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John's Grocery Inc.

Not Rated.
John's Grocery Inc.John's Grocery Inc.

65 Reviews
Reviews: 65
Visits: 95
rAvg: 4.55
pDev: n/a
[ Store ]

401 E Market St
Iowa City, Iowa, 52245-2628
United States
phone: (319) 337-2183

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Specializes in imported beer and glassware; also known as “Dirty John’s” for selling Playboy magazines in the 1950s.

Monday - Thursday: 7:30am –- Midnight
Friday & Saturday: 7:30am -– 2:00am)
Sunday: 9:00am –- Midnight
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Reviews: 65 | Visits: 95
Reviews by HawkeyeDaz:
Photo of HawkeyeDaz
4.15/5  rDev -8.8%

I hadn't been back to John's since I graduated about 10 years ago so wasn't sure what to expect. I had gone in to grab some beer for tailgaiting but also wanted to see if there were any good selections that might have been picked from the shelves in Chicago or that I couldn't find in Chicago. Needless to say for a smaller store in Iowa City I was extremely surprised with how the selection has grown since I had been there. Plenty of selections from Bell's, Goose Island, Left Hand, New Belgium, Two Brothers and Boulevard along with plenty of locals from Iowa, Illinois, and Minnesota. Also at least half a wall is dedicated to imports from all kinds of countries. They were also having a samplings of a brewery in the Amana Colonies which the Pale Ale was great so I picked up a sixer of that. The walk in refridgerator is huge and has your usual cases of mainstream beer but plenty of craft beers cold and ready to go. I ended up finding plenty of the Goose Island Bourbon County Stout which has been off the shelves in Chicagoland for quite sometime. I was speaking to the staff about how I was excited to run across the Goose Island BCS and he let me know they still had about 5 cases and would be more than happy to ship me some if I liked, all I had to do was call the shipping department.

All in all I was very happy to return to John's Grocery and plan on going back any time I'm back in Iowa City. The staff was courteous and extremeley helpful and went out their way to make sure I was being helped. (1,513 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.84/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of elkinbrown
4.57/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of wapcap
3.57/5  rDev -21.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

A small grocery downtown.
They seemed to have a good selection. Nothing blew me away though. Its a grocery store so you can get some foods of course.
I'd recommend stopping if you are in the area. (196 characters)

Photo of spacecake9
4.75/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Great place, a real surprise in Iowa. Lots of great beer to choose from. Most of the American craft beers are in the cooler so they are ready for drinking! (157 characters)

Photo of ALC82
4.66/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of Reinbeck11
4.67/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of JessLehn
4.89/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Best beer selection in town! (28 characters)

Photo of jak
4.29/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Doctor_Bogenbroom
4.38/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

It's a little cramped, but it has a good selection and you are going to get decent service. Definitely worth going to if you are in the area. (142 characters)

Photo of KAF
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of heyheymdn
5/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of NathanStelter
5/5  rDev +9.9%

Always stop in here when I'm in Iowa City...selection is consistently strong and broad. (87 characters)

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5/5  rDev +9.9%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

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5/5  rDev +9.9%

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John's Grocery Inc. in Iowa City, IA
99 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.