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Jethro n' Jake's Smokehouse Steaks

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2601 Adventureland, Altoona, IA 50009
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
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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
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Just stopped by Jethro's on our way home from a two-day, family outing to DSM. We got the brisket, some ribs and mac & cheese. -The brisket was very tender and melted in my mouth. -The dry rub on the ribs was very good but they were a bit greasy. -The kids really liked the mac and cheese. This lunch... More 

Thank oink01
Altoona, Iowa
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food and great atmosphere! Right across the street from P. Meadows Racetrack and Casino. The price is right!!!

Thank bucklesx5
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great food and service. We always stop here to eat whenever in the area. Walking distance from Adventureland Campground. Brought a couple containers of the Smoked Corn home for friends to enjoy.

Thank KatieJo1
Altoona, Iowa
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Food has been good for numerous visits. Breakfast on the weekend is a must and BBQ for lunch and dinner can't be missed.

Thank ch14kgold
Santa Clara, California
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98 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Son had a large piece of meat while I had chili. Both dishes were good and the service was also OK. The noisy atmosphere is a distraction but if you are looking for a nice meal, without tablecloth and candles, this is the place.

Thank wolfg981
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our waitress was very rude. The Jethro brand is solid in the metro of DSM. But our waitress was kind of mean commenting about some of our group about weight. Peggy the waitress must be related #!

Thank Anthony P
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised ,we stopped not knowing anything about the place there was quite a wait and it was on a Sunday and everybody that went by was saying how good it was so you know it should be good when all the locals are eating there. It was very busy because of the ostrich races. The bartender offered... More 

Thank wbl27
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there on a Saturday evening, so of course it was very busy. Surprisingly, our estimated 20-minute wait was more like 10 minutes. The dining area/bar is one big, open space with concrete floors and wooden tables squeezed very closely together, so it is a loud, very casual atmosphere. I ordered the Better Homes & Gardens Melt, which was... More 

Thank Mel M
Moline, Illinois
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We go to this location once a year when we visit Adventureland. We have always had good food and decent service. I wish there was one closer to my house!

Thank Momof2inIL
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118 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Three of us went for dinner. Really wanted some good wings, so probably picked wrong place in the first place. Ordered onion rings app that never arrived. Server was nice but never to be seen. My sister-in-law and I both ordered the pulled pork sandwich. It was supposedly smoked but had no smokiness at all. Perhaps the lack of flavor... More 

Thank Jay Y

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
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, Altoona, IA 50009
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Altoona
  • Phone Number: 515-957-9727

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?