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Jethro n' Jake's Smokehouse Steaks

2601 Adventureland Dr, Altoona, IA 50009
+1 515-957-9727
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“wings” (25 reviews)
“brisket” (33 reviews)
“creamed corn” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
2601 Adventureland Dr, Altoona, IA 50009
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1 - 10 of 255 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I had the sliced brisket sandwich with waffle fries for lunch. It was busy and our service was outstanding as well as the food. I need to go back for dinner and try the other menu items.

Thank busy_traveler
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Jethro's World Famous BBQ, is to die for. Some of the best BBQ I've had. Ordered the brisket platter, very tasty. So was the food delicious? Yes!! Will I visit this restaurant again? Yes!! Do I recommend this restaurant to others? Yes!!

Thank Remolino G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went mid afternoon on a trip back home and the food was awesome but the service was a little slow even though they were not that busy. The Brisket Bacon melt was awesome and the Pork Tenderloin was huge. Beans were right on as...More

Thank bigdawgtraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brisket platter with jalapeño corn and sweet potato - all good. Sweet potato is not like the cinnamon, pecan baked dish you'd get in Carolina but was good. Service was quick, knowledgeable and friendly.

Thank Quonmisc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a business dinner with my co-worker. We both ordered fillets ($24.95 each). They were quite good, but I do NOT believe they were fillets (a bit of gristle and fat was included). My guess is the cut was top sirloin.

Thank Ron T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ever since they opened the first Jethro's near Drake, we have been enjoying them, there are at least three now. They all have different themes, but all are based on great BBQ and steaks and other meats. This one is off I80 just east of...More

Thank davidlI5106MM
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ordered tenderloin sandwiches cut them in half for lunch tomorrow and it was still bigger than the bun

Thank PapaGramytravel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here as a spur-of-the-moment decision because they were one of the few places open....it was AMAZING! We all ordered steak and it was divine. They cooked everything perfectly and it was delicious. We all recommend the steaks, the mashed potatoes, the baked beans...and...More

Thank Lora W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you're in the mood for bbq, it's ok. We tried the wings and brisket "dip". I like crispy wings and these were not but they were for my husband and he said they were ok. The brisket sandwich had more onions than meat. Mac...More

Thank kpc08
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Stopped about 3 PM after not eating since am. and had the dinner for 2 for $25.95. Half rack of ribs +2 other meats and 4 sides. Was a great choice. Service was great.

Thank Roy P
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Jennie G
Do you make your own sausage
19 November 2016|
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Response from wbl27 | Reviewed this property |
no we didn't I didn't know that was an option
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2601 Adventureland Dr, Altoona, IA 50009
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Altoona
  • Phone Number: +1 515-957-9727
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