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Big Steer Restaurant & Lounge

1715 Adventureland Dr, Altoona, IA 50009-9418
+1 515-967-6933
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“prime rib” (28 reviews)
“steak” (61 reviews)
“salad” (14 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1715 Adventureland Dr, Altoona, IA 50009-9418
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I had supper here with my friends on our way to Des Moines. I had delicious prime rib, which you can order in different sizes. The smaller choice was plenty for me. The service was great. Everyone in the restaurant was having a good time.

Thank daylily984
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate at the Big Steer Saturday night. Even though they were very busy when we entered our wait was only 10 minutes. Our waitress was very prompt and attentive. Steak (filet mignon) and grilled chicken were very good. We would definitely go back the...More

Thank Kathy M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was excellent the service was outstanding a special note to our waitress Meagan she was so polite and very helpful in the bar staff took very good care of us before we got seated at our table thanks again so much Big Steer...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I would not have guessed from the outside of the restaurant that the food was going to be amazing, but it was! They start out with fresh baked bread. For dinner, I had a ribeye that was seasoned and cooked to perfection, served on texas...More

Thank Meeka726
Reviewed July 18, 2017

We did not actually eat here. While passing through on a 12 hour trip, we stopped in Altoona for dinner on our way to our hotel another 2 hours away. Driving through, we only saw big-name places and we like to try the local flavor...More

Thank antonette w
Reviewed July 17, 2017

We were in town for a night or town and had planned to eat at Jethros, which had an hour and a half wait. Instead, we went down the street and tried the Big Steer. There was a wait, quite crowded, but enjoyed waiting in...More

Thank R B
Reviewed July 12, 2017

Wont eat anywhere else. THe Food is out of this world. You get plenty to eat. The price is very reasonable. If you come late your going to be on the waiting list.

Thank 881lizp
Reviewed July 10, 2017

It was my first time there and my friends have been there in the past and spoke highly. I wasn't disappointed, the staff was friendly and attentive, the food was outstanding and great portions. This is a must!

Thank Rick M
Reviewed July 7, 2017 via mobile

Overall, very good. Friendly staff, Luke was our waiter and he was great! We both had prime rib. Excellent cut of meat cooked just how we ordered it. Very traditional steak house. Highly recommend.

Thank Monty H
Reviewed July 6, 2017 via mobile

Great food. My wife, myself, and two kids really enjoyed our meal. Wait or was great. Salad, bread, steak, prime rib and mac and cheese were all great. Nice atmosphere

Thank Djdave20729
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Questions & Answers
December 3, 2016|
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Response from fixRfix | Property representative |
We have gluten free items on the menu, but we do not have a gluten free memu as such.
April 4, 2016|
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Response from lutzrxsl | Reviewed this property |
They do have a "side room" , just off the hallway as you come in, across from the bar area. It would easily seat 16. They don't take reservations usually, but I would call and talk to Sherry and perhaps she will "hold" the... More
December 4, 2015|
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Response from Brightens | Reviewed this property |
No, reservations are not necessary. We just walked in and was pleased to get seated right away.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1715 Adventureland Dr, Altoona, IA 50009-9418
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Altoona
  • Phone Number: +1 515-967-6933
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