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Smokehouse and American Grill featuring Oak grilled Steaks, Burgers, Chops, and seafood. Famous for our Mac& Cheese, Ribs, and Smoked Prime Rib.
New TEMPORARY Business Hours - Beginning Monday October 31st our temporary business hours are Thursday and Friday 4PM-9PM, Saturday and Sunday 11AM-9PM We will resume normal business hours as soon as possible.Upcoming Events
Homemade Sauces - Make sure you try all of our awesome homemade sauces! Rich, zesty, spicy & more!View our menu
Craft Cocktails - We have a killer craft cocktail menu. Come by and try something new!View our menu
Great Sandwiches - We're known for our amazing sandwiches. Which is your favorite?View our menu
Gluten-Free Dishes - Don't eat gluten? No problem! Try our awesome gluten-free dishes!View our menu
Live Music - Starting May 23rd, 2022, join us on the patio from 6-9pm for live music from local artists! 5/23- Taylor King 5/30- Jesse 6/6- The Bumps 6/13- Erek Wright 6/20- Jesse 6/27- Taylor King 7/11- Erek Wright 7/18- Taylor King 7/25- Jesse 8/8- Erek Wright 8/15- Taylor King 8/22- The Bumps 8/29- Erek Wright 6/5- JesseUpcoming Events
Family Reunions - We're the perfect spot to host your next family reunion or get-together!Book your party
Great Pastries - Start your morning off right with one of our delicious pastries!View our menu
Great Locally Roasted Coffee - We put a lot of hard work and love into our locally roasted coffee so it's just perfect for youView our menu
Award-Winning Food - Our award-winning food has something amazing for everyone!View our menu
Slow Smoked BBQ - You can't rush perfection. We slow smoke our BBQ for hours to make sure it's just right!View our menu
Craft Beer - We have an awesome craft beer selection! Come by and see what's on tap today!View our menu
Great Burgers - Our massive juicy burgers are a MUST TRY!View our menu
Bridal Showers - Whether it's a bridal shower or rehearsal dinner, we can host your wedding festivities and make sure they are special!Book your party
Reservations - We recommend making a reservation ahead of time. Book your table today!Book Table
Anniversaries - If you're looking to host a party for your anniversary, our amazing staff will ensure it's perfect!Book your party
Claxon's Smokehouse & Grill, in Altoona, IA, is the area's leading restaurant serving Altoona, Des Moines, Newton, Pella, and surrounding areas since 1996. We look forward to seeing you!
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Host your party at Claxon's Smokehouse & Grill - You invite the guests and we will take care of the rest! We look forward to making your event memorable and tailored with you in mind.
Husband and I on March 17/St Patrick's Day. The daily special was corn beef, cabbage, new potatoes and carrots. The BEST corn beef and cabbage I have ever tasted! OMG, I should have requested to take some extra home now that I am thinking about it now. Margaritas were also very good! Can't wait to try something new on next visit.
This has become my wife's and my favorite place to eat. The salmon is great and so are the ribs. The staff is always friendly. You do need a little muscle to get the doors open both coming in and going out. But well worth the pull and tug.
I'll tell you what....I love me some Jethros, but I may be choosing this place for BBQ from now on. Absolutely loved it. I got the Buckaroo Burger and Cheese sticks for an appetizer. They were both amazing. Friendly atmosphere, plenty of seating, and fair prices.
After reading reviews and checking out the menu online I was excited to eat here. As soon as I pulled the door open I knew I wasn't going to be disappointed. When you step into a BBQ place you should know with your eyes closed where you are, and this place starts by meeting that expectation...
We've been to Claxon's many times and it is always a solid experience. Last night our son ordered Baja tacos and they were great. My husband had the chicken fried chicken special and it was delicious! I had my usual, prime rib; it absolutely never disappoints- always fabulous...