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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 good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“prime rib” (29 reviews)
“steak” (66 reviews)
“salad” (20 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1715 Adventureland Dr, Altoona, IA 50009-9418
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was nice place, I would say food was good, little pricy, but you get what you pay for. Small building, parking lot always filled, they have regulars all the time... The steak was good along with the salad and potato...

Thank Rachelle G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

8 on our group...I recommend making reservations. The prime rib and hash browns were excellent! I highly recommend eating here!

Thank Capt_America_IA
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Had a wonderful dinner at Big Steer - have never had service as good as what we had this trip. The food was great and it was an all around great visit.

Thank MissS4
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Love this spot. It has that hometown steakhouse spot except the food is the quality of a fine dining restaurant right out of the big city. They have great specials, try to work seasonal items into their lineup, and the food is always fresh. If...More

Thank mbug772017
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Ordered the french dip sandwich. Fries that came with it were greasy but otherwise a good meal. Sandwich was good. Creme Brûlée was very good. Next time I will try their steak.

Reviewed 11 October 2017

Had dinner here last Friday night. They open at 5:00 and by 5:30 there was already a 30 minute wait so I knew we had made a good choice. We had a seat in the bar and chose a drink from their The Big Stir...More

Thank Ronda C
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Hubby and I visited here on a Sunday evening. He had filet, and I had a burger. Everything was top notch. Kinda small place, worth the wait....hold out for a booth if there are 2 to 4 people tho.!

Thank mbsmissouri
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

While this place is not new and shiny it serves some awesome food. While pricy they do have nice specials and great homemade sides to go with their perfectly prepared steak and fish!

Thank 007mpd
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Had some friends take us here for dinner after a day at the track. They had a special with a 4 oz filet, two grilled scallops, and a crab cake. Fresh salad and bread came with it. I had ordered Ranch on my salad, but...More

Thank RV_Nana_55
Reviewed 21 August 2017

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
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Questions & Answers
3 December 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.
4 April 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
4 December 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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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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