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Pop's BBQ

130 N Dubuque St, Iowa City, IA 52245-1708
+1 319-354-7677
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible0%
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“burnt ends” (4 reviews)
“brisket” (5 reviews)
“sandwich” (6 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
130 N Dubuque St, Iowa City, IA 52245-1708
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Reviewed August 15, 2018

Went here twice now, once on move-out day and once on move-in day for my son, who attends University of Iowa. The food is so, so good, and the staff is so nice and friendly! Will be back!

Thank Elliesue8
Reviewed March 13, 2018

One of the best barbecue places to eat in Iowa City! Most of us had the brisket and tried several of the sauces they have available. We also got the cheese curds, that were awesome! I would give them a shot if you haven't tried...More

Thank Luckster77
Reviewed March 6, 2018 via mobile

I eat at Pop’s about twice a month. Compared to Jimmy Jack’s, which is another Iowa City BBQ that I’ve also visited often, both are good. I prefer Pop’s meat and Jimmy Jack’s sides, but the difference is not great. The service is good and...More

Thank John G
Reviewed December 21, 2017

The ribs are very good. Tasty, juicy, and tender. They have a smoky flavor and three sauces to choose from, my favorite is the classic. The menu is not extensive, about what you would expect from a local barbecue place. Ribs ordered by the number...More

Thank Jim E
Reviewed December 9, 2017 via mobile

Found this place about 6 weeks ago and make a point to drive there every couple weeks. Great food, fair prices and we always buy extra to take home leftovers!

1  Thank terishalo
Reviewed September 3, 2017

We've eaten a Pops a lot. They have always had great BBQ and great service. I went in the other day to get some carry out for my wife and I to eat dinner. My meal was simple...two sandwiches, two sides. I could be wrong...More

Thank Dave S
Reviewed July 3, 2017

Good food, EXTREMELY poor catering service, and unprofessional management. We chose Pop's to cater our wedding because we love the food there. In spite of our guest's rave reviews about the food (for just a lunch or casual dinner this place is awesome), the catering...More

1  Thank lauraQ4044FZ
Reviewed April 24, 2017

This is a cozy place,not fancy but comfortable. All the usual bbq dishes are available: ribs,chicken,pork,and brisket. You can order 4 bone,6 bone,10 bone,or full slab of ribs. The ribs are big and meaty, and for me 4 were plenty. Several sauces to choose from;...More

Thank _bookworm2000
Reviewed April 17, 2017

Driving down Market Street on a rainy early evening we caught the sweet smell of barbecue smoke and were drawn irresistibly toward it . . . I had a good burnt ends sandwich; my wife thought her brisket sandwich was average. I liked the blackberry...More

1  Thank prof_ic
Reviewed February 15, 2017

I went for dinner and had a brisket sandwich with sweet potato fries. The bread was good and the brisket was delicious. Tender, a bit smoky and very tasty. The meat portion was big enough and for 7$ it is more than a good deal....More

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 130 N Dubuque St, Iowa City, IA 52245-1708
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: +1 319-354-7677
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