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Jimmy Jacks

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1940 Lower Muscatine Rd, Iowa City, IA 52240-3108
319-354-7427
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a 1/2 slab of ribs with 2 sides and it was $19.99. Very average tasting ribs and sauce, and the ribs were small. Not at all what I expected for the price. Baked beans tasted as if they were poured together and heated up right before serving, no depth of flavor at all. Cole slaw had little flavor. Best... More 

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Sterling, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have spent a lot of time in both Kansas City as well as Austin, two places that have some of the best BBQ that I have ever eaten. Well, I must say that this little place can hold their own against any of those! I wasn't expecting it to be as good as it was but it was. Not... More 

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Thank Jim P
Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love Jimmy Jacks! Ordered out for a gathering on Friday night. Pulled Pork sandwiches, cole slaw and of course, their fabulous french fries. We also tried their new bbq sauce...Cherry Chipotle bbq sauce which was fabulous. Whether dining in or ordering out, Jimmy Jacks is ALWAYS a good choice.

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Thank PamT54
Iowa City, Iowa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our favorite BBQ in Iowa City. More fast food style, but excellent quality. Limited seating, but currently under construction to add more!

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Thank CJ B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious brisket and pulled pork. Sides wonderful as well. Enjoyed all the sauce options. Service was quick and cheerful. Loved it!

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Thank malarson75
Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Traveling through Iowa City to another destination and decided to give them a try since they were highly rated on Trip Advisor. Yet another home run for local eateries on this site! Their ribs were meaty and had great flavor. My wife got the pulled pork and it was tender and juicy. Their spicy BBQ sauce was really good, not... More 

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Thank Randy R
Yakima, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016

If meat was currency, this place would be Fort Knox....and I would be in heaven! It's amazing that it took 6 years for us to finally come to the physical restaurant, as Jimmy Jack's is a staple for communal BBQs. Everything they have here is so good! The Brisket is tender, smokey and incredibly flavorful, the pork and chicken are... More 

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Charlotte Amalie, null, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

We love ordering carry-out from this place at least once every few weeks! I am obsessed with their pulled pork and their cowboy sauce. It never gets old! My husband loves their baked beans as well :) Would definitely recommend this restaurant for a delicious meal at a great price!!

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Thank Ines K
Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

My friends and I often dine at JJs after a matinee movie at a local cinema, and we are all reguarly very pleased with our meals. I prefer the 1/2 BBQ Chicken, while others go for the ribs, and the beef brisket or pulled pork sandwiches. The entrees and the sides are are well prepared and tasty. I entilted this... More 

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iowa city, IA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

They catered a work-related picnic for us, and everything was delicious and on-time. The portion calculations were very close, which meant not much went to waste.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
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: 319-354-7427

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?