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- Mar 27, 2006
I agree, I have had much better BBQ (Smokey D's), but Jethros has a few good items on the menu, like boneless wing and waffle fry nachos. For me, I like Jethros because of the atmosphere. It is one of the better places to watch a game, IMO.
I know I mentioned the story about the Dahls spot :
The old Carlos O Kelly's now Other Place would have been a great Jethros location.
The old Hastings/Library would be a good spot.
Just had Jethro's for the first time the other day. It's O.K., but it doesn't hold a candle to Smokey D's IMHO. I would love a Smokey D's in Ames. I think I'll go there for lunch today!
There's a place called qdoggs bbq in cedar rapids that is really good imo
I've never even heard of Smokey D's. It really does depend on what you like to order and what type of 'bbq' is your personal favorite. I like HP for their sandwiches and generous portions for dinners. I like Jethro's for the meat selection, general menu variety, different sauces they offer (Georgia is my favorite), and some of their sides are really great (the breakfasts are pretty good also). I know a lot of people love Battles, but I've never been able to figure out why after experiencing it for myself. But Jethro's has been a favorite of our circle to visit for the past several years and it will be pretty great to not have to leave town to enjoy a visit. Although, my waistline and bank account may not appreciate it so much.
You don't like paying $8 for a little sandwich and a handful of generic Ruffles at Battles?? Not entirely serious but I only go there when someone else is paying or I'm just absolutely dying for BBQ.
The only thing I ever take away from these BBQ joint threads is that every single BBQ place is simultaneously amazing and terrible.
Maybe people in Ames will finally realize that HP food is not that good. It is just a sit down Culvers anymore.
I have never heard anyone say smokey d's is bad. They are national champs and won that tv show pitmasters as well. They have decent to good sides but the meat is awesome. Jethros is good to watch a game and eat some decent food. However if you want just great freakin bbq. Smokey d's is awesome. I have heard that "when pigs fly" is good also. Not sure if i got that name right.