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Jimmy Jack's Downtown

201 S Clinton St, Iowa City, IA 52240-4034
+1 319-338-1699
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good33%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible6%
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“honey butter” (2 reviews)
“blt” (2 reviews)
“baked beans” (3 reviews)
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201 S Clinton St, Iowa City, IA 52240-4034
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Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

Traveling to Chicago area from SD, my family (golden retriever in tow) stopped here for dinner. The patio was nice and cool for our puppy!! We ordered a full rack of ribs for our 3 kids, and a jumbo combo (chicken, pork, brisket) sandwich for...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank EllaPaige
Jack P, Owner at Jimmy Jack's Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2018

Ella Thanks for stopping in and the nice review! Jack P

Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

We had a party of 7 that ordered a bunch of variety. All of the food was outstanding and worth the trip. The young lady behind the counter was about the worst that I have ever seen. We had to ask for multiple things that...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank JimmyInGeorgia
Jack P, Owner at Jimmy Jack's Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2018

Jimmy, Thanks for stopping in and the feedback. Please accept our apologies for the service. Jack P

Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

I have been surprised at the lack of good BBQ to be found since moving to Iowa. With that said, Jimmy Jacks is the best I have found yet. It’s not Memphis or KC, but it was good. Ordered the brisket and the chicken sandwiches...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Mike C
Reviewed November 20, 2017 via mobile

It got such good reviews and I thought it was lousy. Ribs were bad, cole slaw was tasteless, even the cornbread tasted weird. And it's expensive! Service was very good, that's all I can compliment. Would definitely not go back.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank rogue_kielbasa
Reviewed September 19, 2017

While visiting the university and the surrounding area I walked by this place and went in. What a treat. The bar be que was outstanding. In fact, I got a bbq and a BLT to go and took them back to my room. It was...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Joel M
Reviewed September 11, 2017

Yes the parking is bad like everywhere around there but the bbq was great! My brother and I split the full rack of ribs meal. We got beans and cornbread on the side. Not cheap around $28 but it was good. Many sauces to choose...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank qwestcruiser
Reviewed August 9, 2017

The special today was BLT. What a great sandwich! It was thick sliced smoked bacon, and plenty of it! A couple leaves of lettuce, a few slices of tomato on grilled Texas bread with a pesto mayo on the side so you can put as...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank ponyexpress11
Reviewed August 9, 2017

The ribs were St Louis type and very good. I like the Cowboy BBQ sauce but didn't care for the mustard or southwest sauce. I was in a hurry and wanted to park on the street but it was very crowded. I will likely return...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank buktrvlr
Reviewed July 22, 2017

Excellent food; monthly specials. This month it is the Cuban---excellent. Staff is accommodating and fun to speak with.

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank James W
Reviewed July 18, 2017

This place does ribs right!!! And, the staff are super helpful. Many people came in to get take-away, but we chose to stay and eat at one of the booths. We split a full slab of ribs between two people. Wonderfully smoky with a tasty...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Dana5169
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 S Clinton St, Iowa City, IA 52240-4034
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: +1 319-338-1699
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