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Jimmy's BBQ Pit

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Story Street, Boone, IA 50036
515.433.1BBQ (1227)
11:00 - 21:00
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Ames, Iowa
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Three size options for sandwiches and dinner plates mean there's a fit for any appetite. There is some variability in meat moisture and tenderness across visits, but the range is from good to great. Because of this, we never have concerns about returning. Prices are extremely reasonable for the quality and quantity of food delivered.

Thank Jim R
Northfield, Minnesota
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71 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We came after Thomas' Day Out. It was noon on a Saturday so we had to wait for 25 min or so for a table. Food was good, the BBQ sauce they have in nice and the hot version is a good hot. Reasonably priced. If we are in Boone again we will stop in.

Thank kakes005
Quitman, Arkansas
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

We were looking for a bbq place and found this in a list of restaurants and decided to give it a try. The service was friendly and quick and the food was good. We had 2 little ones with us and they were very welcome. The wait staff was attentive and the price was fair. I would eat there again.

Thank K1436YZsandram
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

It was very quiet the night we went with only one other table taken but lots of others were getting take out. The food was very nice with the ribs being especially so. The chicken and ribs was great value for money. Good service.

Thank jgzjkiwis
San Juan
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60 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Went after kayaking on the Des Moines river. Worked up appetite. Know how you can get a Jones for something? Then you start to envision it? Well,that's what happened as I was paddling down river. Visions of tender beef brisket, with a crunchy sliver of meat on the top that was smoked and just the tiniest bit dry. But under... More 

Thank Aidennosco
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

the atmosphere is friendly, the place always smells delicious, the service is always great, and the food is served pretty fast.

Thank Brenda B
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

I live in North Carolina where Barbeque is almost a religion. I have also worked in Texas. I have tried hundreds of different barbeque restaurants, Jimmy's is certainly one of the best I have found. What particularly amazed me was that they do such a wide range of smoked meats- and do each of them very well. The ribs, the... More 

1 Thank robert f
Boone, Iowa
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

This place has BBQ as good as any you would get in the south. Prices are reasonable and the servers and owner are very friendly.

1 Thank carolkeithley
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159 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

In my travels about this great country I had maybe 3 outstanding baby back BBQ pork rib dinners, and one of them the restaurant is now closed. Now don't let the looks of this place scare you away. It's small/quaint, very casual, mom and pop with limited seating. The baby back ribs are truly outstanding. They are moist, interestingly tasting... More 

1 Thank WisconsinRanger
Boone, Iowa
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Very good bq sides are good as well. Very clean fast and friendly servers! I have had the ribs and they are excellent! Bq sauces on the table so you can pick hot or mild.

1 Thank chay1965

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Story Street, Boone, IA 50036
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Boone
  • Phone Number: 515.433.1BBQ (1227)

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