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Big Steer Restaurant & Lounge

) #2 of 42 Restaurants in Altoona ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Steakhouse
1715 Adventureland Dr, Altoona, IA 50009-9418
+1 515-967-6933
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“prime rib” (25 reviews)
“steak” (57 reviews)
“salad” (13 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse
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1715 Adventureland Dr, Altoona, IA 50009-9418
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Reviews (132)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Skip the chain's and go for it. I just ate the 12oz NY Strip and even though I had sreak sauce on my plate it didn't need it. Delicious also don't forget the try the cheesy corn.

Thank vette1975
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to go here for a genuine Iowa beef steak. I didn't want beef farmed in from anywhere else; I'm from Montana and wanted to taste beef from Iowa. My husband who grew up around the area had never eaten here before and was...More

Thank HeatherConrad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was torn between Good and Very Good, so I gave it the benefit of the doubt. The steak was cook just the way I like it, medium but lacked the flavor to give it a very good rating. The bread and salad was a...More

Thank FLJ_11
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Went here because we heard they had great steaks and were not disappointed. Be prepared for a wait even if you call and get on the list especially on weekend nights. Bar small but quaint. Service great and the food rocked!! Great onion rings,and steak...More

Thank lindaBellinghamWa
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Very cool place to visit. We had the brunch on Sunday. Staff was very friendly, the biscuits and gravy were amazing. The French dip was good. And the French toast was pretty good too.

Thank Britton M
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Big Steer reminded me that "family restaurants" could serve more than fried chicken by hurried waitresses. This unplanned stop was more than I expected--a Bloody Mary with fresh horseradish and lemon, ribs that were soft and the right amount of sweet and saucy. The co-owner...More

Thank M_Hikiji
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We visited Big Steer for the first time last week. It was wonderful. We had ribeye and filet tips deburgo. Both were perfect. Our salad and warm bread were wonderful as well. Next time I will try to house dressing which I hear is wonderful.

Thank GroceryManAndGirls
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We love the big steer, have been coming here for 20+ years! You can't go wrong eating here. Crisp tasty salads, hot bread with butter and the best steaks around!

Thank Melinda S
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the Comfort Inn just down the road & the front desk lady sent us to Big Steer for dinner. We split the Tomahawk Rib Eye steak & it was exceptional! Perfectly cooked & the salad & sides were delicious. Our waitress was...More

Thank DebM369
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I have eaten there twice so far. Prime rib once and Filet the other time. Prepared exactly as requested and great service. Small place and the décor is quite retro but, it was delicious.

Thank rcrqtrmile
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you offer a gluten free menu?
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.
Do you have a back room to accommodate large groups - like 16 people? And if we are bringing 16 people, would you rather we make a reservation?
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
Do we need to make reservations on a Friday night?
5 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1715 Adventureland Dr, Altoona, IA 50009-9418
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Altoona
  • Phone Number: +1 515-967-6933
  • E-mail
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