Tender, Juicy and Oh-So Delicious

A visit to Prairie Meadows wouldn’t be complete without dinner at AJ’s—plan your visit accordingly. To learn more about what AJ’s has to offer, call Mark or Steve at 515.957.3535.

Restaurant Hours

Monday – Thursday: 5pm – 10pm

Friday & Saturday: 5pm – 11pm

Sunday: 4pm – 9pm

Daily Features Wednesday through Saturday
Open for Father’s Day on Sunday, June 21


Dinner Menu: Our current restaurant menu features our signature steaks & chops, delicious American cuisine and sumptuous appetizers and desserts. Click below to view our food menu.

Drink Menu: Our current menu features a variety of cocktails, beer and wine. Click below to view our drink menu.


August 26-29

AJ’s Filet with a Merlot Butter A gentlemen’s cut of beef served with a merlot butter (red wine reduction).

September 2-5

Orange Roughy Two orange roughy filets peppered and baked served with a citrus butter.

September 9-12

Drunken Steak A marinated top sirloin in dark ale topped with a herb cream sauce.

September 16-19

Blue Cheese Crusted NY Strip A choice cut strip topped with our homemade blue cheese crust blistered to perfection.

September 23-26

Cocoanut Encrusted Shrimp Hand breaded cocoanut shrimp deep fried until golden brown and served with our homemade Pina Colada sauce.

September 30 – October 3

Steak Au Poivre Peppered filet grilled to perfection with a red wine demi mushroom reduction.

October 7-10

Filet Oscar A char grilled filet with crab and lobster meat, béarnaise sauce and asparagus.

October 14-17

Gorgonzola Filet A rich gorgonzola cream sauce over a filet topped with crumbled bacon.

October 21-24

Bacon Wrapped Filet Two bacon wrapped filet medallions topped with a creamy Dijon sauce.

October 28-31

Steak Marsala A flat iron grilled and tender as a filet, with a creamy mushroom marsala sauce.

November 4-7

Steak Diane Our finest cut of filet bacon wrapped, topped with a peppercorn brandy cream sauce.

November 11-14

Smokey Bacon Bourbon Filet A red wine bourbon reduction topped with crumbled bacon.

November 18-21

Gouda Crusted Strip A fine cut of Iowa beef topped with a gouda crust and blistered to perfection.

November 25-28 (Thanksgiving Weekend)

Pepper Bacon Wrapped Scallops Large scallops wrapped in a hickory bacon served with a chipolata remoulade.

December 2-5

AJ’s Filet Sampler Three grilled filet medallions each with its own crust, blue cheese, smoked gouda, and parmesan.

December 9-12

Pork Medallions Grilled pork medallions with a creamy Dijon sauce.

December 16-19

AJ’s Filet with a Merlot Butter A gentlemen’s cut of beef served with a merlot butter (red wine reduction).

December 23-26 (Christmas Weekend)

Stuffed Shrimp Crab and lobster stuffed shrimp drizzled with béarnaise sauce.

December 30 – January 2 (New Years Eve Weekend)

Surf and Turf A center cut filet with a grilled bourbon shrimp skewer and bacon ranch twice baked potato.


Make it a real party this holiday at AJ’s.

Invite your guests to a party they’ll remember within the intimate setting of AJ’s Steakhouse. Our sumptuous menu, excellent service and extensive drink selection will make your party a “don’t-miss” event. To book your event or learn more about what AJ’s has to offer, call Mark or Steve at 515.957.3535.


Always Cooking Up Something Delicious.

Sit down to one of our breakfast classics, including chicken fried steak. Or come in and enjoy our extensive, scrumptious lunch menu that offers delicious selections for every taste. No matter when you visit, you’ll find Café at the Meadows is sure to hit the spot.

