Jethros n Jakes Smokehouse Steaks

BBQ, Ice Cream, Wings
$ $
2601 Adventureland Dr (at Prairie Meadows Dr)
Altoona, IA 50009
(515) 957-9727
11:00am - 10:00pm
11:00am - 10:00pm
11:00am - 10:00pm
11:00am - 10:00pm
11:00am - 11:00pm
9:30am - 11:00pm
9:30am - 10:00pm



  • is there anything bad on the menu?
  • There is not a bad thing to eat here
  • Amber (bartender/server) is the best! Always a smiling face :)
  • If you like nachos, they are a must here! Best nachos in town.
  • Wow! Cold beer served in a mason jar! Heaven!
  • on thursdays, not only is itwo for one wings, and the bbq rub is teally the best, but also they have 6 dollar pitchers of beer too, perfect combo
  • Best Ribs in Town with the beer always cold
  • Try the alcohol, its great!
  • Best BBQ in Altoona, hands down!
  • The brisket is extremely delish, Saturday and Sunday the breakfast is the bomb.
  • Teryl is the BEST waitress make sure to ask for her section!
  • Pulled pork with Georgian bbq sauce... good
  • I don't know why but I've been there 4 times and they have never been as good as the original Drake location. Hopefully that will change because it is convenient since we go to Altoona often.
  • Thursdays 2 for 1 wings is the best- be sure to try the bbq rub! Its amazing!
  • The Adam Emmenecker Challenge is an impossible feat. Beware the allure of the challenge.
  • BOSS HOG: Pulled pork tossed in Jethro's Secret BBQ sauce with Texas bacon, crispy onion strings and pepper jack cheese on a freshly baked bun. and the jalapeo corn and Mac & cheese!
  • The Carolina white sauce
  • The Des Moines Melt
  • It's noisy in the outside seating area. The aluminum chairs are noisy and they are constantly moving them.
  • Love atmosphere and all food is awesome. They do great catering/ they catered my daughter grad party!

Nearby places

1 Prairie Meadows Dr (at Adventureland Dr)
1000 Bass Pro Dr
3414 8th St SW