2017 brings a new chapter in the life of Jethro. Bruce has been searching in Ames for several years to find a new home for Jethro. Ames is of course home to Iowa State University and a lot of rabid Cyclone sports fans. What better city than to build the largest sports bar in the Big 12 Conference. Bruce has purchased the former Aldi’s grocery store next to the movie theaters on South Duff Avenue. The 16,000 square foot building will be converted into a new Jethro’s BBQ featuring all of our famous “Amazing Slow Smoked Meats” plus, steaks and pork chops. The restaurant will feature a giant banquet room that will seat over 300 for private parties. There will nothing else like it anywhere in Ames. Bruce is really excited about his giant parking lot that will make it easy for people to come and go. There will be over 30 big screen TV’s so Cyclone fans can watch all of their games. There will be lots of rock and roll music so the Cyclone fans can get their groove on too. The new Jethro’s will open in the summer of 2017.


Jethro’s BBQ, Your Cyclone Neighborhood Sports Bar.


Jethro was proud to have been voted the best BBQ and the best Wings in Des Moines by readers of Cityview in 2017. Jethro was also a finalist in the voting for best Nachos, best Ribs, best Onion Rings, best Wait Staff, best Tenderloin, best Drake restaurant and best American Restaurant. Thank you to our loyal guests and Cousins. If you do not have a Cousin Card yet, get one today. Lots of free food and rewards for our Cousins.