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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: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 28
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  • 5
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  • 2
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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
Good Stuff

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
Larry G
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I have eaten at Jimmy Jacks several times. It is almost tradition to go here with friends before seeing a movie at Sycamore. I have also had their catering. Never had a bad bite of BBQ from them. Maybe not at the level of Kansas City but not far off. Hands down the best in Iowa City.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This downhome restaurant had a good vibe, and the bbq was outstanding. The staff was welcoming, and made the ordering process extremely easy. I'd go back tomorrow!

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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We had this BBQ while visiting friends. We had ribs and brisket. The food was very good. We received fewer rolls than what we ordered but the restaurant was very accommodating when we brought it up, offering us a gift card.

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Coralville, Iowa
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I love good bbq and eat it often when I travel. These guys know their bbq. I especially love the fatty brisket sandwich. The sides are all good quality, I really like the baked beans. They have several styled sauces which are served seperatly, prices are what you'd expect for great "Q"

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Iowa City, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Good barbeque, love the pickles, nice atmosphere, great location, lots of different sauces to choose from

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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A small little place, but lots of good food and friendly staff providing good barbecue and a wide variety of sauces.

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Lexington, KY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Order you up some ribs to go, for $20 you get a ton of meat that is smoked just right!!! People rave on the cornbread, cannot argue with that, it is moist and has a solid honey jibe. The fatty brisket is the bomb. Really everything is solid, but start by getting a carry out of ribs for just over... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Second review and just as good. Passing through Iowa City and had to make the stop just to confirm it was a good as last time. Ribs fall off the bone. Fries are extra crispy and a must. Not a bad thing in the house. A little on the pricey side for what you get, for Iowa, but won't stop... More 

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Additional Information about Jimmy Jacks

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

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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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