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Timmy Flynn's Red Pepper Deli & Grill

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517 S Riverside Dr, Iowa City, IA 52246-3302
+1 319-337-5270
10:30 - 21:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

This place always had best sandwiches in town. Got mine to go. Disappointed wasn't made to my request when got back to hotel. The price seemed a bit higher but maybe because I added red peppers since it was in the name.

Thank sfigg
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

My wife got the baked potato and I got their steak sandwich. Fantastic! We finished the meal splitting a piece of chocolate cake that was out of this world!

Thank Derek B
Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Simply great food!! The sandwiches are VERY tasty. The soup is hot. The baked potatoes are big and filling! I have had lunch many, many times. It has all been very good and very flavorful. Also, they deliver. Red Pepper makes for a great lunch meeting.

Thank Paul P
Davenport, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

This was my first visit, I was very pleased with the wait staff, the folks behind the counter made my initial order painless and the outcome delicious!! Thanks for a great lunch

Thank IA-Snowman
Iowa City, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

Food was great, staff was friendly lots of cool old Hawkeye things to look at on walls. Dinning room was clean with plenty of seating. Prices were more than fair. I will be going back again.

Thank cardinalkid1974
San Antonio, Texas
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251 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2015

Since my last visit this place is moving in the downhill direction. The price paid for the sandwich received was undervalued. The baked potato with cheese and ham was overboard with the cheese... see photo. The chicken BBQ sandwich was good however, there was hardly any meat inside. I dod not think I will return if back in the area... More 

Thank RetiredArmyRANGER
Naperville, Illinois
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9 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2014

My wife and I stopped here for lunch based on the tripadvisor review. My wife had an Italian beef sandwich - they put mayo on Italian beef! I had a corned beef sandwich. Both sandwiches were awful! The meat was skimpy and very badly cooked, and a poor value. I cannot recall having a lunch worst than this. I recommend... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2014

Went here for lunch with colleagues one day at this local notorious sandwich shop. I ordered the Cuban Rueben on Rye with soda, chili with cheese, and a bag of chips. All for under $10. The college atmosphere was pleasant and the service was very well considering how busy the place is during the lunch hours. The sandwich was well... More 

Thank RetiredArmyRANGER
Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

Excellent sub sandwiches and a lot of other food. (I can never seem to order anything but the subs) Great price, fresh, and locally owned and operated.

Thank Dan K
Iowa City, IA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

Timmy's used to be the Hungry Hobo and people still call it that. Tim has lived in Iowa City for a very long time and has owned this restaurant the entire time, I believe. Good sandwiches made to order, and great chocolate and carrot cakes (large servings). Good stop before or after a football game. Delivery is prompt.

Thank iowahome

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Fast food, Delicatessen, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Seating
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 517 S Riverside Dr, Iowa City, IA 52246-3302
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: +1 319-337-5270
redpepperdeliandgrill.com; Timmy Flynn's has been a favorite Iowa City restaurant since 1979 serving up the best sandwiches in town. This amiable Hawkeye hangout has delicious subs, spuds, soups and salads. Ask and we'll also gladly cater your next party or event!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?