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Jimmy Jo's BBQ

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665 N Convent St, Bourbonnais, IL 60914-1331
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Bradley, Illinois
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My Mother is VERY fussy. When I took her, she looked around skeptically. None of that mattered after she tried the brisket. ha ha I love the smell when I come in the door. No other smell like it. Fall/Winter they offer prime rib on Fri. only. It cuts with a plastic knife. The pulled pork, smoked turkey, (did I... More 

Thank muttpuppy98
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Great food! Awesome sweet tea! Love the atmosphere and the loaded potato is amazing. We love to have dinner here

Thank ChicagoMomof1
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

I stopped in for a quick bite and ordered the pulled pork sandwich with beans. What a meal it was. Smoked to perfection and a descent size portion all around. I had the sweet BBQ sauce and it was excellent. I will definitely eat here again. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Scott B
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Drove up to Kankakee on a whim and wanted something different than your everyday chain restaurants. Low and behold, we came across this great little BBQ joint. Food was great, we both liked it.. The only complaint of you want to call it that, is the noise. It's a little Lloyd in there when they are busy, but otherwise, we... More 

Thank Jenny M
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Casual dining atmosphere. Great menu, we do tae-out regularly. They also are great for catering parties and business functions

Thank lemongrass74
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Pulled pork, ribs, brisket, chicken, turkey plenty of sides. Great flavor, winner of multiple local BBQ competitions. Good service, reasonable prices.

Thank ts7travel
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

This place has some of the best pulled pork I have eaten. They also serve it up with your choice of several sauces to suit your taste. They also offer many sides to go along with it that are not the run of the milll stuff. I always enjoy Jimmy Jo;s!

Thank Tom H
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

Ate there for dinner after reading some good reviews on Tripadvisor. Ordered the sampler platter with 5 meats. The ribs were tough and dried out. The sausage had to have been sitting there all afternoon. The pulled pork was good (what little there was). Food didn't seem fresh, maybe thats why we were the only people in there. A kid... More 

Thank DaveMagic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

Between the unique dry rub and the slow smoking of all of their meats, you don't need barbecue sauce when you eat at Jimmy Joes BBQ. I don't care what you order, it will be a taste you won't forget and can't get enough of. Turkey, brisket, links, ribs, pulled pork, chicken...it's all fantastic. My mouth is watering just typing... More 

Thank Miles T
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

Meat is really good and they have multiple BBQ choices. I like to order a pound or two of the pulled pork and bring it home to make our own sandwiches. Also, got some for a graduation party once, it was excellent.

Thank Kristin J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 665 N Convent St, Bourbonnais, IL 60914-1331
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bourbonnais

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?