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Jimmy Jacks

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1940 Lower Muscatine Rd, Iowa City, IA 52240-3108
11:00 am - 9:00 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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Yakima, Washington
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

Thank TheUhlmen
Charlotte Amalie, null, United States
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63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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!!

Thank Ines K
Iowa City, Iowa
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank William H
iowa city, IA
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank IAjj
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stopped at Jimmy Jacks on my way to the airport and it was one of the better BBQ meals I had while in Iowa on business. I wanted to try a little of everything so I ordered the sampler with fatty brisket, ribs and chicken. The ribs had a nice crust but could have been a little moister and... More 

Thank cliffhanger202
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eaten here monthly for a few years, the fatty beef brisket sandwich is one of the best ever. All of there sides are very good as well, the food usually comes out without a long wait. The wings and ribs are also very good.

Thank Steve N
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First visit after driving by it for several years. Very pleased! Great looking menu choices, or a sampler plate. Ribs were outstanding and their signature sauce complimented it well! Heard the brisket was good that night too. Maybe next time. Oh...and super fast service.

Thank Kent A
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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131 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had JimmyJacks cater our business lunch. Wow, it was great. There was Pulled pork and Fatty beef brisket sandwiches. All came with slaw, cornbread, baked beans. It was absolutely delicious. Pickles & several different bbq sauces. Very reasonable, hot & fresh. You have to try it. You'll be hooked.

Thank mwbare
Iowa, United States
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44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My kids and I have been going to Jimmy Jacks for years and have always ordered the Pulled Pork sandwich which is tender, flavorful and delicious. Every visit is consistently good. A few months ago, my youngest son ordered the "Fatty Beef Brisket" sandwich, and based on the word "fatty" I wasn't sure what he would be getting. Well, this... More 

Thank BethD_13
Iowa City, Iowa, United States
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66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I live in Iowa City and have done my fair share of traveling which often includes a search for the best BBQ I can find. I have to say that Jimmy Jack's is that place and we are very lucky to have them here in town. The ribs are succulent and tasty with ample meat ready to fall off the... More 

Thank Jason L

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Restaurant Details

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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?