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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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Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“baked beans” (26 reviews)
“ribs” (87 reviews)
“pulled pork” (37 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1940 Lower Muscatine Rd, Iowa City, IA 52240-3108
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1 - 10 of 246 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here after exploring the Devonian Fossil Gorge. I LOVED the Brisket & Blue Salad—nothing like I’ve had before and excellently prepared. My husband had smoked 1/2 chicken, and my son a brisket sandwich which they each really enjoyed. The menu is limited, but...More

Thank Explore696317
JackP2589, Owner at Jimmy Jack’s East Side, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for stopping in and the great review! Happy to hear that everyone in your family enjoyed there meals and the staff took care of you. Sincerely Jack

Reviewed August 27, 2018

It's hard not to order the ribs becasue they are excellent. The brisket is excellent as well. good place for a casual meal.

Thank pyrochiro
Jack P, Owner at Jimmy Jack’s East Side, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2018

Thanks for the great review!

Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

I saw this place on travel Iowa and we love bbq, so we thought let’s take a ride and check it out... Well the gal at the checkout was nice, but the food wasn’t... the brisket was grilled not sure why u would cut brisket...More

Thank 2CrazyOldTravelers
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

Amazing brisket sandwich here. They also put provolone cheese on it which makes it even more amazing. We went right after lunch so it wasn’t busy. Also they had have a counter full of bbq sauce to choose from. Fries came out extremely hot which...More

Thank colinwehrle
Jack P, Owner at Jimmy Jack’s East Side, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2018

Colin, thanks for stopping in and the review. Glad to hear fries were hot and you enjoyed the brisket! Jack P

Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Went to dinner with friends and Jimmy Jacks was suggested which was a great choice. Great ribs and baked beans. Causal eatery which was nice. Great portion sizes and food was delicious and reasonably priced. We recommend

Thank DRJ469
Jack P, Owner at Jimmy Jack’s East Side, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2018

Thanks for stopping in and the nice review! Jack P

Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

Caught some dinner while in town on business. Nice restaurant layout - the one thing missing was some smiles. The staff was almost stoic. Ribs were good and didn’t need sauce, but the lacked some moisture and seemed to have been cooked earlier and warmed....More

Thank billanddonnass
Jack P, Owner at Jimmy Jack’s East Side, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2018

Bill and Donna Thanks for stoping in and the feedback. I do think you caught us on an off day, really proud of our staff and their hospitality. Hope we see you next time your in town. Sincerely Jack P

Reviewed July 17, 2018

It was really good. We loved everything including the unusually good beans! Shared the dinner with some folks from Iowa City and they said it was the best in they had tried in the City. The skinny brisket was a tad dry. The ribs and...More

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Jack P, Owner at Jimmy Jack’s East Side, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2018

Thanks for stopping in and the review! Please accept our apologies on the skinny brisket being a little dry. Sincerely Jack P

Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

After reading multiple websites that listed this place as one of the best BBQ restaurants in Iowa, I decided to visit while I was in Iowa City. I had read the Supreme Sandwich was really good, but I decided to go for the simpler pulled...More

Thank Keaton C
Jack P, Owner at Jimmy Jack’s East Side, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2018

Keaton, Thank you for stopping in and the review. Happy to hear you enjoyed pulled pork and Cowboy Sauce. Thanks again Jack

Reviewed June 25, 2018

We ordered Jimmy Jacks for a group of 30. For meats we had pulled pork, smoked chicken and the supreme. All were delicious, but the supreme was amazing. For sauces we had Chicago Fire and Carolina Mustard. Both were very good! We also ordered baked...More

Thank MSusie
Jack P, Owner at Jimmy Jack’s East Side, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2018

MSusie, Thank you so much for the kind words. Happy to hear your guest enjoyed. Let us know the next time you need a caterer, we would love to take care of you! Jack P

Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

Oh yum! I will be returning. Great brisket and even fantastic new salads offered. BBQ sauces are delicious too. Need to try the chicken, beef, pork sampler now since I was craving a salad on first visit, and they delivered on an excellent fresh and...More

Thank ASLCLT
Jack P, Owner at Jimmy Jack’s East Side, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2018

Thanks for stopping in and the great review! So glad to hear you enjoyed your salad.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Monday
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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