Jethro's 'N Jakes Smokehouse Steaks

AAA Inspector Rating
2601 Adventureland Dr
Altoona, IA 50009- Map It
Phone: (515) 957-9727
AAA Inspector Rating Details (scale 1-5)
AAA Inspector Notes
Inspector Pick (Cuisine/Specialty): This is my all time favorite place for BBQ. I love the large portions of tasty smoked meats, sides and house-made sauces.
Located right across the street from the Adventureland Amusement Park, this restaurant is always packed! Plan to wait a little bit to get a table, but trust me it'll be worth it. They serve up some of the best smoked meats, steak burgers, ribs, chicken and sides, but the steaks are the signature item here. Upon entry you will see the Wall of Fame, featuring a few photos of people who were able to consume the "World Famous Adam Emmenecker Challenge." You'll also notice the Wall of Shame, which has exponentially more photos. The challenge is to eat all of a 5-pound, gargantuan meal in 15 minutes. If you can do it then you get your meal free, your photo on the Wall of Fame and a free T-shirt.
I-80 exit 142, just se. 2601 Adventureland Dr 50009
Closed some major holidays.
Casual Dining. Lunch and dinner served. Full bar, patio dining, Sunday brunch. Accessibility (Call).