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Jimmy Jacks

1940 Lower Muscatine Rd, Iowa City, IA 52240
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Ranked #5 of 206 restaurants in Iowa City
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue
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English first
Iowa City, Iowa
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I love this place. I always split a half rack meal with my husband and with the AMAZING homemade fries and cornbread we don't leave hungry. The bbq sauces are all good but the original is my favorite. My mom who is not a bbq fan will even eat here. Mmm. Now I want ribs.

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North Liberty, Iowa
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Jimmy Jack's has excellent bbq meats, but their fries and ESPECIALLY the cornbread are amazingly good. A slice is large and has a wonderful honey taste. They must bake a lot into the bread. Add butter and you're in heaven.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We like everything here - pulled pork is a favorite, and the portobello sandwich is a good choice for veggie lovers. We have only gotten food to go, but they do have seating; I think they are picnic type tables. Try the new maple BBQ sauce, and fries, beans, and slaw are all tasty sides.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We eat at Jimmy Jacks regularly and have used them for catering. The food is consistently good. We like the ribs, pulled pork, turkey, baked beans, fries, coleslaw, cornbread, and sauces. We are not BBQ experts but for us this compares to top-rated BBQ restaurants we have been to in Kansas City.

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Iowa City, Iowa, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is the place for you in Iowa City. Love their seasoned meats and just the right amount of smoke. Great sides and pleasant outdoors. Wifey luvs the sweet cornbread!!

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Iowa City, Iowa
17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

Always love the food! Save the corn bread for dessert. You really can't go wrong with anything you order but get the fatty brisket sandwich...oh my lord! It can't be good for you but you only live once.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

This place has awesome pulled pork sandwiches and French fries. I wonder if the fries are homemade or frozen, regardless they are better than you can make yourself (or I can, at least). The sauces are amazing. I've never eaten at the place, always call ahead for carry out ... only takes 10 minutes for them to get it ready.... More

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North Liberty, Iowa
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

This is one of the better BBQ places I have been to. Good food with good flavor well worth the trip.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

This is a laid-back place with very good BBQ. The meat was very tender and moist and they had a good variety of sauces. Reasonably priced too.

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Andalusia, Illinois
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99 reviews 99 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Went there today for a late lunch, establishment is very clean. Ordered ribs, sandwich and baked beans. Service good, parking OK and location wasn't far off the interstate. Ordered and food came out quick (nobody was there), food tasted good but could have been hotter. I was asked by both employees if the everything was ok which showed they cared.... More

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