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Jim's Rib Haven

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531 24th St, Rock Island, IL 61201-8960
+1 309-786-8084
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently called in a large carry-out order for a family gathering. Every meal came as ordered and the food was delicious. The ribs were cooked to perfection and the sides were excellent. The portions were hearty, with almost everyone having leftovers.

Thank carlae901
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133 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

The BBQ pork lunch sandwich with creamy cole slaw and home made mac and cheese was a perfect cold weather pick me up and appetite destroyer. So delicious! I always stop in when in the Quad Cities. The wait staff was also friendly and attentive to refills.

Thank BorneoMel
Macomb, United States
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Reminded me of one of my favorite places in Gainesville, Florida. Really good soul food. Great service. And what else do you need?

Thank Heather M
davenport iowa
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

family setting great food best ribs in the quad cities. sides are great too. dine in or take out. friendly staff

Thank candy12360
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Best ribs in the world, or should I say best BBQ sauce. Ribs a great too. Ask for them right off the pit. Need to open one down here in Phoenix AZ.

Thank Kunoman
Moline, Illinois
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Went to Jim's Rib Haven for my grandson's going away party as he is moving to Colorado. There were nine of us . Had three slabs of ribs (14 bones per slab), fries. baked beans, one pork sandwich, and water and sodas.The waitress was fantastic and did a great job. Unfortunately the ribs were the toughest and driest I have... More 

Thank Jawbonec
Manhattan Beach, California
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

When you get to Jim's Ribs, you can tell right away that its been there forever -- and with good reason. Eat in or take out, the ribs are delicious and so is everything else. There are two sauces -- mild and hot. The mild is very tasty, but the hot is a little much for our taste.

Thank 00Bruce00
Saint Louis, Missouri
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Freshly smoked on site. A variety of ribs to eat in or take out. Very basic atmosphere with fantastic ribs. None better.

Thank tcranemcd
Geneseo, Illinois
1 review
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

20 years later (yep we still keep going back) but prices are now extreme and food poor. Refills - what is that? People rude. Charge you for everything and can't question them because it is your fault and they - if possible - get very very rude! SO NOT GOING BACK....SO LONG JIM'S .... may you go under :(

1 Thank bucky52016
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Service was excellent! Our server was very friendly and sweet. Never let the glass get half-empty! Checked in several times. Love this place!!!! Why no 5-Star?? For some reason, they are frequently out of beef ribs. I don't eat pork, so I had sides instead. Hope they up the production of the beef ribs. If you don't eat pork, call... More 

Thank Sandra R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 531 24th St, Rock Island, IL 61201-8960
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Rock Island
  • Phone Number: +1 309-786-8084

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