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AJ's Steakhouse at Prairie Meadows Casino, Altoona, IA

AJ's Steakhouse at Prairie Meadows Casino

4.4
4.4
1040 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
AJ’s Steakhouse proudly serves renowned Iowa steaks and chops, seafood and poultry in a classy, yet comfortably casual, atmosphere. Located inside Iowa's premier gaming and entertainment venue, AJ's Steakhouse at Prairie Meadows invites you to enjoy some of the best American cuisine you'll find anywhere in central Iowa. We promise that our outstanding menu and attentive service will leave you truly satisfied.

Join us soon for an unforgettable dining experience you won’t find anywhere else. Check out our full menu online. Then stop in and indulge yourself with all that our award-winning chefs can prepare for you.

Book your next big event at the AJ’s Steakhouse Party Room. A comfortable room, elegant table setting, customized menu with world-class wines, and dedicated staff providing gracious service.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, American, Steak
  • Hours of operation
    Wed, Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (515) 957-3535
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Cade Johnson
  • Private party facilities
    We allow private events. Please call us at 515.957.3535 for reservations or details.
  • Private party contact
    Zach Hitchcock: (515) 957-3535
  • Neighborhood
    Des Moines
  • Cross street
    Adventureland Dr. - Inside Prairie Meadows Casino
  • Parking details
    Abundant and convenient free parking is always available.
  • Entertainment
    Prairie Meadows, located just minutes from downtown Des Moines in Altoona, Iowa, features more than 1,100 slot machines, your favorite table games, poker room, live racing, outstanding dining options, and free live entertainment. Prairie Meadows is fun you can bet on!
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,040 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Des Moines

    Good for special occasions

1,040 Reviews
  1. Pook

    Des Moines

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I sent my steak back because it was not done enough it was brought back to me and then towards the end of the steak after I ate most of it was not done enough I had 5 pieces left which was disappointing

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  2. Ladydre

    Des Moines

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the Mother's Day Menu, as always great food, atmosphere, and service. Plan on returning soon!

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  3. AllenS

    Des Moines

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Loved our waitress, our food was phenomenal!!! The only thing I would say was annoying was the lighting which is horrible!!!! The lighting makes everything look weird and trying to read or look at any type of writing is very difficult due to the horrible lighting at the tables!!!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    The prime rib was very salty. Some of the vegetables were near room temperature and the description of the chicken dish that I got made it seem like it would be different than it was. The chicken was also salty and overcooked. Not much selection after 2pm on Mothers Day. You have to walk through smoky areas to get to the restaurant, which was absolutely horrible, especially for my pregnant daughter!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The hostess were not the friendliest, but our server was great and the food was phenomenal.

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  6. Paleoe

    Omaha

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner with friends before the races. Seafood, pasta, filets, all perfection. Nice sides, great, fresh salads.

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  7. Miss

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing, especially the steaks. Took 20+min to get first round of drinks but food was coming out on point. Those that cleaned off used dishes were a little too much, almost hovering. Overall experiences were nice, will definitely return.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Server was polite, but we had to ask for refills on drinks, we were rushed to place our order. Not blaming the server as he was young, and it felt as if he had not been adequately trained. We will be back, but would hope the experience is better than last time. I would recommend AJ's, but I would caution them about the service. I do believe training the staff is of upmost importance, especially the less experienced servers. AJ's is a premium restaurant with great food and atmosphere, the service should be top notch as well. Our server was polite, but he lacked that polished quality you expect from a 5 star restaurant.

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  9. KevinT

    Des Moines

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. The Waitress was very helpful and friendly. We will be going back again very soon.

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  10. KimS

    Des Moines

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good but service was slow. It seemed like the staff was all on their first day of work. The were nice but just not trained well.

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FAQs

AJ's Steakhouse at Prairie Meadows Casino offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (515) 957-3535.

AJ's Steakhouse at Prairie Meadows Casino is rated 4.4 stars by 1040 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for AJ's Steakhouse at Prairie Meadows Casino

One Prairie Meadows Drive, Altoona, IA 50009

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Adventureland Dr. - Inside Prairie Meadows Casino
  • Neighborhood
    Des Moines
  • Hours of operation
    Wed, Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, American, Steak
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Abundant and convenient free parking is always available.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Cade Johnson
  • Entertainment
    Prairie Meadows, located just minutes from downtown Des Moines in Altoona, Iowa, features more than 1,100 slot machines, your favorite table games, poker room, live racing, outstanding dining options, and free live entertainment. Prairie Meadows is fun you can bet on!
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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