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Jimmy Jacks

1940 Lower Muscatine Rd, Iowa City, IA 52240
319-354-7427
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Ranked #6 of 204 restaurants in Iowa City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Iowa City, Iowa
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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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
29 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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
43 helpful votes 43 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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Lone Tree
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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49 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

I lived in Alabama for five years and Texas for three, so I've been spoiled by good BBQ and I really wasn't expecting much when I came here. Suffice it to say that not only were my expectations too low, but I ended up quite impressed with Jimmy Jack's. As I walked in, the first thing I noticed was the... More

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Bel Air, Maryland
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11 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Good bbq place in Iowa City. Ribs were very well cooked and HUGE and meaty. A variety of bbq sauces were available to give the ribs a customized taste. I had backed beans (fantastic) and cole slaw (average) as my sides. Nice staff, clean restaurant and outdoor seating available.

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