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Jethro n' Jake's Smokehouse Steaks

) #1 of 40 Restaurants in Altoona ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Bar, Barbecue
2601 Adventureland Dr, Altoona, IA 50009
+1 515-957-9727
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“wings” (24 reviews)
“brisket” (31 reviews)
“creamed corn” (11 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue
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2601 Adventureland Dr, Altoona, IA 50009
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Reviews (248)
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Reviewed yesterday

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 days 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 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten here a few times in the past and it was fantastic, but it's like it did a 180, we were very disappointed. The wait staff was fine, no problems there. One thing is no baked potatoes. I thought in the past they...More

Thank Jay H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After about 12 hours in the car, it was time for dinner. We pulled off the Interstate and pulled into Jethro n Jake's BBQ. It was after 7pm on a Tuesday night and the parking lot was packed. We still said let's try it as...More

Thank 1RealReview
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I have A Gluten Allergy and they are great to help me out! Four rib sampler and a side is my choice!!!

Thank robertbC2503PG
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Never disappoints! Relaxed atmosphere , prompt service, and most importantly always a good meal. The price you pay for the food you get is always on point. In our case take-home tast as good as it did the day you got it.

Thank Gkingkrumme
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

In our travels, we have noticed this place, but never stopped by. We decided to give it a try this trip! It won't be the last time! Delicious brisket platter. Yummy salads. Green beans, corn bread and sweet potato fries were so good! Service was...More

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

I have heard rave reviews about Jethro's BBQ so decided to stop on our way through Des Moines on a Sunday afternoon, 4pm. The place was very busy, and our waitress did not check on our drinks or to see if we needed anything at...More

Thank Kelly N
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I got the 2 meat dinner with turkey & pork,potato salad and jalapeno creamed corn.Everything was very good and i think the potato salad is the best.This is not a cheap place but you get plenty of food and it's all good(coleslaw sucked tho)

Thank rather-be-camping911
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Jennie G
Do you make your own sausage
20 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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, 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