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Claxon's Smokehouse & Grill

3131 8th Street South West, Altoona, IA 50009-1938
+1 515-967-7979
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good36%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“ribs” (16 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Bar
$$ - $$$
3131 8th Street South West, Altoona, IA 50009-1938
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place always has fast services and great food! This is a local family owned restaurant and I like more than jethros which is also here in town! Smoked Turkey sandwich is a go to!

Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

My husband and I visited Claxon’s for the first time to give their BBQ a try. We both love smoked meats. Our server, Megan, was very sweet, attentive and helpful. I ordered the rib/smoked meat combo with a side of green beans, pulled pork and...More

Thank Stanbro81
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Was pleasantly surprised on how good the food is. We ate at the bar and our bartender/server, Chad, was fantastic.

Thank cjsgramma
Reviewed 26 June 2018

We had a guest group for our Sunday service and I needed to find a place to take them for lunch after the service, before they hit the road. There were quite a number of us, but Claxton's took good care of us. The staff...More

Thank PT1102
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Food was just alright. Brisket was very dry so it was sent back. Replaced with pulled pork, it was slightly less dry but still not enjoyable. Chicken and ribs were decent since they have good sauce. Waitress was friendly. Service was slow.

Thank Mbyers08
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

I eat here probably once a week love the cheeseburgers. Good amount of parking. Plan on having them cater my son's graduation

Thank Aunty A
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Four of us went to Claxton's. Two of us got the full slab of baby back ribs.The other two got the all meat platter.The ribs hung over the edge of the large plate.They were some of the best ribs ever. The all meat platters huge...More

1  Thank AnkenyDavey
Reviewed 17 February 2018

we decided to give this place a try on a whim, and had a very interesting experience. our server, although chose an incredibly odd hair color choice and such, was a very good server - friendly, courteous, efficient, etc.. the food? the flavor of the...More

Thank SteveE2283
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

We love Claxons, but our Xmas celebration was not going to be in town! So we had them smoke our turkey for us and it was phenomenal! The staff and service is always spectacular.

Thank Tara S
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

The place was on looking. The service was equally as mediocre. The food? Guess what it’s average. The prices are a little high for the quality I feel. The meat was ok but nothing great.

Thank Indysmb
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3131 8th Street South West, Altoona, IA 50009-1938
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Altoona
  • Phone Number: +1 515-967-7979
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