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722 Creek Top, Council Bluffs, IA
712-325-4227
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Love this food

It is always a difficult decision as to what do I want to order. The barbeque nachos are to die for. Take cash. They have an ATM there, as they no longer accept cards. But by the time I pay the ATM fee and my bank fee, there is $5 added to the cost of my meal.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Janet B
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Council Bluffs
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Council Bluffs
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It is always a difficult decision as to what do I want to order. The barbeque nachos are to die for. Take cash. They have an ATM there, as they no longer accept cards. But by the time I pay the ATM fee and my bank fee, there is $5 added to the cost of my meal.

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Council Bluffs
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This one of the best Barbeque places in the metro area. Great brisket. Takeout available. Get the sampler platter. You will not be disappointed. Check out their menu on the web site.

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Elk Horn, Iowa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I heard about the restaurant from trip advisor, voted the best in council bluffs, the service was good a nice lady sat me, I got a water and started to look over the menu I found that there were some things that were not available during lunch which was understandable, I wanted to taste two or three things, but my... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Wonderful service, super food, low-key atmosphere with no pretension. The prices are more than reasonable. We tried a variety of meats and all were perfect. Go here, go here now.

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New York, NY
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346 reviews 346 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Real BBQ -- huge portions and friendly service at this informal BBQ take-out eat-in restaurant. The prices are reasonable and the food is high quality. Loved the baked beans & potato salad. This is worth a drive. Hope this helps!

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Joshua, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

While it surely wasn't the best I have ever had it clearly was the best for the price, area and taste for Omaha. I surely wanted to try the Bread Pudding but was to full from my meal, I can say though had the waitress asked I most likely would have said yes. Don't expect much of an atmosphere but... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

For the price, you get huge servings of very tender brisket and pork. If you can't decide, choose the "moo pig" sandwich includes both. Very friendly staff. I would have liked to try the deep fried bread pudding, but it's really priced and sized for 2 or 3 diners.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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257 reviews 257 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Thanks to all of the TA people out there, we decided to give this a try. We certainly would have never stopped in otherwise as the place looks really "seedy" on the outside. (The inside isn't that great either). But the owners/staff are very friendly, things are clean and the food is really good. I make the 3 hour pilgrimage... More 

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Iowa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This is by far the best in the area! The meat is always tender and absolutely delicious! My husband judges bbc by the sauce and the varieties here are his favorites! I go for the smoked flavor of the meat and Jim makes the best by far. I think that Boxer beats all the KC smoke pits that I have... More 

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Nebraska
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108 reviews 108 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I am very baffled with the previous "amateur" description of Jim's meats. Boxer has won several bbq awards. This is a local family owned restaurant. Jim, the owner/pitmaster, is almost always there & comes out to talk to diners. Your waitress will likely be his daughter. We have been going to Boxer since it was carry out only. The smoked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 722 Creek Top, Council Bluffs, IA
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Council Bluffs
  • Phone Number: 712-325-4227

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

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