Like a locked steamer trunk in an attic, barbecue recipes are better when they contain a closely guarded family secret. Finally taste the truth with this Groupon.
$20 for $40 Worth of Barbecue
The menu includes entrees such as a smoked and hand-rubbed half chicken with one side ($12.99), half rack of state-champ baby-back ribs with one side ($15.99), and hickory- and oak-smoked prime rib with two sides ($19.99).
Claxon’s Smokehouse and Grill
Metromix ranked Claxon’s Smokehouse and Grill as one of the five best barbecue spots in Des Moines—but that’s just the start. More than a decade's worth of accolades trail behind the restaurant like drops of warm barbecue sauce, leading all the way back to 2002, when a perfectly cooked pork loin nabbed the eatery first place at the World Pork Expo. Today, grill maestros Adam, Andy, and Ronald helm the kitchen, hand-rubbing turkey, chicken, and baby-back ribs in their signature black gold rub before slow-smoking each succulent cut over hickory, oak, and smoldering cook books. Claxon's open dining room, complete with a mammoth stacked-stone fireplace, surrounds guests as they tear into ham, sausage, and tender brisket. Modern lights hang above the full bar, casting plates of pan-seared shrimp and fried pub pickles in a tobasco-colored glow, while umbrellas shield diners from the sun and rain on the outdoor patio.
What some people are buzzing about:
“Very good food and excellent service”
“Great service and great food”
“Mushroom appitizer is really good and the smoked prime rib right on.”
Claxon's Smokehouse and Grill
103 8th St. SE
Altoona, IA 50009