Jethro’s ‘n Jake’s Smokehouse Steaks
Now in Altoona. Still at Drake. No Australian or Texan spoken here. These steaks are corn-fed, Iowa-raised, USDA Choice meat, hickory smoked over a campfire and broiled to perfection in our 1,600 degree Jethro’s ‘n Jake’s fire machine. This seals in the juices and flavors. All our steaks are seasoned with black pepper and salt and finished with a touch of smoked garlic butter. Your Altoona Neighborhood Sports Bar. 2601 Adventureland Drive, Altoona. 957-9727. www.jethrosdesmoines.com.
John and Nick’s
After 30 years, John Jaeger left his family business and opened John and Nick’s Steak and Prime Rib in Clive. Enjoy his famous salad bar — bigger and better with more than 60 fresh homemade items, including homemade shrimp and crab salads, a wide selection of olives and too many more to list. The best part is the salad bar comes with your meal. Enjoy hand-cut black angus, USDA choice steaks, aged 21 days for maximum taste and tenderness, including Shot gun Blackened Rib-eye, New York strip, filet mignon, Steak De Burgo, and many others. Try the amazing selection of incredible seafood, such as Parmesan crusted Mahi Mahi, Salmon Florentine, Yellow Fin Ahi Tuna, Bacon Wrapped Scallops, and many others. The offerings continue with chops, pasta and John’s house specialty, Prime Rib, USDA choice ribeye slow roasted and carved to order, plus many other tasty menu items. The cozy atmosphere and delicious food will make your dining experience unforgettable. 15970 Hickman Road, Clive. 987-1151. www.johnandnicks.com.
Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse
Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse blends traditions of the past with the present and is reminiscent of the traditional ’40s style supper clubs where everybody went for a good time and great food. The vintage prints on the walls, the exhibition kitchen, waiters in black pants and white shirts, floor-to-ceiling windows, large upholstered, wooden booths and private seating invoke feelings of the past. Located in the Radisson Hotel, 6800 Fleur Drive, 287-0848; and in the Holiday Inn and Suites, 6075 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines, 333-5665; 550 Bass Pro Drive N.W., Altoona, 957-9600. www.johnnysitaliansteakhouse.com.
Prime Cut Grill
At the Prime Cut Grill, we serve the best steaks available along with a full line of pasta, seafood, sandwiches and cocktails, open Wednesday through Sunday nightly. Some of our guests’ favorites include hand cut boneless ribeye steak, bacon-wrapped filet mignon, hand-breaded deep-fried jumbo shrimp, pan-fried walleye fillet, traditional French onion soup, and of course our slow-roasted prime rib, which is served every Friday and Saturday night. After dinner don’t forget to stop by the lounge where we have live bands every Friday and Saturday night with no cover charge. Meskwaki Bingo and Casino, 1504 305th St., Tama. (641) 484-2108. www.meskwaki.com.