Iowa Beef Steak House

They are now serving lunch Monday through Friday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. This is brand new for Iowa Beef Steak House, and they are sure you will love lunch just as much as their dinner, served Monday through Sunday from 5-10 p.m. Iowa Beef has recently been taken over by new ownership and has added some new menu items they are sure you will love. They are now offering a freshly ground burger with all the works, thinly sliced Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich, salad bar prepared in-house, and The Pier’s famous clam chowder. They are located in the same great location at 1201 E. Euclid Ave., Des Moines. 262-1138

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.


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 Shotgun Blackened Ribeye, 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.


Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse

Features steaks, chops, seafood and Italian specialties. Enjoy the vintage cool atmosphere with the sounds of Frank, Dean and Sammy Davis, Jr. as well as contemporary crooners like Michael Buble and Harry Connick Jr. Enjoy classic martinis, specialty cocktails or our extensive wine list at the Blue Bar. Private dining, banquet and meeting space make it perfect for any occasion. 6800 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, 287-0848;

Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines 333-5665 and

Bass Pro Drive, Altoona 957-9600. RELISH