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Jimmy Jack's Rib Shack Iowa City

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
$6 - $20
CUISINES
Barbecue
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
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Menu

SANDWICHES‏
Dinners include any two sides & a slice of honey butter corn bread
$4.29
Dinner $8.49
The Supreme
Pork, turkey & brisket simmered in jimmy jack's barbecue sauce.
$5.29
Dinner $9.49
Beef Brisket
$5.99
Dinner $9.99
Smoked Italian Sausage
With provolone cheese & roasted red peppers
$4.29
Dinner $9.49
Pulled pork
$5.29
Dinner $9.49
Smoked turkey
$5.99
Dinner $9.99
Smoked portobello
With provolone cheese & roasted red peppers
Make it a JUMBO for $3 more. Twice the meat, twice the love
RIBS, CHICKEN & SIDES
Dinners include any two sides & a slice of honey butter corn bread
$12.99
Dinner $16.99
Half Slab of Ribs
$18.99
Dinner $22.99
Full Slab of Ribs
$8.99
Dinner $12.99
Half Smoked Chicken
$23.99
Half Slab & Half Chicken
Dinner
$1.69
Cole Slaw
$1.69
Baked Beans
$1.99
Fries
$1.39
Potato Chips
$1.39
Honey Butter Corn Bread
KIDS & BEVERAGES‏
$4.99
Lil' Jimmy
2oz. Child-size sandwich w/ choice of one side & a small fountain drink.
$1.79
Fountain Drink
$1.59
Coffee or Hot Tea
$2.69
Specialty Beverages
$3.25
Beer
$4.00
Premium Beer
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All reviews baked beans ribs pulled pork bread sandwich chicken cole slaw french fries chocolate chip cookies great bbq fatty brisket bbq place barbecue sauces indoor and outdoor seating my husband loves two sides my favorite
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food love the sides great service, always clean and friendly. Would tell anyone and everyone to visit them

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Craig S
JackP2589, Owner at Jimmy Jack's Rib Shack Iowa City, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Craig, thanks for the great review!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great meal and experience! I had a pulled pork and my wife smoked chicken- both were excellent! Sauces for sandwiches were awesome! Also 1 of the owners helped us and stopped to check on the food, made it a great meal!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank jaf183
JackP2589, Owner at Jimmy Jack's Rib Shack Iowa City, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks, for the great review! It was great meeting you and your wife.

Reviewed January 15, 2019

Limited menu, which is fine. Choice of a meat and 1-2 sides (depending on what you're getting). My BBQ chicken had good smokey smell and flavor to it although seemed a bit dry. Didn't care for the coleslaw at all. The fries were different. Choice...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ponyexpress11
JackP2589, Owner at Jimmy Jack's Rib Shack Iowa City, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks, for stopping in and the review.

Reviewed January 8, 2019 via mobile

Just a few options but the sauce bar makes a difference. I have been happy with the food for lunches and dinners. Love the lean brisket platter.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Macdougl
JackP2589, Owner at Jimmy Jack's Rib Shack Iowa City, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks, for the review, happy to hear you like the skinny brisket.

Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

I have done carry out here many times. Today we ate in the restaurant. Food was amazing as always. Service in the restaurant was awesome, too! I had the fatty beef brisket salad. So yummy! Highly recommend!!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank KatieA2331
JackP2589, Owner at Jimmy Jack's Rib Shack Iowa City, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Katie, thanks for the review. Happy to hear you like the brisket salad!

Reviewed December 12, 2018

Jimmy Jacks Rib Shack rocks the baked beans, they are the best around. The chicken is 1/2 of a chicken! Succulent and juicy.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank gsdirks5253
JackP2589, Owner at Jimmy Jack's Rib Shack Iowa City, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2018

Thanks for the great review! We are really proud of that smoked chicken and the beans are made with lots of love!

Reviewed December 9, 2018

Having lived in Memphis for 15+ years I feel like I know something about barbecue. This place would have closed years ago if it was in Memphis. Too many burnt ends and the pork was pulled instead of chopped. The house sauce had to much...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Michael B
JackP2589, Owner at Jimmy Jack's Rib Shack Iowa City, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2018

Michael, thanks for stopping and the feedback.

Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here after exploring the Devonian Fossil Gorge. I LOVED the Brisket & Blue Salad—nothing like I’ve had before and excellently prepared. My husband had smoked 1/2 chicken, and my son a brisket sandwich which they each really enjoyed. The menu is limited, but...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Explore696317
JackP2589, Owner at Jimmy Jack's Rib Shack Iowa City, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2018

Thanks for stopping in and the great review! Happy to hear that everyone in your family enjoyed there meals and the staff took care of you. Sincerely Jack

Reviewed August 27, 2018

It's hard not to order the ribs becasue they are excellent. The brisket is excellent as well. good place for a casual meal.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank pyrochiro
Jack P, Owner at Jimmy Jack's Rib Shack Iowa City, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2018

Thanks for the great review!

Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

I saw this place on travel Iowa and we love bbq, so we thought let’s take a ride and check it out... Well the gal at the checkout was nice, but the food wasn’t... the brisket was grilled not sure why u would cut brisket...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 2CrazyOldTravelers
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