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“Good eats”

Jethro n' Jake's Smokehouse Steaks
Ranked #2 of 50 Restaurants in Altoona
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

After driving all day it was nice to relax and have a good meal. Our server was excellent and we wanted for nothing plenty of drink refills and lots of attention.
The food was great and portion size was a plesant suprise. No wonder the place was packed.

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Reviewed September 29, 2013

Jethro's has been featured on several TV programs, and I have had numerous friends and family from the Des Moines area recommend it as well. I have been to Jethro's twice and have been impressed each time. Fantastic location close to Adventureland and Bass Pro Shops, and plenty of TV to watch a game. The dry rub wings (we ordered as an appetizer) were probably the best wings I have ever had. We also really enjoyed the ribs and brisket, and the jalapeno creamed corn was an amazing side dish. Jethro's is a must for eating BBQ in the Des Moines area.

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Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

Went there with a party of eight on a Saturday night. Expected to wait at least 30 minutes to be seated, but was seated within 10 minutes! Food is awesome! We had the best spinach artichoke dip ever! Also shared the dinner for two, and split it with 3 people. My son had the chicken tenders off the kids menu, and they were the biggest chicken tenders I have ever seen. The portions were huge! Great service!

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Thank Jason S
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

We ordered the platter for 2--it was HUGE! Half a slab of ribs (which were excellent), probably 1/2 pound of smoked turkey, probably 1/2 pound of pulled pork, and 4 sides (we chose mac & cheese which was a white sauce, potato salad, jalapeno cream corn, and cole slaw--all were very good). The pork and turkey were not the best we've had but were OK. The ribs were great. There was enough of the sides to let us both have some of all 4.

Total bill was $26.45! We drank water.

Place is loud with at least 15 TVs--possibly more.

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Reviewed September 8, 2013

over rating due to cold beer and good service 2.0 Food 1.0 thats high. had combo. Dry Pulled Pork, Sauage brick and half a fakey chicken. Greens Beans way over cooked. Thank God beer was cold. Why is it you get on food network and your food is great. the Big Steer down the road is great, we spent 3 nights in town ate at Dry Jethro's once and Steer twice. also 200 words to explain bad food is a litle over the top. We have eaten at the west side location also. The one thing they do well is dry.

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