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Jethro n' Jake's Smokehouse Steaks

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2601 Adventureland Dr, Altoona, IA 50009-9592
+1 515-957-9727
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“pulled pork” (24 reviews)
“wings” (37 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
2601 Adventureland Dr, Altoona, IA 50009-9592
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended by nearby hotel staff we chose this location because we love bbq. We weren't overly impressed. It was good but nothing that we had knocked our socks off. We're glad we tried it though. You could tell that it was well run and everyone...More

Thank ChrisMiss04
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have tried other Jethro's locations but I think this was the best. I had the mushroom and gouda cheese burger and oh my goodness. One of the best burgers I have ever had. And if you like onion rings , they are a must...More

Thank Mlg2
Reviewed May 10, 2018

Love their BBQ and service was great but always crowded but seems like a quick turn around never have had to wait long!

Thank Paula T
Reviewed May 3, 2018

The parking lot was FULL of cars at the front and back of the restaurant...that was our clue to stop and eat dinner. We were seated right away and a wonderful young man, Chris, immediately took our drink order. Chris suggested several items for us...More

Thank CathyP1953
Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

We travel through Iowa several times a year and make sure we plan our trip to stop at Jethros BBQ in Altoona for lunch or dinner. This year was no exception. Fast service and great food. Our table had Ribs, a pound of Brisket and...More

Thank 1RealReview
Reviewed April 26, 2018

This Smokehouse was very busy as I was told is usual. The service was excellent, efficient and friendly. I had ribs and burnt ends from the menu as recommended by a nearby customer. The dinner was excellent with the jalapeno sweetcorn. Will return to try...More

Thank Harry S
Reviewed April 8, 2018

Staying at the nearby Super 8 and really craving BBQ, we ordered from Jethro's. After a short walk and short wait, I was able to pick up our order and bring it back to the hotel. A rib taster appetizer was plenty big enough for...More

Thank ReadRibbet
Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

This BBQ joint is busy every time we have driven by. That's a good sign. We ordered the meal for two and chose sausage, pulled pork and ribs. The ribs were so good! Wonderfully tender, fall-off-the-bones meat. The sausage was way over cooked, dried out,...More

1  Thank Diana P
Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

A co-worker and I were surprised at how busy Jetho’s was at 5:30pm on a Tues until our server told us that the special was bacon-wrapped ribs. (She described them as wrapped in bacon before the smoking process and then briefly deep fried just before...More

Thank Renee H
Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

Ordered the pit-ham sandwich. There was one small, thin slice of ham on a bun. I would expect more meat on a kid’s meal. My daughter ordered the kids BBQ pork sandwich. Half of it was big chunks of fat. She was so grossed out...More

Thank Jennifer B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2601 Adventureland Dr, Altoona, IA 50009-9592
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Altoona
  • Phone Number: +1 515-957-9727
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