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

AJ's Steakhouse at Prairie Meadows Casino

4.5
4.5
1031 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.

We’re proud to feature USDA Prime steaks on our menu. With exquisite marbling and remarkable flavor, it’s the highest quality beef money can buy. 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

7:30 PM


Booked 4 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
    Carl Eskridge
  • 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 1,031 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Iowa

    Steakhouse

  • Des Moines

    Good for special occasions

1,031 Reviews
  1. KimS

    Des Moines

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    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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  2. AmyP

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Easter menu spot on! Very reasonably priced and delicious

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  3. PamC

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was fabulous we went for a romantic dinner and were placed in a meeting room and very frigid atmosphere. I had to send my steak back cuz rare then was overdone so I didn’t eat it and took home to my 4 legged family members. Would not go back.

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  4. TheresaB

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We've eaten at AJ's 3 times over the last 2 months and each and every time it has been outstanding! My husband loves prime rib and he said it is the best in the area. I personally love their DeBurgo. All of the staff is excellent and always make sure everything is prepared to our liking. Atmosphere is quiet and relaxing

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  5. Diane

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Steak and lobster was great. But the fish special had too heavy of a coating and seemed overcooked.

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  6. StevenS

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was outstanding a request or table in a quiet place, was also worked out and very much appreciated

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  7. PauletteM

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We didn't have to wait at all. The staff was very courteous and friendly especially our server McKenna. Food was delicious! Would definitely recommend and we will go again! Thanks for a great birthday dinner! 😁

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  8. BrandonPerry

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    AJ's was not what I expected. Waiter was horrible, uninformed and needed to polish his skills. Had no clue what the specials were and was very lost. My filet was like a piece of shoe leather, burnt and so dry. Mashed potatoes were like they came out of a box and the mushrooms were even worse. Best part was ceasar salad in parm bowl. Maybe I hit a bad night but as a very well traveled and seasoned eater, this place gets 2 thumbs down. I'll stick to gambling at the Meadows only.

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  9. JaneW

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent. Our server, Olivia, was outstanding! She deserves special recognition!

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  10. LisaF

    Des Moines

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I had not been there in a while and the food is not the quality is used to be. I had the shrimp and the breading was not all they way cooked and it there was more breading than shrimp. The French onion soup used to be the best around, not any more it does not have the flavor at all like it used to. I do not think we will return there are other places that the food is better and priced better.

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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 4.5 stars by 1031 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 4 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
    Carl Eskridge
  • 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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