AJ's Famous Onion Rings 8

A plate full of thinly sliced golden brown rings

AJ's Lobster Cakes 15

Seared cold water lobster, crab and finfish cakes with AJ’s lobster cream sauce garnished with fresh basil

Beef Filet Skewers 15

Tender bites of beef filet sautéed in a hand-crafted sauce and served on a skewer

Bruschetta 10

Diced roma tomatoes topped with mozzarella and tossed with garlic, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, red onion, and basil

Calamari 11

Tender rings of calamari lightly breaded and deep fried

Fresh Mozzarella 9

Fresh mozzarella, lightly breaded and deep fried

Italian Stuffed Mushrooms 10

Large mushroom caps stuffed with Graziano’s Italian sausage and topped with mozzarella cheese

Shrimp Cocktail 14

Jumbo chilled shrimp served with a traditional cocktail sauce

The Full House 15

A collection of everyone’s favorites: AJ’s famous onion rings, calamari, and deep fried fresh mozzarella


Chef's Soup of the Day 6

Ask your server about today’s flavor

Classic French Onion Soup 8

Caramelized onions baked with crispy croutons and fresh Jarlsburg cheese


AJ's Chef Salad 16

Mesquite smoked turkey, ham, hard-boiled eggs, cucumbers, tomatoes, red onions, and cheese topped with fresh greens

AJ's Wedge Salad 10

A cool crisp wedge of iceberg lettuce topped with chunky blue cheese, crisp bacon, candied walnuts and the dressing of your choice

Asian Chicken Salad 17

Field greens, water chestnuts, cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion, crisp chow mein noodles with toasted cashews and a sesame ginger dressing

Chicken Caesar Salad 16

Julienne chicken, crisp romaine lettuce, parmesan cheese, and croutons with AJ’s Caesar dressing

Grilled Salmon Salad 18

Honey glazed Atlantic salmon with fresh greens, crisp vegetables, and your choice of dressing

Salad Dressings

Ranch, Blue Cheese, Golden Italian, Thousand Island, Caesar, Raspberry Vinaigrette, French, and AJ’s Creamy Parmesan


AJ's Baked Rigatoni 17

Tender pasta baked with a creamy marinara blend, Italian sausage, and mozzarella cheese

Chicken Manicotti Alfredo 18

Sautéed chicken breast with ricotta cheese-stuffed pasta and baked in our hand-crafted garlic cream sauce

Chicken Parmesan 18

Lightly breaded chicken breast served with marinara over linguini baked with mozzarella and parmesan cheese

Deep Dish Manicotti 15

Ricotta cheese-stuffed pasta baked in AJ’s marinara and mozzarella cheese

Fettuccini Alfredo 16

Our hand-crafted garlic cream sauce over fettuccini noodles

With Chicken: 18

With Shrimp: 20

Seared Lemon Chicken 18

Boneless chicken filet sautéed in white wine lemon butter sauce served with fettuccini alfredo

Shrimp Scampi Pasta 22

Sautéed jumbo shrimp in white wine garlic sauce, tossed with linguini and a hint of basil



Includes a choice of either house salad or soup of the day and a choice of baked potato, seasoned steak fries or Chef's rice. 

Substitute AJ’s wedge salad, Caesar salad, loaded baked potato, cheesy potato, or French onion soup for $2.00 per item.



Add sautéed mushrooms and steak onions or a parmesan crust to your steak selection for $2.00.

AJ's Slow Roasted Prime Rib

Iowa’s best slow roasted beef served au jus

Regular Cut • 12-ounce $26

King Cut • 16-ounce $28

AJ's Steak De Burgo 28

Our version of a Des Moines original, beef medallions in a white wine herb and  garlic cream sauce.

With sautéed shrimp $32

Filet Mignon

A tender and extremely flavorful cut of beef cooked to perfection. 

Petite Cut • 6-ounce $28
Gentleman’s Cut • 8-ounce $30
Grand Cut • Two 6-ounce filets $40

Flat Iron Steak 25

A flavorful cut of beef served with herb butter

New York Strip Steak 28

Everyone’s favorite, a great steak full of flavor

The Cowboy Ribeye 35

A bone-in ribeye with great marbling and just the right amount of age 

Top Sirloin 25

A very lean steak served with sautéed mushrooms and onions

Trio De Burgo 35

Our best beef filet, pan seared chicken breast, and sautéed shrimp topped with our De Burgo sauce

Rare Very Red, Cool Center
Medium Rare Red, Warm Center
Medium Pink Center
Medium Well Slightly Pink Center
Well Broiled Throughout, No Pink


Crispy Snapper 26

Deep fried until golden brown, topped with shrimp and a creamy dill sauce

Deep Water Halibut 28

Pan seared Alaskan filet of halibut crusted with our homemade parmesan butter 

Grilled Atlantic Salmon 24

North Atlantic salmon filet topped with a delicious red pepper and mango relish

Jumbo Fried Shrimp 26

Six jumbo shrimp lightly breaded and deep fried golden-brown

Seared Sea Scallops 26

Tender scallops pan seared with white wine and fresh garlic

Surf and Turf Lobster Tail 60

One baked North Atlantic lobster tail accompanied by a beef filet and served with clarified butter

Substitute 12-ounce Prime Rib or Ribeye Steak for an additional $10.

Twin Lobsters 75

Two fresh coldwater North Atlantic lobster tails

Single Lobster: $40


AJ's Broasted Chicken 20 Five-piece set of the best chicken in town that has been deep fried golden-brown and extra crispy
Chicken De Burgo 21

Boneless chicken filet sautéed in white wine with a herb and garlic cream sauce

With sauteed shrimp $26

Chicken Piccata 19 Boneless chicken filet sautéed with capers and artichokes, and finished with a lemon butter sauce


AJ's Country Cut BBQ Ribs 24

These ribs are fork tender with Sweet Baby Ray barbeque sauce

Iowa's Best Pork Chop 20

Chargrilled center cut pork

St. Louis Style Ribs 30 Full Rack | $25 Half Rack

Fire braised pork ribs

Stuffed Pork Loin 25

Boneless pork loin stuffed with dried fruit and apples, finished with a honey-bacon glaze

Sides to Share

Lobster macaroni and cheese 10
Sweet potato casserole, macaroni and cheese, or Chef's seasonal vegetables 5.00 per item