, and grilled cheese.

Each kids meal comes with a side of french fries or potato rounds (tator tots) and a drink!

Make sure you stop in soon with your family and check our new options for kids!

Saturday, June 20, 2009


Smitty's has been published in many books and publications over the years. We will try and keep you updated on any that we find out about. Sometimes we find out from customers who come in to eat just because they read about us. 

One of these articles is on Roadfood.com. This website is a compilation of "the most memorable local eateries along the highways and back roads of America." You can see the write up they did on Smitty's by clicking here.
You can read the review they wrote here. 

Another fun part of Roadfood.com is that anyone can create a log in and vote for Smitty's. You can rate our food and let everyone know you think we are the best!
Overall Smitty's has already received a rating of :
"worth driving from anyplace!"

Thanks for your support. 

Friday, June 12, 2009

"Sandwiches To Call Our Own"

Smitty's is in the news again. The Omaha World-Herald just notified us that their writer Jane Palmer wrote an article that included us titled "Sandwiches to Call Our Own." You can read it here. 

The article features foods that the Midland states can claim to have created. Tenderloins are one of those great foods!! We are listed as one of THE places to eat a tenderloin in Iowa!!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Meet Seumus

Have you ever though you might be the biggest Smitty's fan? Sometimes I think I am. Well, we might have a new contender for the title. Meet Seumus. This daring young man tried to make Smitty's history this week. 

He challenged himself to eat 3 King Tenderloins and a small french fry in One hour. 
You heard me right. ONE HOUR! 

He was all smiles before the countdown started.

The "before" picture...

Staying focused

The "after" picture

I am very sorry to admit it, but he didn't make it. We were all cheering him on. It was just a tad bit too much for one stomach to handle. He finished about two of the Kings and a half a fry. He promised he would be back to try the challenge again. We will keep you updated on the next attempt. 

Member of the Month

We just found out that Smitty's is being honored by Sam's Club. They chose Smitty's to be their members of the month for June. They took a picture last week of Smitty's and it will be posted outside their doors for the whole month. So if you are a Sam's Club shopper make sure you look for our picture!

Monday, June 8, 2009


Welcome to the official Smitty's blog. Thanks for stopping by.  It seems lately that there are a lot of fun changes and interesting things happening at Smitty's. So we will try our best to keep this blog updated with this useful information for all of our loyal customers and fans!

If you would like to find out more information about Smitty's, please visit our website.