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1940 Lower Muscatine Rd, Iowa City, IA 52240
319-354-7427
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good Rib Place

It is like a fast food rib place. You order your food at the counter when you walk in and they bring it out to you. Ribs fell right off the bone. Good food. In my opinion, the portions are kind of small for the price. You can order take out. There isn't a lot of seating so prepare accordingly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
nicholle b
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Sioux City, Iowa
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Sioux City, Iowa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

It is like a fast food rib place. You order your food at the counter when you walk in and they bring it out to you. Ribs fell right off the bone. Good food. In my opinion, the portions are kind of small for the price. You can order take out. There isn't a lot of seating so prepare accordingly... More 

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iowa city, ia
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145 reviews 145 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

My wife and I visited last Friday evening. Between the 2 of us we ordered the Half Slab of Ribs dinner and a half Smoked Chicken. With the Rib dinner we chose the Baked Beans and French Fries. The Ribs were very tasty as always, but there was so little meat on the HUGE bones. It was really sad. The... More 

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Davenport, Iowa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Wife and I have been to Jimmy Jack's a number of times. Ribs are always meaty and done perfectly. The sauces are always on the self serve counter. I actually like the ribs "naked". The cornbread is now a part of the dinner and not a side as someone pointed out. Sounds as if management listens to their customers. The... More 

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Iowa
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61 reviews 61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We went here for first time. The food was excellent with a variety of sauces to flavor your food. My husband and I got the skinny brisket sandwich dinner. It was delicious! The sides were great too. The fries are seasoned just right, the baked beans were fantastic and the honey buttered corn bread was super. The cole slaw was... More 

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Heidelberg, Germany
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117 reviews 117 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Decent BBQ. Two of the four BBQ sauces are pretty good. The restaurant lacks an adequate selection of sides. Some of the sides offered were baked beans, fries, coleslaw, cornbread, and chocolate chip cookies. It doesn't really make sense that corn bread is listed as a side when it come with all dinner meals. The menu would benefit by adding... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The food and service are excellent, price of ribs dinner is high but the ribs are probably the best in the area. All of the food is good but the sausage is sort of like a hot dog.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Very good, not the best, but very good BBQ. The smoke line is always a welcome sight/taste. Far above average baked beans. A good amount of food for the price. Interesting and clean interior. Some under utilized outdoor seating that could use a few largish plants/shrubs to block the view of the street and mall. And add that touch of... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Jimmy Jack’s has some of the best Barbeque in the Iowa City area. We have been there several times and the quality is always the same (Very Good). My favorite is the pulled pork sandwich, the meat is nice and tender with a good Smokey flavor. If you like additional sauce they have a nice select to add to you... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Serves BBQ somewhere between Kansas City, St Louis and Memphis style with several choices of sauce. Favorite is brisket sandwich with Carolina sauce. Casual dining or carry out. Reasonably priced. Yum!

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Dubuque, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I have lived all over the US, before retiring home in Dubuque,Ia. I have a PASSION for bbq and have eaten at many of the top BBQ Restaurants in the country. Unfortunately the area is NOT a haven for bbq. An exception to that is JIMMY JACK's. The ribs are bone-tender and succulent of themselves- and are available with a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1940 Lower Muscatine Rd, Iowa City, IA 52240
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: 319-354-7427

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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