If you're on the hunt for mouthwatering barbecue, jot Jethro's Lakehouse down on your list of hot spots. Located at 1425 S.W. Vintage Parkway in the Prairie Trail development, Jethro's is conviently within walking distance of the Ankeny DMACC campus.
Take a seat in a booth, table, or at the bar in this rustic BBQ meets sports bar meets rock-and-roll retreat. Pick what you're craving off of the extensive menu of smoked meats, sandwiches, burgers, Cajun, Creole, and favorite appetizers.
We highly recommend the pulled pork and pulled chicken sandwiches with a side of the addictive waffle fries! Jethro's offers several varieties of BBQ sauce at each table: Jethros' BBQ, Carolina BBQ, Georgia BBQ, and even Alabama White BBQ.
If you're feeling particularly hungry and adventurous, take the "Adam Emmenecker Challenge." The challenge (featured on The Travel Channel's Man vs. Food in 2010) involves devouring a five-pound sandwich named after Drake University basketball star Emmenecker along with a side of waffle fries... in 15 minutes or less. Besides soda, the bar offers daily specials on mason jar special drinks and 26 specialty and craft beers.
If you can take your eyes off of your meal (and one of the many big screen televisions broadcasting the game) you'll notice a huge moose and elk that call Jethro's home high above in the ceiling rafters.
For more information about Jethro's locations, menus, and specials, check out the Jethro's BBQ website and like Jethro's on Facebook.