Barbecue at Claxons Smokehouse and Grill

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In a Nutshell

Barbecue joint lauded by "Metromix" hand-rubs baby-back ribs and smokes their world-expo-champion pork loin over hickory and oak woods

The Fine Print

Expires 150 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per table. Valid for dine-in or carryout. Must purchase 1 food item. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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The Deal

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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.


Tips

  • “Great food, great staff and great atmosphere!!”

  • “Very good food and great friendly service.”

  • “Great food good environment!”

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    Altoona

    3131 8th St.

    Altoona, Iowa 50009

    515-967-7979

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