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Jethro n' Jake's Smokehouse Steaks

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2601 Adventureland, Altoona, IA
515-957-9727
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great meal!

Husband had steak which he said he would come back for again. I had the BBQ chicken Philly sandwhich which was the best sandwich I have had in a long time. Portions very large. Baked beans were excellent! Good choice of beers. Lots of TVs around - made it feel almost like a sports bar. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Wisconsin
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Husband had steak which he said he would come back for again. I had the BBQ chicken Philly sandwhich which was the best sandwich I have had in a long time. Portions very large. Baked beans were excellent! Good choice of beers. Lots of TVs around - made it feel almost like a sports bar. We thought the prices were... More 

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Nebraska
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This was our first time and will certainly not be our last! The atmosphere I would describe as more of a sports bar, lots of tables and chairs and pretty loud. We ordered the 3 meat meal for 2 and it easily feed 2 adults and 3 small kids. The ribs and brisket were out of this world AMAZING!!!! So... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This was the place to go recommended by the lady at the front desk of my hotel. Never stayed in the area before. I went with a friend and I can't say I was overly impressed with the bbq but it was still good. Seems like a better place to go for a few beers and watch a game. Nice... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Come here regularly but tonight was not one of our best experiences. Over 35+ minute ticket time on food and coleslaw was very underdressed. I've had much better here! Bummed....

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

Be careful you dont get seated on the 'patio' on a warm day. This area is not part of the main building, and its not built in to the air conditioning. On a warm day, sitting there is unbearable. Its enclosed with plastic walls, which have a great greenhouse effect and make it so hot. The food was really good,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We came here for dinner after noticing the parking lot was always full. We went on a quieter day, it wasn't crowded and we were greeted and seated immediately. The staff was very friendly and attentive, the place was clean and not cluttered. After going over the menu, we picked onion rings for an appetizer. They came quickly and were... More 

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Mc Cool Junction
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5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Food was great, staff was great. It was packed with people from every walk all having a great time and eating great food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Stopped here for lunch while traveling thru Iowa on Belmont Saturday Placed was packed... Jammed...Total chaos ! I sat at the bar and had the best brisket sandwich West of Brooklyn NY Watched in amazement at how the whole restaurant ran...like a machine ! No gamble here ...Great food...Even greater service... Two Triple Crown winners today ! American Pharaoh &... More 

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Maricopa, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

For the most part it is a good place to eat, specially for groups. Most of the time it is crowded, but they have great service. I wasn't lucky with their food the first time I visited them, but the place is so popular I decided to take an other chance and I do not regret it.

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Orangeville
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24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We stay in Altoona IA on the way back from Wichita to Wisconsin. I am a BBQ freak so I went running to Jethro's. First time had the pulled pork sandwich, BBQ baked beans and slaw. It was excellent! Second time did the smoked sausage, BBQ beans and slaw. Once again I was in BBQ heaven. I love ribs but... More 

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Additional Information about Jethro n' Jake's Smokehouse Steaks

Address: 2601 Adventureland, Altoona, IA
Phone Number: 515-957-9727
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Altoona
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2601 Adventureland, Altoona, IA
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Altoona
  • Phone Number: 515-957-9727

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 11:00 pm

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