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Mosley's Barbecue and Provisions

525 S Gilbert St, Iowa City, IA 52240-4919
+1 319-338-1419
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“rib tips” (5 reviews)
“pulled pork” (10 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
525 S Gilbert St, Iowa City, IA 52240-4919
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Reviewed August 7, 2018

How have I not gone to this gem before? We stopped at Mosley’s while passing through, and could not be happier. My husband loves barbecue, and while it wouldn’t usually be my choice, I’m always up to try something new. To my delight, they happen...More

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Reviewed August 7, 2018

You will find no better BBQ in Iowa City than at Moselys. This is one of the best places to eat in town. Friendly and priced right.

Thank Bryan D
Reviewed July 28, 2018

Mosley's was on our list of BBQ Joints to try. The restaurant is in a large building but when you walk in it is narrow and long with benches and a couple of booths. Menu was very limited with only pork and chicken. My Chef...More

Thank Chef-TK-KC
Reviewed July 6, 2018

We visited early evening on a Sunday. Our server was pleasant. The interior is cute. Customers were a mix of families and college students. I had the pulled pork plate (which includes cole slaw) with a side of mac and cheese and cornbread. Everything was...More

Thank rogue_kielbasa
Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

It the go to place for beers ( craft ) in Iowa City. The BBQ smells fantastic but have not tried any. But seriously buy one beer the second is a penny 3-6. Look no further!

Thank Roy H
Reviewed March 5, 2018

This is a great BBQ joint near downtown Iowa City. Seating is part communal, part tables/booths. It is tightly packed, so if mobility is an issue, it might not be the best place for you. Also, it is very loud, so for hearing impaired, not...More

Thank iowahome
Reviewed January 26, 2018 via mobile

This bbq place is average; they do not offer beef brisket in any form. The lunch size rib tips were adequate and the beans, mac and cheese sides were tasty. Fun post basketball game atmosphere for a few brews but eat somewhere else.

Thank Lloyd K
Reviewed October 26, 2017

Great place for BBQ and beer. BBQ is cooked on site. We had a salad and the Picnic which provided a great selection of BBQ - chicken, pulled pork and ribs. They have several BBQ sauces to choose from. Nice selection of craft beers on...More

Thank ekelly9137
Reviewed October 20, 2017 via mobile

Had a good dinner here. There are large shared tables inside, some booths and out side tables as well. Bourbon menu is great and the old fashioned was delicious! We were a group of 5 and once ordered the food comes out quick. It is...More

Thank CaymanGreg
Reviewed September 10, 2017

My son was here with a friend last fall before a BB game. He told me we had to try it when we stayed in Iowa City next time. We were in Coralville at a hotel and decided to go to Moselys. It was worth...More

Thank Denise B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 525 S Gilbert St, Iowa City, IA 52240-4919
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: +1 319-338-1419
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Sean Keller’s quote about his barbecue captures not only the elemental basics of the process – fire, meat, smoke, and time – but the love that’s put into each and every cook. Starting over a decade-and-a-half ago, Keller began his pursuit of cooking the barbecue he came to know and love when spending time with family in South Carolina so that he could enjoy it in Iowa. On a store-bought pit no larger than a standard grill, pork butt after pork butt, rib slab after rib slab was barbecued – some good, and some…well…some were better than others. Keller has brought that passion and experience from his family table to yours at Mosley’s. Unlike most other barbecue joints, the cook process at Mosley’s incorporates no gas heat, no electric heating elements…just a hickory fire. “Hickory just tastes like home.”
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