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Jimmy Jack's Rib Shack Iowa City

1940 Lower Muscatine Rd, Iowa City, IA 52240-3108
+1 319-354-7427
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“baked beans” (28 reviews)
“ribs” (92 reviews)
“pulled pork” (37 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Value
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LOCATION
1940 Lower Muscatine Rd, Iowa City, IA 52240-3108
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1 - 10 of 251 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

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
Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

Amazing brisket sandwich here. They also put provolone cheese on it which makes it even more amazing. We went right after lunch so it wasn’t busy. Also they had have a counter full of bbq sauce to choose from. Fries came out extremely hot which...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank colinwehrle
Jack P, Owner at Jimmy Jack's Rib Shack Iowa City, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2018

Colin, thanks for stopping in and the review. Glad to hear fries were hot and you enjoyed the brisket! Jack P

Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Went to dinner with friends and Jimmy Jacks was suggested which was a great choice. Great ribs and baked beans. Causal eatery which was nice. Great portion sizes and food was delicious and reasonably priced. We recommend

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank DRJ469
Jack P, Owner at Jimmy Jack's Rib Shack Iowa City, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2018

Thanks for stopping in and the nice review! Jack P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$6 - $20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
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, Street Parking
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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
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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