Al-Thanks for the welcome, actaully been around awhile just dont post often.
The last time I was at Iowa Beef was probably about 2000, It was looking worn. I was going to try it again about a year ago and the wait was so long I went elsewhere, so I cant say whether they have done any remodeling or not.
There is a newer cook your own steak house which is about 10 minutes west of Des Moines in Waukee and is very popular It’s called Rubes steakhouse. The steaks are every bit as good as Iowa Beef, but probably $5 to $10 dollars more, sides are little more upscale also.