Jimmy Jack's Rib Shack

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1940 Lower Muscatine Road, Iowa City, IA, USA

Jimmy Jack's Rib Shack Iowa City Reviews

Andy99 Andy99
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Barbecue Iowa Style Aug 05, 2013
En route from Omaha across Iowa, we searched online for a place for lunch. Iowa City would be a good location to pull off the Interstate. Yelp and TripAdvisor suggested Jimmy Jack's Rib Shack and barbecue sounded great. How would it be served in Iowa?

Jimmy Jack's offers a variety of BBQ sandwiches as well as namesake rib dinners and chicken. I ordered a beef brisket sandwich with baked beans and French fries for sides. Susan had the pulled pork sandwich with baked beans and coleslaw. Cornbread is included.

I viewed the brisket as served Texas style, with no barbecue sauce cooked in or added to the sandwich. In this style, you must add barbecue sauce to taste. (Otherwise the brisket would be dry.) There are a great variety of barbecue sauces to try, from mild and sweet to hot and tangy. I liked these, as Jimmy Jack's had many variations I had not tasted before.

The restaurant was some distance off of I-80, but our GPS took us right there and through Iowa City, too.
Jimmy Jack's Rib Shack
Beef Brisket sandwich with baked b…
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Zagnut66 says:
I like the name, it just rolls off your tongue.
Posted on: Sep 26, 2013
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