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Jethro's BBQ LakeHouse

€€ - €€€American, , Barbecue
1425 SW Vintage Pkwy, Ankeny, IA 50023-7149
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good40%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pulled pork” (16 reviews)
“ribs” (24 reviews)
“jambalaya” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Bar, Barbecue
€€ - €€€
1425 SW Vintage Pkwy, Ankeny, IA 50023-7149
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 20 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
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped here to meet family and have a meal together. This is a good place if you have a bigger party. The food is outstanding. The portions are a very good size and the price is very fair for what you get. We had...More

Thank JoAnn A
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

The food is great and portions are generous. I will say that if you go after 9pm the meat seems to be lesser quality- bottom of the barrel if you will. Biggest pet peeve is how dark,it is in there. Even at lunch time its...More

Thank BeckyInIowa
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Jerhros really never disappoints! Nachos with brisket are packed full of flavor! Brisket bacon sandwich was also packed full of flavor and very tender and satisfying! Drink choices, beer you say, plenty of local beers and brews on tap, along with the traditional favorites! We...More

Thank Matthew G
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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
09:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
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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