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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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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“baked beans” (26 reviews)
“ribs” (88 reviews)
“pulled pork” (37 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1940 Lower Muscatine Rd, Iowa City, IA 52240-3108
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Caught some dinner while in town on business. Nice restaurant layout - the one thing missing was some smiles. The staff was almost stoic. Ribs were good and didn’t need sauce, but the lacked some moisture and seemed to have been cooked earlier and warmed....More

Thank Bill And Donna ... S
Reviewed 4 days ago

It was really good. We loved everything including the unusually good beans! Shared the dinner with some folks from Iowa City and they said it was the best in they had tried in the City. The skinny brisket was a tad dry. The ribs and...More

Thank 2-2th-dox
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reading multiple websites that listed this place as one of the best BBQ restaurants in Iowa, I decided to visit while I was in Iowa City. I had read the Supreme Sandwich was really good, but I decided to go for the simpler pulled...More

Thank Keaton C
Jack P, Owner at Jimmy Jack’s East Side, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Keaton, Thank you for stopping in and the review. Happy to hear you enjoyed pulled pork and Cowboy Sauce. Thanks again Jack

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ordered Jimmy Jacks for a group of 30. For meats we had pulled pork, smoked chicken and the supreme. All were delicious, but the supreme was amazing. For sauces we had Chicago Fire and Carolina Mustard. Both were very good! We also ordered baked...More

Thank MSusie
Jack P, Owner at Jimmy Jack’s East Side, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

MSusie, Thank you so much for the kind words. Happy to hear your guest enjoyed. Let us know the next time you need a caterer, we would love to take care of you! Jack P

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Oh yum! I will be returning. Great brisket and even fantastic new salads offered. BBQ sauces are delicious too. Need to try the chicken, beef, pork sampler now since I was craving a salad on first visit, and they delivered on an excellent fresh and...More

Jack P, Owner at Jimmy Jack’s East Side, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for stopping in and the great review! So glad to hear you enjoyed your salad.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Jack P, Owner at Jimmy Jack’s East Side, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Abby, Thank you for the kind words!

Reviewed 4 weeks 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
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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
Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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