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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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  • 14
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  • 6
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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 BBQ!

Easy access from the freeway, great selection of sides including house salad and jalapeño creamed corn. Several BBQ choices including Alabama White, Carolina, Georgia, Hot and Jethro's.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Easy access from the freeway, great selection of sides including house salad and jalapeño creamed corn. Several BBQ choices including Alabama White, Carolina, Georgia, Hot and Jethro's.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Had lunch here and was good. Service was also great. They are know for their BBQ but my hubby and I split the brisket melt. It was very tasty. Fries were good and so was slaw. Great place and would certainly eat there again

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

Took our 4 y.o. granddaughter to dinner there on July 10th. When ordering for granddaughter the server explained how each food item was prepared. Was disappointed in the iowa chop. Tasted good but was much thinner than I expected.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Jethro's is a great place to eat. The prices are reasonable and the food is good. It's not the best place I have ever eaten but I would absolutely visit it again.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I like BBQ-Woody's and Hickory Park, but this is very blah. It might be because I have 3 family members that smoke eat and do a phenomenal job. However, I have given it a try twice and both times, it was nothing to write home about. The sides are so-so also. I haven't had anything there that I would say... More 

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Davenport, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Great place!! Plenty of food at a good price. Loved the dinnerware, very original! Service was excellent! Wish we had one closer to home. Will return when ever we can.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

Love the atmosphere, perfect for a bbq joint. Across from Adventureland. Size & selection were great and we'll priced. Really enjoyed it,would recommend it to anyone. We would stop again if in the area.

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Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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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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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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