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Jimmy Jacks

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

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  • 32
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  • 6
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  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Fresh food done right!

Ordered by phone for take out. Order was ready on time and correct. Nice touch to hold fries out until I arrived so they were hit and fresh. Appreciate the take out supplies of sauces. Everything tasted very good!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Christina R
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Iowa City, Iowa
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Iowa City, Iowa
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Ordered by phone for take out. Order was ready on time and correct. Nice touch to hold fries out until I arrived so they were hit and fresh. Appreciate the take out supplies of sauces. Everything tasted very good!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Tried this on a friend's recommendation. It was really good. We enjoyed everything we tried. The only thing I wish is they had a few more sides to pick from. Service was fast and friendly. Will definitely go back when in the area and want some bbq.

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Boone, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Well, this place was a total surprise, I fell upon it by accident and loving BBQ thought I'd give it a try. Had the 1/2 BBQ Chicken, I didn't hardly need any BBQ Sauce (although their wall is full of it) the smoke on this chicken was divine. I did try their hot sauce BBQ and it was so yummy!... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We have eaten here several times and taken out of town company here when in town. Not once have we been disappointed. The pulled pork, brisket and everything they serve is really good. they have a variety of sauces for you to choose from and other to go withs. They also serve sodas and beer. Don't pass this up.

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Bunker Hill
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Just ok bbq. Had ribs and the fatty brisket. Ribs were warmed up on the grill, no straight out of the smoker like it should be. Brisket was ok, but nothing that I would go out of my way to get. Sides were also average. Cornbread was good but nothing special. Baked beans was probably the best side we tried.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I wish this place had moist wipes. Other than that the place is amazing with a friendly staff. If you like BBQ at all you must go here.

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North Liberty, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Jimmy Jack's is outstanding. I'm partial to their brisket sandwich, flat cut fries, and their original sauce. Their menu is varied enough that I could eat here everyday!

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Iowa City, IA, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

There are several rib places in Iowa City but I think these are the best. The menu has good variety, the staff really appears to care that you enjoy your meal. Service is excellent. If you like ribs - this is the place and prices are reasonable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Had the fatty brisket and it was very tasty. Received a large serving of corn bread that was great. The staff was very helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Having lived in the IC area for 10 years, not much time would elapse between visits to this restaurant. On a recent trip through the IC area, we detoured to get a hold of that Cowboy sauce and brisket sandwich. We were pleased to see that in the two years since moving away, they had kept the old standbys and... 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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