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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 good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“cornbread” (10 reviews)
“ribs” (16 reviews)
“banana pie” (3 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
3131 8th Street South West, Altoona, IA 50009-1938
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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 Steve E
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
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

We were here a couple months ago and they were ok, but our meals took longer than several people who came after us and we had a very active, undisciplined 5 year old(not my child). When we finally got our meals, the food was warm...More

Thank init4keeps
Reviewed 1 February 2018

I ordered 2 pounds of wings last night. I called in ahead and ordered so I could pick up in the drive through. It only took about 10 minutes. I’ve never had the wings from here but love smoked food and have eaten here many...More

Thank daugd01
Reviewed 10 December 2017

Food was good, place was in a small area if they were busy not much room for parking. Staff was friendly.

Thank msjs1982
Reviewed 29 November 2017

The staff is friendly and courteous. Spacious interior with options and big tv screens. The okra cornbread is a must try but their sandwiches are just ok. I would definitely go again but the initial impression on some of the food wasn't entirely memorable. The...More

Thank SimpsonTide985
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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, 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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