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Jethro's BBQ LakeHouse

) #4 of 112 Restaurants in Ankeny $$ - $$$ American, , Barbecue
1425 SW Vintage Pkwy, Ankeny, IA 50023-7149
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good40%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Bar, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1425 SW Vintage Pkwy, Ankeny, IA 50023-7149
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place is ALWAYS good, but my favorite time to go is for weekend breakfast. There are so many great hearty breakfast options, and the portions are generous. The breakfast nachos and hash options are other worldly. I do not order coffee here anymore because...More

Thank Marla M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

First visit to this restaurant and I'll definitely be back. The food was delicious. My colleagues had the boneless wings on special and the creamy garlic sauce that one went with as their sauce was amazing. My brisket sandwich was delicious. The portions were huge....More

Thank Natalie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, large portions (Onion Ring Appetizer was huge- enough for 6 people!), & reasonable price.... No one finished their meals & price for the four of us was $68. Quite busy, but not a long wait for food. Good selection of menu choices, but...More

Thank Jeanne T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went later in the night on a week night and the service was very slow, the food took a while and they were out of a lot of things when we were there. Food was good and restaurant was clean

Thank DNE7611
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked the party room for a wedding reshearsal dinner at Jethros. We live in Arizona, so our Son picked the location. The Manager was easy to work with over the phone and was very helpful. The rehearsal dinner was on a Friday night and...More

Thank DesMoinesDudz
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a wonderful time on July 15th. Cherie was our waitress she was awesome. We asked if we could move outside even though it was very warm. She placed us in the shade. She was very attentive to us even though we were the...More

Thank orcacrafts
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Good service! Good Food! Great pic for a restaurant! The 5 different flavors of barbeque sauce to pick from was a big plus. Liked all but one, the white one as it was too spicy for me. Comfortable place, beer a little expensive but good...More

Thank misskittymom
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Very good experience. I got the Susie's barbecue chicken salad with grilled chicken strips, instead of fried. The server (Dan) was very Pleasant and accommodating. Our friends and my husband got the garlic Parmesan boneless wings and the Alabama white boneless wings. Excellent flavor! Very...More

Thank Kara L
Reviewed 22 May 2017

I ate at Jethro's 3 times during a 26 hour period. I was in Ankeny for the Women's Pigtails Bike Ride on May 20, 2017. Our packet pickup was at Jethro's on May 19th and I decided to eat dinner there. They were packed so...More

Thank IowaCyclist1990
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

We have eaten at this restaurant twice in the last year and a half. This visit, we thought that the restaurant had been open long enough that the food would improve. I am sorry to say it had not. Food without seasoning is not inspiring...More

Thank Don B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
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: 1425 SW Vintage Pkwy, Ankeny, IA 50023-7149
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ankeny
  • Phone Number: 515-289-4444
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