Hours of Operation

Monday – Sunday (Regular Hours): 6am – 2pm

Tuesday – Thursday (Dinner): 5pm – 10pm

Friday & Saturday (Dinner): 5pm – 11pm

All-you-can eat $10 fish fry Thursday – Saturday
Breakfast available all day


August 27 — September 2

Grilled mahi sandwich w/ a cilantro lime aioli

September 3-9

Buffalo chicken pizza

September 10-16

Chicken nachos

September 17-23

Salmon sliders

September 24-30

Buffalo Burger

October 1-7

Crispy chicken salad

October 8-14

Pepper Jack Tenderloin

October 15-21

Pulled Pork Sandwich

October 22-28

Greek salad (choice of chicken or gyro meat)

October 29 — November 4

Garlic Angel Hair

November 5-11

Chicken Wing Basket

November 12-18

Tuscan Chicken

November 19-25

Ahi Tuna Salad

November 26 — December 2

Ribeye Steak Sandwich

December 3-9

Café Popcorn Shrimp Basket

December 10-16

Homemade chicken pot pie

December 17-23

Gourmet Grilled cheese and tomato soup

Decemeber 24 — 30

Ham Steak w/grilled pineapple and a honey citrus glaze

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A Buffet Experience Like No Other.

There’s always something special going on at the Triple Crown Eatery.

Conventional Buffet Hours & Prices

Breakfast Buffet

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 7am–10:30am • $6.95

Tuesday: 7am–10:30am • $8.95

Tuesday Club 55: Senior Buffet • $6.95


Brunch Buffet

Saturday: 7am–2pm • $11.95

Sunday: 8am–2pm • $11.95


Lunch Buffet

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 11am – 2pm • $8.95

Tuesday: 10:30am–2pm • $8.95

Tuesday Club 55: Senior Buffet • $6.95


Dinner Buffet

Sunday, Monday and Tuesday: 4pm–10pm • $11.95

Wednesday (Prime Rib Buffet): 4pm–10pm • $16.95

Thursday (BBQ Buffet): 4pm–10pm • $14.95

Friday (Seafood & Prime Rib Buffet): 4pm–10pm • $16.95

Saturday (Prime Rib Buffet): 4pm–10pm • $16.95

Prices and hours may vary on holidays.

Special Buffet Hours & Prices

Labor Day | September 7

Brunch Buffet: 7am-2pm ● $11.95

Dinner Buffet: 4pm-10pm ● $16.95

Featuring: Prime Rib


Trackside Dining, Every Plate’s a Winner

Enjoying a great meal while catching the races from your private table—what more could you ask for? With fresh, hot selections right from the kitchen, every plate is a winner at Champions. So be sure to make your way to Champions where you’ll find all of your favorites and come away with a few new ones. *Open only during racing season.

Quarter Horse Season Hours & Prices

Fridays & Saturdays: 5pm – 9pm • $16.95

  • Featuring: Prime Rib

Sundays: 12pm – 4pm • $11.95

Thoroughbred Season Hours & Prices

Thursdays: 5pm – 9pm • $11.95

Friday – Saturday: 5pm – 9pm • $16.95

  • Featuring: Prime Rib

Sundays: 12pm – 4pm • $11.95

Wednesday Racing (July 15 & August 5): 5pm – 9pm • $11.95


Delicious Food Served Up Fresh and Fast

It’s easy to work up quite an appetite while playing at Prairie Meadows. Satisfy your hunger with the tasty selections served up at any of our fast-casual dining locations.

Daily Double Deli

Located: Clubhouse Level 4

Build your own sandwich or select one of the Daily Double Deli’s house favorites. This oasis of food & drink for our racing fans and poker room players also offers soups, snacks and your favorite energy drinks.

The Homestretch

Located: Track Apron

Offering quick, tasty fare trackside, The Homestretch is perfect for those who don’t want to miss out on any of the action. Only open when our horses are running, you’ll find the Homestretch cooking during every live racing date.

Prairie Coffee Company

Located: Casino Level 2

Proudly brewing Starbucks Coffee, Prairie Coffee Company is the place to grab a steaming, fresh cup of coffee and a homemade cinnamon roll. Or treat yourself and your sweet tooth with a scoop of hand-dipped Blue Bunny ice cream.


Holiday Special Event Buffets


Labor Day | September 7

Triple Crown Eatery:

Dinner Buffet: 4pm-10pm ● $16.95

Featuring: Prime Rib


Champion’s Buffet:

Lunch Buffet: 4pm-9pm ● $16.95

Featuring: Prime Rib Buffet