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Pop's BBQ

130 N Dubuque St, Iowa City, IA 52245-1708
+1 319-354-7677
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good44%
  • Average12%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“burnt ends” (3 reviews)
“brisket” (4 reviews)
“coleslaw” (2 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
130 N Dubuque St, Iowa City, IA 52245-1708
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 9 December 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!

Thank terishalo
Reviewed 3 September 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 3 July 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 24 April 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 17 April 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 15 February 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

Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Great homemade American sandwiches and sides, dumplings are good too and all of it with several kinds of BBQ sauce to dip, place very nice and cozy as well as the staff

Thank Jaime G
Reviewed 24 November 2016

great food, friendly staff that are helpful and a very personable owner he explains different choices nice atmosphere

Thank myrna3
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

A nice gem in the middle of a college town! The owner was friendly and gave my coworker & I a sampler platter before we even ordered. The brisket is full of flavor and evenly balanced spices: no BBQ sauce is required! But, there are...More

Thank Carrie L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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