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Jimmy Jack’s East Side

1940 Lower Muscatine Rd, Iowa City, IA 52240-3108
+1 319-354-7427
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“baked beans” (24 reviews)
“ribs” (86 reviews)
“pulled pork” (35 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1940 Lower Muscatine Rd, Iowa City, IA 52240-3108
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Love the ribs from Jimmy Jack's! They have several different barbecue sauces that are always fun to try, including rotating seasonal sauces! I also like the smoked beef brisket sandwich. Good sides too including coleslaw, cornbread, and baked beans!

Thank Abby R
Reviewed 2 days ago

Pulled pork, ribs, brisket and chicken are flawless. French fries are very good. Coleslaw is disappointing. I try the coleslaw about every three visits, so have probably eaten it 10 times. Variety of sauces available, couple are pretty good. Not for the budget minded, good...More

Thank kevin s
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

Great service. Good food. Good sauce. The best fries in town probably. But not the best BBQ. But I'm not saying it's not good. It's just not the BEST.

1  Thank shawn k
Jack P, Owner at Jimmy Jack’s East Side, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2018

Shawn thanks for stopping in and the kind words

Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

Jimmy Jack’s makes the best sandwiches, chicken, and ribs. Try their special of the month. In March, it was a Reuben. It was delicious! Their sauces are outstanding!

Thank Tim A
Jack P, Owner at Jimmy Jack’s East Side, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2018

Tim Thanks for the kind words! Glad you enjoyed the Rueben!

Reviewed March 19, 2018

We love Jimmy Jacks Restaurants. The BBQ is some of the best we have found. Ribs are fall off the bone tender & sandwiches are piled high. French fries are crispy & delicious. Service is fast & friendly. Atmosphere is casual. Wooden benches & checkered...More

Thank Joan F
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Ver casual. Great for takeout and if catering a party at home. Have used for work parties or just a meal for two. Choice of sauces.

Thank iowaannie2013
Reviewed February 22, 2018

Keeping in mind that Iowa is not ground zero in the bbq universe, this small restaurant, with its limited menu, seems popular with local residents, but it is not worth the time and effort that someone passing through on I-80 or US 218 would have...More

Thank jetsly
Reviewed February 21, 2018

We think this place is a real gem. It is unusual to find a BBQ place this good in our area. We really like the Fatty Brisket, in a sandwich or otherwise. The ribs are also very good, as is the smoked sausage. For sides...More

1  Thank davidlI5106MM
Reviewed January 21, 2018

Good food, friendly service. I loved the many sauces. The ribs were tender and falling off the bone. Will go again.

Thank ananyasengupta2017
Reviewed December 30, 2017

If you like good meaty ribs, this is the place. The ribs are excellent...tasty, juicy with texture, and you can gnaw them to the bone. The choice of sauces is adequate and the sides are good, too. A bit pricey, I thought. Service was quick,...More

Thank Jim E
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $20
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1940 Lower Muscatine Rd, Iowa City, IA 52240-3108
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: +1 319-354-7427
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