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Jethro n' Jake's Smokehouse Steaks

2601 Adventureland, Altoona, IA
515-957-9727
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Ranked #1 of 43 Restaurants in Altoona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Cuisines: Barbecue
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English first
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Always looking for new places to try and I'd never been to a Jethro's so I suggested this for our monthly brunch get togethers. I was fairly pleased with the overall experience although I probably won't rush to get back as I didn't feel like anything really stood out other than the incredible portion sizes - definitely come hungry! Our... More

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Tama, Iowa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Great food - my only complaint was that their servings were "very large" and much more than I could eat. I just think that better too much food that not delicious food and the food was delicious. I would and will go back again.

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Des Moines, Iowa
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Jethros has 5 locations in the d Des Moines area now with each one having it's own specialty. They're all great. All smoked meats come with BBQ sauce at table with many to choose from. A must if you're in the area.

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Aurora, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Shared a 4 meat meal with my wife - 3 of the 4 were delicious. (sausage, pulled pork, brisket) The 4th (ham) was to die for. Also, service was outstanding - table was a little sticky when we sat down and was immediately cleaned up (with apology) when requested. Absolutely will return on next trip.

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Muscatine, Iowa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Our soccer team had a tournament in Altoona this past weekend and so we were looking for a place that had a good variety of food, decent price, big enough to hold around 30 kids and adults, and quick. J&J delivered! The staff was great, food was yummy with many of the parents having this as their first visit, and... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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105 reviews 105 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

It like when one walks through the door the excitement starts. Games are going on all televisions. People being served are cheering on their team. Now the food. The waitress is sure to point out the hotness of the BBQ sauce, when ordering. I have a habit of ordering the brisket. I have never been disappointed. The staff are super... More

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Altoona, Iowa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

Jethro's has always been a favorite, but only recently tried their Sunday. You won't be disappointed or sorry!

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Waterloo, Iowa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We've had a lot of BBQ in our travels, but we were told to check out this place and sure glad we did. Service was great, even gave us a sampler plate as we have never been there before and now know what we'll order when we go back, because believe me, we will be back! Great food and big... More

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Austin, Texas
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98 reviews 98 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Had the 3 meat family style. Brisket was fine, the sausage was grilled openface and had a very strong basil or spiced flavor which neither of our party cared for. Price was average for amount of food, we did like the georgia BBQ sauce the best out of the 3 on the table. Not fancy, it's a sports bar environment... More

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Lancaster, WI
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

My husband & I had a mixed meat meal for 2. We both loved the ribs...they are dry rubbed & seasoned perfectly....no sauce needed. BUT the brisqiut was dry & was barely warm when it arrived to our table. Service was very fast even though they were busy.

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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: Barbecue

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