Dinner

Appetizers

AJ's Crab Cakes 15

Seared lump meat crab cakes served with caper aioli.

AJ's Famous Onion Rings 8

Mild white onions sliced thin, coated in a light breading, and fried until golden brown.

Beef Filet Skewers 16

Grilled, tender bites of beef filet served on a skewer with a side of De Burgo sauce. 

Bruschetta 10

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

Calamari 11

Tender rings of calamari lightly breaded and fried.

Hand-breaded Mozzarella Sticks 9

Fresh Mozzarella sliced thick, lightly breaded, and fried golden brown.

Italian Stuffed Mushrooms 10

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

Shrimp Cocktail 14

Chilled jumbo shrimp served with a traditional cocktail sauce.

The Full House 15

A collection of everyone’s favorites: AJ’s famous onion rings, calamari, and head-breaded mozzarella sticks. 


Soups

Chef's Soup of the Day 6

Ask your server about today’s flavor.

Classic French Onion Soup 8

Caramelized onions in a rich beef broth, baked with crispy croutons and fresh Jarlberg cheese.


Salads

AJ's Chef Salad 16

Fresh greens topped with mesquite smoked turkey, ham, hard-boiled eggs, cucumbers, tomatoes, red onions, and cheese.

AJ's Wedge Salad 10

Crisp wedge of iceberg lettuce topped with crumbled blue cheese, bacon, candied walnuts, and choice of dressing. 

Asian Chicken Salad 17

Field greens topped with grilled chicken breast, water chestnuts, cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion, crunchy chow mein noodles, and toasted cashews served with sesame ginger dressing. 

Chicken Caesar Salad 16

Grilled julienned chicken breast, Parmesan cheese, and croutons atop crisp romaine lettuce tossed with AJ's Caesar dressing.

Grilled Salmon Salad 19

Honey glazed Atlantic salmon atop fresh greens and crisp vegetables served with choice of dressing.

Salad Dressings

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


Pasta

AJ's Baked Rigatoni 18

Tender pasta baked with a creamy marinara blend, Graziano's Italian sausage, and mozzarella cheese.

Chicken Manicotti Alfredo 18

Ricotta cheese-stuffed pasta and sautéed chicken breast baked in our handcrafted garlic cream sauce.

Chicken Parmesan 18

Lightly breaded chicken breast served with AJ's marinara over linguini baked with mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.

Deep Dish Manicotti 16

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: 21

Seafood Tortellini 27 Tender shrimp and scallops sautéed with pancetta, served over cheese stuffed tortellini tossed in a pesto cream sauce topped with fresh Parmesan cheese. 
Seared Lemon Chicken 18

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

Shrimp Scampi Pasta 23

Sautéed jumbo shrimp in white wine garlic sauce and tossed with fresh basil and linguini. 


Entrees

Includes

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.


Steaks

Add

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 $27

King Cut • 16-ounce $29

AJ's Steak De Burgo 29

Our version of a Des Moines original, beef medallions sautéed in white wine with our handcrafted garlic cream sauce.

With sautéed shrimp $33

Filet Mignon

Tender and extremely flavorful cut of beef cooked to perfection. 

Petite Cut • 6-ounce $29
Gentleman’s Cut • 8-ounce $31
Grand Cut • Two 6-ounce filets $42

New York Strip Steak 29

Everyone’s favorite, a great steak full of flavor.

The Cowboy Ribeye 36

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

Top Sirloin 26

Very lean steak served with sautéed mushrooms and onions.

Trio De Burgo 36

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


Seafood

Crispy Snapper 26

Northern red snapper fillet fried until golden brown, topped with shrimp and a creamy dill sauce. 

Deep Water Halibut 29

Pan-seared Alaskan halibut fillet with a homemade Parmesan butter crust served atop a rich lemon beurre blanc sauce.

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 fried golden-brown.

Seared Sea Scallops 28

Tender scallops pan-seared with white wine and fresh garlic.

Surf and Turf Lobster Tail 60

One baked cold water North Atlantic lobster tail accompanied by a 6-ounce beef tenderloin filet 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


Chicken

AJ's Broasted Chicken 20 Five pieces set of the best chicken in town, fried golden-brown and extra crispy.
Chicken De Burgo 21

Boneless chicken fillet sautéed in white wine with our handcrafted garlic cream sauce.

With sauteed shrimp $26

Chicken Piccata 20 Boneless chicken fillet sautéed with capers and artichokes, finished with a lemon butter sauce.
Chicken Wellington 27 Chicken breast stuffed with spinach, mushrooms, and fontina cheese, baked in puff pastry, and served with asparagus and rice pilaf. 

Pork

AJ's Country Cut BBQ Ribs 24

Fork tender ribs smothered in Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce.

Iowa's Best Pork Chop 24

Center cut pork chop wrapped in bacon and chargrilled to perfection.

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

Smoked brisket macaroni and cheese 10
Sweet potato casserole, macaroni and cheese, or Chef's seasonal vegetables 5