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Jethro's BBQ LakeHouse

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Barbecue
1425 SW Vintage Pkwy, Ankeny, IA 50023-7149
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pulled pork” (17 reviews)
“ribs” (24 reviews)
“jambalaya” (7 reviews)
Opens in 25 min
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American, Bar, Barbecue
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
1425 SW Vintage Pkwy, Ankeny, IA 50023-7149
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Honestly, not really sure what all the hype is about these Jethro's BBQ joints here in the Des Moines area. To me, just like another person had said, it's just another BBQ place. I had the Brisket Platter for dinner, the pulled brisket was very...More

Thank Tim S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is just an average BBQ place that is surrounded with way too much hype. The meet had HUGE chunks of fat. The sauce tasted like ketchup. But hey, they have lots of TV screens. Lol. I won't be back.

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In a country with an abundance of BBQ restaurants, quality and taste are often very subjective. While likely not the most memorable BBQ dinner I've had; nonetheless, it was a decent meal: Plate of brisket, pulled pork, jalapeño creamed corn, red beans & rice, and...More

Thank Keystone_Traveler
Reviewed 7 October 2017

I was expecting great things from this place since I have read reviews and saw awards posted. It really is just another bbq place to me. The servings are fair sized and the sauces are okay. It's not somewhere that I have on my "must...More

Thank Jamie G
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

I love visiting this place every time I'm in town! Great food and atmosphere for family, friends, or work lunch!

Thank K8070CAleew
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Our biking group decided to meet for breakfast on Sunday at 10 AM. The place was quite empty. Service was great. Food was in large portions. Biscuits & Gravy was delicious. The place is very noisy, due to the open space. Our server was very...More

Thank Miata P
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch with co-workers. Nice place. Ordered a chopped brisket sandwich with jalapeno cream corn. All great food. The tenderloin sandwich has a pounded, fried tenderloin that is about the size of a10 inch plate. Huge. Recommend

Thank 244chuckl
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

We went to Jethro's in the middle of the afternoon. There were hardly any customers in the establishment, yet the staff acted oblivious to the few walk-ins they had because they were too busy talking to each other or to the few patrons at the...More

Thank Diane G
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Have eaten there twice this past week. Am a dedicated fan of this restaurant chain. Love that it is locally owned and each location while very similar, has its own special twist! Ankeny location is very nicely located and well staffed, our servers were great!...More

Thank olbear1962
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Ordered out a quick 10 wings and a chicken topped salad. Got back to the hotel and no chicken looks like they left off half the salad. Wings were great. Message at end of day. Just order meat

Thank Tim R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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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