The Humble Little Restaurant Iowans Are Quietly Obsessed With

Iowa is full of “well known” hole-in-the-wall restaurants, like Canteen Lunch in the Alley or the General Store Pub, and these tiny hometown spots are some of the most popular restaurants in Iowa. Sometimes, though, you’ve got to wonder what happened to the real hole-in-the-wall spot — the ones that don’t make the local guidebooks. Jimmy’s Bar-B-Que Pit in Boone is one such place, and Iowans are quietly obsessed with this little restaurant that serves up some of the best BBQ in Iowa.

Jimmy’s is located at 717 Story St., Boone, IA 50036 — look for the red sign out front or you might walk on by. They’re open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. from Monday to Saturday and closed on Sundays. Join them for a big, filling lunch or a hearty, flavorful dinner.

Don’t skip the dessert here — but if you’ve got a sweet tooth, it wouldn’t hurt to walk down the street to one of Iowa’s best bakeries and take home a little something for the road.