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Jimmy Jack’s East Side

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1940 Lower Muscatine Rd, Iowa City, IA 52240-3108
+1 319-354-7427
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Kalona, Iowa
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Absolutely love this place! They have Fabulous chicken wings, they're pulled pork sandwiches are wonderful that is one of our families favorite. Each month they feature a new sandwich I've tried a lot of them and they are all fabulous.

Thank lisaapetersen49
Iowa City, Iowa
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The place clean friendly . Great food . Just benches to seat on by a picnic table . They had varieties of Barbecue sauces original ,mild , and hot . Topping of pickle, onion

Thank Thomas M
West Burlington, Iowa
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the skinny brisket sandwich meal. It was fantastic! All of the bbq sauces are incredible..and don't even get me started on the PICKLES!!! Yum! One of the best meals I have had in a long time. I will definitely be back

Thank kbx1793
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We ordered the supreme sandwich with corn bread, cold slaw and fries. The sandwich was very juicy and tasty. The sides were very good as well. I even like their fries even though I usually don't eat fries. Some other people in my group ordered ribs which looked great. Service was friendly and prompt. The place itself was clean and... More 

Thank GiangRyan
Cedar Falls, IA
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

This place has, hands down, the best rueben I've ever had. I was broken hearted at my last visit though, as they don't keep them on the menu all year. We had the barbecue , which was fine. But not worth making a special trip off the highway(we don't live in Iowa City) which we did. I would absolutely make... More 

Thank Suzanne O
Quad Cities USA
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285 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

First time at Jimmy Jacks and won't be our last. Our crew had ribs, pulled pork, and chix; all were declared delicious. I've enjoyed bbq all over...from Carolina to KC, Big D to Tennessee, and Jimmy's stands with the best. You know ribs are rubbed right when they don't need sauce and these didn't (although the numerous sauce choices are... More 

Thank blandboy
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

On our recent visit to Iowa City, Iowa, (we have to go there twice a year). We were in the mood for good BBQ ribs. Our hotel was in Coralville but that didn't matter. Besides great food we look for ease of parking and even getting to and from the restaurant. We also like to be able to sit down... More 

Thank jerry m
Iowa City
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Jimmy Jacks offers up amazing BBQ and moist, tender smoked meats and the Corn Bread is absolutely heavenly.

Thank MnShine
Iowa City, Iowa
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We tried this place last night. My husband got the half rack of ribs, and I got pulled pork sandwich and a piece of corn bread. We each brought some home. The person who took our order might have been the owner, but he was very helpful to me as I decided what to order, and quick to check on... More 

Thank conradfoll
Iowa City, Iowa
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We have been going here now for several years. It is one of the best BBQ places I have been to all around the world. My wife and I usually split a Half and Half combo and that's plenty. It's so good, but we limit ourselves to just 4 times a year.

Thank Q1529AZKaren

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?