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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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Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Barbecue, Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3131 8th Street South West, Altoona, IA 50009-1938
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Great place to go for BBQ but they have a great selection of other foods like burgers, salads, Tenderloins and of course, adult beverages. Atmosphere is relaxed and they have lots of TVs in the bar side of the building to watch sports. Or sit...More

Date of visit: August 2016
1  Thank Meta G
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Having moved from the south I have had a difficult time finding decent BBQ. Was very surprised to find in the small town of Altoona an awesome BBQ restaurant. The BBQ is good, the burnt ends I have had great results with - only a...More

Date of visit: September 2016
1  Thank SydPsycho
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Great food and servers. Owner that is community minded. Supporting local schools and families going through medical issues. The BBQ is just right on smoke level. The homemade bbq sauce, just enough kick. Try the appetizers : smoked pepper jack sticks or tabacco rings w...More

Date of visit: June 2016
1  Thank Crispypc
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Four of us were in Altoona to donate money to the Polk County school fund (Prairie Meadows). We decided to give Claxton's a try. Overall, it was very good. Mostly "hits' but a few "misses." My wife and I ordered the two meat meal. She...More

Date of visit: September 2016
2  Thank RVIDI
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Very good food, service and clean facilities. Bar was a little small but comfortable. Wait staff was very prompt and courteous with service.

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank jamesmD8728ZS
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Great smoked meats and sandwiches as well as other choices. Not too expensive and usually can get in and out fairly fast.

Date of visit: September 2015
Thank semicolons
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Ate early, average service. Fish taco was great, ask for tarter sauce, fried zucchini was delicious! Husband had catfish PoBoy. Creamy coleslaw was above average, beans pretty plain. Good cold Exile brew! Ok environment, outdoor seating available.

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank Tamela J
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Everything was Delish!!! Yl All the way from the appetizers to the Desert! Service was EXCELLENT💚 Will sdefinitelpppp

Date of visit: August 2015
Thank Punchie911
Reviewed 5 July 2016

We went with family including an infant, very accommodating and not too tight on seating which was nice. Our waitress was very uninformed on the menu and what they had, ended up having the bartender wait on us as she just had no knowledge of...More

Date of visit: March 2016
Reviewed 20 June 2016

We have been here several times and love it everytime - great food and BBQ - the andouille sausage is OUTSTANDING!!!

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank HonestTee2
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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
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
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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