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Jimmy Jack’s East Side

1940 Lower Muscatine Rd, Iowa City, IA 52240-3108
+1 319-354-7427
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“baked beans” (26 reviews)
“ribs” (68 reviews)
“pulled pork” (28 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1940 Lower Muscatine Rd, Iowa City, IA 52240-3108
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We ate here during a trip through town on a trip out west. This is a typical informal BBQ restaurant. Food was ok, but not special BBQ. Ribs were average, the pulled pork was pretty good. Portion were good size. I think it I had...More

Thank WGK_traveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Abundant food. High-quality barbecue. Very, very tasty. They have about a half a dozen different barbecue sauces that you can use from mild to spicy. They have a condiment bar where you can add some onions and dill pickles. If you get the meal, I...More

Thank Proofinthepudding
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was passing through town, and decided to try this place after reading reviews. Food was really good, they had a decent beer selection, and there was a ton of neat stuff to look at on the walls! Would definitely recommend this place to anyone, and...More

Thank Joshua R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is by far my favorite restaurant in Iowa City. I am someone that likes to try new things when I visit a place but I NEED the ribs every time I visit this place. So delicious. Also, is it normal for someone to love...More

Thank stacyjohansson44
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took a friend new to Iowa City there last week. She loved it. I tried brisket for first time and it was superb. Slaw and beans great as well and good choice of sauces. Even at prime lunch time it was quick. Prices not cheap...More

Thank IowaCityProf
Reviewed 12 July 2017

These guys are great at pulled pork - 5 Star great - no question. Everything else (to me) is good or above average good. But their Carolina Mustard Sauce??? If we ever move I am taking gallons of that stuff with me!! Drippy yellow perfection....More

Thank justbeachy6
Reviewed 21 June 2017

After being virtually ignored at another restaurant, we went to Jimmy Jacks. The service was quick and efficient, ordering up a full rack of ribs to share. We gloriously enjoyed our meal and plan to come back again. Kudos to Jimmy Jacks!

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

junk food...I had a brisket sandwich it comes without any sauce...I added some bbq sauce and mustard but still is tasteless...it's not recommended

Thank Issa M
Reviewed 25 May 2017

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
Reviewed 23 May 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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